Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

GERARD

Gerard

Neo-Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Gerard Gerard album cover
3.32 | 25 ratings | 4 reviews | 20% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


Write a review
Buy GERARD Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Meridian (2:57)
2. Orpheus: (8:52)
I) I cry for help
II) Decision
III) Elysium
3. Incantation (3:31)
4. Lasting memory (5:15)
5. Revenge (3:34)
6. Melting time (9:39)
Bonus tracks
7. Visionary dream (4:27)
8. Midnight dreamer (4:29)

Total Time: 42:44

Lyrics

Search GERARD Gerard lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search GERARD Gerard tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Toshio Egawa / keyboards
- Yukihiro Fujimura / vocals, guitars
- Y§hei Kawada / bass
- Masaharu Sat§ / drums
- Masaki Tanimoto / percussion
- Yasumasa Uotani / bass

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
Edit this entry

GERARD MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy GERARD Gerard Music



Right Now on Ebay (logo)
GERARD KENNY Crime That Pays 7" VINYL Demo B/W Music And Words (Pb5196) UK Rca USD $6.58 Buy It Now
GERARD HOFFNUNG Hoffnung At The Oxford Union 7" VINYL 3 Track Mono EP Featuring USD $5.53 Buy It Now
GERARD KENNY Maggie 7" VINYL B/W Nickles And Dimes (Rca3) UK Rca USD $2.76 Buy It Now
GERARD KENNY Fantasy 7" VINYL B/W Noone Knows (Pb5256) Pic Sleeve UK Rca USD $4.14 Buy It Now
DANYEL GERARD Meloman 7" VINYL B/W Mellowman (C008-72299) Name On Front Of Pic USD $4.14 Buy It Now
GERARD KENNY New York New York 7" VINYL B/w I'm Leaving Home Again (pb5117) UK USD $4.14 Buy It Now
GERARD SOUZAY Baritone Air De Demetrio Handel 12" 78 DECCA K2290 USD $17.13 Buy It Now
M PHILIPPE GERARD 8 Danses Modernes 10" VINYL 8 Track Mono 10 Inch Album In USD $6.58 Buy It Now
Songs of Poulenc by Gerard Souzay and Dalton Baldwin ; LP (RCA) New/Sealed USD $99.95 Buy It Now 8m 29s
GERARD LENORMAN Les Matins D'hiver 7" VINYL B/W Mon Chemin (Cbs8427) Pic Sleeve USD $6.58 Buy It Now 29m 46s
GERARD KENNY Fit To Be Tied 7" VINYL B/W Pavement Princess (Pb5152) Pic Sleeve USD $4.14 Buy It Now 29m 50s
GERARD KENNY D D D Dancin 7" VINYL B/W Love (Pb5136) Pic Sleeve UK Rca USD $2.77 Buy It Now 30m 12s
GERARD KENNY Son Of A Song And Dance Man 7" VINYL Orange Vinyl B/W Drinking USD $4.14 Buy It Now 30m 20s
GERARD JOLING Love Is In Your Eyes 7" VINYL (2490857) Pic Sleeve German Wea USD $6.58 Buy It Now 33m 24s
GERARD KENNY I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face 7" VINYL (Fant1) Pic Sleeve UK USD $4.14 Buy It Now 34m 12s
DANYEL GERARD 66 7" VINYL 4 Track EP Featuring J'attends Demain, Monsieur Le USD $6.58 Buy It Now 34m 45s
