Following MUTE Records’ re-issues of the albums ‘Intoxicated Man’ (1995) and ‘Pink Elephants’ (1997), Mick Harvey presents his interpretations of the songs of legendary singer, songwriter and poet Serge Gainsbourg live in Bristol. The only other show taking place on this tour is London’s Union Chapel. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the ex-Bad Seeds musician play these influential works live in the intimate surroundings of The Lantern.
Translating a great writer is like walking through a minefield and I set myself the difficult task of attempting to keep the places of rhyming, metre and meaning accurate to the originals. One or more of these elements is usually dispensed with in the translating of poetry and lyrics, but I did not want to iron out any of Gainbourg’s more aberrant angles or lose any of his especially perverse and peculiar touches.
Mick Harvey on interpreting Serge Gainsbourg
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