I have written a few weeks ago about Joann Sfar’s film Gainsbourg (Vie Eroique) which I liked a lot. The Arte TV culture channel broadcast several segments dedicated to Gainsbourg 20 years after his death (on March 2, 1991). One of them is one of the concerts in the series that Gainsbourg performed at the Casino de Paris in 1985-1986, filmed by Claude Ventura. Gainsbourg was in the 80s at the top of his creative power as a musician (and this concert supported by a group of American instrumentalists proves it) but also in the middle of many controversies and so close to the end of his life and career. Luckily, on youTube several sequences of the concert are available.

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Love on the Beat opens the concert. It’s taken and bears the same title as the album released by Gainsbourg two years before, where he was experimenting with electronic music and which was including several songs which created controversy because of their lyrics.

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The splendid version of Bonnie and Clyde is of a song originally created and sung by Gainsbourg for Brigitte Bardot, at the time of their very publicized relationship.

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Initials B.B. belongs to the same album written in 1968 by Gainsbourg for Brigitte Bardot. It was the only music album ever issued by the French super-star.

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Which one of the many love relations Gainsbourg had during his stormy and intensely lived life was Sorry Angel about?

Sorry angel
Sorry so
Sorry angel
Sorry so
C'est moi qui t'est suicidée
Mon amour
Je n'en valais pas la peine
Tu sais
Sans moi tu as décidé
Un beau jour
Décidé que tu t'en allais
Sorry angel
Sorry so
Sorry angel
Sorry so
Le compte avait commencé
A rebours
Etait-ce vertige déveine
Qui sait
Un voyage un aller seul
Au long court
D'où l'on ne revient jamais
Sorry angel
Sorry so
Sorry angel

Sorry so
Moi j'aurais tout essayé
Mon amour
C'était vraiment pas la peine
Je sais
Que c'était foutu d'avance
Mon amour
Je n'ai ni remord ni regret
Sorry angel
Sorry so
Sorry angel
Sorry so
C'est moi qui t'est suicidée
Mon amour
Moi qui t'ai ouvert les veines
Je sais
Maintenant tu es avec les anges
Pour toujours
Pour toujours et à jamais
Sorry angel
Sorry so
Sorry angel
Sorry so

[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/s/serge-gainsbourg-lyrics/sorry-angel-lyrics.html]