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Harmonium - L'Heptade album FLAC
Performer: Harmonium
Title: L'Heptade
FLAC album size: 1715
Style: Folk Rock, Symphonic Rock, Prog Rock
Country: Canada

Finally, the double album L'Heptade, was released in 1976 after months of recording in Serge Fiori's own house in St-Césaire, Québec. The songs describe seven stages of consciousness in a person's daily life. The first and the last songs are named "Comme un fou" and "Comme un sage", indicating a progression towards wisdom; from a fool to a sage. The group was invited to Los Angeles, where the performance of old and new material was filmed by a team from the National Film Board of Canada and released as Harmonium en Californie in October 1979. Harmonium en tournée, a live version of L'Heptade recorded in Vancouver, was released in 1980. In 2007, all three of Harmonium's studio albums were named among the 100 greatest Canadian albums of all time in Bob Mersereau's book The Top 100 Canadian Albums.

L'Heptade is a music studio album recording by HARMONIUM (Symphonic Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1976 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Passing from prog folk into folk-influenced symphonic prog, Harmonium's epic concept album L'Heptade is a pretty little album from the tail-end of the golden age of prog. Always sentimental, the music at some point threatens to cross the line into sheer schmaltz, but is usually saved from this by the band's exceptional command of mood.

L'Heptade (from "hepta" - seven) constitutes the pinnacle of the band's creativity. This song cycle, presented as an initiatory rite, is formed of seven main pieces: "Comme un Fou" (Like a Fool), "Chanson Noire" (Dark Song), "Le Premier Ciel" (The First Sky), "Le Corridor," "Lumières de Vie" (Lights of Life), and "Comme un Sage" (Like a Wise Man).

Symphonic Prog Harmonium. Album Name L'Heptade.

In fact, a lot of people feel ‘Les 5 Saisons’ deserves that honour (which is indeed a masterpiece in its own right). However, l’Heptade is proving to be much more lush and ambitious. Although a tad overlong and indulgent for the non-initiated, it does represent a step up compositionally

L'Heptade is the third and final album from Harmonium, in which the band made a serious foray into progressive rock. It was released as a double-LP in 1976. It remains one of the best-known popular music double albums in Quebec.

Listen free to Harmonium – L'heptade (Prologue, Comme un fou and more). Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last. A new version of Last. Overview (current section).

I can hear a lot of Self-Titled sounds being carried onto this album, mainly the "singalong" parts. overall this album surprised me considering its length which i would think would drag the album out for too long. 69. Harmonium's final record, "L'Heptade", is a very ambitious piece of symphonic prog. It came out towards the genre's mainstream peak, very easily comparable to works of Yes or Camel and even pre-DSOTM Pink Floyd through various cinematics.

Harmonium's self-entitled 1974 debut was largely a straight-up folk album, earning them success in Quebec. 000 Raisons" (included on the CD reissue of their debut) was a hit. Next comes Les Cinq Saisons (1975). Now comes L'Heptade, released late in 1976 on CBS. The band had just switched from Célébration since that label went under (CBS rightfully realized that Harmonium were too good to go under thanks to a label going under, like what happened to another group, the wonderful Opus 5). Michel Normandeau had left the band halfway in the making of the album, to be replaced by Robert Stanley.

L'Heptade is the third and final album from Harmonium, in which the band made a serious foray into progressive rock. It was released as a double-LP in 1976. It remains one of the best-known popular music double albums in Quebec.

Find a Harmonium - L'Heptade first pressing or reissue. Complete your Harmonium collection. Similar to Harmonium - L'Heptade except this release does not have a gatefold sleeve. MAPL icon indicates 100% Canadian content (Music, Artist, Performance, Lyrics).

L'Heptade (from "hepta" - seven) constitutes the pinnacle of the band's creativity. This song cycle, presented as an initiatory rite, is formed of seven main pieces: "Comme un Fou" (Like a Fool), "Chanson Noire" (Dark Song), "Le Premier Ciel" (The First Sky), "Le Corridor," "Lumières de Vie" (Lights of Life), and "Comme un Sage" (Like a Wise Man).

Symphonic Prog Harmonium. Album Name L'Heptade.

Harmonium" is a "folky" album, but it contains progressive elements too. By their 2nd album, they were very much a cross between a symphonic rock band and a folk band; an interesting combination which you can hear most clearly on the 20-minute "Histoire Sans Paroles". Overall, a perfect album to start your French Canadian prog collection. Harmonium en tourn�e" is an excellent live version of their conceptual work "L'Heptade".

