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2.95 | 12 ratings | 2 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1981

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Balançoire en Feu (5:53)
2. Vaiva la Lune (4:57)
3. Paysans Sans Peur (1:18)
4. Chantier d'ét (4:49)
5. Dans la Rivière (4:39)
6. Soldat de la République (5:02)
7. Petite Oasis (3:51)
8. Beau Charpentier / Quand le Cyprés (6:17)
9. Le Couteau Blond (3:50)
10. Balançoire en Feu - Reprise (1:15)

Total Time: 41:51

Line-up / Musicians

- Gabriel Yacoub / acoustic & electric guitars, autoharp, mandocello, vocals
- Marie Yacoub / electric & acoustic dulcimer, percussion, vocals
- Patrick LeMercier / violin, lead electric guitar, Scotish bagpipes, crumhorn, lyre, vocals
- Olivier Zdrzalik / bass, electric piano, clavinet, Yamaha AC80 synth, tubular bells, vocals
- Jean-Pierre Arnoux / percussion, drums, vibes

- Hughes DeCourson / Yamaha AC80 synth, piano, glockenspiel, Hammond, vocals, producer
- Bertrand Da Rin / piano (8,10)
- Richard Galliano / accordion, bandoneon
- Ivan Lantos / flute, Bulgarian bagpipes
- Jim Cuomo / saxophones
- Régis Dupré / winds conductor (9)
- Michel Camicas / trombone (9)
- Rémy Vasseur / trombone (9)
- Alain Hatot / soprano saxophone (9)
- Romain Mayoral / clarinet (9)
- Gilbert Viatgé / clarinet (9)
- Martial Prost / cor Anglais (9)
- Michel Bourseix / xylophone
- Véronique Harvey / backing vocals
- Bruno Coulais / arrangements (10)

Releases information

Artwork: Richard L. Schaefer

LP Elektra ‎- 52 280 (1981, France)

CD Acousteack ‎- 082304 (1996, France)
CD Griffe ‎- GRI191892 (2012, France) New cover

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MALICORNE Balançoire En Feu ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(25%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
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Review by Bonnek
2 stars Balançoire en Feu is the last real Malicorne album that was written and recorded by the full band. It still contains of lot of good songs but it lacks both the innovative arrangements and the emotional intensity from previous efforts. The song writing has shifted from their usual modernized classic folk to a more French 'chanson' orientated style which would be the main direction Yacoub would take in his solo career. By consequence the album's relevance in progressive rock is minimal. Though it fails both to surprise and to convince, it's a worthy exit for Malicorne. Unlike so many other 70's bands, they did know very well when it was their time to stop gracefully.

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4 stars I can understand why this album deceived some listeners, even among those who had followed and supported the group before : the sound is not folk anymore, it's a perfect radio sound, based on electric instruments most of the time and also often on pop rock rythms. And it is a big surprise to di ... (read more)

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