Jane Birkin was the longtime muse and partner of the classic French songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. Even after their breakup, she continued to sing the songs he wrote for her in her delicate, vulnerable voice. Now, at 71, Ms. Birkin is taking on a new challenge. In a telephone interview, she suggested that the idea was not as odd as it sounds — noting that Gainsbourg was known to incorporate melodies by Chopin, Brahms and Grieg — and spoke candidly about love, art and loss. Here are edited excerpts from the conversation.
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It was originally released by Fontana Records. It includes " Je t'aime The album has received critical acclaim. Edwards of PopMatters stated: "The arrangements by Arthur Greenslade are excellent and there are plenty of glimpses of the experimentation which would be a feature of Gainsbourg's music," further describing the album as "sophisticated, timeless pop music. In , Pitchfork placed it at number 44 on the " Best Albums of the s" list.
She attained international fame and notability for her decade-long musical and romantic partnership with Serge Gainsbourg. She also had a prolific career as an actress in British and French cinema. A native of London , Birkin began her career as an actress, appearing in minor roles in Michelangelo Antonioni 's Blowup , and Kaleidoscope In , she met Serge Gainsbourg while co-starring with him in Slogan , which marked the beginning of a years-long working and personal relationship. After separating from Gainsbourg in , Birkin continued to work as both an actress and a singer, appearing in various independent films and recording numerous solo albums. In , she starred in the Academy Award -nominated short film La femme et le TGV , which she said would be her final film role. Birkin has resided mainly in France since the s. She is the mother of photographer Kate Barry d. Her mother, Judy Campbell , was an English actress, best known for her work on stage.
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