Alan Stivell - Reflets (1970) Original FR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Alan Stivell - Reflets (1970) Original FR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Alan Stivell - Reflets
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Fontana/6312 011 | Released: 1970 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

Side 1
Reflets 4:15
Suite Des Montagnes 3:30
Marig Ar Pollanton 3:41
Broceliande 4:04
Son Ar Chistr 2:25
Side 2
Sally Free And Easy 3:20
Suite Irlandaise 3:00
Sil Vestrig 3:03
Tenval An Deiz 1:37
Je Suis Né Au Milieu De La Mer 3:58


Credits
Banjo – Steve Waring
Bass Guitar – Marc Thomas (5)
Cello – Hubert Varron
Choir – Choeurs De Ker-Vreizh
Conductor [Choir] – Danièle Licari*
Double Bass – Marc Migiani
Electric Guitar – Youenn Robineau
Fiddle – Philippe Fromont*
Liner Notes – Jacques Vassal
Liner Notes, Arranged By – A. Stivell* (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5)
Organ [Electronic], Mellotron – Gilbert Cascales*, Roger Mason (3)
Percussion – Bernard Luba*, Gilles Robineau, Loeiz Roujon, Yann-Fanch Le Merdy*
Producer – Franck Giboni
Twelve-String Guitar – Alan Guillou

Companies, etc.
Printed By – Imprimerie S.P.P.
Credits
Arranged By – A. Stivell* (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5)
Producer – Franck Giboni
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): 6312011 1 380 A 21
Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): 6312011 2 380 A 14
Price Code: Ⓣ
Rights Society: BIEM


Alan Stivell - Reflets (1970) Original FR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Alan Stivell - Reflets (1970) Original FR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Alan Stivell - Reflets (1970) Original FR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz



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For all intents and purposes, this was Stivell’s debut, and an impressive and mature debut at that. From the opening notes of the title cut, the openness and greenery of the rich Breton countryside is mainlined for the listener. One does not need to have set foot in Brittany to visualize that which Stivell paints so vividly. Most tracks are sung in French but are no less authentic for it. Exceptions are the romantic “Marig Ar Pollanton”, “Son Ar Chistr”, and “Tenval an Diez” in Breton, and Cyril Tawney’s gently bawdy “Sally Free and Easy”. The pipes, harps and organs meld into a single siren call for a unique culture.
The lovely “Suite des Montagnes” is a duet between flutes and harp, with a good deal of organ thrown in for dramatic effect. “Broceliandre” includes percussion, cellos and female choral accompaniment that augment the already gorgeous melody. The chorus borrows from the popular music of the time in its anthemic quality. Attention to delicate arrangements permeates every track. Even jolly ditties like the Breton “Son Ar Chistr”, with its call and response vocals, possess this rich quality.

When called to reflection, one can do much worse than to share the experience with Mr Stivell’s first great work.
Review by kenethlevine, progarchives.com
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