Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Symphonic Prog • Canada

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Eden picture
Eden biography
From Quebec, Canada with a one-off release in 1978

A quartet from Quebec that released one sole record on the ultra small label Zik Zak. This conventional prog quartet obviously listened to a lot of YES, but sang in French and the lyrics are delivered in a very French school delivery ala ANGE or ATOLL.

While the album has been bootlegged, it has never had an official CD reisuue.

Why this artist must be listed in :
rare Quebec prog

EDEN forum topics / tours, shows & news

EDEN forum topics Create a topic now
EDEN tours, shows & news Post an entries now

EDEN Videos (YouTube and more)

Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to EDEN

Buy EDEN Music

More places to buy EDEN music online

EDEN discography

Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help to complete the discography and add albums

EDEN top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.64 | 31 ratings

EDEN Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

EDEN Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

EDEN Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

EDEN Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

EDEN Reviews

Showing last 10 reviews only
 Eden by EDEN album cover Studio Album, 1978
3.64 | 31 ratings

Eden Symphonic Prog

Review by Sean Trane
Special Collaborator Prog Folk

4 stars This sole album from Quebecois band Eden is strongly influenced by Yes, Ange and Atoll , sung in French (no special Quebec accent is noticeable) and the very na´ve sleeve artwork is created by Roger Brunneau. This group is your standard prog quartet with the bassist singing but the majority of the tracks are written by the KB man, although only the drummer did not get any writing credits.

Unfortunately, the artwork is not the only na´ve thing on the album as the vinyl (now very rare but counterfeited since and bootlegged on Cd since this year) containing the music is also fairly na´ve, also. A slowed down Yes influence is the dominant characteristic , but the vocal delivery remind heavily of Atoll singer Andre Balzer even if the timbre is not the same. Most of the tracks are mid-tempo and rely heavily on the overly symphonic side of prog that was so common in the late 70's. I personally was never really convinced of Eden (not to be confused by the other Eden group - most notably the French group) and I had gotten rid of the album a long time ago, and had almost forgotten them until two years ago the ProgQuebec site listed them in their site. So I managed to get a hold of the old cassette (a Maxell XL II-S that was recorded in 81 - and still is quite correct some 25 years later) I had made and re-listened to it.

The first side is relatively slow going and is content of rather sub-par symphonic prog, not being overly demonstrative either. The second side has much shorter tracks and shows them in a more exploratory mood, but unfortunately, their lack of experience was clear: as soon as they started something less "basic" (as if anything in prog was basic), it turns out to have a rather show off quality that fits so well the na´ve adjective I have used so far.

Had this group managed to make further albums, I am certain that they would have managed better things. Not really essential and at best a footnote in the prog history, but can be worth your while if you cherish Atoll's first two albums.

Thanks to sean trane for the artist addition. and to Quinino for the last updates

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

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.