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Laurence Vanay * Gate away / Evening colours (1975 Female * French Folk * Jazz Rock * Experimental)

by Laurence Vanay (Gate away)

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Sven B. Schreiber (sbs) The albums "Galaxies" and "Evening colours" recorded by Jacqueline Thibault aka "Laurence Vanay" aka "Gateway" in the mid-70s have gained quite some cult status over the last few decades - after having been insufficiently promoted and hence largely ignored at the time of their release. And that's a real darn pity, given the outstanding creative quality of those works. Part of their weird history is the choice of some silly pseudonyms for Jacqueline Thibault on behalf of the labels issuing the albums for not so funny sexist marketing reasons, because crediting everything to a young French female songwriter was considered hampering album sales. So the bogus English band name "Gateway" was printed on the cover of "Evening colours"... go figure... In the meantime, most of the older albums done by Jacqueline Thibault are available again - with proper credits - thanks to the Peruvian label "Repsychled". If you are looking for later recordings released under her real name, visit the "Cristal Musique" site here on Bandcamp. Favorite track: Underwater light reflection.
Twin cities 03:31


We leave here all the links for Laurence Vanay music,
just in case you miss to listen anyone of them:

1: Galaxies:

2: Galaxie Bonus (Des eclats de lune):

3: Gate away Bonus (Alone in the rain)

4: La petite fenetre:

5: Les soleils de la vié:

6: Glaciers interdits:

7: Petit prince:

enjoy this beautiful trip to the past of this avangarde "far ahead of their time" beautiful music.

"Evening Colours" deluxe CD edition

Laurence Vanay is the pseudonym for Jacqueline Thibault, wife of music producer and musician Laurent Thibault (Magma). The first ever reissue of her second album, originally released twice in 1975: a version on Galloway credited to fictitious English band Gateway, and once as a CAM label library LP—and incredibly rare in both incarnations. Pure genius: almost all instrumental, with gorgeous keyboards of many types (Hammond, Fender Rhodes, etc.), acoustic/electric guitar, even a little Zeuhl bass. Shimmering, dewy, mysterious, deeply emotional examples of melancholic musical beguilement; anyone with an affinity for golden age 4AD bands like the Cocteau Twins or Dead Can Dance will find much to love here, not to mention devotees of trip-hop pioneers like Portishead. A devastating high-fashion follow-up to the legendary "Galaxies".

•First ever reissue.
•Remastered from the original master tapes.

"Since childhood, I improvised and composed songs and instrumental music... it seemed to me that music was the true language of emotions. It was with great difficulty that I managed to record the albums “Galaxies” and “Evening Colours” in very limited time with the means at hand, and with the help of faithful musician friends." — Jacqueline Thibault.

Licensing by Lion Productions for digital download on bandcamp thru Repsychled. Too many Lion Productions that will appear on Bandcamp on this page. More Laurence Vanay albums on this bandcamp

For licensing enquiries worldwide, please contact our friends at Lion Productions: lionproductions@earthlink.net


released January 1, 1975


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repsychled Lima, Peru

Repsychled: Peruvian independent label. We manufacture high quality reissues from peruvian rock music of 60's & 70's. Most of them came from original master tape, and were remastered very carefuly to avoid any distortion who affects the original intention of the albums' recoridng. All our releases are fully licensed from labels or artists. Some of our reissue include bonus and unreleased tracks. ... more

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