Sunday, September 11, 2011

Montreal - A summer's Night (Can 1970)

Montreal - A Summer's Night (Can 1970)

Montreal:
* Jean Cousineau,
* Gilles Losier,
* Fran Losier.
Personel:
* Richie Havens (koto, sitar);
* Jeremy Steig (flute);
* Gilles Losier (piano);
* Buzzy Linhart (vibraphone);
* Skeeter Camera (percussion).

Tracks:
01. What About the Wind?  2:28
02. Summer's Night  3:37
03. Circles and Lines  2:45
04. Sometimes in Stillness  3:00
05. Third Floor Walk-Up  5:30
06. Every Passing Moment  2:59
07. Summertime  4:11
08. Round and Round  3:05
09. Infinity  7:58

- Genre: Psychedelic Rock

- Audio Remixers: Al Manger; Bernard Fox.
- Liner Note Author: Richie Havens.
- Photographer: Mark Roth.

This project led by canadian musicians Fran & Gilles Losier, Jean Cousineau was recorded in New York with the help of the four top US musicians Jeremy Steig, Buzz Linhart, Skeeter Camera and Richie Havens. The result is a beautiful folk album with occasional jazz and psych influences. Check the songs for one of the freshest version of "Summertime" and the dark "Infinity".
 ~ by dj fanis.
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The very aptly titled A Summer's Night is a lost slice of turn-of-the-'70s Quebec psychedelia.
After the October Crisis (October 1970), French Canadian music will take a resolutely national turn, leading to the rise of French-singing groups like Harmonium and Beau Dommage in 1973-1974 (prog rock group Morse Code will even switch from English to French around that time). However, A Summer's Night was recorded a little prior to the terrorist events that will precipitate the Quebec sovereignty movement. As a result, the music is lighthearted and the lyrics sung in English -- the title track is the only song with French lyrics, and these are sung with a fake English accent! The lush voice of singer Fran Losier was Montreal's main asset. Comfortable in folk ("Circles and Line"), acid folk ("Infinity"), and jazz settings ("Summertime," "Third Floor Walkup"), she comes off as a surprisingly strong performer with good singing technique to boot (a rarity when dealing with...psychedelic-era rarities).
Guitarist Jean Cousineau and pianist/bassist Gilles Losier round up the core of the band, which has a very pleasant kind of camaraderie going on ("A Summer's Night," "Sometimes in Stillness"). Recorded in 1970, the album was produced by Richie Havens, who also contributes sitar on the eight-minute acid-laced closer "Infinity." Definitely strong enough for the mainstream, this debut and sole album by Montreal should have been a hit. History decided otherwise. A very nice album, particularly for "What About the Wind?," "A Summer's Night," and "Infinity."
 ~ Fran�ois Couture
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The very aptly titled A Summer's Night is a lost slice of turn-of-the-seventies Quebec psychedelia. After the October Crisis (October 1970), French Canadian music will take a resolutely national turn, leading to the rise of French-singing groups like Harmonium and Beau Dommage in 1973-1974 (prog rock group Morse Code will even switch from English to French around that time). However, A Summer's Night was recorded a little prior to the terrorist events that will precipitate the Quebec sovereignty movement. As a result, the music is lighthearted and the lyrics sung in English -- the title track is the only song with French lyrics, and these are sung with a fake English accent! The lush voice of singer Fran Losier was Montreal's main asset.
Comfortable in folk ("Circles and Line"), acid folk ("Infinity") and jazz settings ("Summertime," "Third Floor Walkup"), she comes off as a surprisingly strong performer with good singing technique to boot (a rarity when dealing with�psychedelic-era rarities). Guitarist Jean Cousineau and pianist/bassist Gilles Losier round up the core of the band, which has a very pleasant kind of camaraderie going on ("A Summer's Night," "Sometimes in Stillness"). Recorded in 1970, the album was produced by Richie Havens, who also contributes sitar on the eight-minute acid-laced closer "Infinity." Definitely strong enough for the mainstream, this debut and sole album by Montreal should have been a hit. History decided otherwise. A very nice album, particularly for "What About the Wind?," "A Summer's Night" and "Infinity."
 ~ by error404.

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