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Various Artists (Label Samplers) - L'Ultime rock progressif du Québec CD (album) cover


Various Artists (Label Samplers)


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5 stars This is an excellent compilation of early progressive music from here in Québec. And sorry, English is my second language and I know I'm quite erratic in my reviews...

If you want to get into Québec's finest Prog bands from the 70's, this 2 CD pack is THE place to start. It will introduce you to some sadly forgotten bands!

I am 19 and been listening to Prog for only 5 years now, but what intensive years! I'm rather a beginner in Prog compared to the average here, but I think I've listened enough to dare comment some of these works. I began with Dream Theater and been quite close-minded for about 1 year listening to almost only their work (that was a huge revelation as I was not much into any music before, scarcely listening mainstream). I've done 5 years of classical guitar on private courses from 2001-2005. My teacher lends me Close To The Edge on my last year. Again, a revelation! Since then, my thirst for Prog began to grow. I now posses over 80 albums and 10 DVDs (I know, it's not much, but I got to pay my studies and lately some music equipment...). I now consider myself quite open-minded as I have at least one album of each category but Indo-Prog/Raga Rock here on Progarchives and hold them dear! My favourites would be Symphonic, Prog-Métal, Jazz Rock/Fusion, Tech/Extreme, Eclectic and RIO. I love from 1967-2009 and is interested in early works with Theremin and all the like in the 30's and the proto- prog also intrigues me.

Well, all that to say that I was not born when these fine bands appeared... But what is more exciting than to dig for old forgotten masterpieces twice (and more) your age?!

This compilation is not a masterpiece by itself, but clearly the best introduction to Québec's Prog scene in these years. You cannot be deceived by this as it greatly represents the bands listed. Too bad the CD versions are often inexistent or extremely rare, but thanks to ProgQuébec, they are reappearing again! Every band in this compilation deserves to be recognised as part of this whole ProgUniverse and I am very proud of our Scène Québécoise.

It seems ProgQuébec understood the meaning of our devise "Je me souviens" (I remember) as to preserve these gems from falling into complete nothingness and makes me proud to know that Québec was and is still in the progressive rock community.

May it be a light to help your search of beautiful Prog-Québécois and enjoy our contribution!

FroSniTe | 5/5 |


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