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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
278.049 Visitors Visitors(LP, Album, Gat) Decca 278.049 France 1974 Sell This Version
278.049 Visitors Visitors(LP, Album, Gat) Decca 278.049 Argentina 1975 Sell This Version
8137 Visitors Visitors(LP, Album, Gat) London Records 8137 Argentina 1975 Sell This Version
FGBG 4106.AR Visitors Visitors(CD, Album, RE) Musea FGBG 4106.AR France 1994 Sell This Version
SRML 3024 Visitors Visitors(LP, RE, Gat) Si-Wan Records SRML 3024 South Korea 1994 Sell This Version
SRMC 3024 Visitors Visitors(CD, Album, RE) Si-Wan Records SRMC 3024 South Korea 1998 Sell This Version
BELLE 091560 Visitors Visitors(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Belle Antique BELLE 091560 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
LION LP-139 Visitors Visitors(LP, RE) Lion Productions LION LP-139 US 2014 Sell This Version


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March 6, 2018
referencing Visitors, LP, Album, Gat, 278.049
Killer French doomy progressive rarity with tremendous fuzzy leads, wild roaring Hammond, effects, dark vocals. Under the direction of the master, Jean Pierre Massiera.


June 28, 2013
referencing Visitors, LP, Album, Gat, 278.049
The brainchild of Jean-Pierre Massiera, much travelled record producer and musician (see "Behind The Scenes" section for the full story) who had the vision to create his own supergroup who would be the epitome of French progressive rock. The cast was certainly impressive, and the music was inspiring, yet the music (to these ears at least) doesn't sound so French, but much more like the psychedelic/progressive sound of Italian bands like Formula 3 or New Trolls, powerful with real guts and very complex too, with great use of Vanilla Fudge styled vocal harmonies. I suppose the Formula 3 similarity is not so surprising when one considers that the album opens with a stunning rock rendition of "Die Irae" given the same spirit as the earlier version Formula 3 recorded. Sometimes it is totally French however, with buzzing synthesizers, space-rock and jazz-fusion intermixing as only the French know how.
Closely related to this are the albums by Horrific Child and Atlantide. There's also a later band called Visitors under the aegis of Jean-Pierre Massiera, however that was a much more conventional rock album closer to his JPM & Co. project.