Mar 29

Antoine Forqueray – Pieces de viole – Atsushi Sakai, Christophe Rousset, Marion Martineau (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 03:19:27 minutes | 3,85 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: eClassical | Digital Booklet | © Aparté Music
Recorded: Temple Bon Secours à Paris du 6 au 9 juillet, puis du 22 au 25 septembre 2015

Chaque apparition d’Atsushi Sakai et Christophe Rousset laisse un souvenir inoubliable à ceux qui ont eu la chance de les entendre communier sur scène. Partenaires de longue date, ils sont réunis pour la première fois au disque autour d’un compositeur pour lequel ils vouent un véritable culte : le mystérieux Forqueray. Antoine Forqueray, né à Paris en 1672, est avec Marin Marais l’un des plus grands violistes de tous les temps. Sa vie sulfureuse a nourri de nombreuses légendes. Célèbre pour ses improvisations virtuoses, il ne publie aucune de ses quelques trois cents pièces et meurt en 1745 à Mantes. Mises à part quelques pièces manuscrites copiées dans des recueils de différents auteurs, les pièces de Forqueray ont été perdues. La publication des Pièces de viole, auxquelles est consacré le présent enregistrement, demeure ainsi le seul témoignage important de son œuvre.

Each appearance of Atsushi Sakai and Christophe Rousset leaves an unforgettable memory with those who have had the good fortune to hear them commune on stage. Long-standing partners, they now join together for the first time on disc for a composer they worship: the mysterious Antoine Forqueray. Born in 1672 in Paris, he was, with Marin Marais, one of the greatest gambists of all time. Famed for his virtuosic improvisations, he published none of his 300-odd pieces and died in 1745 in Mantes where he had moved in 1731, after having suffered serious financial setbacks, especially in the course of Law’s bankruptcy. Aside from a few handwritten pieces copied in the collections of other composers, Forqueray’s pieces have been lost. The release of the Pièces de viole, to which the present recording is devoted, is thus the sole important testimony to his oeuvre.
Tracklist:

Antoine Forqueray (1672-1745)

Quatrième Suite
1. I. La Marella 04:21
2. II. La Clément 09:26
3. III. Sarabande. La D’Aubonne 07:22
4. IV. La Bournonville 03:28
5. V. La Sainscy 11:35
6. VI. Le Carillon de Passy – La Latour 12:40

Deuxième Suite
7. I. La Bouron 05:14
8. II. La Mandoline 08:07
9. III. La Dubreuil 06:02
10. IV. La Leclair 03:49
11. V. Chaconne. La Buisson 06:50

Troisième Suite
12. I. La Ferrand 04:23
13. II. La Régente 07:16
14. III. La Tronchin 04:27
15. IV. La Angrave 04:18
16. V. La Du Vaucel 07:14
17. VI. La Eynaud 03:48
18. VII. Chaconne. La Morangis ou La Plissay 08:25

Première Suite
19. I. Allemande. La La Borde 07:31
20. II. La Forqueray 05:32
21. III. La Cottin 04:25
22. IV. La Bellemont 05:59
23. V. La Portugaise 04:33
24. VI. La Couperin 05:31

Cinquième Suite
25. I. La Rameau 05:24
26. II. La Guignon 05:21
27. III. Sarabande. La Léon 06:05
28. IV. La Boisson 05:48
29. V. La Montigni 07:03
30. VI. La Silva 08:30
31. VII. Jupiter 08:45

Personnel:
Atsushi Sakai, bass viol after Nicolas Bertrand Paris 1705 – François Bodart à Chastre 1988
Marion Martineau, bass viol after Michel Collichon Paris 1693, Judith Kraft à Paris 2008
Christophe Rousset, harpsichord after Ioannes Ruckers Anvers 1624, Marc Ducornet & Emmanuel Danset à Paris 1993

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Mar 29

Enrique Granados – Chamber Music with Piano – Trio Rodin (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:12:29 minutes | 1,2 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Digital Booklet | © Æolum Vibrare Eloquenter Audio / OnClassical
Recorded: 2-3 VI 2015 @ Kulturni Center Lojze Bratu , Gorica

Aevea is proud to introduce Trio Rodin’s first CD with a Granados piano trio new version based on the manuscript found at the ‘Museu de la Música de Barcelona’ instead of the commonly played edition. The CD includes the world’s first recording of Granados Trova, an arrangement by the composer himself of his most famous chamber orchestra piece ‘Elisenda’. The sonata for violin and piano is another of the great surprises this CD offers the listener. We knew about the existence of the valued manuscripts of a second, third and fourth movements of the known one movement sonata; but no one has dusted them off and shown them to an audience till now. A complete second movement and two other unfinished movements are presented here as a premiere of what it is without any doubt one of his greatest chamber music works.

