Et Cetera (3) ‎– Et Cetera

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A1 Et La Musique Tourne
Composed By – Chartrand*, Marchand*
4:05
A2 Éclaircie
Composed By – Chartrand*, Marchand*
5:12
A3 Entre Chien Et Loup
Composed By – Chartrand*, Marchand*
7:01
B1 Apostrophe
Composed By – Marchand*
4:58
B2 Newton Avait Raison
Composed By – Chartrand*, Marchand*
4:10
B3 L'Age Dort
Composed By – Chartrand*
4:30
B4 Tandem
Composed By – Chartrand*
6:08

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Recorded at Studio Tempo, Montreal, en aout 1976.
Includes an insert with lyrics.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): 68M 331 SNB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): 68M 332-B SNB

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AGEK-2092 Et Cetera (3) Et Cetera(CD, Album, RE, RP) Unidisc AGEK-2092 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
Mandala 271 Et Cetera (3) Et Cetera(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Mandala (3) Mandala 271 US 2010 Sell This Version
AGEK-2092 Et Cetera (3) Et Cetera(CD, Album, RE) Unidisc AGEK-2092 Canada 2001 Sell This Version

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progfan97402

progfan97402

August 15, 2014
What would happen if Gentle Giant originated out of Quebec, rather than Britiain, and had a female vocalist who sung in French and used an early electronic prototype called the Ondes Martenot? This is it! Et Cetera released only one album in 1976. The group featured Marie Bernard Page who guested on albums from Beau Dommage and Harmonium ("En Pleine Face" off Les Cinq Saisons). They really got their Gentle Giant moves down pat! While the vocals don't sound like the Gentle Giant guys (although Marie does do those high pitched vocals in a somewhat similar manner to Kerry Minnear, although the group doesn't have any rock type vocalist like Derek Shulman). While Marie does handle the Ondes Martenot and other keyboards, they also include a second keyboardist, and they handle the Moog, clavinet and electric piano. They also do those similar complex vocal harmonies. "L'Age Dort" does do a slight departure from the Gentle Giant-type template, more of a ballad type, influenced by French chanson singing, but even this has that unexpected Gentle Giant trick in the middle part with the piano just when you thought it was going to be rather straightforward. Many people run at the thought of a clone band, but I can't call them entirely a clone band. Sure the Gentle Giant influence is plain for everyone to see, but GG would never sing in French, nor did they ever have a female vocalist, or used an Ondes Martenot. Given how popular Gentle Giant was in Quebec, it's little wonder you might find that influence in several groups to one degree or another like Pollen, Sloche, Maneige, and Opus 5, but nothing like Et Cetera.

If I am not mistaken, keyboardist Denis Chartrand ended up playing for the likes of Celine Dion, and drummer Pierre Dragon hadn't forgotten prog as he played in a Genesis tribute band called A Trick of the Tail.

Et Cetera is certainly one of the best prog albums I have ever heard from Quebec, and if you don't mind another band trying to sound like Gentle Giant, this comes highly recommended.