Header

A SECRET PLACE

Mirage

Jazz Rock/Fusion


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Mirage A Secret Place  album cover
2.84 | 11 ratings | 4 reviews | 18% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy MIRAGE Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 2001

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Nothing On TV Tonight (5:15)
2. Coming Out Of Nowhere (4:30)
3. Untold Stories (6:47)
4. For Andy (5:10)
5. The UFO Trip (6:30)
6. Time Machine (7:00)
7. Not Fair Enough (6:35)
8. Alien Attack - Supernova (10:30)

Total Time: 63:08

Lyrics

Search MIRAGE A Secret Place lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search MIRAGE A Secret Place tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Stephan Forner / guitars, vocals
- Philippe Duplessy / keyboards, vocals
- Cyrille Forner / basses, vocals
- Joël Mondon / drums
- Agnès Forner / flute, vocals

Releases information

CD Musea Records #FGBG 4361.AR-Fra (2001)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
Edit this entry

MIRAGE MP3, Free Download (music stream)


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

Buy MIRAGE A Secret Place Music


Classic Guitar MoodsClassic Guitar Moods
Import
Polyg 1995
Audio CD$0.01 (used)
Tomorrow Never Knows: Singles and Lost Sessions, 1966-1968Tomorrow Never Knows: Singles and Lost Sessions, 1966-1968
Import
Rpm Records UK 2006
Audio CD$33.33 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
SPINNERS "SHE DOES/(SAME)" 1985 MIRAGE DJ VG++ HEAR!! US $4.00 Buy It Now 1h 2m
QUINCY JONES Mirage Old Vinyl Soundtrack NM Vinyl VG++ Cover US $4.99 [0 bids]
1h 11m
Taka Boom 12" Single Middle Of The Night Mirage Records 1985 PROMO COPY US $9.99 Buy It Now 1h 25m
M-ZEE BAND Doctor Rhythm LP Mirage WTG 19309 (1981) VG+ soul-funk-boogie US $6.99 Buy It Now 1h 32m
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & JUKES Trash It Up MIRAGE NM/NM- Samp US $7.22 Buy It Now 2h 8m
2 Fleetwood Mac Lp's. Future Games & Mirage. US $10.00 Buy It Now 2h 12m
MIRAGE " THE BEST OF MIRAGE ~ JACK MIX 88 " VINYL LP & FREE MIRAGE 12" MIX IV US $9.95 Buy It Now 2h 16m
JELLYBEAN - Just a mirage -12" single US $8.29 Buy It Now 2h 21m
PHOEBE SNOW games 7" PS EX/EX uk mirage US $11.61 Buy It Now 2h 50m
SHENG / CHEN / HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCH / SHENG - BLAZING MIRAGE / NEW CD US $15.47 Buy It Now 3h
Marc Allen 45 MIRAGE vg++ / NOBODY WAVED GOODBYE vg ~ pop US $3.00 [0 bids]
3h 12m
MIRAGE synthesiser / fairlight / sequencer library music vinyl lp De Wolfe US $9.95 Buy It Now 3h 25m
Mirage - Now You See It.... LP Still Sealed (Compendium, 1977) jazz fusion/funk US $24.99 Buy It Now 3h 50m
MIRAGE "ROYAL MIX '89" JAPAN DISCO DANCE REMIXES CD 1988 US $9.99 Buy It Now 3h 55m
Fleetwood Mac Mirage Reel to Reel Tape Warner Brothers Original US $85.00 Buy It Now 4h
Fleetwood Mac - Mirage Warner Bros. Records - W1 23607 WB4 US $0.99 [0 bids]
4h 33m
Robin Gibb Mirage Promo 45 Record #99688 NM In Your Diary US $15.00 Buy It Now 4h 38m
MIRAGE: Double Jack Mix (soul vinyl 12) US $18.00 Buy It Now 4h 55m
Band of Horses - Mirage Rock (Deluxe 2 CD Edition) US $8.35 [2 bids]
5h 7m
Mirage "Into The Grove (Medley)" 12" vinyl US $0.42 [0 bids]
5h 20m
Fleetwood Mac ~ HOLD ME ~ 45 w/ Picture Sleeve VG+/VG From MIRAGE LP US $7.99 Buy It Now 5h 27m
Mirage-Into the groove medley-12" single US $8.29 Buy It Now 5h 59m
