"Born in Saint John in 1827 or 2043 (depending on the inspiration of the moment), Brigitte Fontaine, besides the cult singer that everyone knows, is a writer. Actress, playwright, novelist and poet, she tries to reconcile opposites from the beginning of time until the end of time that will never take place. Because life starts now. And now. And now. Is she really here? No. She is, like all true poets, a unique inhabitant of an interior castle to which she occasionally invites visitors, through her books, records, and shows. Her repertoire... reveals its sensitivity in prosody constrained by rules of versification, and, conversely, in the vivid freedom and free verse of prose poems. Some say crazy, eccentric and disturbed. In truth, she bothers because her sensitivity and fragility refer to the extreme center of the human condition; the axis of the world, she said, "is all of us, since all world is the center of the world'" --Benoît Mouchart, author of Brigitte Fontaine, intérieur/extérieur (2008). Jacques Canetti Productions presents a reissue of Brigitte Fontaine's debut album, 13 chansons décadentes et fantasmagoriques, originally released in 1966. Orchestra arranged and conducted by Jimmy Walter. Recorded in March 1966 in Paris by André Touaty.