9 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jean-Pierre Ferland had already enjoyed a 35-year run as a Québécois crooner when he dropped this late-career stunner in 1995. Its audacity is boldly announced with a seven-minute title track that weaves an affirming chorus from an atmospheric backdrop of post-shoegaze drone, sitar-like guitar accents, and clattering percussion. Despite those au courant touches, tracks like the exquisitely string-swept “Il faut des amoureux” and the angelic piano hymn “Une chance qu’on s’a” emphasize the ageless quality of Ferland’s velvety voice and cinematic storytelling.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jean-Pierre Ferland had already enjoyed a 35-year run as a Québécois crooner when he dropped this late-career stunner in 1995. Its audacity is boldly announced with a seven-minute title track that weaves an affirming chorus from an atmospheric backdrop of post-shoegaze drone, sitar-like guitar accents, and clattering percussion. Despite those au courant touches, tracks like the exquisitely string-swept “Il faut des amoureux” and the angelic piano hymn “Une chance qu’on s’a” emphasize the ageless quality of Ferland’s velvety voice and cinematic storytelling.

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