Gerard Kenny-Fantasy-1980 7" single USD $2.62 Buy It Now 36m 10s
GERARD KENNY Maggie 7" VINYL B/W Nickles And Dimes (Rca3) Pic Sleeve UK Rca USD $5.53 Buy It Now 43m 4s
GERARD AND THE WATCHMEN I Climbed A Tree CD 8 Track Still Sealed In Card Sleeve USD $8.56 Buy It Now 46m 26s
GERARD KENNY Other Woman The Other Man CD 2 Track B/w Tom's Theme (wcd7) UK Acl USD $10.34 Buy It Now 51m 48s
GERARD WAY Hesitant Alien CD 11 Track With Info Stickered Gatefold Card Sleeve USD $10.34 Buy It Now 52m 57s
300 - Movie Soundtrack - CD - 2007 - Gerard Butler. USD $6.59 [0 bids]
53m 1s
GERARD WAY Pinkish/Don't Try RECORD STORE DAY 2016 Splatter Vinyl SEALED USD $29.99 Buy It Now 1h 4m
GERARD KENNY - NO MAN'S LAND (FROM 'WIDOWS' TV SERIES) 7" VINYL PS USD $5.26 Buy It Now 1h 44m
Quintin Gerard W.-FNKYSAX CD NEW USD $17.19 Buy It Now 2h 27m
Lp SATURNE FRANCE 10" DANCING N║ 5 LD 2017 HENRI RENAUD PHILIPPE GERARD ENSEMBLE USD $30.00 Buy It Now 2h 33m
CD: Gerard Lesne Il Seminario musicale Dans un bois solitaire 1999 Virgin USD $14.95 Buy It Now 2h 34m
(CD) Live In Marseille / Gerard / Japanese ProgRock / [MUSEA] USD $11.99 Buy It Now 3h 59m
(CD) Meridian [French Import] / Gerard / Japanese ProgRock USD $69.99 Buy It Now 4h 12m
GERARD KENNY Made It Thru The Rain LP VINYL 10 Track In Catalogue Number USD $4.14 Buy It Now 4h 18m
GERARD HOFFNUNG S/T LP VINYL White Label Test Pressing (Gh1) UK USD $6.58 Buy It Now 4h 19m
GERARD MCMAHON No Looking Back LP VINYL 10 Track With Inner But Promo Stamped USD $6.58 Buy It Now 4h 19m
GERARD KENNY Made It Thru The Rain LP VINYL 10 Track In Embossed Gatefold USD $4.14 Buy It Now 4h 20m
GERARD MCMAHON No Looking Back LP VINYL 10 Track With Inner Deletion Cut To USD $6.58 Buy It Now 4h 20m
(CD) Pendulum [French Import] / Gerard / Japanese ProgRock USD $15.99 Buy It Now 4h 29m
GERARD HOFFNUNG - The Best of | RARE classical Angel LP USD $7.99 Buy It Now 4h 42m
(CD) Pandora's Box [French Import] / Gerard / Japanese ProgRock USD $21.99 Buy It Now 4h 43m
GERARD HOFFNUNG Importance Of Being Hoffnung LP VINYL 12 Track But Sleeve Has USD $4.14 Buy It Now 4h 45m
GERARD HOFFNUNG Importance Of Being Hoffnung LP VINYL 12 Track With Bonus USD $4.14 Buy It Now 4h 46m
SCHUBERT Gerard Souzay Recital LP VINYL 13 Track Mono Pressing Gold/Silver USD $11.72 Buy It Now 4h 47m
RENAUD Le Retour De Gerard Lambert LP VINYL 11 Track Inner Is Split On Two USD $6.58 Buy It Now 5h 31m
Gerard Way 12" Vinyl Picture Disc My Chemical Romance MCR Record Store Day RSD USD $49.99 Buy It Now 5h 48m
Schubert: Winterreise (Dante) - Bernard Kruysen; Gerard van Blerk; Franz Schub.. USD $19.95 Buy It Now 5h 54m
