Prime Music
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping. Details
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Used: Good | Details
Sold by rbwmail
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: large cracks to cd case. denting to artwork. cds in excellent condition.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.10
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • L'Heptade
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

L'Heptade Import


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, Import, January 8, 2007
"Please retry"
$40.79
$24.30 $19.75
Vinyl
"Please retry"
$29.99

Amazon's Harmonium Store

Music

Image of album by Harmonium

Photos

Image of Harmonium
Visit Amazon's Harmonium Store
for 8 albums, photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

L'Heptade + Harmonium + Si on avait besoin d'une cinquième saison
Price for all three: $74.25

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 8, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony Import
  • ASIN: B000065LUE
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,205 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By BENJAMIN MILER on April 24, 2008
Format: Audio CD
To see how far Harmonium went in just three albums is like imagining Yes starting with their self-entitled 1969 debut, and two albums, and two years later coming up with Tales From Topographic Oceans (of course in reality it was six albums, minus the live Yessongs, in four years). Harmonium's self-entitled 1974 debut was largely a straight-up folk album, earning them success in Quebec. The single "100.000 Raisons" (included on the CD reissue of their debut) was a hit. Next comes Les Cinq Saisons (1975). The folk influences of their debut were still there, but now with extended compositions that often rely heavily on the Mellotron (no doubt helped by the inclusion of newcomer Serge Locat), earning them respect in the prog rock community (while their debut more appeals to the folk and folk rock crowd).

Now comes L'Heptade, released late in 1976 on CBS. The band had just switched from Célébration since that label went under (CBS rightfully realized that Harmonium were too good to go under thanks to a label going under, like what happened to another group, the wonderful Opus 5). Michel Normandeau had left the band halfway in the making of the album, to be replaced by Robert Stanley. Leader Serge Fiori and Louis Valois are still here. They now included orchestrations, courtesy of Neil Chotem (who was born in 1920, a good generation older than the band, unsurprisingly his background was classical). Thanks to the orchestrations, the Mellotron usage had dropped considerably. I really have to say the orchestra is more appealing than the Moody Blues' Days of Future Passed. This album is not a continuation of Les Cinq Saisons.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Julien Lavoie on December 8, 2007
Format: Audio CD
First thing, it's incredible how Harmonium changed in a musical state of mind in only two years. Compare Harminum and L'Heptade just for fun. It dosen't even look like this is the same band. Now, here is my favorite album over everything that ever came out of Quebec. In fact, it's even my favorite albums over everything I have ever heard. Every song on this album is just wonderful. From the beginning all the way through the end of the album, I don't think there is any weak point, and lyrics are just as wonderful as the music. Just think about this, Harmonium were making sold-out shows all over Canada and on the west coast of the United States, even if nobody understood the lyrics. The lyrics could even be real crap and this album would stay one of the best progressive albums of all time. This is great on every level, the lyrics, the musical arrangements, the instrumentalisation with the orchestra. This band is one of the things that makes me really proud of being from Quebec. So, if your progressive collection don't include this wonderful album, you have to go buy it the sooner the possible.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. Ohana on August 1, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I would go even further and say that it's one of the best albums ever made in the history of any music.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?