"Pag" is one of the great unsolved mysteries of Canadian music history,and this TRES (VERY) welcome release is worth more that a Rolex to this long-time U.S. fan who has followed his career for decades!
The song selection is a wonderfully delivered overview of the many faces of this great artist,from early pop hits ("J'ai Marche Pour Une Nation"),through his astounding MUCH singles ("Some Sing,Some Dance","Rainshowers") his powerful CBS days ("Le Temps Press","What the Hell I Got") and his never say die later (and hard edged)
compositions such as "Les Bombes" &"Dangereux".It's one Pag classic after another,with a performance that gets more intense as the band plays on!!And the lucky audience is delighted!!
The shots and editing are engaging,the arrangemnets strong & to the point(often lending both a boogie and bluesy edge to beloved songs like "Dans La Peau"-"C'est Comme Ca)." And you bet "J'entends Frapper is both here,ALIVE & great as is ever was!
Pag's band of Steve Hill (guitar),Martin Lavallee (drums) and Dominic Rock Laroche (bass) is a rock and roll powerhouse;no showboating,just a straight out blast.
The guys all look as if they walk it like they talk et mon amis: THEY TALK IT LIKE THE HALL OF FAME MUSIC the beloved and great Michel Pagliaro has produced. Magnifique!!