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Harmonium - Si On Avait Besoin D'Une Cinquième Saison CD (album) cover




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5 stars I must say that if there is a album thats been playing in my head all my life, this one must be it! This album was one of my father favorite album in the 70's so being born in 73 and this album being released in 75, at around 3 years old, i got my first listening and it never stop since forever! Why? Because after my father, i was the one who carried the flame, so to speak, in listening this album 1000, 1000, 1000 of times. So it's difinetly on my top 10 album of all time!!! And for me Serge Fiori is what you can call a ginuses, if it exist. All of the album turns around the feeling that we Québecois of the 70's where feeling alianiated by the Canadian governments and we fell it was time to go free and separate ourselves from the rest of Canada.

The first track is Vert(green) the spring season. My favorite of the album. It start very slow with flute, acoustic guitar and bass, after that the vocals starts in a duet between Normandeau and Fiori, very beatiful. Then it grow more intence musically to finally go into a very very good bass groove with a soprano sax solo in little bit of delay. Every time this part starts i have goosebump in my heart wow!!!!! Incredible!!!!! It switch with both voices in solo to finish the song the same way it started, flute.

The next one, Dixie, the summer, as more of a dixiland feel to it. Very cheerful and very beatiful solo exchange with the diverse instruments. The end of that song always make me clap in my hand.

The third one, Depuis L'automne(Since Autum), the fall, relate directly to separatisim and the famous October 70, when Canada prime minister of the time, send the army in the street of Montréal because of the FLQ, a mouvement that whanted more right for the french people of Québec. So it says that it's a song for us to say that we change our way of thinking and that since we know that Québec is ours, the rest of Canada, mostly the goverment, is angry. It ends with the dream that maybe the separation will come, so don't go anywhere, it might be true. Funny enough, it never materialised and we still are parts of Canada, but we got more rights as french speaking people in that sea of anglish people that is north america. Musically this song is full of mellotron. In fact, it may be the best mellotron part that i have heard in a song. Very emotional for Fiori who really believe in what is singing, as always ;) This song with the last instrumantal one, is the core of the album musically, 10min 28sec of pure magical music.

The Forth one, En pleine face, starts with a unusual sound, l'onde martenot, played by Marie Bernard of the group Et cetera. Than, after that the guitar starts and Fiori sing about melting your ice or you will fall on your face, meaning don't be too sure of yourself. The song ends with a beautiful chorus in witch Fiori is singing, " where are you? I can't take it anymore, i don't hear you anymore, where are you? " in a loop that we can hear the accordion fading in until it goes solo for the rest of the song. Very unusual but perfectly good.

The last one, the fifth season, Histoire sans paroles(Story without words), is like the title says, instrumental. Around 17min of the best music you will hear in your life. Just for that one, you must own that album!!! 5 stars!!!! It's start with noises of seagull combine with guitar and one of the best flute melody i have heard in my life!!! Then, after that, the fun starts. lots of guitars, lots of mellotron and the beautiful voice of Judy Richard in a vocal solo that you will remember for the rest of your life, wow!!!! re-wow!!!!!

So. five song for five seasons = 5 Stars. A must for everybody, do not miss that one, grab it, you won't regret it!!!!!

Fido73 | 5/5 |


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