Albert Marcœur ‎– Albert Marcœur

Atlantic ‎– 40 546
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A1 C'Est Raté, C'Est Raté 3:59
A2 Simone
Clarinet – Albert MarcœurPercussion – Claude Marcœur, Pascal ArroyoPerformer [Alto Bottles] – Claude MarcœurPerformer [Bass Bottles] – Didier Perrier*, Gerard Marcœur*
A3 Tu Tapes Trop Fort
Saxophone, Clarinet – Albert MarcœurVoice – Maurice Tasserie, Michel Roy (2)
A4 Appalderie
Trombone – Robert Lafont
B1 Que Le Temps Est Long
Clarinet – Albert MarcœurTrombone – Robert Lafont
B2 Mon Père Avait Un P'tit Champ D'Pommes
Soprano Saxophone – Albert Marcœur
B3 Qu'Est Ce Que Tu As?
Chorus – Christian Sarrel, Claude*, François Breant*, Gerard Marcœur*, Jacques Denjean, Joel Jovignot, Pascal Arroyo, Pascal Lefebvre, Pierre VermeireOrgan, Percussion – Patrice TisonWoodwind, Alto Saxophone – A. Marcœur*

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Gatefold cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): MPO WEA 40546 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): MPO WEA 40546 B

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BELLE 152468 Albert Marcœur Albert Marcœur(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Belle Antique BELLE 152468 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
M1/1974 Albert Marcœur Albert Marcœur(CD, Album, RE, RM) Label Frères M1/1974 France 2001 Sell This Version
40 546 Albert Marcœur Albert Marcœur(LP, Album, TP) Atlantic 40 546 France 1974 Sell This Version


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November 19, 2016

This album is very original. As a Zappa listener, Marcoeur's music and texts rang a big bell.
The music is challenging and humoristic, the band is very tight, the lyrics are originals and humoristic as well and perfectly fit their musical context.
C'est raté, c'est raté is about an unsuccesful sex act, Tu tapes trop fort is about a guy nailing that keeps hitting his fingers because he strikes too hard.and don't want to listen to advices, so every chorus paf paf paf paf aouch !...

I saw Marcoeur in Rouen in the late 70's and they opened playing a card game around a table on the scene.
A the card game progressed, it turned into rythm, with the sound of the card played on the table, with their exclamation ... and the rythm strucutre became more and more rich and complex and became a piece of music. Fantastic !

This allbum, as well as Album à colorier and Armes & Cycles are pure original gems.


July 22, 2014

Great album of French avant-jazz - it's an accessible, occasionally challenging listen - and loaded with sublime playing and crazy instrumental hooks. It's also lots of fun with some genuinely very funny moments.
I've played this album many, many times since I got it from Recommended Records back in the '70s and haven't really plumbed its depths yet.


August 16, 2011
one of the best albums ever