Tracklist:
Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 50, H. 140
1. I. Poco allegro con espressione 08:55
2. II. Scherzetto 05:13
3. III. Duetto 05:00
4. IV. Finale 06:47
5. Madrigal 05:51
6. Danza gallega 05:07
7. Trova 06:43
8. Romanza 05:39
3 Preludios for Violin & Piano, H. 135
9. No. 1. La gondola 00:53
10. No. 2. El toque de guerra 01:26
11. No. 3. Elevacion 01:08
Violin Sonata, H. 127
12. I. Lentamenta e con molta fantasia 10:57
13. II. Scherzo: Allegro 05:18
14. III. Andante 02:25
15. IV. Finale: Allegretto con un sentimento molto tranquilla e con semplicita 01:07

Personnel:
Carles Puig, violin
Esther Garcia, cello
Jorge Mengotti, piano

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Mar 29

Roberto Gerhard – Complete String Quartets & Chaconne – Arditti Quartet (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 00:54:19 minutes | 490 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Digital Booklet | © Aeon/Outhere Music France
Recorded: 16-19/5/2011, Sala 4 – Alicia de Larrocha, l’Auditori de Barcelona, Espagna

Born in Catalonia and Arnold Schönberg’s sole Spanish student, Roberto Gerhard is, after Manuel de Falla, the boldest and most brilliant representative of the music of his country. Forced into the exile by the Spanish civil war, he became a British citizen and spend his last years in Cambridge. Although they never met, the connection with the Arditti Quartet seems to have been preordained, as illustrated by this superb recording of what can be considered the composer’s masterworks.

Catalan composer Roberto Gerhard was a student of Arnold Schoenberg and an important innovator of serial procedures in the 1950s, though there are aspects of his music that reflect older practices, including traditional Spanish folk music, Baroque and Classical forms, and some influences of his modern compatriots, Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados, and Manuel de Falla. The two numbered string quartets are mature works that incorporate these varied elements, yet cohere perfectly well on their own as wholly integrated personal expressions, without seeming derivative or overtly referential. The Arditti String Quartet performs these pieces with its customary facility and virtuosic brilliance, and violinist Irvine Arditti fills out the remainder of the program with a passionate performance of Gerhard’s Chaconne for solo violin, offering the listener an album just under 55 minutes, which may seem rather short in duration, except for the fact that the music is quite concentrated and intense. The reproduction is clear and vibrant in a highly resonant space, though the strings’ tone isn’t especially warm. –AllMusic Review by Blair Sanderson

Tracklist:

Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970)

String Quartet No. 2 (1961-1961)
1 I. Lento 1’33
2 II. — 1’33
3 III. — 1’39
4 IV. — 0’32
5 V. — 3’44
6 VI. — 2’24
7 VII. – 2’11

String Quartet No. 1 (1950-1955)
8 Allegro assai 7’18
9 Con vivacitá 2’08
10 Grave 4’46
11 Molto allegro 7’57

Chaconne for Solo Violin (1959)*
12 I. Risoluto 1’21
13 II. Calmo con leggerezza 1’05
14 III. Allegro con fuoco 0’42
15 IV. Allegretto 1’12
16 V. Veloce 1’02
17 VI. Con riposo 2’00
18 VII. Allegro con brio 1’50
19 VIII. Adagietto 2’42
20 IX. Molto vivace, con impeto 1’23
21 X. Andante sostenuto 2’21
22 XI. Grazioso 1’26
23 XII. Allegro assai 1’44

Personnel:
Irvine Arditti*, violin
Ashot Sarkissjan, violin
Ralf Ehlers, viola
Lucas Fels, violoncello

