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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

ALAN STIVELL (ABO#034)


ALAN STIVELL
BREZHONEG' RAOK
(1970-2006)

Brezhoneg' Raok means "Breton language first". This track name sums up very well Stivell's aim beside his music. This Brittany native musician had so long suffered from french exclusion of the breton culture. Indeed, until the end of the 70s, man couldn't have the right to speak or even teach breton language. Breton vague began early in the 70s when freedom of speech was to evolve throughout the planet. But in France, this freedom of speech had such difficulties that no one could expect anything to go further... Alan Stivell was one of the strongest heads of the liberation of breton culture and made his job so well that things moved rapidly... even if nowadays breton is no yet a official teached language.
Alan Stivell's talent was to be the first to mix any culture. Although his first 2 albums were pure traditional music, his notoriety arised with his Olympia concert LP in 1972. There he brang all together traditonal celtic music with rock music. His major influences at that time were for the celtic side of his culture : Glenmorr and the Goadec Sisters ; for the rock side, the Moody Blues and King Crimson. This last influence is the most felt on his 1973 album 'Chemin De Terre', his best work ever whose most tracks will be available here. After this great awareness to the breton culture, Stivell made different albums from purely traditional ('Treman Inis') to Exclusively experimental ('Raok Dilestra') with some albums made uniquely for his favourite instrument : the celtic harp.
CD1:
1. Reflets
2. Son Ar Chistr
3. Suite Irlandaise
4. Eliz Iza Gaeltacht
5. Port An Deorai
6. An Alarc'h
7. Pop Plinn
8. Tri Martolod
9. Suite Sudarmoricaine
10. Suzy Mac Guire
11. Ian Morrison Reel
12. She Moved Through The Fair
13. Maro Ma Mestrez
14. Brezhoneg' Raok
15. An Hani A Garan
16. Kimiad

17. Dans Fisel
18. Oye Vie
19. Délivrance
20. Pachpi Kozh Pachpi New
21. Laridenn
22. Bal Ha Dans Plinn
23. Stok Ouzh An Enez
CD2:
1. Rouantelezh Vreizh
2. The Union Pact
3. Emsawadegou
4. 20th Century, part 1
5. 20th Century, part 2
6. Plinn - Slogan
7. A Nighean Dubh
8. Divodan
9. Gouel Hollvedel, part 1
10. Q Celts Fiesta
11. Si Javais 1000 Ans : Barns
12. Dans Fanch Mitt
13. Camaalot (Hymn I)
14. The Foggy Dew (w/ Shane McGowan)
15. Brian Boru (Radio Edit)
16. Let The Plinn
17. Land Of My Fathers
18. La Mémoire De L'Humain (w/ the Goadec Sisters)
19. Rock Harp
20. Harpe Atlantique / La Route De L'Etain
21. Té (Beyond Words)

My Stivell TOP 3 :
1. Chemins De Terre (1973)
2. Raok Dilestra / Before Landing (1978)
3. Brian Boru (1995)

My Stivell BOTTOM 3 :
1. The Mist Of Avalon (1991)
2. Telenn Gektiek (1960-1964)
3. 1 Douar
(1998)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

J'aime beaucoup l'idée du logo mais pas du tout la police utilisée...

(SFP pas connecté, le flemme)

Ayah Gagöhn said...

Le logo, c'est le dernier en date et je ne l'ai pas choisi. J'avais bien celui de CHEMIN DE TERRE (1973) mais ça aurait juré avec le style de la pochette.

Quant à la police, si c'est celle du logo, j'y suis pour rien, sinon pour le titre c'est celui qui différait le moins de l'original... la flemme de chercher sur dafont...