Jimmy Webb - El Mirage, And So: On 2 LPs US $19.99 Buy It Now 6h 16m
Mirage, Fleetwood Mac, New US $15.44 Buy It Now 6h 18m
Johnny Mathis 'Sweetheart Tree' & 'Mirage' 7" Demo Record HMV 1965 US $3.30 [0 bids]
6h 38m
THE SYSTEM THIS IS FOR YOU/ LOVE WON'T WAIT FOR LOVIN' MIRAGE US $1.04 Buy It Now 6h 46m
Godley & Creme LP - Snack Attack - 1981 Mirage - GD US $0.99 [0 bids]
6h 55m
Smegma - Mirage [Vinyl New] US $24.24 Buy It Now 7h 24m
D-DISSIDENT - Mirage - 12" US $13.27 Buy It Now 7h 34m
The Spinners She Does Promo on Mirage #7-99580, White Label, 1985 45-rpm Record US $6.99 Buy It Now 7h 34m
Soul Promo 45 Mirage - Let'S Stop Running / Keep Feeding The Flame On Warner Bro US $5.00 Buy It Now 7h 49m
Soul Promo 45 Taka Boom - Climate For Love / Climate For Love On Mirage US $5.00 Buy It Now 7h 49m
Fleetwood Mac - Mirage - 1982 cassette tape US $2.97 Buy It Now 8h 3m
vinyl 12" MIRAGE SERIOUS MIX -DOWN IN ME US $9.99 [0 bids]
8h 31m
FLEETWOOD MAC - MIRAGE 1982 WARNER BROTHERS 23607-1 EX US $5.95 Buy It Now 8h 36m
Band Of Horses- Mirage Rock cd, sealed, punch hole in upc, 1 disc version US $4.99 Buy It Now 8h 40m
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE JUKES Trash It Up Promo LP record Album Mirage 90113 US $6.00 Buy It Now 8h 45m
SMEGMA - Mirage - clean NM/NM - IMPREC311 - Experimental Noise Improv US $17.00 Buy It Now 8h 56m
Southside Johnny & The Jukes 12" Single New Romeo Mirage Records 1984 PROMO US $9.99 Buy It Now 8h 59m
Nolan Thomas 12" Single Too White Mirage Records 1985 PROMO COPY #DMD878 US $9.99 Buy It Now 8h 59m
Fleetwood Mac Mirage Vinyl Record Album VGC US $15.00 Buy It Now 9h 18m
(CK671) Midnight Movies, Mirage - 2004 CD US $4.97 Buy It Now 9h 48m
RARE DISCO 12'' CARLY SIMON Why MIRAGE 1982 CHIC US $29.99 Buy It Now 9h 52m
Mirage Rock by Band of Horses (CD, 2012, Columbia (USA)) US $8.33 Buy It Now 10h
MIRAGE CD Sampler 12-track PROMO 2004 Sting Jack White Loretta Lynn Diana Krall US $2.99 Buy It Now 10h 5m
Gods of Blitz - Reporting a Mirage (2007) FREEPOST CD ALBUM US $6.43 Buy It Now 10h 12m
JELLYBEAN Featuring ADELE BERTEI 7" VINYL: JUST A MIRAGE / MIRAGE 1988 CHRYSALIS US $5.81 Buy It Now 10h 13m
JIMMY WEBB EL MIRAGE CD COLLECTORS CHOICE US $19.99 [0 bids]
10h 34m
MEAT PUPPETS MIRAGE RECORD US $2.00 [0 bids]
10h 59m
Whitesnake ~ Ready an' Willing ~ 1980 ~ Mirage WTG 19276 ~ LP;/Vinyl/Record US $5.94 [0 bids]
US $9.94 Buy It Now
11h 20m
MIRAGE : Stars Collection US $8.50 Buy It Now 11h 40m
First Things First * by Joel Chassan's Jazz Mirage CD On Track Chassan US $4.95 Buy It Now 12h 25m
Armin Only:mirage US $15.16 Buy It Now 12h 44m
PERCY FAITH If Hearts Could Talk/ Blue Mirage 10" 78 RPM Columbia 40428 SHELLAC US $6.79 Buy It Now 13h 7m
2 Band of Horses CDs - Mirage Rock (2012) and Infinite Arms (2010) US $4.99 [0 bids]
13h 9m
RECORD ALBUM- FLEETWOOD MAC- MIRAGE- 33 1/3 RPM- L114 US $8.40 Buy It Now 13h 13m
SOUP FOR ONE - SOUNDTRACK LP - CHIC-SISTER SLDGE- 1982 MIRAGE - TEDDY PENDERGRAS US $12.99 Buy It Now 13h 28m
Mirage by Fleetwood Mac (CD, Apr-1984, Warner Bros.) HOLD ME STRAIGHT BACK US $15.99 Buy It Now 14h 9m
WHITESNAKE *GOOD/VG+" US MIRAGE ORIG LP "LIVE.IN THE HEART OF THE CITY" US $8.97 Buy It Now 14h 32m
Caravan All Over You...Too SEALED 2000 UK CD Jethro Tull Gong Mirage Centipede US $21.95 Buy It Now 15h 43m
Caravan Blind Dog at St. Dunstan's SEALED 1994 German CD Mirage Jethro Tull Khan US $15.95 Buy It Now 15h 43m
