Pollen - Pollen CD

SKU Prog Quebec 06
Needed reissue of one of the better known Canadian progressive rock albums.

"In 1972, Tom Rivest (vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, keyboard, percussion) and guitarist Richard Lemoyne (guitar, keyboard, percussion) decided to form a progressive rock group. Rivest and Lemoyne were joined the following year by Serge Courchesne (drums, vibraphone, recorder) who suggested that they recruit two keyboardists, Claude "Mego" Lemay (keyboard, vocals, vibraphone, flute, bass) and Serge Locat. It was too late for Locat as he had committed to join Harmonium. The group thus pursued its destiny with four musicians. In the spring of 1976, Pollen finally released its long-awaited self-titled album, containing some of the most impressive progressive rock music in North America. By then, Rivest, Lemoyne and Lemay had become proficient multi-instrumentalists, playing pieces with complex arrangements, and with keyboard and guitar duels to leave one breathless. The album was launched during a show at the Grand Thatre de Qubec where Pollen shared the headline act with the British group Caravan. Unfortunately, the group split-up towards the end of 1976 as the music industry was rapidly changing. Being highly sought after by progressive rock fans, Pollen's LP was reissued on CD in 1994, and quickly disappeared when the label closed shop. With a second CD release by ProgQuebec in 2005, even more prog lovers can discover this talented group." [ProgQuebec]
  • LabelProgQuebec
  • UPC619061205424
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