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SEUL ENSEMBLE

Serge Fiori

Prog Folk


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3.89 | 112 ratings | 3 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2019

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1 (49:03)
1. Vert (6:24)
2. Comme un fou (7:41)
3. En pleine face (5:29)
4. De la chambre au salon (5:25)
5. Si bien (4:56) *
6. Viens danser (5:16)
7. Chanson noire (4:14)
8. Depuis l'automne (9:38)

CD 2 (72:29)
1. Prologue (4:19)
2. Le premier ciel (7:17)
3. Le corridor (7:18)
4. Aujourd'hui, je dis bonjour à la vie (7:09)
5. Histoires sans paroles (7:08)
6. L'exil (9:22)
7. Dixie (3:31)
8. Harmonium (5:41)
9. Comme un sage (5:14)
10. Épilogue (2:44)
11. Un musicien parmi tant d'autres (4:14)
12. Ça fait du bien (8:32)

Total Time 121:32

* not present on the first CD edition (Sony Music ‎19075937962)

Line-up / Musicians

- Serge Fiori / original and new recordings, arrangements
- Harmonium / original band recordings
- Fiori-Séguin / original band recordings

With:
- Louis-Jean Cormier / electric & acoustic guitars, bass, synth, percussion, vocals
- Alex Mc Mahon / piano, keyboards, bass, drums, percussion, vocals, string orchestration
- Guillaume Chartrain / bass, vocals, mixing

with added choirs, strings and horns

Releases information

Harmonium and Serge Fiori songs reworked for a 2019 show by "Cirque Éloize"

Artwork: Marlène Cogez

2CD Sony Music ‎19075937962 (March 8, 2019, Canada)

2CD Sony Music ‎19075982342 (September 27, 2019, Canada) with 1 more track, "Si bien"
3LP Sony Music 19075982521 (September 27, 2019, Canada) with 1 more track, "Si bien"

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SERGE FIORI Seul ensemble ratings distribution


3.89
(112 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
29%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
29%
Good, but non-essential (27%)
27%
Collectors/fans only (10%)
10%
Poor. Only for completionists (5%)
5%

SERGE FIORI Seul ensemble reviews


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Review by BrufordFreak
COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Though it's difficult for me to want to serve up a review much less a rating for an album that is merely a solo rendering of songs previously published (45 years ago), I cannot help but fall into the trap set by this true master's vocal and simplified offerings of much-beloved music--no matter how old it is or how "perfect" they wer in their original published forms. It was actually heart-warming to learn that Serge was A) still alive and B) that he still had an affinity for/connection with the songs that he composed in his youth--and boy does he have a connection to them. Each and every song here is delivered in such a powerful, masterful, and beautiful form that I urge all fans of HARMONIUM, all fans of Prog Folk music, and all fans of virtuosic songwriting to give this album, these songs, this master your attention. Just to be in the same space as these songs, as this songwriter, as this amazing music and stories is a privilege--something you won't forget should you give them a chance. I only hope that you can find the time and will to do it. I would be surprised if you would regret it.

Latest members reviews

5 stars This is certainly one of the extraordinary releases this year (nearly two hours of music across 18 tracks). I found this immediately enjoyable from beginning to end with some lovely folk melodies that are developed further through fine orchestration. I then read bertolino's review which informed ... (read more)

Report this review (#2248206) | Posted by CeeJayGee | Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | Review Permanlink

5 stars "Tout change, tout me dérange Je me reconnais plus » - Serge Fiori, opening words of L'Exil" from l'Heptade. "All changes, everything bothers me. I don't recognize myself anymore". This would summarize Serge Fiori's thou ... (read more)

Report this review (#2167206) | Posted by bertolino | Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Review Permanlink

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