Période Bleue by Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin -

"After a career dominated by the influence of her charismatic ex-husband, reinterpreting his songs and re-recording his lyrics, she has produced her first album made up entirely of her own music. Enfants d'Hiver (Children of Winter), out tomorrow, is a Serge-free zone with none of the usual covers or tributes."

backstory on this album at the UK Guardian

Here is the 62 year old chanteuse and songwriter singing Période Bleue - Blue Period from Enfants d'Hiver. Enjoy its poetic sweetness in this, one of her best musical moments.

Here is another song of hers I've loved for a long time. It's called Je m'appelle Jane - My name is Jane. She sings it with Mickaël Furnon of the rock group Mickey 3D.


  1. I really liked this second video - my name is Jane - in spite of her stoic and rather atypically expression-less face throughout the whole video. The song seemed so much more upbeat than her expression. Those French are quirky people, though. Thanks for introducing me to her.

  2. Ron: It was the best audio I could find. There is one where she is singing it live with Mickey3D but it sounds quite awful. Glad you liked her. Her Serge Gainsbourg (ex-husband) was like a version of Dylan but for France and without any of the plebeian angst or social concerns.

  3. The second song is a lot of fun! I agree, I like this one better than the first.

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