Caravan Cool Water SEALED rem 2002 Classic Rock CD Mirage Gong Jethro Tull Khan US $23.95 Buy It Now 15h 43m
CHER German 7" 45 MANY RIVERS TO CROSS, live version from Mirage, on Geffen,'92 US $13.50 Buy It Now 15h 55m
MIRAGE Everything's Gonna Be Alright,4-mix 12" SubUrban US $5.79 Buy It Now 16h 32m
Rare T.S. Monk HUMAN Mirage Records 7-99925 both MONO & Stereo sides 45rpm WLP US $9.95 Buy It Now 16h 52m
GODS OF BLITZ - Reporting A Mirage - CD US $16.61 Buy It Now 17h 59m
Les Serpents Noirs/MIRAGE/JE NE PEUX L'OUBLIER 7" RARE BELGIUM US $9.99 Buy It Now 18h 22m
Mirage Jack Mix 2 12" DEBTX3022 VG/EX UK US $15.51 Buy It Now 18h 39m
FLEETWOOD MAC-MIRAGE. VG+ VINYL. US $9.93 [0 bids]
19h 36m
LP Mirage "Jack Mix 88 The Best Of Mirage" STYLUS SMR 746 Medley - Non Stop Hits US $9.95 Buy It Now 20h 13m
FLEETWOOD MAC mirage WB K 56952 warner LP PS EX/EX with inner sleeve US $14.93 Buy It Now 20h 24m
T.S Monk(7" Vinyl)Bon Bon Vie-Mirage-WTG 3780-USA-VG/VG+ US $8.99 Buy It Now 20h 46m
Mirage(7" Vinyl)Jack Mix IV-Debut-DEBT 3035-UK-VG+/VG US $4.99 Buy It Now 20h 52m
Jelly Bean(P/S 7" Vinyl)Just A Mirage-Chrysalis-JEL 3-UK-VG/Ex US $5.99 Buy It Now 20h 53m
DJ O SEAN - Walking Through Mirage - CD single US $8.04 Buy It Now 21h
WHITESNAKE *VG/VG+" US MIRAGE ORIG LP "READY AN WILLING" US $15.79 Buy It Now 21h
45 RPM - TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS - MIRAGE US $0.99 [0 bids]
21h 48m
Idle Eyes Mirage 45 Record #99626 NM Uniform / Tokyo Rose US $3.99 [0 bids]
21h 52m
Mirage Jack Mix 2 7" DEBT3022 /EX UK US $10.48 Buy It Now 22h 20m
MIRAGE Promo Mono/Stereo 45 I HAD A FIGHT WITH LOVE US $14.77 Buy It Now 22h 40m
Camel Mirage Record Vinyl rock US $3.00 [0 bids]
22h 57m
LOT 20 POP-ROCK SINGLES 70s-MIRAGE/NEW BIRTH/J.C.YOUNG/G.WHYBURD/DION/L.GROCE-40 US $85.00 Buy It Now 23h 4m
Whitesnake Ready An' Willing (Cassette, 1980, Mirage Records) US $3.99 [0 bids]
23h 33m
2 tapes FLEETWOOD MAC "Tango In The Night" & "Mirage" sound and play great!! US $5.99 Buy It Now 23h 54m
Fleetwood Mac,Mirage,LP US $11.61 Buy It Now 1 day
THE-AWAKENING - MIRAGE JAZZ CD BLACK JAZZ RECORDS US $4.99 [0 bids]
1 day
RARE VINTAGE SOUL/FUNK PROMO 45 ANTHONY FRANKLIN "HOT NUMBER" ON MIRAGE LABEL US $1.99 Buy It Now 1 day
FLEETWOOD MAC - MIRAGE US $8.99 [0 bids]
US $11.69 Buy It Now
1 day
Shannon - Let the music play/Let the music plat Dub - Mirage 99810 US $4.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Mirazh Mirage ????? : Grand Collection Russian disco music US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Mirage Into The Groove Madonna Medley 12 Inch 1985 Rare Portugal US $9.99 [0 bids]
US $14.99 Buy It Now
1 day
FLEETWOOD MAC - MIRAGE - 7599236072 US $10.91 Buy It Now 1 day
MEAT PUPPETS ~ MIRAGE ~ PINK MARBLE VINYL LP ~ 1987 SST 100 ~ NIRVANA US $14.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Elf Project Mirage CD US $13.63 Buy It Now 1 day
Soul 45 CHARLIE Can't Wait 'Till Tomorrow on Mirage 1 US $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
T-Ara - Mirage (7TH MINI ALBUM) KOREA CD *SEALED* US $15.90 Buy It Now 1 day
Godley & Creme-atlantic0-mirage-Snack attack-sealed US $25.00 Buy It Now 1 day
LP CAMEL Mirage ORIGINAL UK PRESSING DERAM SML 1107 VG+ US $9.99 [1 bids]
1 day
GARY MOORE-CORRIDORS OF POWER 1983 MIRAGE RECORDS LP 90077-1 EXC. VG+ THIN LIZZY US $5.99 Buy It Now 1 day
MIRAGE JACK MIX HOUSE ELECTRONIC DISCO EXYU LP N/MINT US $28.69 Buy It Now 1 day

