Various Artists - Puissance 13 + 2 : 2 x vinyl lps (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU 18-Lion LP 165
This reissues a famous double album originally released on the very collectable Theleme label that has all otherwise unavailable performances by a large number of French artists, recorded live in the park of the Chateau d'Herouville.
While you haven't heard of many of them, a number of interesting progressive bands appear here and nowhere else, as well as some bigger names. With Ergo Sum, Magma (an amazing Mekanik Kommando), Contrepoint, Catherine Ribiero + Alpes, Claude Engel, Catharsis, Alain Markusfeld, Spectre, MOR, Zabu, Solitude, Steve Warring, Voyage, Design and Roger Mason.

�Limited double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Amazing sessions by the cream of underground French prog and psych bands, first released in 1971 on Th�l�me, a boutique label owned by Magma bassist and Barclay Records manager Laurent Thibault.
When Thibault founded Th�l�me, he wanted to set up a prestige outfit. He had this in mind when he set out to fulfill his ambition of presenting a panorama of the French rock scene by gathering the best groups in France together on one double-album, to be recorded at the legendary Chateau d'H�rouville studio, live in the courtyard with no overdubs. Thibault had hoped that labels would allow their best acts to appear. Philips offered Magma (the version of 'Mekanik Kommando' appearing on Puissance is the first ever conceived or recorded by the band) and Catherine Ribeiro; Barclay allowed Alain Markusfeld to participate; Le Chant du Monde let Voyage appear. The band Catharsis said yes; so did Contrepoint, discovered by Magma's Ren� Garber. Th�l�me artists included Ergo Sum, MOR, Zabu, and Solitude. Two guests from America were recommended by Le Chant du Monde: folk-singers Roger Mason and Steve Waring. And happily Spectre, a band featuring legendary H�rouville engineer Dominique Blanc-Francart, brought the monster prog jazz funk synth madness of 'Arkham'. Brilliant!�
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