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Mar 29

Gerald Finzi – Introit – Nicholas Collon, Aurora Orchestra (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:21:39 minutes | 1,39 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital Booklet | © Decca
Recorded: Fairfield Halls, Croydon, 14 July & 20–21 August 2015

To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of British composer Gerald Finzi’s passing, Decca Classics and the Finzi Trust collaborate on a special album to bring some of Finzi’s finest works to a whole new audience.
These pieces are some of the best kept secrets of pastoral England – it’s time Finzi’s lush, lyrical music found a wider audience. Re-imagined popular vocal works are performed by Classic Brit winner and Grammy nominee Amy Dickson (saxophones). Other soloists include Thomas Gould (violin), Tom Poster (piano) and Nicolas Fleury (French horn).

This release invigorates Finzi’s music with the dynamic Aurora Orchestra and Nicholas Collon, playing arrangements specially commissioned from some of the country’s best arrangers by the Finzi Trust – the ‘guardians’ of this wonderful repertoire.

“This is an enticing package. You’d have to be a fairly diehard Anglophobe not to be attracted to a new anthology of Finzi’s shorter orchestral works, performed by one of Britain’s smartest young orchestras and conducted by Nicholas Collon…the Aurora Orchestra play this music with genuine freshness. Phrases are expressively moulded, inner parts nurtured and long lines beautifully sustained, with a lively attention to detail” –Gramophone

Tracklist:
Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
1. Lo, the full, final sacrifice, Op.26: Amen 02:40
2. Dies Natalis, Op.8 – Arr. Sheppard: 5. The Salutation 04:17
3. Who is Sylvia?, Op.18, No.2 01:43
Love’s Labour’s Lost, Op.28
4. 1. Soliloquy 1: So sweet a kiss the golden sun gives not 01:44
5. 2. Soliloquy 2: Did not the heavenly rhetoric of thine eye 01:33
6. 3. Soliloquy 3: On a day, alack the day 01:16
7. Clear and gentle stream, Op.17, No.4 04:31
8. Rollicum Rorum, Op.15, No.6 01:43
9. Introit, Op.6 08:35
10. Come away, come away death, Op.18, No.1 03:43
11. Prelude, Op.25 04:30
12. Romance, Op.11 07:35
13. To Lizbie Brown, Op.15, No.7 04:07
14. Dies Natalis, Op.8 – 1. Intrada 05:26
15. Fear no more the heat of the sun, Op.18, No.3 05:36
16. A Severn Rhapsody, Op.3 06:36
17. Eclogue Op.10 11:05
Five Bagatelles, Op.23 – Arr. Ashmore, Dickson
18. 3. Carol 02:05
19. 4. Forlana 03:01

Personnel:
Amy Dickson, saxophones
Thomas Gould, violin
Tom Poster, piano
Nicolas Fleury, French horn
Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas Collon, conductor

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Mar 29

Geir Inge Lotsberg – Works by Apollyon, Skouen and Am (2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 45:11 minutes | 843 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Digital Booklet | © Afontibus
Recorded: 2004/2005 at Sofienberg Church, Ris Church and the Emanuel Vigeland Museum, all in Oslo Engineered by Audun Strype

This is the first solo-violin album by the Norwegian violinist Geir Inge Lotsberg, released in 2005. Three different venues with with special acustical qualities were used for the recording. The works by Apollyon and Åm were commisioned and premiered by Lotsberg in the early 2000. Apollyon (1945-2015), Skouen (1950) and Åm (1952) are among the most profiled composers of their generation in Norway, representing a wide stylistic and estetic range.

Épisème connects to the traditions of Byzantine and Venezian music. But even more, it connects to the melodic and rhythmic representation of neumes (gregorian chant): ictus and intensity, ictus and the tonique accent, ictus and the horisontal and vertical épisème (the dilatation and accent of rhythmic phrases), all which date back to the origin of music.