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

MIRAGE A Secret Place ratings distribution


2.84
(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(18%)
18%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(18%)
18%
Good, but non-essential (55%)
55%
Collectors/fans only (9%)
9%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

MIRAGE A Secret Place reviews


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

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Alucard
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Mirage is mainly a family buiseness (2 Brothers and a sister) devoted to playing Music in the style of Camel.The production is good and the overall sound comes close to the Camel records of the 70's, mainly due to the guitar work and the flute playing sister. On the instrumental tracks and parts they do sound like the original. So much for the good news. Unfortunately the sister's lead vocals don't fit into the music.Her french accent is to pronounced and she's got more a straightforward rock voice where a melodic softer voice would have been more appropritad given the overall harmonic and quiet music.Still it's realy a pleasant record with lots of good arrangements and playing

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).

Send comments to Alucard (BETA) | Report this review (#32033) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Review by kenethlevine
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog-Folk Team
2 stars Mirage's debut amounts to little more than a CAMEL tribute album. At this point they are not so much playing "In the spirit of" CAMEL as to the letter of CAMEL. They are content to intermingle blatant riff-offs from classics like "Lunar Sea", "A Song within a Song", "Harbour of Tears" and "Echoes" to the extent that the actual tracks contain very little development of their own. They create a soulless CAMEL soundscape that conjures precious little of the original emotion while failing to establish any credibility in their own right. These guys can play, but virtuosity in itself is not the name of the game.

