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song: Francis Weyer
Produced : C.J.Luhr
Year : 1976
Record co. : CNR
Francis Weyer, as is his real name, started out playing guitar with Patrick
Ruymen in "Les Caraïbes", who played covermusic at the "bals populaire".
Novelty for a Belgian group in 1963 : they had an echo chamber.
STogether with Ruymen, he then formed "Liberty Six" in 1965, a unique
group in the history of Belgian pop music.
Patrick Ruymen in "Wit-lof from Belgium" : "I had piles of
songs lying on the shelf. On that we built a complete show, a mix of say Commander
Cody and Frank Zappa. We were ten years early. But even the fact we performed
our own material almost exclusively, was unique for Belgium at that time."
When the band got into trouble with their frontman, he was replaced by Lou
Depryck. After the failure of their one and only single, the group was disbanded.
Weyer then went to the J.J.-Band and Plus, who backed up Jess
& James on their soulful hit "Move".
In the seventies he changed course to romantic melodies, mandolins and Spanish
guitars. He changed his name to Francis Goya and scored a worldwide hit with "Nostalgia".
In Belgium the song got to n°3 in the hitparades.
The successors like "Café concert" and "Maria Padilha"
couldn't have the same impact and Goya slowly faded out of the image.
Buy CD's of this band at
Platen (onvolledig) :
- Maria Padilha (CNR, 1976)
- The Very Best of (Arc, tracklist : 1. Nostalgia 2. Theme from the deerhunter
3. Concierto D'Aranjuez 4. Bilitis 5. Ballade pour Adeline 6. Who pays the ferryman
7. Unchained melody 8. La comparsa 9. Once upon a time in the west 10. Concierto
pour une voix 11. Zorba's dance 12. Elvira Madigan 13. Sleepy shores 14. Greensleeves
15. Are you lonesome tonight 16. Exodus)
- Romantic Guitar (Tring, tracklist : 1. Bright eyes 2. Just when I needed you
most 3. I'm not in love 4. Mahogany 5. If you leave me now 6. Moonshadow 7. Your
song 8. Ballade pour Adeline 9. Nights in white satin 10. If... 11. Let it be
me 12. The shadow of your smile 13. Blue bayou 14. If I feel 15. I started a joke
16. Lost without your love 17. This melody)
- Latin Romance (tracklist : Nostalgia, Solamente Una Vez, La Playa, Quando, Quando,
Quando, Besame Mucho, O'Cangaciero, Perfidia, Blame It On The Bosssa Nova, Ave
Maria, No Morro, Mona Lisa, Aquellos Ojos Verdes, Historia De Un Amor, Amor De
Mis Amores, Verde, Quando Sali De Cuba, Vaya Con Dios)
- Rendez-Vous (tracklist : Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You, Against All
Odds, The Lady In Red, All At Once, Rendez-vous, At The Rio Negro, That's What
Friends Are For, Say You Say Me, Move Closer, Take My Breath Away, On My Own,
There's No Easy Way, Love At The First Sight, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, Ne Me
- Plays His Favourite Hits Vol.1 (tracklist : (Everything I Do) I Do It For You,
Melodia, Sacrifice, Be, Cry For Help, Send Me An Angel, Natacha, Sound Of Silence,
Promise Me, Hello Again, Secret Love, When You Tell Me That You Love Me, Winds
Of Time, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, Love
On The Rock)
- Plays his favourite hits vol 2. (tracklist : Song Song Blue, El Condor Pasa,
September Morn', Yo Te Amo (And I Love Her), Blue Eyes, Setembro, Scarborough
Fair, Bagdad Café, If You Don't Know Me By Now, One Sunday Morning, All The Man
That You Need, Moonlight, Rhapsody, Rush Rush, Twinklin' Twilight, How Am I Supposed
To Live, Cafe Concert)
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