1967, zwei Jahre bevor Serge Gainsbourg gemeinsam mit seiner späteren Ehefrau Jane Birkin den Skandalsong "Je t'aime ... moi non plus" aufnahm, war das Lied bereits entstanden. Denn Gainsbourg schrieb "Je t'aime ... moi
non plus" eigentlich als Duett für Brigitte Bardot und nahm es auch zusammen mit ihr auf. Owohl sie sogar zwei Alben zusammen aufnahmen, verhinderte Brigitte Bardot die Veröffentlichung des Songs.
Die vorliegende CD mit dem Titel "Lost Lovers" beinhaltet insgesamt 19 Titel von Serge Gainsbourg und Brigitte Bardot.
Serge Gainsbourg was known outside France primarily for the steamy duet J'taime moi non plus but to those at home he stood as the ultimate rebel artist. He has been described as debauched, irreverent, misanthropic, dissolute, a provocateur, a genius, an alcoholic, a poet, a national treasure and a romantic who handled language with cynical humour. His poetry was compared to Rimbaud and Baudelaire, his morality to the Marquis de Sade. He wrote and directed four controversial movies, published a scurrilous novel, his records were often denounced as obscene and he was perpetually embroiled in scandal, whether for turning up drunk on a TV show and offering to F*** fellow guest Whitney Houston, recording a reggae version of Le Marseillaise or burning a 500 franc banknote on prime-time television. Gainsbourg was surely the only man ever to have written hit songs about the joys of incest, sodomy, motorcycles and cigarettes and to still be awarded the Chevalier Des Arts et Lettres, his country’s highest artistic honour. Summarising his approach to life and art, he said: "Without controversy it would all be very boring. For me, provocation is oxygen."Brigitte Bardot the very name signals instant
revolution in films, fashion, lifestyles and sexuality. She is undoubtedly one of the most famous French women of all time, indeed there has rarely been any woman of any one land commanding so much impact upon her times reverberating still in her retire-ment, as film-makers, actresses, designers and jet-setters, continue to pour through the various doors of permissivity she has sundered with immeasurable elan. In 1967, Bardot and Gainsbourg would record the original Je t'aime moi non plus and conduct a clandestine affair. At the start of the sixties, however, while Gainsbourg was busy establishing himself as enfant terrible de la chanson française, Bardot, having already struck the first cinematic blow for women's liberation with And God created Woman, was France's biggest star and the symbol for a new breed of femininity and sexuality that would change the world...