Notation (Paleography and Semiology) Paleography is the study of ancient handwriting in order to establish its interpretation, date and place of origin. The term refers mainly to the study of Greek and Latin handwriting. In an analogous manner, one can speak of musical paleography, defining its science of ancient systems of notation employed to express music in the visual domaine. In a large sense, its object is the reading of ancient manuscripts in view of a musical interpretation and restoration. In a more precise sense, musical paleography is today limited exclusively to the study of musical symbols, their various forms, their history and their graphic distribution. In short: Paleography is the study of neumatic signs and melodic signification, Semiology is the study which examines the reason (logos) for the diversity of the signs (semeion) in order to deduce the fundamental principles for an authentic and objective interpretation. Instead of drawing on modern aestetic concept of rhythms foreign to the Gregorian era, this interpretation must be guided by the facts that comparative work or the diverse signs reveal to us.

Tracklist:

Nicolay Apollyon (1945-2015)
1. Èpiseme. 1: Ictu 08:16
2. Èpiseme. 2: Cantii figuri 05:58
3. Èpiseme. 3: Fugue 04:48

Synne Skouen (1950)
4. Une Soiree d’ètè… 06:47

Magnar Åm (1952)
5. aching soft, aching hard 19:23

Personnel:
Geir Inge Lotsberg, violin

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Mar 29

Geir Inge Lotsberg – Works by Henze, Sallinen, Sandvik, Sigurbjornsson, Skouen and Yun (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:06:33 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: Sofienberg Kirke in Oslo, June and September 2008

This album consists of solo-violin works by different nordic contemporary composers combined with Hans Werner Henze representing the central european and Isang Yun the asiatic style and esthetics.

The selection of pieces presented here shows a variety of approaches to writing polyphonic music for solo violin.
The violin as an instrument has great expressive flexibility. At the same time, there are limitations with regard to scope, double-stop combinations and performance styles that place significant constraints on the choices open to composers.

Every composer relates in some way to J. S. Bach’s masterly polyphonic compositions for solo violin from 1720. The collection of works from the past 35 years on this recording demonstrates that Bach’s legacy, rather than imposing limitations, serves as an inspiration in seeking to vary the expressive idioms that can be elicited from an unaccompanied violin.

Tracklist:

Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)
1. Ètude philharmonique 04:21

Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson (1938-2013)
2. Step by step 04:49
Klaus Sandvik
3. In the pinch of now 04:28

Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)
4. Serenade 02:40

Isang Yun (1917-1995)
5. Kontraste 1 10:00
6. Kontraste 2 06:54

Synne Skouen (1950)
7. … à travers les paroles 07:27

Isang Yun (1917-1995)
8. Könligiches Thema 07:08

Aulis Sallinen (1930)
9. Canto 03:20
10. Ritornello 04:05
Klaus Sandvik
11. Classical Brace 11:21

Personnel:
Geir Inge Lotsberg, violin

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Mar 28

Francis Cabrel – Vise le ciel ou Bob Dylan revisite (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:44:45 minutes | 928 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Columbia Records

Vise le ciel (sous titré ou Bob Dylan revisité ) est le 12e album studio de Francis Cabrel, qui est un album uniquement composé de reprises de chansons de Bob Dylan.

A ses débuts, Francis Cabrel confessait en interview qu’adolescent, l’anglais était la seule matière qui retenait son attention à l’école, car elle lui permettait de comprendre les chansons de son idole, Bob Dylan. Et ce dès la sortie de Like a Rolling Stone sur Highway 61 Revisited (1965).

Alors, on n’est pas vraiment surpris de le voir nous livrer aujourd’hui, en guise de nouvel album, onze titres de Bob Dylan, adaptés en français par ses bons soins et interprétés avec cet accent reconnaissable entre mille qui nous berce depuis tant d’années.

D’abord parce que ce n’est pas la première fois. Dans ses deux disques précédents, Les beaux dégâts et Des roses et des orties, Shelter from the Storm devenait déjà S’abriter de l’orage et She belongs to me, Elle m’appartient. Ensuite parce que, en laissant traîner ses oreilles, l’on découvre que lorsqu’il effectue ses balances afin de régler le son avant l’un de ses concerts, il n’est pas rare que Francis le fasse sur des chansons de Robert. Enfin, l’on se rend compte que des deux côtés de l’Atlantique, il est arrivé aux deux musiciens d’avoir à leurs côtés le même guitariste, en la personne de Freddy Koella.

