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Main » 2008 » August » 5 » Guillotine - 1971 - Guillotine
Guillotine - 1971 - Guillotine

Guillotine - 1971 - Guillotine

(Ampex, A 10122)

Tracks :
A1 Hands of Children 4:31
A2 Those Years Have Gone By 5:15
A3 Don't Need Your Love 4:52
A4 Anniversary 4:13
A5 Feel Better 2:51

B1 Crow Bait 2:35
B2 If You Don't Call That Love 4:29
B3 Jonathan 4:27
B4 I Can't Believe It 10:39

An album sung in English, recorded in London (England), and released by a New York record label (Ampex, who also published several albums by Canadian groups)... Who could guess this group came from Quebec? The sole hint is the predominance of French names in the lineup (which includes the pianist Pierre Nadeau, two years prior to his involvement with Ville Emard Blues Band). Their sole, eponymous album offers individual photos of all band members without specifying their respective instruments: alongside Nadeau, we see three Morins (Paul, AndréJean and ), François Petrari, Robert Turmel, Joe Trivisonno, Paul Dalonzo jr. Carol Breval. The latter's vocal stylings allow an easy comparison to a French Janis Joplin.

This is jazz rock similar in vein to the Chicago Transit Authority, with expected sprinklings of psych, folk-rock and R&B. Most of the songs on the album are written either by Lanny Meyers or Rick Kunis (the band's arrangers, with the latter producing the album). The excellent track "Those Years Have Gone By" sports a soul feel with chord progressions not unlike a young Pink Floyd, accompanied by a swing/jazz-rock interlude. The folk-rock feel of "Anniversary", filled with somewhat unpredictable chords, is complemented by the appearance of a pedal steel guitar. The album closer, "I Can't Believe It", is a tour de force clocking in at almost twelve minutes, travelling through several different modes (of which some predict the stylings of VEBB). In closing, a little-known, but well-performed, album that merits as much a listen for its arrangements as for its inclusion in Pierre Nadeau's recorded resume.

source : ProgQuebec

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