Decamps, Christian & Fils - V'Soul Vesoul V'Soul

Year of Release: 1995
Label: Musea Records
Catalog Number: FGBG 4143.AR
Format: CD
Total Time: 75:47:00

The leader of the popular French band Ange recently took his songs along on tour. Luckily his son proves not to be a so called "fils-à-papa" by proving to be a genuinely, good keyboard player. When you know that ace guitarist Jean-Pascal Boffo is also part of this band then you know that you can expect some outstanding music. Although I'm not really a great fan of French prog rock filled to the rim with stilted lyrics, I must confess I like this record ... a lot! Christian Decamps hasn't become younger but his voice has, just like that of Machiavel singer Mario Guccio -- unbreakable. In fact his voice is like wine -- it gets better with age!

What you get here is a mixture such that you not only get songs but also poems. The music is very much symphonic rock but it also contains many other influences. "Juste Une Ligne Bleue" is such a wonderful song where a funky bass blends perfectly with a naive keyboard sound. Absolutely wonderful is the mix between classical and blues in "Mozart, Hendrix et Schubert," a track which holds all of the unique Decamps elements. I must admit that at first I wasn't too keen to review this album. Luckily I did because it is one of the better albums released by an artist with a big A -- a dying breed!

[Although not published till now, Bobo's review was written circa 1995 - ed.]

Le Mal d'Adam (3:42) / Sur Les Plaines Du Grand Manitou (3:23) / Une Chaine Neuve ? Mon V?lo (4:40) / Poème Narcotique (1:03) / Juste Une Ligne Bleue (5:19) / Mozart, Hendrix Et Schubert (6:29) / La B?te (5:47) / Bl?riot (7:29) / Ode À Emile (4:05) / Les Temps Modernes (5:27) / Prélude (Crever D'amour) (2:41) / Capitaine Coeur De Miel (16:51) / Fils De Lumière (8:43)

Christian Decamps - vocals
Tristan Decamps - keyboards, vocals
Jean Pascal Boffo - guitars
Thierry Sidhoum - bass
Hervé Rouyer - drums, percussion

Le Moi D'Adam (1979) Merlin Et Les Dragons (solo) (1992)
Nu (1994)
V'soul Vesoul V'soul (1995)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin FR

Added: March 27th 2001
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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