From East to West...
Voyage is a French group formed in 1977 and originally composed of André Pezin, Marc Chantereau, Pierre-Alain Dahan, Sauveur Mallia and Sylvia Mason-James.
Group which is not at its first attempt since the same Pezin, Chantereau, Dahan and Mallia had already formed another group called V.I.P. Connection a few years before. Group which had produced in 1975 two singles of big caliber with the titles "Please love me again" and "West coast drive".
Voyage's first album, eponymous album, was released in 1977 and for a first try it was particularly successful since it was to be a real worldwide hit. Album from which the single "From East to West" will be extracted a year later in 1978.
Paradoxically, it is their next album, "Fly away", with less success, which will bring them in 1979 their biggest single success with the title "Souvenirs".
New album "Voyage 3" in 1980, album which will go almost unnoticed and which will save furniture only with the singles "I love you dancer" and "Do it again".
A last album "One step higher" was released in general indifference in 1981 and permanently sealed the fate of the group.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Point zero 1977
From East to West 1978
Let’s fly away 1979
Tahiti, Tahiti 1979
I don’t want to fall in love again 1980
I love you dancer 1980
Do it again 1980
Nowhere to hide 1981
I surrender 1982
Let’s get started 1982
Follow the brightest star 1982
1977 ... beginnings for the less rhythmic and which immediately show a more than obvious potential. Now it remains to produce THE title that will set them apart from the crowd ...
1978 ... the rise in power is obvious and shows that the big takeoff is fast approaching. This group really has talent, that's clear !
1978 ... and the big takeoff, here it is ! They sign here quite simply one of the biggest Disco hits of the end of the decade and at the same time offer themselves a direct ticket for posterity. MAS-TER-FUL !
1979 ... the group is at the height of its art and now performs the top hits in an impressive way. The success is global and makes these little Frenchies one of the biggest phenomena of the moment, just that !
1979 ... unfortunately, the bellows will fall back as quickly as it is mounted. A trend reversal to say the least incredible and above all somewhat incomprehensible ...
1980 ... the group continues the adventure for whatever reason at the very start of the new decade and tries to adapt to the latest trends of the moment. Not won all that ...
1980 ... this title will allow them to save the furniture a little but the damage is done and the group will never come back in the race unfortunately ...
1980 ... it's nice, of course, but the level is really no longer sufficient to hope to fight on an equal footing with the competition, it is clear ...
1981 ... the group is now more of the figuration than anything else. The level of inspiration has nothing to do with that which was theirs at the end of the 1970s ...
1982 ... too bad because they really did not lack much to hope to come back to the race. Hard law of the trade ...
1982 ... a year 1982 which saw them come back in force in terms of inspiration. But the competition in front is now bloated and it will be extremely difficult for them to exist at the highest level in these conditions ...
1982 ... an adventure which draws to its end with this title. Anyway, a most honorable career at the planetary level for this French group with more than certain talent !
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