Jane Birkin - Cadogan Hall, 31 January 2013
Many singers pay homage to Serge Gainsbourg. Some even drop a song or two of his into their sets. But Jane Birkin remains the only one prepared to dedicate a whole show to his work. Of course it helps that several of the songs she sings were written specially for her. But how his musical heritage will be preserved once she hangs up her dancing shoes is a matter for contemplation. She herself says, "The poets do not die if one carries their words". Surely and sadly the converse is true as well.