Christian Decamps (Ange) - Mes Vers Solitaires (2005) DVD-5
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NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 224Kbps
Scans(300dpi) Included | Musea FGBG 9015
Recorded 21 May, 1993. Salle Georges Brassens de Beaucourt
French composer and vocalist CHRISTIAN DECAMPS is first and foremost known for his long tenures with legendary French outfit Ange, starting in 1970. From the release of their debut album "Caricatures" in 1972 until they disbanded in 1995 they established themselves as a household name in French rock, selling several million albums and performing an untold number if live concerts.
Decamps managed to find the time to issue a one solo album during the years when Ange were at their most active though, a production he made with his son Tristan issued under the moniker Christian Decamps et Fils in 1979 named "Le mal d'Adam". When Ange for one reason or another started winding down their band activities towards the late 1980's Christian would revive this moniker for the albums "Juste une ligne bleue" in 1990 and "Nu" in 1994, and when Ange officially folded in 1995 it became more and more clear that Christian Decamps et Fils first and foremost was a direct continuation of Ange. Three more albums would see the light of day in the second half of the 90's: "V'soul Vesoul V'soul" in 1995, "Troisiиme etoile а gauche" in 1997 and "Poиmes de la Noiseraie" in 1998. When Decamps aquired the official rights for the name Ange in 1999 this solo project ceased to exist though, reviving his old band with the band members he had steadily used throughout his solo career for the past decade.
An epilogue would appear in 2004 though, with the album "Murmures...". This production was distinctly different in sound from anything Ange had made, and represents a purebred solo effort.
Besides these more or less true solo albums mention above, Decamps have two additional solo albums to his name. The first of these, "Merlin et les Dragons", was a joint effort with Michel Rubini issued in 1992. Then in 2008 Decamps released what was his first solo effort credited solely to himself with the ambient, new age tinged CD "Psychedelice".
While Decamps has an extensive range of solo ventures behind him, it will be a matter of discussion as to how many of them that should be regarded as true solo albums and how many that are Ange productions issued under an alias. What is certain is that many of these efforts will be of interest to the dedicated Ange fanbase.
1 - La Psychйdйclique Cйlиste De La Vallйe Du Breuchin (2'27)
2 - Du Latin Homo (5'33)
3 - Le Mal D'Adam (3'15)
4 - Pкle-Mкle (3'16)
5 - Une Chaоne Neuve A Mon Vйlo (4'00)
6 - Doping (1'02)
7 - Poиme Narcotique (1'38)
8 - Juste Une Ligne Bleue (4'22)
9 - Pepsi Nana (3'46)
10 - (I. Shйhйrazade/II. Les Petits Maris Honnкtes) (6'13)
11 - Epris Fйmina (5'40)
12 - Blйriot (5'51)
13 - Politissime (2'20)
14 - La Belle Forкt De France (4'03)
15 - Ode A Emile (3'14)
16 - Y'A Des "Quand" Partout ! (3'13)
17 - Un Dimanche Au Zoo (4'40)
18 - Tous Les Tacots, Les Locos (9'39)
19 - Mon Enfance (4'26)
20 - Ces Gens-Lа (6'11)
21 - L'Autre D'Un Autre (0'49)
22 - Incompatibilitй (0'45)
23 - Accident D'Chasse (3'50)
24 - Dйcamps Gourou (2'32)