HARMONIUM L'HEPTADE 2LP Gatefold 12" VINYL Album

Album Description: This album "HARMONIUM - L'Heptade 2LP FOC" is the third and final album from Harmonium. It was released as a double-LP in 1976 and is considered by some critics to be one of the most important Québécois albums in popular music.

 

HARMONIUM - L'Heptade Gatefold 2LP 12" VINYL Album
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Album Description & Collectors information:

Gatefold (FOC) cover design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages

Music Genre:

 
Prog Rock 

Album Production Information:

 

The album: "HARMONIUM - L'Heptade 2LP FOC" was produced by: Michel Lachance

This album was recorded at the home of Serge Fiori

Record Label Information:

 
CBS 88234

Media Format:

 
Double 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 430 gram  

Year & Country:

 
1976 Made in Holland
Complete Track-listing of the album "HARMONIUM - L'Heptade 2LP FOC"

The detailed tracklist of this record "HARMONIUM - L'Heptade 2LP FOC" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. "Prologue" (interlude) – 4:20
  2. "Comme un fou" (music: Serge Fiori, Michel Normandeau) – 7:50
  3. "Sommeil sans rêves" (interlude) – 1:25
  4. "Chanson noire" – 8:12
  5. "A. Le bien, le mal" (lyrics: Serge Fiori) - 3:39
  6. "B. Pour une blanche cérémonie" (music: Serge Fiori, Serge Locat) - 4:32
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. "Le premier ciel" – 11:19
  2. "L'appel" (Interlude) - 0:10
  3. "Le premier ciel" - 11:09
  4. "L'exil" – 12:56
  5. "Sur une corde raide" (Interlude) - 0:17
  6. "L'exil" (lyrics: Serge Fiori) - 12:39
    Track-listing Side Three:
  1. "Le corridor" – 8:10
  2. "Le corridor" (lead vocals: Monique Fauteux) - 6:33
  3. "Les premières lumières" (Interlude) - 1:37
  4. "Lumières de vie" – 14:12
  5. "A. Lumières de nuit" - 6:59
  6. "B. Éclipse" (instrumental) (music: Neil Chotem) - 1:27
  7. "C. Lumière de jour" (instrumental) (music: Serge Locat) - 3:09
  8. "D. Lumière de vie" (instrumental) (music: Serge Fiori, Serge Locat, Louis Valois) - 2:38
    Track-listing Side Four:
  1. "Comme un sage" – 14:04
  2. "Prelude d'amour" (Interlude) - 0:41
  3. "Comme un sage" (lyrics: Serge Fiori) (lead vocals: Serge Fiori and Estelle Ste-Croix) - 13:23
  4. "Épilogue" (interlude) – 2:50

 


 

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HARMONIUM - L'Heptade Gatefold 2LP 12" VINYL Album
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HARMONIUM - L'Heptade Gatefold 2LP 12" VINYL Album
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HARMONIUM - L'Heptade Gatefold 2LP 12" VINYL Album
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First Photo Of Custom Inner Sleeve HARMONIUM - L'Heptade Gatefold 2LP 12" VINYL Album

 

HARMONIUM - L'Heptade Gatefold 2LP 12" VINYL Album
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HARMONIUM - L'Heptade Gatefold 2LP 12" VINYL Album
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Close up of Side One record's label HARMONIUM - L'Heptade Gatefold 2LP 12" VINYL Album

Record Label Details: CBS 88234 © Copyright CBS Inc Sound Copyright

Close up of Side One record's label Record Label Details: CBS 88234 © Copyright CBS Inc Sound Copyright

Side Two Close up of record's label HARMONIUM - L'Heptade Gatefold 2LP 12" VINYL Album

Record Label Details: CBS 88234 © Copyright CBS Inc Sound Copyright

Side Two Close up of record's label Record Label Details: CBS 88234 © Copyright CBS Inc Sound Copyright

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Lyrics of the songs on L'Heptade album

Lyrics of the songs on L'Heptade album

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Portrait photos of the Harmonium band-members on one of the original custom inner sleeves

Portrait photos of the Harmonium band-members on one of the original custom inner sleeves

Close up of Side Three record's label HARMONIUM - L'Heptade Gatefold 2LP 12" VINYL Album

Record Label Details: CBS 88234 © Copyright CBS Inc Sound Copyright

Close up of Side Three record's label HARMONIUM - L'Heptade Gatefold 2LP 12" VINYL Album

Side Four Close up of record's label HARMONIUM - L'Heptade Gatefold 2LP 12" VINYL Album

Record Label Details: CBS 88234 © Copyright CBS Inc Sound Copyright

Side Four Close up of record's label HARMONIUM - L'Heptade Gatefold 2LP 12" VINYL Album
 

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Harmonium is a Canadian progressive rock band that is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential bands in the history of Canadian music. Their music is characterized by its intricate and melodic arrangements, lush harmonies, and poetic lyrics. While the band never achieved mainstream success outside of Quebec, their music continues to be celebrated and influential to this day.

Band Description:

 Harmonium is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1972 by Serge Fiori (vocals and guitar), Michel Normandeau (guitar), Louis Valois (bass), and Monique Fauteux (vocals). The band's music is characterized by its intricate and melodic arrangements, lush harmonies, and poetic lyrics.

 Harmonium's self-titled debut album was released in 1974 and immediately garnered critical acclaim. The album's opening track, "Harmonium," is a twelve-minute epic that showcases the band's impressive musicianship and songwriting skills. The album also includes other standout tracks such as "Si Doucement," "Le Premier Ciel," and "Un Musicien Parmi Tant D'autres."

 The band's second album, "Si On Avait Besoin D'une Cinquième Saison," was released in 1975 and is often considered to be their masterpiece. The album is a concept album that tells the story of a year in the life of a small Quebec town. The album's title translates to "If we needed a fifth season," which alludes to the idea that the story takes place in a world where there is an extra season between winter and spring. The album's standout tracks include "Vert," "Comme Un Fou," and "Depuis L'Automne."

 Harmonium's third and final album, "L'Heptade," was released in 1976. The album is a double album and is considered by many to be one of the greatest progressive rock albums of all time. The album is a concept album that tells the story of a spiritual journey through the seven stages of life. The album's standout tracks include "Prologue," "Dixie," and "Histoires Sans Paroles."

 Harmonium's music is often compared to that of other progressive rock bands such as Pink Floyd and Genesis, but the band's music also incorporates elements of folk and classical music, as well as French-Canadian and Québécois cultural influences. The band's lyrics are often poetic and philosophical, and deal with themes such as love, nature, and spirituality.

 Despite their critical acclaim and popularity in Quebec, Harmonium never achieved mainstream success outside of their home province. The band disbanded in 1978, but their music continues to be celebrated and influential to this day. In 2019, the band was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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