In fact, a lot of people feel ‘Les 5 Saisons’ deserves that honour (which is indeed a masterpiece in its own right). However, l’Heptade is proving to be much more lush and ambitious. Although a tad overlong and indulgent for the non-initiated, it does represent a step up compositionally

Finally, the double album L'Heptade, was released in 1976 after months of recording in Serge Fiori's own house in St-Césaire, Québec. The songs describe seven stages of consciousness in a person's daily life. The first and the last songs are named "Comme un fou" and "Comme un sage", indicating a progression towards wisdom; from a fool to a sage. The group was invited to Los Angeles, where the performance of old and new material was filmed by a team from the National Film Board of Canada and released as Harmonium en Californie in October 1979. Harmonium en tournée, a live version of L'Heptade recorded in Vancouver, was released in 1980. In 2007, all three of Harmonium's studio albums were named among the 100 greatest Canadian albums of all time in Bob Mersereau's book The Top 100 Canadian Albums.

Album · 1976 · 10 Songs. L'heptade XL (Remastered) Harmonium.

Everything is presented in such an amazing, grand way. The more jazzier side of Harmonium is very welcoming, romantic and heartfelt. I can hear a lot of Self-Titled sounds being carried onto this album, mainly the "singalong" parts. overall this album surprised me considering its length which i would think would drag the album out for too long. 69. Harmonium's final record, "L'Heptade", is a very ambitious piece of symphonic prog. It came out towards the genre's mainstream peak, very easily comparable to works of Yes or Camel and.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Prologue
Music By [Musique] – N. Chotem*
4:20
A2 Comme Un Fou
Electric Piano [Piano Électrique] – Serge LocatLyrics By [Paroles], Music By [Musique] – M. Normandeau*, S. Fiori*
7:50
A3 Sommeil Sans Rêves
Music By [Musique] – N. Chotem*
1:25
Chanson Noire 8:12
A4.a i- Le Bien, Le Mal
Congas – Denis FarmerElectric Piano [Piano Électrique] – Serge LocatFlute [Flûtes En Sol, Flûte En Do (Solo)] – Libert SubiranaLyrics By [Paroles], Music By [Musique] – S. Fiori*
A4.b ii- Pour Une Blanche Cérémonie
Alto Saxophone [Saxophone Alto], Clarinet [Clarinette], Bass Clarinet [Clarinette Basse] – Libert SubiranaBacking Vocals [Choeur (Finale)] – Monique Fauteux, Pierre Bertrand, Serge FioriLyrics By [Paroles] – M. Normandeau*, S. Fiori*Music By [Musique] – S. Fiori*, S. Locat*
-
B1.a L'Appel
Music By [Musique] – N. Chotem*
11:21
B1.b Le Premier Ciel
Acoustic Guitar [Guitare Acoustique 6 Cordes] – Michel NormandeauBacking Vocals [Choeur (Finale)] – Monique Fauteux, Pierre Bertrand, Serge FioriElectric Piano [Piano Fender Rhodes] – Louis ValoisLyrics By [Paroles] – M. Normandeau*, S. Fiori*Music By [Musique] – S. Fiori*Percussion [Châines] – Denis FarmerTambourine – Michel Lachance
B1.c Sur Une Corde Raide
Music By [Musique] – N. Chotem*
B2 L'Exil
Lyrics By [Paroles], Music By [Musique] – S. Fiori*Organ [Orgue Yamaha] – Louis Valois
12:54
C1.a Le Corridor
Electric Guitar [Guitare Électrique 6 Cordes] – Robert StanleyLyrics By [Paroles] – M. Normandeau*, S. Fiori*Mellotron [Mellotron Synthétisé] – Serge LocatMusic By [Musique] – S. Fiori*Vocals [Voix] – Monique Fauteux
8:10
C1.b Les Premières Lumières
Music By [Musique] – N. Chotem*
Lumières De Vie 14:11
C2.a i- Lumière De Nuit
Lyrics By [Paroles] – M. Normandeau*, S. Fiori*Music By [Musique] – S. Fiori*
C2.b ii- Eclipse
Music By [Musique] – N. Chotem*
C2.c iii- Lumière De Jour
Music By [Musique] – S. Locat*
C2.d iv- Lumière De Vie
Music By [Musique] – L. Valois*, S. Fiori*, S. Locat*
-
D1.a Prélude D'Amour
Music By [Musique] – N. Chotem*
14:03
D1.b Comme Un Sage
Electric Guitar [Guitare Électrique 6 Cordes] – Serge FioriFlute [Flûte En Sol Électrique] – Libert SubiranaLyrics By [Paroles], Music By [Musique] – S. Fiori*Vocals [Solo De Voix] – Estelle Ste-Croix, Serge Fiori
D2 Épilogue
Music By [Musique] – N. Chotem*
2:52

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – CBS Disques
  • Distributed By – CBS Disques
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Made By – Shorewood Packaging
  • Pressed By – CBS Records Canada Ltd.

