Yves Laferrière - s/t. 1978 Canada

If viewing this record for the first time, one could be forgiven for marrying the album cover with the 1978 date, and coming to the conclusion this is yet another period fusion album. But that's not the case at all. Yves Laferrière was one of the primary songwriters on both of the Contraction albums, and on his one solo album, he has successfully recreated the past. This sounds every bit like an early 70s Quebecois progressive rock work, and could easily be considered the 3rd Contraction album. The same style of songwriting and the beautiful female vocals are just 2 of the components that make this comparison obvious. All the songs are relatively compact (save the more lengthy and raucous closer), and there are no obvious standout moments - and yet each and every track fits "just so". If you're a fan of Contraction, you'll want this.

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CD: 2006 ProgQuebec

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