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3.09 | 27 ratings

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3 stars Well an unlucky choice it was!!By following the path already traced by PFM (when these latter recorded the English version of some successful albums of theirs), Ange demonstrated their effort to be appreciated within the English market or also far away from Europe, in a similar, even though more forced manner, in comparison to the Italian band...don't get me wrong, the major presence of lush keyboards and the remarkable contribution of the other musicians too, thinking of the original "Par les fils de Mandrin", make this new English version an interesting album anyway; nevertheless the vocal parts by Christian Decamps (unlike Bernardo Lanzetti inside for instance "Chocolate Kings") are not convincing at all, lacking his usual evocative melodic lines and such a sweet harshness of his theatrical vocal passages as well: the reason for which Christian Decamps was in a big trouble is due to such a different language like that English one, cause he has not been in the habit with this diverse style of singing, for a long time!!The present new experience is anyway funny and quite satisfying for all their old fans and moreover you could rediscover the classics of an "immortal" album, despite of changing the French original version a lot interesting even though not essential stuff, which is worth checking out at least!
lor68 | 3/5 |


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