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3.27 | 15 ratings | 2 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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DVD/Video, released in 1993

Songs / Tracks Listing

Documentary (28:52)

including 1977-78 live performances of:
- Viens danser
- Comme un sage

Line-up / Musicians

- Serge Fiori / vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
- Monique Fauteaux / vocals, keyboards
- Louis Valois / bass guitar, vocals
- Denis Farmer / drums, percussion
- Jeffrey Fisher / keyboards
- Robert Stanley / guitar
- Libert Subirama / winds, vocals

- Jean-Marie Lemieux / Narration
- Paul Dupont-Hébert / Commentary
- René Lévesque / Commentary

Releases information

Originally released in select theatres in October of 1979. It features footage of the Harmonium trip and failed tour to California in 1977 as well as footage from the Fiori-Seguin tour (featuring an almost identical band line-up as Harmonium) in 1978. An almost full version of "Viens danser" is presented along with snippets of Harmonium songs. This mini-documentary contains (as of 2015) the only publicly released live footage of Harmonium, even though many of their TV and festival appearances have been filmed.

VHS Magada Héritage International - MAGHVDF-95 (1993, Canada)
DVD Magada Héritage International - MAGHDVD-97 (2001, Canada) Remastered
DVD Unidisc Music - 069458255639 (2017, Canada) Remastered, with different cover art

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HARMONIUM Harmonium en Californie / in California ratings distribution

(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(20%)
Good, but non-essential (60%)
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3 stars This video documents Harmonium's first (and only, if I'm not mistaken) tour of the United States. I'm sorry to say this VHS will be much more pleasurable for those who understand French (and even more so for French-Canadians) as most of the video is narrated in French and deals with the aspects of ... (read more)

Report this review (#143207) | Posted by Shakespeare | Tuesday, October 9, 2007 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This is the unique chance to see Harmonium filmed live. Unfortunately, because the band was really impressing during live shows with the Denis Farmer's monstrous drum, the Serge Locat's keyboards, the multiple Serge Fiori's guitars. We can say that the stage is filled well. Briefly, the movie i ... (read more)

Report this review (#131110) | Posted by Stream | Wednesday, August 1, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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