Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography



Symphonic Prog

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Atoll L'Océan album cover
1.68 | 18 ratings | 2 reviews | 6% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy ATOLL Music
from partners
Studio Album, released in 1989

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. L'Océan (4:09)
2. Tu Sais (4:08)
3. Quelque Part (4:07)
4. Coup De Coeur (4:40)
5. Métamorphose (3:24)
6. L'Amour N'a Pas De Drapeau (3:43)
7. Lune Noire(3:42)
8. Hymne A Laïah (5:08)
9. Sarah / Odysée (4:22)

Total Time : 37:26


Search ATOLL L'Océan lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search ATOLL L'Océan tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Chris Beya / guitars, programmation
- Jean-Pierre Klarès / bass
- Gilles Bonnabaud / drums
- Raoul Leiniger / voice, backing vocals
- Nathalie Geschier / keyboards

With :
- André Teitschaid / additional backing vocals
- Pascal Meyer / percussion

Releases information


Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
Edit this entry

ATOLL MP3, Free Download (music stream)

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

Buy ATOLL L'Océan Music

No release results - showing artist results instead
Musea 1974
Audio CD$8.67
$13.73 (used)
Rock PuzzleRock Puzzle
Musea 1979
Audio CD$8.67
$19.95 (used)
Imports 2015
Musea 1977
Audio CD$21.24
$11.89 (used)
Rock Puzzle Japan Mini LPRock Puzzle Japan Mini LP
Limited Collector's Edition
Audio CD$35.00 (used)
The Gathering SwarmThe Gathering Swarm
Ghastly Music 2016
Audio CD$12.25
$10.94 (used)
Musiciens MagiciensMusiciens Magiciens
Imports 2016
Audio CD$38.88
$62.47 (used)
L'Araignee MalL'Araignee Mal
Imports 2016
Audio CD$38.78
$61.17 (used)
Imports 2016
Audio CD$38.88
$61.17 (used)

More places to buy ATOLL music online Buy ATOLL & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

ATOLL L'Océan ratings distribution

(18 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(6%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(12%)
Good, but non-essential (6%)
Collectors/fans only (35%)
Poor. Only for completionists (41%)

ATOLL L'Océan reviews

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

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by silvertree
2 stars L'Océan was recorded and published in 1989. It came out before the live album Tokyo, c'est Fini - Live in Japan. L'Océan was so successful in Japan that the band (or rather Chris Beya who is in command) decided to make a live album from a concert in Tokyo, obviously to cash in their oriental success. However, in Europe it didn't become a hit, fortunately or unfortunately accordingly. As you can see from the track listing, what you have are popish songs but not popish enough to be commercial if you see what I mean. The long weird tracks in the earlier albums are long gone. The songs are very melodic, a mix of prog and pop, a bit like Mike Oldfield and his less progressive albums. The singer sounds like Balavoine, a successful French singer. There is one pretty good track that stands out in the progressive vein and that is Métamorphose which is unfortunately and incredibly cut on the album ! You can find the complete version of this track on a compilation by Musea called Enchantement. This track alone makes the compilation a must have. So, overall, for fans only. I did hesitate with 1 star but I like the songs !
Review by ZowieZiggy
1 stars Atoll took an extremely long break (ten years since their last studio album "Rock Puzzle" and this one). The line-up has been fully changed. The only founding member that's left is Christian Beya.

I have been rather indulgent with "Atoll" so far except with "L' Araignée Mal" (bizarrely I rated it only with three stars). But this time, I have to say that this album is extremely poor. French pop music. That's all what we'll get here. Here and there a good guitar solo ("Coup De Coeur", "Lune Noire" and especially "Hymne A Laïah") but the tendancy is not really prog any longer. Even on "Rock Puzzle" some songs were prog-oriented; but nothing as such here.

Only "Sarah/Odysée" is different. It's a classical instrumental track. But not really good, I'm afraid. And it is not the acoustic "Métamorphose" that will save this album either.

And what about the album cover ? Is this a joke ? Inspired from "Tales" (Yes), but really poorly designed. I guess that it is just normal : a poor cover for a poor album. One star.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of ATOLL "L'Océan"

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


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: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives