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|Les Fleurs du Mal|
|Studio album by|
|Released||28 September 2012|
|Studio||Adulruna Studio, Sweden|
|Genre||Symphonic metal, ye-ye|
|Tour album CD cover|
Les Fleurs du Mal is a cover album and the fifteenth full-length album by Swedish symphonic metal band Therion. It was released on 28 September 2012 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band.Named after the 1857 volume of poetry Les Fleurs du mal , the album is fully sung in French language. It consist of metal cover versions of French pop songs from 1960s and 1970s, mostly from the ye-ye genre.
The album was financed by Christofer Johnsson who considers the album a part of an art project.It was made available for pre-order at Therion's webstore on 2 September 2012. Johnsson announced that the version sold at concerts with a different cover, would include a bonus track and a poster, and that his "aim is to sign and personally dedicate every single one of them at the shows".
|1.||"Poupée de cire, poupée de son" ("Wax Doll, Rag Doll")||Serge Gainsbourg||France Gall (1965)||2:51|
|2.||"Une fleur dans le cœur" ("A Flower in the Heart")||Christophe Schaeffer, Pawson/Chambers||Victoire Scott (1968)||3:03|
|3.||"Initials B.B." (B.B. is for Brigitte Bardot)||Serge Gainsbourg||Serge Gainsbourg (1968)||3:44|
|4.||"Mon amour, mon ami" ("My Love, my Friend" )||Eddy Marnay, André Popp||Marie Laforêt (1967)||4:35|
|5.||"Polichinelle" ("Pulcinella")||Pierre Saka, Jean Bernard||France Gall (1967)||2:28|
|6.||"La Maritza" ("The Maritsa")||Pierre Delanoë, Jean Renard||Sylvie Vartan (1968)||3:54|
|7.||"Sœur Angélique" ("Sister Angelica")||Michel Rivgauche, Georges Liferman||Annie Philippe (1966)||3:05|
|8.||"Dis-moi poupée" ("Tell me Doll" )||Jean Albertini, Johnny Rech||Isabelle (1967)||3:24|
|9.||"Lilith"||Léonie Lousseau, Karl Heinz Schäfer||Léonie (1972)||2:30|
|10.||"En Alabama" ("In Alabama")||Sébastien Poitrenaud, Jean-Claude Vannier||Léonie (1971)||2:39|
|11.||"Wahala Manitou"||Étienne Roda-Gil, Christophe||Léonie (1971)||2:34|
|12.||"Je n’ai besoin que de tendresse" (I Need Only Tenderness")||Claire Dixon, Daniel Faure||Claire Dixon 1967||2:14|
|13.||"La Licorne d’or" ("The Gold Unicorn")||Christian Turban, Michel Bernholc||Victoire Scott (1968)||2:45|
|14.||"J’ai le mal de toi" ("I Miss You")||Michaële/Georges Costa, Gabriel Yared||Betty Mars (1974)||2:51|
|15.||"Poupée de cire, poupée de son" ("Wax Doll, Rag Doll")||Serge Gainsbourg||France Gall (1965)||2:31|
|16.||"Les Sucettes (bonus track)" ("The Lollipops")||Serge Gainsbourg||France Gall 1966||2:40|
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