Monday, November 06, 2006

Alice - "Alice" {France} [1970] (Prog Rock)

"After many e-mails from helpful fans, I finally set the record straight regarding Alice. There are TWO bands named Alice, one French and one Italian (see Alice (Italy)). Alice Visconti never had anything to do with the French Alice, and only the two albums listed above were part of the French band's discography. The previous entry here declared that "French group members from the first two albums [were] replaced with Italians", which isn't true. These were always two different bands.
-- Fred Trafton
This little-known French group were among the first real, indigenous rock bands in France to take the more experimental path. I have only heard parts of their eponymous debut album (the only one available on CD at the time), but its vocal-oriented, melodically catchy music seemed to have most in common with the blues-based early music of Family and Jethro Tull, though perhaps with a more psychedelic and French melodic touch. Arrêtez Le Monde is rumoured to be more progressive, but that is only a rumour. All Ice is the same album with English lyrics and only slightly less rare than the dodo. Thus the band that is sometimes listed as All Ice is actually this very same Alice. They released no more albums and they never had anything to do with the Italian solo artist Alice. -- Kai Karmanheimo" http://www.gepr.net/aa.html#ALICE

"Alice were an early progressive rock group" http://www.proggnosis.com/MUSIC_DBCDInfo.asp?txtCDID=18351

"Alice" first album realized by the band in 1970, before "All Ice" and "Arrêtez Le Monde" both in 1972.

Others links:

http://www.musikafrance.com/pages/pages_alice/alice_disk1.html

http://www.progmusic.ru/rus/modules.php?name=Reviews&rop=showcontent&id=884


01 - Axis
02 - ONURB
03 - Le Nouveau Monde
04 - L'Arbre
05 - Valse
06 - L'Enfant
07 - Extrait Du 'Cercle'
08 - Venez Jouer 1
09 - Mexican Song
10 - Venez Jouer 2
11 - Tournez La Page
12 - Fumée Grise Et Marrons Chauds

Bonus
13 - De L'autre Cote Du Miroir
14 - Viens
15 - Le nouveau monde
16 - Que Pouvons-Nous Faire Ensamble
17 - Je Voudrais Habiter Le Soileil
18 - Il Viendra

Line-up
- Jean-Pierre Auffredo: Flute, Sax, Violin, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
- Alain Suzan: Organ, Piano, Bass, Vocals
- Sylvain Duplant: Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
- Bruno Besse: Guitar, Vibraphone, Percussion
- Alain Weiss: Drums, Percussion

03 - Le Nouveau Monde ...
07 - Extrait Du 'Cercle' ....

Thanks to my friend ribeirorock from Spain for his recommendation.

Link for download "Alice - 1970 - Alice" in comments ...

8 comments:

isabelbc said...

Link: http://tinyurl.com/yer2qa

Ed said...

Ehm...italian Alice is not a group, she is a (great) singer.

Anonymous said...

HI THANK FOR THESE GREAT FRENCH RECORD!!!!!!!!!
CAN I DO A REQUEST? "CHEVAL FOU" A PRE "NIL"PROTO PROGRESSIVE FRENCH GROUP

CIAO
MARCO

Lefouauflingue said...

Thanks for that first album.

Daremo "Dude" Sensanome said...

Alice is a famous whore in Chile

Max-o said...

They have a third album called "All Ice" from 1972. It's supposed to be an english version of this album but i can't find it anywhere - either to buy or download. I humbly request this album...been looking for it for such a long time now. (btw, "Alice" is in my top 3 favorite albums of all time!)
Here's the link for a little more info:
http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=17611

thanks

isabelbc said...

yes Max, we looking for too... :o)

Nikita.Culotte said...

hi, could you please reupload it?

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