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    Posted: June 05 2009 at 08:20
On Nov 11th
 
The dvd's will contain an extensive documentary about the band, musical highlights, archival photographs and the band's final performance at Théâtre Outremont in Montréal in 1977. Serge Fiori and Louis Valois will be collaborating on the project.

Here's the link to the article (in French though) :

http://www.canoe.com/divertissement/dvd/nouvelles/2009/06/03/9661776-jdm.html


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Harmonium Will Relive On DVD

The complete works of Harmonium will be revisited in a series of 6 DVDs, documentaries, music, archive photos, and the presentation of their last concert March 4th 1977 at the Théatre Outremont. This box set is scheduled to be released November 11. TVA Films will be in charge of this project.
"Harmonium has marked an entire era and continues to capture the interest of another generation. We will travel their entire journey with them. Even their last concert will be presented in colour. Thanks to the collaboration of Serge Fiori and Louis Valois, we will re-immerse ourselves , for a moment, in history and in time. They have opened their archives. This will be a veritable collector's item with many never-before-seen images" TVA Films' Yves Dion told us.

Unique Documents

The box set contains not less than 6 DVDs.
"This will truly be a collectors item. We have completely restored, and colorised, their last concert at Thétre Outremont. From their birth, to the force of their music, to their stage presence, it's a veritable journey in the world of Harmonium that we're offering to the people. In fact we will attempt to answer 30 years of questions." added Yves Dion.

Quality Documents

How was Harmoium born? Why did the group transform from album to album? What were the circumstance surrounding the band's decision to quit recording? What became of the band members? Serge Fiori will tell his tale.

32 years after their last show, Harmonium will be granted a second life.

"Serge Fiori is very pround and so are we" concluded Yves Dion, impressed by the quality of the archives retained for the marketing of this DVD.

The Harmonium box set goes on sale November 11.


 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 05 2009 at 08:55
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 05 2009 at 09:10
Shocked Woah, sounds great!

I hope they include English subtitles, my French isn't as good as it used to be. Embarrassed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 05 2009 at 14:41
Sounds fantastic.  Doubt I'll be able to afford such a package though Unhappy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2009 at 06:00
Originally posted by infandous infandous wrote:

Sounds fantastic.  Doubt I'll be able to afford such a package though Unhappy
 
 
I can't imagine them not putting out a shorter international set, because, because filling 6 DVDs with Harmonium stuff is going to include every local mewspaper clipping, etc.....Not likely to encourage external sales outside La Bzelle Province.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2009 at 08:40
6 DVDs set is great for die-hard fans, but seems too much for casual listeners.

I'd rather prefer one well-crafted disc with carefully restored concert(s) and some extras.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2009 at 09:56
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Shocked Woah, sounds great!

I hope they include English subtitles, my French isn't as good as it used to be. Embarrassed

well, "ostie" means holy bread, "tabernacle" is Tabernacle,and "phoque"  does not mean seal.Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2009 at 22:39
Originally posted by debrewguy debrewguy wrote:

Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Shocked Woah, sounds great!

I hope they include English subtitles, my French isn't as good as it used to be. Embarrassed

well, "ostie" means holy bread, "tabernacle" is Tabernacle,and "phoque"  does not mean seal.Wink

Yeah, that's just about all you need to know...
More seriously, though, I'll be willing to put in a considerable amount of money for something such as this. It's going to be so damn good.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2009 at 04:13
I suppose they'll comnicate more before nov 11tjhWink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2009 at 11:20
I hope later they realease a shorter version of this set, I really think 6 DVDs is too much.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 09 2009 at 03:48
More info on this here
 
There will be 3 DVDs of documentaries, interviews, and other historical information about Harmonium. A fourth DVD will be the making of a classic album, including studio footage. I don't know which album. A fifth DVD will be the Outremont show, and possibly another show (or parts of another show). The sixth DVD will feature NEW material by Fiori and Valois.

Everything is new, not previously released. The 30-minute mini-series is not part of this.

I don't know yet if there will be English subtitles or audio yet. Since they are selling it in Quebec I am optimistic there will at least be subtitles (parts of Quebec are fully francophone but many parts including Montreal are very bilingual and I assume they will serve this market).

Because this is advance information it should be considered subject to change.  Based on the people who are involved it is going to be done right. Fiori and Valois are heavily driving the initiative to make sure it does them justice.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 15 2010 at 01:04
Clap What was that  release date on the 6 DVD set by Harmonium..I used to live in Montreal..and grew up with this music..Are they still going to put it out?? I wonder how much it will cost?? Probably limited edition??
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