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Danish band FLEUR DE LIS was formed in early 1970 by Kaj Olesen and Leif Nielsen, who had previously played in local bands The Fog and The False Image. The founding duo hooked up with some friends from high school, and with a complete line-up ready the next few months was spent rehearsing material. Their first live gig was at a local club, but jobs elsewhere in Denmark would follow. Their first and only album, "Face the Morning", was released in 1971, pressed in a mere 500 copies. Fleur De Lis was active for a further two years, but disbanded in early 1973.

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3.77 | 28 ratings
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 Facing Morning by FLEUR DE LIS album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.77 | 28 ratings

Facing Morning
Fleur De Lis Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Tom Ozric
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Danish band Fleur De Lis put out this interesting piece of psychedelia in 1971, a mega-rare, privately pressed album, lovingly re- issued by the wonderful vinyl specialists 'Amber Soundroom' (with a shuffled track-listing, to one's chagrin), hopefully to reach a wider audience and give this largely uknown group some well earned significance.

The music is more 'psych' than 'space' and can be compared to Hawkwind's debut, with hints of early Krautrock, maybe even West- Coast acid-rock (Moby Grape comes to mind for some reason). Songs are sung in both English and Danish, and the main features are fuzzy guitars and clean tone organ, with the vocals quite up-front in the mix. The overall mood is up-tempo, but some tracks are quite sombre - 'Har I Set ?' is just beautiful. Listen to it late at night with the lights out ! Some of the songs show great potential, like Gensyn I and Gensyn III (two tracks not listed here, and there's no Gensyn II...), displaying ever growing confidence and stronger prog tendencies. All in all, quite an album that's worth the effort.

 Facing Morning by FLEUR DE LIS album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.77 | 28 ratings

Facing Morning
Fleur De Lis Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by philippe
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4 stars "Fleur de Lis" is a stoned progressive rock curiosity from Denmark. They delivered their unique album in 1972, largely made of fuzzed out improvised guitars, vintage organs and stressed pop vocals. "Home of mind" starts with a dreamy like prelude, carries on a colourful, amazing psych song, a good mention to the guitar breaks at the end. "Har I set" is a spacious, mysterious song for organs, voices, an almost kraut-sounding, darkness experience. "Facing Morning" is a melodic folk ballad with hippie accents and female vocals. "In love" is a fuzzy rock 'n roll trip with lot of Hammond organs and epic guitars. "Why" is a moody, melancholic ballad written in a rather pop style. "Bad loser" is an other melodic, sad rocking "trip", full of dreamy like organs. "Sympathetic attitude" is a normative beat rock song. "Wbn" is a melodic folk dreaminess, including gorgeously expressive guitars. A few conventions and many absorbing, moody songs with delicate melodies. Absolutely recommended for fans of (light) krautrock and prog related bands as Vanilla Fudge...
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