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Laurence Vanay

Evening Colours

LION LP-127
Release Notes
  • First ever reissue, remastered from the original master tapes
  • Remastered from the original master tapes
  • CD edition comes with 24-page booklet and ten bonus tracks
  • LP edition on 180 gram vinyl, with full color, four-panel insert
  • Both formats limited to 500 copies
  • Rare photos and Jacqueline’s remarkable story

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. A devastating high-fashion follow-up to the legendary “Galaxies”.

“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