DANYEL GERARD Japan 1978 NM 7"45 BUTTERFLY Sung by English & French USD $19.99 Buy It Now 6h 33m
Gerard Souzay, Dalton Baldwin "Songs of Poulenc" LP USD $4.95 Buy It Now 8h 52m
LENORMAN,GERARD-BEST OF 3CD (FRA) CD NEW USD $35.23 Buy It Now 9h 36m
Alessandrini, Gerard, Various Ar, Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act!: The Uno USD $7.00 Buy It Now 10h 12m
Hesitant Alien, Gerard Way, 0093624937210 USD $17.92 Buy It Now 10h 24m
DANYEL GERARD BUTTERFLY RARE RECORD GERMANY 7" PS 45prm USD $8.90 Buy It Now 11h 16m
Cornet Favorites Turn Of The Century Gerard Schwarz,Schuller *New USD $14.99 Buy It Now 11h 27m
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE The Black Parade vinyl LP (swirl) sealed rare OOP Gerard Way USD $41.98 Buy It Now 11h 53m
SCHUBERT: The Trout~Sylvia~The Linden Tree etc/Gerard Souzay/Dalton Baldwin USD $9.18 Buy It Now 13h 22m
Favorite Ballets by Stravinsky, Igor, Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony Orchestr USD $7.92 Buy It Now 13h 33m
Gerard Souzay Sings Ravel (LP, Mint) USD $9.99 Buy It Now 14h 34m
GERARD JOLING CD Heart To Heart 1987 ORIGINAL PRESSING WEST GERMANY bonus CD USD $13.00 Buy It Now 15h 59m
Schreker Hindemith Busoni LACO David Shifrin Gerard Schwarz Nonesuch Stereo LP USD $13.91 Buy It Now 16h
GERARD KENNY MADE IT THRU THE RAIN 1979 RCA VICTOR A2 B1 SON OF A SONG VINYL LP USD $11.61 Buy It Now 16h 44m
VIENNA overture org blue-wax LP w/OBI japan hard prog GERARD OUTER LIMITS NOVELA USD $39.99 Buy It Now 17h 18m
GERARD KENNY "MADE IT THRU THE RAIN" 1979 SEALED RCA USD $10.00 Buy It Now 17h 22m
GERARD WAY BAND * Hand Signed Guitar Picks * MATT GORNEY PLUS L@@K USD $42.08 [0 bids]
USD $60.44 Buy It Now
17h 57m
Gerard SOUZAY Dalton BALDWIN WOLF ITALIENISCHEN LIEDERBUCH Philips SAL NM USD $24.99 Buy It Now 18h 4m
James Lord Henry James La Bete Dans La Jungle Gerard Depardieu Fanny Ardant [CD] USD $19.72 Buy It Now 18h 26m
GERARD LENORMAN Un Ami/Elles S'En Vont Les Amours 45 RPM 7" Carrere CA-11311 USD $6.75 Buy It Now 18h 49m
VINYL 7" SINGLE - D-D-D DANCING - GERARD KENNY - PB5136 USD $9.22 Buy It Now 18h 55m
WILBERT/DE WIT,GERARD HAZELZET - 6 FLUTE SONATAS OP.91 CD NEW+ DE BOISMORTIER USD $15.53 Buy It Now 19h 5m
GERARD LAYANI 7" PS Japan promo POURQUOI PLEURER s6406 USD $18.00 Buy It Now 19h 45m
FREE 2for1 OFFER-Alan Hovhaness / Gerard Schwarz / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic USD $14.98 Buy It Now 19h 49m
Lucky Thompson With Gerard Pochonet's Orchestra F... vinyl LP record UK USD $71.15 Buy It Now 20h 5m
Aangenaam Gerard Cox Dutch vinyl LP album record 0681274141 EMI 1987 USD $24.99 Buy It Now 20h 10m
PARIS WASHBOARD- Truckin CD (1995) Peter Ecklund/Gerard Gervois/Alain Marquet USD $12.19 Buy It Now 20h 35m
