PUISSANCE -the Power of 13 + 2 (1971 Amazing sessions by the cream of underground French prog and psych bands) LION COMP LP

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Amazing sessions by the cream of underground French prog and psych bands, first released in 1971 on ThŽlme, a boutique label owned by Magma bassist and Barclay Records manager Laurent Thibault. When Thibault founded ThŽl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'HŽrouville 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 ÔMekanik KommandoÕ 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 MagmaÕs RenŽ Garber. ThŽl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 HŽrouville engineer Dominique Blanc-Francart, brought the monster prog jazz funk synth madness of 'Arkham'. Brilliant! ¥Features titans such as Magma, Catherine Ribeiro, Alain Markusfeld, Dominique Blanc-Francart, and more! ¥One-time pressing of 500x copies ¥Housed in a textured gatefold jacket ¥Four-page color insert has historical notes + band info + rare photos