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar [Guitare Acoustique 6 Cordes] – Serge Fiori (tracks: A4.a, C2.a to C2.d)
  • Arranged By [Arrangements Musicaux] – Harmonium, M. Lachance*, N. Chotem*
  • Backing Vocals [Choeur] – Estelle Ste-Croix (tracks: A2, A4.b, B1.b, D1.b), Monique Fauteux (tracks: A2, A4.b, B1.b, D1.b), Pierre Bertrand (tracks: A2, A4.b, B1.b, D1.b), Richard Séguin (tracks: A2, A4.b, B1.b, D1.b), Serge Fiori (tracks: A2, A4.b, B1.b, D1.b)
  • Bass [Basse] – Louis Valois (tracks: A2, A4.a, A4.b, B1.b, B2, C1.a, C2.a to C2.d, D1.b)
  • Celesta [Célesta] – Neil Chotem (tracks: A2, B2, C2.a to C2.d)
  • Cello [1er Violoncelle] – Jack Cantor
  • Conductor – Neil Chotem
  • Design [Conception De La Pochette] – Michel Normandeau, Robert Lussier
  • Directed By [Direction Musicale] – L. Valois*, M. Lachance*, S. Fiori*
  • Drums [Batterie] – Denis Farmer (tracks: A2, A4.a, A4.b, B1.b, B2, C1.a, C2.a to C2.d, D1.b)
  • Electric Guitar [Guitare Électrique 6 Cordes (Solo)] – Robert Stanley (tracks: B1.b, C2.a to C2.d), Serge Fiori (tracks: B1.b, C2.a to C2.d)
  • Electric Piano [Piano Fender Rhodes] – Neil Chotem (tracks: B2, C1.a, D1.b)
  • Flute [Flûte] – Jeanne Baxtresse*
  • Guitar [Guitare Classique] – Anthony Chotem (tracks: C2.a to C2.d)
  • Harp [Harpe] – Dorothy E. Masella*
  • Management [Direction Artstique Et Gérance] – Paul Dupont-Hébert
  • Management [Direction Artstique Pour Cbs] – John Williams*
  • Mellotron – Serge Locat (tracks: A2, A4.a, B1.b, B2, D1.b)
  • Mixed By [Mixage] – H. Perrot, M. Lachance*
  • Oboe [Hautbois] – Peter Bowman
  • Orchestrated By [Arrangements Orchestraux] – Neil Chotem
  • Organ [Orgue Yamaha] – Serge Locat (tracks: A2, A4.a, A4.b, B2)
  • Organ [Orgue À Tuyaux], Piano [Solo De Piano] – Serge Locat (tracks: C2.a to C2.d)
  • Percussion [Percussions] – Denis Farmer (tracks: A2, A4.b, B1.b, D1.b), Louis Charbonneau
  • Photography By [Denis Farmer Photo] – Danielle Arsenault
  • Photography By [Photos] – Robert Lussier
  • Photography By [Serge Fiori Photo] – Dave Taillon
  • Piano – Serge Locat (tracks: A2, A4.b, B1.b, C1.a, C2.a to C2.d, D1.b)
  • Piano, Synthesizer [Synthétiseur] – Neil Chotem (tracks: C2.a to C2.d)
  • Producer, Recorded By [Prise De Son] – Michel Lachance
  • Recorded By [Matériel Additionel Enregistré Par] – Nelson Vipond
  • Synthesizer [Synthétiseur] – Serge Locat (tracks: A2, A4.a, B1.b, B2)
  • Twelve-String Guitar [Guitare Acoustique 12 Cordes] – Serge Fiori (tracks: A2, A4.b, B1.b, B2, C1.a, C2.a to C2.d, D1.b)
  • Twelve-String Guitar [Guitare Électrique 12 Cordes] – Serge Fiori (tracks: A2, A4.b, B1.b, B2)
  • Violin [1er Violon] – Calvin Sieb
  • Vocals [Voix] – Serge Fiori (tracks: A2, A4.a, A4.b, B1.b, B2, C2.a to C2.d, D1.b)

Notes

Similar to Harmonium - L'Heptade except this release does not have a gatefold sleeve.

Includes two printed inner sleeves with lyrics and credits.

MAPL icon indicates 100% Canadian content (Music, Artist, Performance, Lyrics).

℗ 1976 - CBS Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 label): 90346 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 label): 90346 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3 label): 90347 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4 label): 90347 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runout, etched): PFS-90346-A-1D-2G: ➁ DM-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 runout, etched): 90346-B-1D-2HZ: ➁ DM7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3 runout, etched): PFS-90347-A-1E-2HZ DM-6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4 runout, etched): FS-90347-B-1B-2G: DM C3
  • Other (Record 1 catalogue number): PFS 90346
  • Other (Record 2 catalogue number): PFS 90347

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PGF 90348 Harmonium L'Heptade ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) CBS PGF 90348 Canada 1976
PGFT 90348 Harmonium L'Heptade ‎(Cass, Album, Whi) CBS PGFT 90348 Canada Unknown
PGFT 90348 Harmonium L'Heptade ‎(Cass, Album, CrO) CBS PGFT 90348 Canada Unknown
PGFT 90348 Harmonium L'Heptade ‎(2x8-Trk, Album) CBS PGFT 90348 Canada 1976
CG2K 90348 Harmonium L'Heptade ‎(2xCD, Album, Club, RE) CBS CG2K 90348 Canada Unknown

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