LE CID 2-LP BOX SET VINYL RECORDS Pierre Corneille Gerard Philipe Deschamps EL USD $31.47 Buy It Now 20h 50m
NEW - Pub Music by Kremer, Gerard USD $9.54 Buy It Now 20h 59m
ASD 3948 Bach Telemann Suites Ransom Wilson LACO Gerard Schwarz EMI DIgital LP USD $9.22 Buy It Now 21h 14m
Red Hot Radio Gerard Kenny UK 7" vinyl single record RCA105 RCA 1981 USD $12.46 Buy It Now 21h 16m
78 RPM MADE IN FRANCE SEPT POEMES FRANăOIS MAYNARD GERARD SOUZAY PIANO BONNEAU USD $25.00 Buy It Now 21h 16m
78 RPM MADE FRANCE LE CHANT DU MONDE PHILIPPE GERARD RUE DE LAPPE - LE GENERAL USD $25.00 Buy It Now 21h 16m
SOUNDTRACK THEATER LP STRATAS SINGS WEILL Y CHAMBER SYMPHONY GERARD SCHWARZ USD $7.99 Buy It Now 21h 23m
12" LP Retro Music Album - Danyel Gerard Atmosphere - French Includes Sexologie USD $21.99 Buy It Now 21h 46m
Gerard Lesne sings Scarlatti Motets Virgin 545 103 CD USD $6.59 Buy It Now 22h 10m
CAJUN HOME MUSIC RARE FOLKWAYS LP RECORDED BY GERARD DOLE W/ INSERT USD $35.00 Buy It Now 22h 26m
Danyel Gerard - 1961-62 - Rock & Roll USD $13.16 Buy It Now 22h 26m
Danyel Gerard - Documents Sixties Rares 1962...plus - Rock & Roll USD $13.16 Buy It Now 22h 26m
Danyel Gerard - 1958-59...plus - Rock & Roll USD $13.16 Buy It Now 22h 27m
Gerard D÷le - Louisiana - Cajun/Zydeco/Swamp Pop USD $13.16 Buy It Now 22h 30m
R. Strauss: Songs - Strauss,R / Souzay,Gerard / Gueden,Hilde CD-JEWEL CASE USD $14.84 Buy It Now 23h
Gerard Dave Pochonet-Swingin' In Paris-Taureau 3301-DJ COPY USD $29.99 Buy It Now 23h 11m
MOZART CONCERTO NO 3 FOR VIOLIN - GERARD POULET - REMINGTON RLP-199-131 DG LP USD $15.99 Buy It Now 23h 13m
DANYEL GERARD**1958-1959**CD USD $16.95 Buy It Now 23h 32m
CD: Troubadours Art Ensemble 6 Gerard Zuchetto 2002 Troba Vox USD $19.95 Buy It Now 23h 33m
DANYEL GERARD**DOCUMENTS 60S RARES - 1968**CD USD $16.95 Buy It Now 23h 42m
AL 3422 GERARD SOUZAY Beethoven/Brahms Lieder LP USD $13.45 Buy It Now 1 day
LE PETIT PRINCE FRENCH STORY LP Record Antoine de Saint-Exupery Gerard Philipe USD $6.60 Buy It Now 1 day
Gerard McMahon- No Looking Back- new/sealed cassette- rare? USD $4.50 Buy It Now 1 day
GERARD HOFFNUNG At The Oxford Union 10" vinyl LP USD $5.60 Buy It Now 1 day
GERARD KENNY I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face 7" USD $5.33 Buy It Now 1 day
GERARD KENNY New York New York UK 7" 45 USD $3.36 Buy It Now 1 day
GERARD HOFFNUNG Hoffnung At The Oxford University 10"Vinyl USD $2.62 Buy It Now 1 day
GERARD KENNY Red Hot Radio UK 7" 45 USD $6.67 Buy It Now 1 day
GERARD KENNY Crime That Pays UK 7" 45 USD $5.33 Buy It Now 1 day
GERARD KENNY Son of a Song and Dance Man 7" red vinyl USD $5.60 Buy It Now 1 day