"For Andy" delves into fusion in a way that Mr Latimer only did sporadically, and hints at the direction taken on subsequent releases, but it's still pretty tentative. The female vocals do not suit the style and mar tracks like "Nothing on TV tonight" and "The UFO trip". The finale "Alien Attack-Supernova" shows more than experimentation and a willingness to spread out. It even has CRIMSON ish heavy guitars. But ultimately it lacks both the continuity of a compelling suite and the import of an epic. This may have something to do with being essentially silent for the latter half of its 20+ minutes.

In all, at this point the band sits in a place best left secret. That changes dramatically a few years later.

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).

Send comments to kenethlevine (BETA) | Report this review (#197279) | Review Permalink
Posted Sunday, January 04, 2009

Review by apps79
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Neo Prog Team
3 stars 3.5 stars to be exact...

A very good band from France,but with a very UK-styled prog rock sound, MIRAGE were found in 1997 by Phillipe Duplessy on keyboards, Joel Mondon on drums,Cyrille Forner on basses and his brother Stephan on guitars, while Stephan's wife Agnes contributed on vocals/flutes at the live performances and soon she became a stable member of the band.During all those concerts MIRAGE worked on their own material and out of 16 tracks,they chose half of them to be included on their debut.This came out in 2001 on Musea Records under the title ''A secret place''.

With such a band name and tracks with a title like ''For Andy'',I expect to listen to nothing less than CAMEL-influenced progessive rock with ANDY LATIMER-like emotional guitars...and,sure, that is exactly what is going here.Excellent melodic stuff, which lacks a bit in diversity, but it is based on strong musicianship, melodic arrangements and emotional instrumental parts,exactly like CAMEL.Guitars and flutes play first roles here and create soundscapes met both in early- and later era-CAMEL: from Canterbury Jazz-Prog to flute-driven symph-like orchestrations and highly emotional instrumental music, characterized by nice guitar solos.The keyboards here are placed mostly in the background,so the music becomes deeper and more atmospheric and,as for the bass work,this goes mostly from slow bass lines onto a jazzier approach.Imagine all this well-crafted musicianship supported by the crystalline voice of Agnes Forner,who sings only in English.This is first quality dreamy and atmospheric progressive rock in the vein of CAMEL or even ALAN PARSON'S PROJECT, DOGMA and CHANCE.Strongly recommended!

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).

Send comments to apps79 (BETA) | Report this review (#256311) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Review by Tarcisio Moura
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars Let me start this review stating that I just LOVE this record! Personally, I´d give it a four star rating or more. However, I should also point out that there are some issues here that prevented me to do so. First of all, this french quintet is not original at all. From their name (taking from Camel´s Mirage album) and with a song called For Andy, they made no secret to no one of who their idols are. No problem with that, but songwriting-wise, they go beyond just being influenced by Camel to actually copy part of their songs: Untold Story, just to cite one, is almost a total rip off of Lunar Sea. And yet, I must say they do it very well.

Another strong influence is Fish era-Marillion (as the opener Nothing On TV Tonight shows quite clearly). But most of the time Mirage soudns like a slightly jazzy version of early Camel. Flutist and singer Agnés Forner has an unsual voice that takes some time to get used to, but also helps them to be a little more than just a copy of Andrew Latimer´s famous band. And their musicanship is excellent too, with brilliant guitar solos, excellent keys, great bass (a highlight on all the songs) and very good drumming. There are no fillers and songs like Time machine are fine samples of their skill and passion. The last track , Alien Attack - Supernova, is on the more experimental side and is a clue of the sound they would eventually develop outside the Camel scope.

Conclusion: for an early Camel freak like me, A Secret Place is pure prog heaven. Originality aside, Mirage is a very good band (Camel was not an exactly easy band to emulate, if you know what I mean...). And it is obvious that this group had all they need to go much further on their own (which they would do from their second release onwards). So this album is recomended for the ones that have a similar taste.

Final rating: 3,5 stars.

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).

Send comments to Tarcisio Moura (BETA) | Report this review (#328451) | Review Permalink
Posted Sunday, November 21, 2010

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of MIRAGE "A Secret Place "

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).

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

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.41 seconds