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Performer: Mick Harvey
Genre: Rock / Pop music
Title: Delirium Tremens
Country: UK
Released: 2016
Style: Chanson, Lounge, Experimental
FLAC version ZIP size: 1871 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1227 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1797 mb
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Delirium Tremens is the third of four albums by Mick Harvey, presenting the songs of Serge Gainsbourg, sung in English. It was preceded by Intoxicated Man in 1995 and Pink Elephants in 1997, and followed by Intoxicated Women in 2017. All tracks composed by Serge Gainsbourg, except: I Envisage, written by Alain Bashung and Serge Gainsbourg; and The Decadance, written by Addie Brik and Serge Gainsbourg All lyrics translated by Mick Harvey. The Man With The Cabbage Head (L'Homme à tête de chou)" – 2:46.

Mick Harvey announces details of a new album, Delirium Tremens, out on 24 June 2016. It has taken 20 years for Mick Harvey to resume his project of translating Serge Gainsbourg’s songs into English and June 2016 sees what for many is the long hoped for continuation of the series, Volume 3 – Delirium Tremens. Delirium Tremens brings us another wide cross-section of Gainsbourg material. From 1976’s ‘The Man With The Cabbage Head’ (L’homme à Tête De Chou) all the way back to early songs such as ‘Deadly Tedium’ (Ce Mortel Ennui) and ‘Coffee Colour’ (Couleur Cafe) from the late 50s and early 60s. There is even a version of ‘SS C’est Bon’ (Est-ce Est-ce Si Bon), from Gainsbourg’s controversial album Rock Around The Bunker, an album drenched in black humour and bad taste, coming as it does from a French man with Jewish ancestry.

On Delirium Tremens, Harvey returns to the songbook of Serge Gainsbourg, whose balance of salaciousness and sophistication was foundational to the Bad Seeds’ sound. Delirium Tremens is the third entry in a Serge-centric series that began 21 years ago with the release of Intoxicated Man and its 1997 companion Pink Elephants (the recent reissues of which inspired this new entry)

While Harvey was rehearsing his band's tour to celebrate the reissues, the idea for Delirium Tremens was conceived. This 12-song set (pared from 19) was recorded in Australia and Berlin. String charts were once again handled by Bertrand Burgalat. The chronological range of the material is vast. Thunderous opener "The Man with the Cabbage Head" is the title track from a 1976 concept album about a man so obsessed with a dancer, he murders her and ends up in an asylum. Harvey's swelling church organ is given dimension by . Shilo's squalling guitar.

Complete your Mick Harvey collection. Mick Harvey ‎– Delirium Tremens. Genre: Rock, Pop. Style: Chanson, Lounge, Experimental. Delirium Tremens ‎(CD, Album). Delirium Tremens ‎(LP, Album).

Album: Delirium Tremens. Delirium Tremens is Harvey’s third album of translating Gainsbourg’s songs into English (after 1995’s Intoxicated Man and 1997’s Pink Elephants), and as the alcohol, if not alcoholic, themed titles remain so do the textured arrangements – and if songs such as A Day Like Any Other, More and More, Less and Less and The Decadance unashamedly conjure up.

Delirium Tremens is the third of four albums by Mick Harvey, presenting the songs of Serge Gainsbourg, sung in English.

delirium tremens (dĭ-lîr’ē-əm trē’mənz) An acute, sometimes fatal episode of delirium that is usually caused by withdrawal or abstinence from alcohol following habitual excessive drinking or an episode of heavy alcohol consumption. It is characterized by trembling, sweating, acute anxiety, confusion, and hallucinations. This album, Delerium Tremens, is up there with the Bad Seeds very best work. It is also probably the best of the three Mick-does-Serge volumes, in terms of sheer musical wallop and being a fully-cohesive album is concerned. It seems darker and sexier

Album · 2016 · 12 Songs. See All. Two of Diamonds.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 The Man With The Cabbage Head 2:45
2 Deadly Tedium 2:45
3 Coffee Colour 2:12
4 The Convict's Song 3:43
5 SS C'est Bon
Featuring – JP Shilo*
6 I Envisage
Featuring – Xanthe Waite
Extracts From "Anna"
7 A Day Like Any Other 2:07
8 A Violent Poison (That's What Love Is) 2:37
9 More And More, Less And Less
Featuring – Xanthe Waite
10 Don't Say A Thing
Featuring – Xanthe Waite
11 Boomerang 3:08
12 The Decadance
Featuring – Katy Beale

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mute Artists Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Mute Artists Ltd.
  • Made By – www.keyproduction.co.uk
  • Pressed By – Sony DADC UK Ltd.


  • Written-By – Serge Gainsbourg


Packaged in a gatefold card sleeve and includes an 8 page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5051083104814
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LY34
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI AEW26
  • Matrix / Runout: www.keyproduction.co.uk CDSTUMM395 01
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Label Code: LC27959

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
STUMM395 Mick Harvey Delirium Tremens ‎(LP, Album) Mute STUMM395 UK 2016