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a Live release

Release Year: 2007

Date Label Catalog # Comments
Unicorn Records (UNCR/5046)
This CD presents the band recorded live during their 2006 appearance at the Crescendo Festival in France.
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 6/12/2007 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 6/26/2012 4:22:00 AM by: Rob
  1. Sparks and Benign Magic / Self Made Men
  2. Anatomy of a Dream
  3. Amora Demonis
  4. Watercourse Hymn
  5. Nameless
  6. Omnipresent Umbra
  7. One Voice
  8. Polaroid Vendetta
  9. Alien Spheres
  10. Still They Laugh part1/part2
  11. ...Action!
Jean-François Désilets
Lead vocals, six string electric bass, taurus moog pedals, midi pedals, twelves strings acoustic guitar
Denis Jalbert
Six string acoustic & electric guitars, backing vocals
Francis Doucet
B3 & C3 Hammond organ Mellotrons, Minimoog, Roland synthetizers
Yves Jalbert
Drums & percussions, backing vocals

Reviewed by Marc on 06 Dec 2007

I saw Hamadryad live in Montréal in 2006 as a warm up band to IQ. I was quite impressed by their performance. On Live we just about get the same show I attended, but in Paris France.

To date Hamadryad have two very good but quite different studio albums. The first one borders on Metal Prog and the second is much closer to Symphonic Prog à la early Genesis. Live covers both cds about equally and that makes for a varied and interesting set.

The band's performance is of top level and the cd sounds great. My only slight reservation is that the lead singer's Québécois accent is stronger than on the studio tracks. Much of what he sings is incomprehensible. Still, Live is a great place to start with Hamadryad. Recommended.