Vanay, Laurence - Evening Colours (expanded / remastered / mini-lp sleeve)

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Beautiful, deluxe CD edition of this mega French rarity from 1975. I've long heard of this, but never actually heard it until now. Mastered from the original stereo tapes, this is a lmited edition of 500 copies and includes a booklet with rare photos and the Jacqueline's story, as well as many bonus tracks. It's pretty great; read on!

Laurence Vanay is the pseudonym for Jacqueline Thibault, wife of music producer and musician Laurent Thibault (Magma). The first ever reissue of her second album, originally released twice in 1975: a version on Galloway credited to fictitious English band Gateway, and once as a CAM label library LP—and incredibly rare in both incarnations. Pure genius: almost all instrumental, with gorgeous keyboards of many types (Hammond, Fender Rhodes, etc.), acoustic/electric guitar, even a little Zeuhl bass.

Shimmering, dewy, mysterious, deeply emotional examples of melancholic musical beguilement; anyone with an affinity for golden age 4AD bands like the Cocteau Twins or Dead Can Dance will find much to love here, not to mention devotees of trip-hop pioneers like Portishead. A devastating high-fashion follow-up to the legendary "Galaxies"."

"Since childhood, I improvised and composed songs and instrumental music... it seemed to me that music was the true language of emotions. It was with great difficulty that I managed to record the albums “Galaxies” and “Evening Colours” in very limited time with the means at hand, and with the help of faithful musician friends." —Jacqueline Thibault.
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