terça-feira, 5 de outubro de 2010

Eden Rose - On The Way To Eden (1970 France Instrumental Prog Hard Rock Jazz-Fuzion)

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I doubt you will fine better instrumental albums from the period, and certainly not French ones. A complexity typical for Classic Symphonic Progressive, the virtuosity of Jazz-Fusion, and the energy of Hard Rock are merged on this remarkable album.

A Brief History

Eden Rose may not be the most well known band in French progressive rock history, yet they were an important stepping stone in the evolution of another band, Sandrose, who are considered as one of the most important French progressive rock bands from the early seventies.

The coming together of Eden Rose seems to have been the formation of a band after advice given to a trio of musicians to team up with guitarist Jean-Pierre Alarcen. This advice was given by the artistic director of record label, Katema and the trio consisted of Henri Garella (keyboards), Michel Jullien (drums) and Christian Clairefond (bass). These musicians had already gained experience playing in the backing bands for various artists such as Claude Francois and Guy Mardel as well as within the pop orchestra Age Tendre Et Tête De Bois and the band Les Golden. Alarcen on the other hand had gained experience playing with Jacques Dutronc and Le Systeme Crapoutchik.

Alarcen immediately blended in perfectly within the band and Eden Rose was born. By the time he had joined the band, the trio had already released the single Travelling/Under the Sun (Katema 45.512; 1970) which was devoid of guitars and featured just keyboards, bass and drums. By March 1970 work had begun on the band's first album with most of their recordings being done live at 10 Washington Street. However, the band fell out with the producer and had no say say the final stages of the album.

On the Way To Eden (Katema 33.507, 1970) was released on the Katema label in 1970 with distribution by Sonopress. As regards sales, of the album, these are rather hazy. Supposedly the album must have been relatively successful because they toured heavily to promote the album which even had the single Travelling used as a soundtrack for a television show. However, that was the age when musicians had little access to royalties! The end result was the split of Eden Rose.

Alarcen went on to form Sandrose (another Forgotten Sons story!) together with Henri Garella and Michel Jullien. Garella would go on to join the backing band of France Gall and then move into work as a session musician. Jullien has played in the backing band of diverse artists such as Gilbert Becaud, and Stone & Charden as well as played jazz with luminaries such as Michel Petrucciani and Ted Curson. Alarcen on the other hand released a three solo albums, also in a progressive rock vein as well as worked with diverse artists such as Jacques Dutronc, Louis Chedid and Geoffrey Oryema.

Henri Garella - keyboards
Jean-Pierre Alarsen - guitars
Michel Jullien - drums
Christian Clairefond - bass

1. On the Way to Eden 5:09
2. Faster & Faster 3:05
3. Sad Dream 4:09
4. Obsession 4:24
5. Feeling in the Living 4:19
6. Traveling 3:26
7. Walking in the Sea 5:29
8. Reinyet Number 4:34
9. Under the Sun 2:30

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