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2006 release. Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson is an inimitable, 45-minute concept LP handcrafted by a bass-driven psychedelic rock group and a heaven-sent 1001 piece orchestral and choral symphony. The album left hip-hop producers alongside progressive rock aficionados crying out for more and more for years to come. This LP was in a league of its very own... or was it? The seldom-sung musical arranger for Melody Nelson, Jean-Claude Vannier, has become one of the most enigmatic names in French-funk; lorded by many as the "French David Axelrod." Vannier's name is the lesser-spotted, tell-tale seal of sample-friendly quality when it comes to crate-digging "en Francais." And the answers to all the floating mysteries, myths and rumors surrounding the man lay flat between the anonymous gatefold sleeve of an undiscovered conceptual album bizarrely entitled L'Enfant Assassin des Mouches. So here we have it. For collectors and enthusiasts alike looking for that special something, this LP contains the extra-special EVERYTHING. Peruse the following genres: psychedelic, classical, soundtracks, jazz, hip-hop, samples, avant-garde, funk.