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The Dumoutier case...




The Box is a Canadian group formed in Montreal in 1981 and composed of Jean-Marc Pisapia, Guy Florent and Jean-Pierre Brie.


They will experience their first success in 1984 with the release of the eponymous album which will produce two single hits "Walk away" and "Must I always remember".


A year later in 1985, the album "All the time, all the time, all the time" was released, which did even better than its predecessor in terms of ranking. Album which surely produces what will remain as one of their biggest title namely "The Dumoutier Affair (Say to me)".


Supreme consecration in 1987 with the release of the album "Close together" which remains their biggest commercial success to this day. From which will be extracted 3 new hits with the eponymous single as the flagship title.


It was not until 1990 that the album "The pleasure and the pain" was released. Another major success was notably thanks to the single "Carry on" which will go down in history as their highest ranked single.


Success which will be their last because the group will separate two years later in 1992.


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Walk away 1984

  • Must I always remember 1984

  • Dancing on the grave 1984

  • L’affaire Dumoutier (Say to me) 1985

  • My dreams of you 1986

  • Closer together 1987

  • Ordinary people 1987

  • Crying out loud for love 1987

  • Carry on 1990

  • Temptation 1990

  • Inside my heart 1990



Clips :


1984 ... a first title which reveals a group with a certain talent and a rather particular sound. Astonishing ...



1984 ... the rest is very typical "American rock" 80s. There is really a glaring difference between the sound across the Atlantic and the sound of the Old Continent during this decade. What made all its charm elsewhere



1984 ... which will surely remain as one of their best titles. And as paradoxical as it may seem, it was not classified ...



1985 ... a touch of French as a reminder that the group is not from the English-speaking part of Canada. All on an excellent track which shows that this group really has talent !



1986 ... one little title and then it goes. A minimalist 1986 certainly, but the quality is not. The group has found an excellent sound which is the perfect mix between those of the 2 continents ...



1987 ... back to pure rock. For sure, a group that has remained fairly confidential and which would have deserved a much larger audience ...



1987 ... yet another original title, unlike any other and which once again shows the full extent of their sonic possibilities



1990 ... a change of decade which rhymes with a return to pure rock sounds. It beats hard, to say the least !



1990 ... a beautiful and big year which saw them field no less than 3 hits of great caliber. Unfortunately, we are slowly but surely approaching the end ...



1990 ... the end of it. Once again in rock mode that beats up. And it works, once again ! But it will be the last ...



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Box_(band)

Official Website :

https://theboxband.com/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.amazon.ca/Best-Box/dp/B000UZSJIK