2021 reissue, 12″ LP, Label Panthéon/Mercury/UMG.
Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Pierre Sabar composed the soundtrack for Goodbye Emmanuelle (also known as Emmanuelle 3) in 1977. The movie was the peak of erotic softcore film making and the music that goes with it is not far behind in terms of steaminess. Of course, it’s all a little tune in cheek – you wouldn’t actually want to put the son to woo your partner unless you wanted them to break out in giggles but is sure is a fun listen. The gentle beats, tender and sibilant vocal whispers, the lush keys, they all make for a sultry soundtrack with sojourns into Latin, soul and funk. – Juno