The Box (4)

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Jean-Marc Pisapia, Dan Volj, Denis Faucher, Francois Bruneau, Martin Lapierre, Isabelle Lemay
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The Box was a Canadian New Wave group from Montreal in the 1980's. A new lineup of the band was introduced in 2003.
Formed in 1981 by Jean-Marc Pisapia, an early member of Men Without Hats. He recruited guitarist Guy Florent and bassist Jean Pierre Brie for the band, who were originally known as Checkpoint Charlie before settling on the name 'The Box'.
The band's first single attracted the attention of Montreal radio station CKOI, leading to a deal with Alert Records. Also that year, Pisapia's brother Guy Pisapia joined the band on keyboards.
Their debut album, "The Box", was released in 1984 and contained the hit singles "Must I Always Remember" and "Walk Away". Drummer Sylvain Coutu joined the band for the supporting tour, but was replaced by Philippe Bernard before the band's next album. Florent also left the band, and was replaced by Claude Thibault.
In 1985, The Box released "All The Time, All The Time, All The Time". This album, which included backing vocals by Sass Jordan and Marie Carmen, contained the hit singles "My Dreams Of You" and the band's most famous song "L'Affaire Dumoutier (Say To Me)". The band won the 1985 Félix Award for group of the year, and were nominated nominated for the Juno Award for most promising group.
"Closer Together" (1987) was the band's most commercially successful album. Featuring the hit singles "Ordinary People", "Closer Together" and "Crying Out Loud For Love", the album was certified platinum. Backing vocals on the album were provided by Jordan and Martine St-Clair.
After touring for more than eighteen months, the band took six months off to recover before returning with "The Pleasure And The Pain" (1990). This album was a commercial failure, and The Box disbanded in 1992 after releasing the greatest hits compilation "A Decade Of Box Music".
Pisapia released a solo album, "John Of Mark", in 1995. He subsequently revived The Box with a new lineup, releasing a new hits compilation, "Always In Touch With You", in 2003. In 2005 the band released "Black Dog There", its first new album in 15 years.
The Box also released a song exclusively for the NHL's Montreal Canadiens, simply titled "The Goal", that was played after a Canadiens goal while on home ice. Although popular with the fans, The Box never officially released this song to the public.
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Albums

The Box (4) - The Box album art The Box (4) The Box (Album) Alert Records Canada 1984 Sell This Version
The Box (4) - All The Time, All The Time, All The Time... album art The Box (4) All The Time, All The Time, All The Time... (Album) Alert Records, Alert Records Canada 1985 Sell This Version
The Box (4) - Closer Together album art The Box (4) Closer Together (Album) Alert Records Canada 1987 Sell This Version
The Box (4) - The Pleasure And The Pain album art The Box (4) The Pleasure And The Pain (Album) Alert Records US 1989 Sell This Version
The Box (4) - John Of Mark album art The Box (4), Jean-Marc Pisapia The Box (4), Jean-Marc Pisapia - John Of Mark (Album) Not On Label Canada 1995 Sell This Version
KONFCD-5214, KOMFY1 The Box (4) - Black Dog There album art The Box (4) Black Dog There(CD, Album) Komfy, Komfy KONFCD-5214, KOMFY1 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
PAS-CD-1228 The Box (4) - Le Horla album art The Box (4) Le Horla(CD, Album) Les Disques Passeport PAS-CD-1228 Canada 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Box (4) - Dancing On The Grave album art The Box (4) Dancing On The Grave (Single) Alert Records Canada 1984 Sell This Version
SBD 001 The Box (4) - Untitled EP album art The Box (4) Untitled EP(12", EP, Promo, Rad) Alert Records SBD 001 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
BDS-501 The Box (4) Must I Always Remember(7", Single) Alert Records BDS-501 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
BDS-500 The Box (4) - Walk Away album art The Box (4) Walk Away(7", Single) Alert Records BDS-500 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
The Box (4) - L'Affaire Dumoutier (Say To Me...) (The Story Of Austin: A Trilogy) album art The Box (4) L'Affaire Dumoutier (Say To Me...) (The Story Of Austin: A Trilogy) (Single) Alert Records Canada 1984 Sell This Version
The Box (4) - My Dreams Of You album art The Box (4) My Dreams Of You (Single) Alert Records Canada 1985 Sell This Version
The Box (4) - With All This Cash album art The Box (4) With All This Cash (Single) Alert Records Canada 1985 Sell This Version
The Box (4) - Crying Out Loud For Love album art The Box (4) Crying Out Loud For Love Alert Records Canada 1987 Sell This Version
The Box (4) - Closer Together album art The Box (4) Closer Together (Single) Alert Records Canada 1987 Sell This Version
The Box (4) - Ordinary People album art The Box (4) Ordinary People Alert Records Canada 1987 Sell This Version
BSD 529 The Box (4) - I'm Back album art The Box (4) I'm Back(7", Single) Alert Records BSD 529 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
DPRO-79652 The Box (4) - Inside My Heart album art The Box (4) Inside My Heart(CD, Single, Promo) Capitol Records DPRO-79652 US 1989 Sell This Version
The Box (4) - Temptation album art The Box (4) Temptation (Single) Capitol Records US 1989 Sell This Version
KRKCD-25000 The Box (4) - Lola album art The Box (4) Lola(CD, Single, Promo) Kardiak KRKCD-25000 Canada 1991 Sell This Version

Compilations

The Box (4) - The Box & All The Time, All The Time, All The Time album art The Box (4) The Box & All The Time, All The Time, All The Time (Comp) Alert Records, Alert Records Canada 1987 Sell This Version
The Box (4) - A Decade Of Box Music album art The Box (4) A Decade Of Box Music (Comp) Kardiak Canada 1992 Sell This Version
SPLK-7393 The Box (4) - The Best Of.. album art The Box (4) The Best Of..(CD, Comp) Unidisc SPLK-7393 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
UNT-5616 The Box (4) - The Box Of.. album art The Box (4) The Box Of..(DVD, Comp + CD, Comp) Unidisc UNT-5616 Canada 2007 Sell This Version

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