Georges Brassens & Pierre de Gaillande
A LIMITED EDITION BOX SET
A co-production with Brooklyn's Barbès Records
The box set has sold out.
You can Pre-Order the book now (will ship March 1, 2011).
This commemorative boxed set includes selections of musician and translator de Gaillande's skillful English translations of Brassens's legendary songs; Barbes's CD, released earlier this year, of de Gaillande performing Brassens with his band; an exclusive, limited-run 7-inch record of two songs not on the CD; artwork by New York artist Hannah Cole. Numbered and signed by de Gaillande.
De Gaillande ... has faithfully translated Brassens’s lyrics into English, preserving both their raunchiness and their defiance.—The New Yorker
The person who taught me the most about ethics—more than any priest and for a long time more than any philosopher—was the singer Georges Brassens. Everyone knew he did not believe in God, yet his ethics, though admittedly not in conformity with those of the Vatican, bore the imprint of the Gospels and remained essentially faithful to them, conveying what philosopher Jean-Marie Guyau has described as an ethics 'with neither obligation nor punishment.' Perhaps the songs of Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie or the Beatles played a similar role in the English-speaking world.—André Comte-Sponville