Lasting Weep - Le Spectacle de l'Albatros. 1976 Canada


Lasting Weep - Le Spectacle de l'Albatros. 2007 ProgQuebec. Archival recordings from 1976.

Following on from yesterday's post, here is the second archival issue of Lasting Weep from the good folks at ProgQuebec. First composed in 1972, Le Spectacle de l'Albatros was set to be an epic piece for what would be their debut album. That never happened of course, but while Maneige was on hiatus, the key members of Lasting Weep assembled a 17 piece ensemble to be performed over the course of 3 nights in the early months of 1976. Fortunately these were recorded and preserved for antiquity.

Musically, Le Spectacle de l'Albatros is a much more ambitious work compared to the hard jazz rock of the "1969-1971" album. There are some loose avant garde moments to endure, but for the most part this is a very fine work as well. If pressed to pick one album, I'd go for the 1969-1971 album, but most of my peers prefer this one. CD features unique liner notes, photos and concert posters.

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