Octobre

Octobre was a Québécois symphonic-folk band that released five studio albums, each on a different label, between 1973 and 1980.

Members: Pierre Flynn (vocals, keyboards), Jean Dorais (guitar), Mario Légaré (bass), Pierre Hébert (drums), Richard Pelletier (drums), Gerry Leduc (saxophone, keyboards, 1979-?)


Background

Octobre formed in 1972 when 18-year-old singer, keyboardist, and songwriter Pierre Flynn and his guitarist cousin, Jean Dorais, teamed with bassist Mario Légaré and drummer Pierre Hébert. Their name derived from the October Crisis, a political hostage situation that occurred in Greater Montreal in October 1970.


Octobre

Octobre released their self-titled debut album in 1972 on PGP.

A1. “Si On Partait” (2:34)
A2. “Ça Prend Presque Rien” (4:06)
A3. “Dans Ma Ville” (3:12)
A4. “Les Vivants” (4:20)
B1. “Viens Vivre” (3:00)
B2. “Au Fond De Tes Yeux” (4:19)
B3. “Bonjour” (3:01)
B4. “La Maudite Machine” (4:02)


Les Nouvelles Terres

Octobre released their second album, Les Nouvelles Terres, in 1974 on Les Disques Zodiaque.

A1. “Les nouvelles terres” (5:43)
A2. “Le chant du guerrier” (4:30)
A3. “Quand la nuit se réveille” (3:00)
A4. “Ma chanson” (3:09)
A5. “Violence” (5:44)
B1. “La passe du grand flambeau” (5:10)
B2. “Il était déjà tard” (3:07)
B3. “Voyage en mer” (4:48)
B4. “Génération” (6:46)


Survivance

Octobre released their third album, Survivance, in 1975 on Trans-World International.

A1. “Tendre torture” (5:26)
A2. “Cet instant” (4:05)
A3. “La valse à onze temps” (4:08)
A4. “En famille” (3:26)
B1. “Baptême de l’air” (3:45)
B2. “Tu t’en vas encore ce soir” (4:21)
B3. “L’oiseau rouge” (4:45)
B4. “Survivance” (3:42)


L’autoroute des Rêves

Octobre released their fourth album, L’autoroute des Rêves, in 1977 on CBS.

A1. “Le Vent Se Leve” (5:54)
A2. “Insurrection” (5:03)
A3. “L’autoroute Des Reves” (9:31)
B1. “La Prochaine Decenie” (4:50)
B2. “Sud Profond” (4:21)
B3. “Le Grand Depart” (8:39)


Live – Chants Dans la Nuit

In May 1978, Octobre released Live – Chants Dans la Nuit, a double-album culled from their March 9 show at Théâtre St-Denis.


Clandestins

Octobre released their fifth studio album, Clandestins, in 1980 on Kébec-Disc.


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