Charlotte Gainsbourg - one of the greatest stars of modern French cinema - resumes her recording career with the release of '5:55', an album created in collaboration with such luminaries as Jarvis Cocker, the French duo Air and the Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon. The album was recorded in Paris and produced by Nigel Godrich, the acclaimed producer whose previous credits include work with Radiohead, Beck, REM and Paul Mccartney. Air's Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel wrote and played the music on the album, with Jarvis Cocker, Neil Hannon and Charlotte Gainsbourg contributing lyrics. David Campbell, the esteemed Canadian composer, was responsible for the string arrangements - the father of Beck; Campbell has previously worked not only with his son but also such artists as Elton John, Leonard Cohen and Michael Jackson. The albums line-up was completed with the great Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, revered for his work with Fela Kuti and recently described by Brian Eno as the greatest musician on the planet. Gainsbourg's first album 'Charlotte For Ever', a collection of songs written by her father, the legendary french artist Serge Gainsbourg, was recorded when she was 13 years old. '5:55' sounds like it could have been made at any time between the 1970's and now. With its supremely French mixture of french melancholy and sensuality, it will provide the perfect soundtrack to the first chill days of early autumn.LP - Double LP with CD Version.