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Laurence Vanay


Label: Lion Production

Format: CD

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Laurence Vanay is the pseudonym for Jacqueline Thibault, wife of producer and musician Laurent Thibault (Magma). Her debut album "Galaxies" (1974) is pure genius: almost all instrumental, with gorgeous keyboards of many types, acoustic/electric guitar, even a little Zeuhl bass. There are wordless vocals on many of the tracks, although she occasionally sings in a soft, seductive manner. Incredible, spacey “avant-garde progressive chanson,” a Holy Grail for most collectors of 70's underground French music. Rivaled only by the early work of Brigitte Fontaine for pure inventiveness. An album of inconspicuous, sincere beauty and a masterwork of the French progressive music scene. Sublime compositions: unique, melancholic and very powerful. 

"Since childhood, I improvised and composed songs and instrumental music... it seemed to me that music was the true language of emotions. It was with great difficulty that I managed to record the albums “Galaxies” and “Evening Colours” in very limited time with the means at hand, and with the help of faithful musician friends." — Jacqueline Thibault

Cat. number: LION 670CD
Year: 2014
Genre: Rock
File under: Cosmic

First ever reissue. Remastered from the original master tapes. Limited to 500 copies. Rare photos and Jacqueline's remarkable story. CD edition comes with 28-page booklet and nine bonus tracks.