Terpandre ‎– Terpandre

Dionysos ‎– DI 3003
Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Le Temps
Written-By, Mellotron – J. Pina*
A2 Conte En Vert
Written-By – J. Pina*
A3 Anne Michaele
Mellotron – Jacques PinaWritten-By, Piano [Acoustic] – M. Tardieu*
B1 Histoire D'Un Pecheur
Written-By – J. Pina*
B2 Caroussel
Written-By – J. Pina*

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed ByMPO



Recorded at studio Aquarius in 1978.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): MPO DI 3003 A Y.D.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): MPO DI 3003 B Y.D.

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FGBG 4150.AR Terpandre Terpandre(CD, Album, RE, RP) Musea FGBG 4150.AR France Unknown Sell This Version
FGBG 4150.AR Terpandre Terpandre(CD, Album, RE) Musea FGBG 4150.AR France 1995 Sell This Version
BELLE 101733 Terpandre Terpandre(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Belle Antique BELLE 101733 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
FGBG 2018 Terpandre Terpandre(LP, Album, RE) Musea FGBG 2018 France 1988 Sell This Version
none Terpandre Terpandre(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Special Limited Edition (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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February 1, 2012
A latecomer in the prog rock scene, it's little wonder this French band had only released this one album. Although it was released in 1981, the album was actually recorded in 1978, right in the middle of punk and disco, so it's little wonder why they couldn't find a label to release it at the time. So it's surprising that a little label called Dionysos released this in 1981. You can tell it's a 1978 recording, as it has a '70s sound. This is a brand of mellow, lush symphonic prog, with fusion tendencies (with the presence of electric violin not unlike Jean Luc Ponty). Somewhere on the lines of Genesis, Camel, Focus with just tons of Mellotron all over. I am surprised to see an album recorded in 1978 using this much tron aside from Cathedral's Stained Glass Stories (which luckily saw the light of day soon after recording). Little surprise the original is next to impossible to find, with only about 1,500 copies made, no wonder Musea reissued this several years later, so obviously get the Musea reissue. The CD reissue has two bonus cuts, recorded in 1977, including an early version of "Conte En Vert". Sadly these bonus cuts are downright unlistenable as the sound quality is so poor that it sounded like it was taped off someone's home tape recorder (it probably was). On the other hand, those two cuts are probably the only remaining documentary of this band outside the album that was released. It's a nice album to have if you're into symphonic prog or need to fill a whole in your Mellotron album collection.