L’album s’appelle Vise le ciel. On visait un peu le ciel, nous aussi, en espérant pouvoir le rencontrer, tout en sachant que le chanteur n’est pas friand de promotion dans les médias. On a fait chou blanc, alors on apprendra dans les lignes des happy few qui ont eu cette chance -et qu’on jalouse un peu, il faut bien l’avouer-, que c’est le manque d’inspiration qui l’a poussé à s’attaquer au répertoire de Dylan…

Tracklist:
1. Comme une femme (Reprise de Just Like a Woman) 4:51
2. Quinn l’Esquimau (Reprise de Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)) 2:29
3. D’en haut de la tour du guet (Reprise de All Along the Watchtower) 3:29
4. Je te veux (Reprise de I Want you) 3:57
5. On ne va nulle part (Reprise de You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere) 3:36
6. Un simple coup du sort (Reprise de Simple Twist of Fate) 4:13
7. La Dignité (Reprise de Dignity) 4:21
8. Il faudra que tu serves quelqu’un (Reprise de Gotta Serve Somebody) 3:39
9. Tout se finit là, bébé bleu (Reprise de It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue) 5:04
10. L’Histoire d’Hollis Brown (Reprise de Ballad of Hollis Brown) 4:01
11. Comme Blind Willie Mc Tell (Reprise de Blind Willie McTell) 5:04

Personnel:
Batterie : Denis Benarosch
Basse, contrebasse : Bernard Paganotti
Guitares : Francis Cabrel, Michel Françoise, Denys Lable
Accordéon : Alexandre Léauthaud
Bouzouki : Michel Françoise
Piano : Gérard Bikialo
Chœurs : Olgeia Susac, Ana Leonora, Himiko Paganotti
Dobro : Freddy Koella

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Mar 28

Francis Cabrel – Les Murs de poussiere (1977/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:37:55 minutes | 833 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Columbia Records

Pour la 1ére fois, la discographie de Francis Cabrel en version remasterisée à partir des bandes analogiques d’origine et en format Digisleeve. Les murs de poussière : le premier album de Francis Cabrel, sorti originellement en 1977 : C’est la chanson tube “Petite Marie” qui valut à Francis Cabrel de remporter un concours organisé par Sud Radio, de rencontrer le producteur Richard Seff et d’enregistrer ce tout premier album qui, au gré de ses 11 titres, distille le charme et la sensibilité d’un jeune auteur-compositeur appelé à marquer la chanson française de son exceptionnel talent. De la toute première chanson qu’il ait écrite, “Ma ville”, à “Petite Marie”, dédiée à sa femme, et aux “Murs de poussière”, qui figurent aujourd’hui parmi les classiques de son répertoire, on est touché par la finesse de sa poésie, par son romantisme à fleur d’écriture, par son jeu de guitare, par les nuances de son interprétation, par l’émotion qu’elle diffuse. Et déjà on s’attache à son originale personnalité et à cet accent ensoleillé que Cabrel n’a jamais cherché à travestir. Esquisse de son oeuvre à venir, ce premier album en contient les germes fertiles…

Tracklist:
1 Ma Ville 4:11
2 Petite Marie 3:26
3 Les Murs De Poussière 2:46
4 Je Reviens Bientôt 3:56
5 Imagine Toi 3:39
6 Je M’étais Perdu 3:06
7 Madeleine 3:27
8 L’instant D’amour 4:15
9 Change De Docteur 3:31
10 Ami 2:53
11 Automne (Colchiques Dans Les Prés) 2:27

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Mar 28

Francis Cabrel – Samedi soir sur la terre (1994/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:50:49 minutes | 1 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Columbia Records

Francis Cabrel is in top form for this 1994 release. While the style of the music stays in the acoustic rock category, each song is carefully crafted and infused with a variety of sounds and influences, ranging from contemporary folk (“Tot ou tard s’en aller”) to cool jazz (“Le noceur”) to blues-rock (“Assis sur le rebord du monde”). Cabrel uses his voice like an instrument, varying the tone and texture for effect. His renowned lyrics are sharp as well, from the Dylanesque “La corrida” to the poetic “Je t’aimais, je t’aime, je t’aimerai.” The album flows along smoothly at a leisurely pace, but never loses interest, thanks to the changing instrumentation, judicious use of guest artists (such as Nicolas Reyes of the Gipsy Kings) and the musical direction of Gèrard Bikialo. The album also stays focused on the songs, prominently featuring Cabrel’s voice and guitar. The music on Samedi soir sur la terre represents a master of the trade in action. ~ Samuel Johnson

