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3.81 | 27 ratings | 4 reviews | 26% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1990

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Another Day (44:03)
2. Ehn Deiss (5:10)
3. Offering (2) (2:07)

Total Time 51:20

Line-up / Musicians

- Christian Vander / vocals, drums, percussion, piano, flutes
- Stella Vander / vocals, percussion
- Guy Khalifa / vocals, flute
- Isabelle Feuillebois / vocals
- Emmanuel Borghi / piano on (1)
- Phillipe Dardelle / contra-bass on (1)
- Jean Claude Buire / drums on (1)
- Pierre Michel Sivadier / keyboards on (1)
- Alex Ferrand / vocals on (2)
- Simon Goubert / vocals, electric piano on (2)
- Pierre Marcault / percussion on (2)
- Frederic Briet / contra-bass on (2)

Releases information

Seventh AV-AVI (CD) 1990 [France]

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OFFERING Offering Part III / Part IV ratings distribution

(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(26%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(41%)
Good, but non-essential (26%)
Collectors/fans only (4%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

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Review by Mellotron Storm
4 stars OFFERING are back 4 years later with their second release and not much has changed. I think I like this a little more than the first one but once again it's the piano and vocals that steal the spotlight. This time we have Emmanual Borghi (MAGMA, ONE SHOT) on piano for the over 44 minute opening track and he doesn't disappoint. I have to say though that the vocals of Christian and Stella Vander are really what makes this recording so special. Once again it's dedicated to Christian's hero John Coltrane, and Vander gives him his all here.

"Another Day" is the over 44 minute highlight reel. Would love to see this performed live in it's entirety. It opens with piano melodies before female (Stella) vocals arrive around a minute. It kicks in with drums before 1 1/2 minutes. Christian comes in vocally a minute later as it settles some. Contrasts will continue. Stella is back trading vocals with Christian. So much passion in their vocals. This is so much fun. It starts to calm down around 13 minutes. Christian offers up some vocal melodies after 14 minutes for about 5 minutes as the piano and drums continue in an almost dissonant manner. The piano stops after 21 minutes but drums continue. The earlier melody is back and so is Christian 23 minutes in. Nice bass here. It settles back and we get some percussion. Piano before 26 minutes then the tempo picks up. Vocals stop as dissonant piano takes over. A dead calm 29 minutes in then it starts to rebuild. Flute before 31 1/2 minutes as piano then vocals come to the fore. Stella's back too, as well as the drums. Stella and Christian battle again vocally. Great sound 37 1/2 minutes in as we get that full sound. Christian keeps shouting "Good God y'all" (haha). Too much fun ! It settles around 41 minutes with Stella's vocal melodies, piano and drums. Wow!

"Ehn Deiss" opens with piano as Christian comes in vocally. Stella after 2 1/2 minutes takes over. Flute before 4 minutes then dual vocals end it. A mellow track. "Offering (2)" is led by drums and piano as Stella comes in, and she does get threatrical.

I mentioned how pleasantly surprised I was with their debut on that review, well this might even be better. Highly recommended to MAGMA fans out there.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Christian Vander's more jazz-oriented Coltrane tribute side project came back with a second album, built around a 44 minute journey which is made god by Emmanuel Borghi's piano work and the vocals of Mr & Mrs Vander. Another Day is pretty catchy from the start, with light and fast paced jazz sty ... (read more)

Report this review (#2856029) | Posted by bartymj | Saturday, December 3, 2022 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This is the second longest opening track on an album I've come across, and I must admit, it's where all the action is. It's sprawling, entertaining and very progressive. I enjoy about 35 minutes of the 44 though. Another Day has places in its middle section which really don't do much except sq ... (read more)

Report this review (#572688) | Posted by Smegcake! | Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This album took quite some time to finish, There exists bootlegs way back from 1982 with a 25 minute version of "Another Day" which is in some way better cause its more consise than the album version found on this release, the main problem with this piece is that it have ca 10 minutes of what ... (read more)

Report this review (#113900) | Posted by zebehnn | Thursday, March 1, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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