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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lougarou / Garolou, Canada

Lougarou - s/t. 1976 London
Garolou - s/t. 1978 London

Garolou moved to UMR

Lougarou is a bit more progressive oriented than Garolou, but on the whole both of these albums hit the borderline of my interest area.

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Anonymous said...

It's debatable these albums were "reissued" on CD: the two volumes of "Tableaux d'hier" (first released by Just a Memory, then Musicor, then possibly Unidisc) paired _most_ of each album with most of their other two studio albums from that era: the Naylor-penned instrumental "Eclipse" is missing from "Lougarou", the 2-minute acoustic stomp of "Alouette" from "Garolou". Sadly, with advancements in CD length, both could have easily fit on the compilations and then some.

A few years ago, I'd contacted a few of the band members who'd admitted they were discussing an updated rerelease of the albums on CD, as they owned the rights. "Garolou"s assistant recording engineer also voiced interest in helping out. I've yet to hear anything since.

Purple Peak Records said...

Thanks Anon for these notes. I had no idea these albums were even close to being reissued. I'll leave the entry here, and we'll hope for a more complete reissue. Meanwhile your comments here will be helpful for many.