Tracklist:
1 La Corrida 5:26
2 Assis Sur Le Rebord Du Monde 3:24
3 La Cabane Du Pêcheur 5:00
4 Samedi Soir Sur La Terre 6:55
5 Je T’Aimais, Je T’Aime, Je T’Aimerai 4:28
6 Les Vidanges Du Diable 4:44
7 L’Arbre Va Tomber 5:22
8 Octobre 3:28
9 Le Noceur 6:57
10 Tôt Ou Tard S’En Aller 3:53

Personnel:
Francis Cabrel, voix, guitare acoustique “1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9”, guitare électrique “1/2/3/7/10”
Bernard Paganotti, basse “1/2/3/4/6/9”, basse Takamine “7”
Gérard Bikialo, claviers “1/6”, piano Wurlitzer “2”, piano électrique “3/7/9”, orgue Hammond “3/4/9”, cordes “5/8”, piano “8”
Manu Katché, batterie “1/2/3/4/6/9”
Denis Benarrosh, percussions “1/2/3/4/6/9”, batterie “7”
Michel Françoise, guitare solo “2”, guitare acoustique “3”
Denys Lable, mandoline “3”, guitare solo “3/4”, guitare nylon “6”, guitare électrique “7/9”
Michel Gaucher, sax ténor “4/9”, piccolo & flûte “6”, sax baryton “9”
La Chorale des Petits Écoliers Chantants de Bondy dirigée par Gilbert Oget “5”
Thierry Caens, trompette “6”
Jérôme-Julien Laferrière, clarinette “6”
Eric Vernier, cor “6”
Bruno Flahou, trombone “6”
André Gilbert, tuba “6”
Jean-Louis Roques, accordéon “7”
Debbie Davis, Carole Fredericks, Marina Albert, chœurs
Jean-Pierre Bucolo, dobro “10”

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Mar 28

Francis Cabrel – Quelqu’un de l’interieur (1983/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:40:29 minutes | 858 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Columbia Records

Cabrel generally sticks to typical sounds, styles, and approaches with Quelqu’un de l’interieure. In fact, much of this 1983 release sounds like it belongs in the ’70s. Most of the songs are a little uneven and perhaps less inspired than usual. However, the album is a pleasant listen, and the production is solid. More importantly, Quelqu’un contains a couple of truly outstanding songs. “L’enfant Qui Dort” is nothing short of exquisite — a perfect ballad. Cabrel employs his sharpest lyric writing on the blisteringly paced “Edition Speciale.” The message song “Said et Mohamed” was one of Cabrel’s most successful songs of his ’80s output. The rest of the album never quite fulfills the promise of these tracks. ~~AllMusic Review by Samuel Johnson

Tracklist:
1 Question D’Equilibre 3:45
2 La Fille Qui M’Accompagne 4:30
3 Le Temps S’En Allait 5:08
4 Edition Spéciale 3:28
5 Saïd Et Mohamed 3:50
6 L’Enfant Qui Dort 3:50
7 Leila Et Les Chasseurs 4:16
8 Dame D’Un Soir 4:12
9 Quelqu’Un De L’Intérieur 3:35
10 Les Chevaliers Cathares 3:42

Personnel:
Francis Cabrel – Voix, Guitare Acoustique
Georges Augier – Basse, Guitare
Jean-Yves Bikialo – Claves, Clavier, Guitare
J.P. Bucolo – Slide Guitar
Isaac Guillory – Chœurs, Guitare Acoustique
Manu Guiot – Batterie
Louis Jardine – Basse, Clavier
René Lebhar – Guitare Acoustique
François Porterie, Martine Cabrel – Chœurs
Claude Salmiéri – Batterie
Roger Secco – Basse, Batterie

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