More places to buy GERARD music online Buy GERARD & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for GERARD DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

GERARD Gerard ratings distribution


3.32
(25 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
20%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
44%
Good, but non-essential (32%)
32%
Collectors/fans only (4%)
4%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

GERARD Gerard reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by lor68
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars Well you could also erase another half star, as this debut album didn't pay a tribute to the bombastic style by ELP at all, or any similar Prog band of the seventies at least (whose profusion of epic keyboards was the main target), but with its peek of harmonic solutions, being not so remarkable, it was alone a controversial episode, that is such a new-prog work with hints of hard rock music. In fact their stuff was often much inferior for example than that one produced by another Japanese band called "Teru's Symphonia" (regarding of their taste within the development of the suites) and something was missed at the beginning.Nevertheless here you find the analogical synthesizers and every kind of orchestration, which has been the typical "trademark" by K. Emerson, E.Jobson or Rick Wakeman for example, even though inside a certain "Marillionian" mood, which is disturbing nowadays... Toshio Egawa- the founder of the band- was not reduced to a derivative role only and the contribution of the Japanese keyboardist was interesting in a few circumstances,especially where he didn't want to give us any demonstration;but- apart from these considerations- I think that such work was quite personal yet, despite of their several stereotypes they liked to use,above all considering the epic and hard prog scene of the early eighties.Moreover their following transformation into a different ensemble, performing an hard rock genre definitively, made their stuff quite forgettable some years later!!!This was at the end a normal new-prog stuff, symphonic oriented and pretty much derivative, characterized by interesting music features-sometimes remarkable- and anything else ...make your own choice!!
Review by apps79
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars The japanese progressive rock scene tends to be one of strongest and surely one of my favourites prog rock movements with a personal bombastic sound.From what I've listened to (Ars Nova,Midas,Outer Limits,Kenso etc.), I'm totally blown out.GERARD must be considered one of the most consistent bands from Japan.Formed in early 80's by keyboardist Toshio Egawa,GERARD have a long and succesful career that lasts over 20 years.Egawa is a veteran of japanese prog rock,being formerly a member of great bands like Schezerade,Fromage and most importantly Novela,maybe the band who established the nowadays japanese symphonic style of rock.After his departure from Novela,Egawa formed GERARD without denying his former ''symphonic'' past.After several gigs,the band released their first eponymous debut in 1984.

This album is another example of great japanese prog rock created by mature musicians.The ELP influence is quite obvious through the grandiose and bombastic style of the keyboards of Egawa.Things do not stop here.There is an evident hard-rocking sound mostly created by the guitars,as well as some neo prog touches here and there.The ''Meridian'' intro sets the listener into the general atmosphere of the album with its symphonic/bombastic/melodic sound.The ''Orpheus'' suite is a decent example of a symphonic rock opus,with superb classical influenced piano,keyboards and vocals,a track very much in the vein of early ARENA.''Incantation'' is my favourite track.A 9 min. mini epic with beautiful melodic symph keyboards haunting it,followed later by equally melodic guitars.An emotional stunner!''Lasting memory'' is another ELP influenced without much variety,it's like a ballad-like suite with alternating keys and vocals.''Revenge'' is the first track where the hard rock influences of the band are in first place with the strong guitar start and the solos that come later,accompanied by bombastic synthesizers of Egawa.''Melting time'' is another mini-epic that has a slow start mainly covered with the voice of Yukihiro Fujimura,but later it changes to a mind-blowing over-complex organ/keyboards/guitars interplay.Great track!''Visionary dream'' should be considered as the ballad of the album without lacking in grandiosity or classical influences.The closer of the album is the most neo-proggish track of all,with AOR-ish synthesizers,rhythm,guitar solos and vocal melodies,it is quite enjoyable but has a lot of weaknesses compared to the other tracks...

GERARD's debut is a fine effort of symphonic progressive rock in the vein of ELP,mostly keyboard- driven (amazing work by Egawa in this section),lots of strong moments and great melodies...Don't let the neo-prog label prevent you from buying this album...This is pure grandiose quantitive symphonic prog!My fair rating is 3.5 stars...

Review by snobb
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars Debut album of Japanese keyboardist veteran Toshio Egawa one of projects. Opener "Meridian" sounds quite attractive - not original, but in good ELP tradition: heavy keyboards based bombastic melodic sound.

But from the second song I was disappointed: as often with Japanese prog rock bands (usually fusion or symphonic) the music is not only very secondary, but this time it's openly imitative. Keyboards sounds very synthetic, all the sound mix is unnatural, more like from cartoons, than from real life. In combination with extremely bombastic musicianship, almost all songs sound more as symphonic prog parody, soundtrack for comics, than real original compositions. Vocals are strange, spacey, but often out of place.

Some compositions are quite heavy, but it doesn't help. During all listening I had the feeling I listen to plastic joke, synthetic parody to symphonic prog release.

For heavy fans of SUCH music only.

Latest members reviews

4 stars I was quite impressed with this album; a great symphonic one emerging from the 80┤s, driven by keyboardist extraordinaire Toshio Egawa (his solo spot on the Novela live album is amazing and shows a clear rendition/tribute to Keith Emerson). There┤s a good balance between keyboards and guitars a ... (read more)

Report this review (#171093) | Posted by elpprogster | Thursday, May 15, 2008 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of GERARD "Gerard"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives