AU RAVIN DES ENFANTS PERDUS - CHANSON POUR VAUQUOIS by DOMINIQUE GRANGE from the album DES LENDEMAINS QUI SAIGNENT
1914-1918 = 10 million dead, 10 million maimed and 9 million orphans.
Dominique Grange’s album contributes to the memory of those days when real massacres were commited.
She sang an original directory- Petits morts du mois d’août, Laisse-moi passer, sentinelle !- and Tu n’en reviendras pas d’Aragon and Léo Ferré. She sang words of Montéhus, of others like Sébastien Faure and words of anonymous fighters (La chanson de Craonne et O Gorizia). She sang as well, with the autorisation quite exceptional of Ursula Vian Kübler, the song of BorisVian, Le Déserteur, including the last verse of its first manuscript.
As in a chronological order, the ten songs evoke tragic episods from August 1914 to November 1918. In particulary the horrified “guerre des mines”, a four years underground German-French’s war, under the ruins of the small village martyr de Vauquois (AU RAVIN DES ENFANTS PERDUS - CHANSON POUR VAUQUOIS). However, only la Chanson de Craonne and O Gorizia dated from the « der des der », the others were written between 1900 (Fraternité) and 2009. Nevertheless the whole album is remarkably consistent as the war unfortunetly has this concept of universality that escape from time.
Between each of the ten songs, Tardi put his voice with a conviction without artifice on improvised music created by musicians who accompanied the songs. He tells incisive texts from “PUTAIN DE GUERRE!” that was made with the historian Jean-Pierre Verney.
DES LENDEMAINS QUI SAIGNENT is dedicated to Dominique Grange’s Grand-fathers, Pierre-Elisée Grange (who was in the 3rd Regiment of Zouaves) and Jean Haour (who was in the 230th infantry’s Regiment). Dominique Grange was inspired by pictures or testimonials about their different backgrounds of “la Grande Guerre” to write songs and to interpret more anciens songs.
Music : buy directly DES LENDEMAINS QUI SAIGNENT on CD (digipack), MP3 and FLAC on JUSTE UNE TRACE : juste-une-trace.com/fr/boutique/dominique-grange-des-lendemains-qui-saignent.html
℗ 2009 Juste Une Trace
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