Pink Elephants

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Pink Elephants
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Studio album by Mick Harvey
Released 27 October 1997
Genre Rock
Length 46:45
Label Mute
Producer Mick Harvey with Victor Van Vugt & Tony Cohen
Mick Harvey chronology
Intoxicated Man
(1995)
Pink Elephants
(1997)
One Man's Treasure
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Pink Elephants is Mick Harvey's second collection of Serge Gainsbourg covers.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Serge Gainsbourg; except where indicated
All lyrics translated by Mick Harvey; except where indicated

  1. "Pink Elephants" (Mick Harvey, Bertrand Burgalat) – 2:35
  2. "Requiem. . . (Requiem Pour Un Con)" (Gainsbourg, Michel Colombier; translated by Mick Harvey, Larry Norman and Pierre Gottfried Imhof) – 2:35
  3. "The Javanaise (La Javanaise)" – 2:30
  4. "Black Seaweed (Les Goémons)" (translated by Mick Harvey, Larry Norman and Pierre Gottfried Imhof) – 2:21
  5. "Comic Strip" (lyrics by Bill Soly) – 2:42
  6. "The Ticket Puncher (Le Poinçonneur Des Lilas)" (lyrics by Mick Harvey and Alain Chamberlain) – 2:50
  7. "Non Affair (L'Anamour)" (translated by Mick Harvey, Larry Norman and Pierre Gottfried Imhof) – 2:30
  8. "Scenic Railway" (translated by Mick Harvey, Larry Norman and Pierre Gottfried Imhof) – 2:52
  9. "To All the Lucky Kids (Aux Enfants De La Chance)" (translated by Mick Harvey, Larry Norman and Pierre Gottfried Imhof) – 3:53
  10. "Anthracite (L'Anthracite)" (translated by Mick Harvey, Larry Norman and Pierre Gottfried Imhof) – 2:20
  11. "Manon" (translated by Mick Harvey, Larry Norman and Pierre Gottfried Imhof) – 2:20
  12. "I Love You...Nor Do I (Je t'aime... moi non plus)" – 4:38
  13. "The Ballad of Melody Nelson (La Ballade de Melody Nelson)" (Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier; translated by Mick Harvey and Sarah Owen) – 1:56
  14. "Torrey Canyon" (translated by Mick Harvey and Sarah Owen) – 3:12
  15. "Who is 'in' Who is 'Out' (Qui Est 'In' Qui Est 'Out' )" (lyrics by Mick Harvey and Alain Chamberlain) – 3:14
  16. "Hotel Specific (L'Hôtel Particulier)" (Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier; lyrics by Mick Harvey, Katy Beale and Alain Chamberlain) – 3:42

"Pink Elephants'" is an original composition by Mick Harvey and Bertrand Burgalat.

Personnel[edit]

  • Mick Harvey – vocals, guitar, bass
  • Anita Lane – vocals on "I Love You...Nor Do I" and "The Ballad of Melody Nelson"
  • Nick Cave – vocals on "I Love You...Nor Do I"
  • Chris Hughes – drums
  • Nick Burton – violin
  • Steve Bentley-Klein – violin
  • James Cruickshank – organ, vocals
  • David McClymont – bass
  • Loene Carmen – background vocals on "Torrey Canyon" and "Who Is 'In' Who Is 'Out'"
  • Monica McMahon – background vocals on "Torrey Canyon" and "Who Is 'In' Who Is 'Out'"
  • Abigail Trundle – cello
  • Bertrand Burgalat – string arrangements
  • Kiernan Box – accordion on "The Javanaise"
  • Eleanor Gilchrist – violin
  • Theresa Whipple – viola
  • Jeremy Morris – violin
  • Sarah Beardsley- guitar
Technical
  • P.A. Taylor - sleeve layout
  • Katy Beale - photography

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