[EN IMAGES] Alanis Morissette at FEQ: a strong voice that still inspires

[EN IMAGES] Alanis Morissette at FEQ: a strong voice that still inspires

Long held by the male glories of the ’60s and ’70s, the torch of nostalgia on the Plains of Abraham was successfully picked up Friday night by the one who redefined rock for women during the 1990s, Alanis Morissette. .

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On a beautiful summer afternoon, tens of thousands of festival-goers were reunited in sweet joy with the inspiring songs from their massive album. small jagged pillpublished in 1995.


[EN IMAGES]    Alanis Morissette at FEQ: a strong voice that still inspires

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Of course, the Ontario artist has never stopped creating music, but this reunion with the Quebec public, 23 years after her last visit to the capital at the Colisée, was first and foremost a celebration of this flagship album and, by extension, , of his career.

A video montage presented before his arrival on stage has also attested to his past successes and his influence with an entire generation of musicians.


[EN IMAGES]    Alanis Morissette at FEQ: a strong voice that still inspires

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As for the songs from his other albums that were on the show, he mostly only offered short excerpts.


[EN IMAGES]    Alanis Morissette at FEQ: a strong voice that still inspires

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Alanis Morissette did not keep the nostalgic waiting. a series of titles small jagged pill began his performance. After seeing him stroll across the stage from end to end in all i really wantas she has been doing all night, the crowd took out their cell phones and vocal chords to accompany her during Hand in my pocket.

Powerful

What stood out from the start was the power of her voice, clearly unaffected by the laryngitis that forced her to cancel two concerts last month. During her impressive performance of Mary Janes and several times during her 90 minutes on stage, Morissette reached heights unattainable by ordinary mortals.

She often practiced social distancing with her microphone, lowering it to her hips without missing a single note, à la Ginette Reno, a flattering comparison if there ever was one.


[EN IMAGES]    Alanis Morissette at FEQ: a strong voice that still inspires

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Although she wasn’t much of a talker, the 48-year-old artist put in a nearly flawless performance. Even if the public was especially fond of hymns ironiccomplete with a tribute to their late drummer, Taylor Hawkins, and You should knowwas when he used his formidable rock energy, in wake up Y Uninvitedfor example, that Alanis Morissette was in her prime.

Garbage: up to date

Although, like Alanis, he will be associated for eternity with 1995, the year of the release of his self-titled album and the refuge of all his greatest hits, the American group Garbage have come to reaffirm that they have lost none of their relevance. In the first part.


[EN IMAGES]    Alanis Morissette at FEQ: a strong voice that still inspires

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Obviously the Vote, stupid girl, queerthe latter preceded by a reaffirmation by singer Shirley Manson that we do not live in a world friendly to women and the LGBTQ+ community, and only happy when it rainsthis one presented in an ingenious version started in slow motion, in a keyboard-voice formula, before merging into an irresistible crescendo, have had their effect.

However, the performance of this flagship group of the alternative scene fulfilled its promises when the quartet, which became a quintet on the tables, used songs from their 2021 album, no gods no masters.


[EN IMAGES]    Alanis Morissette at FEQ: a strong voice that still inspires

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Located at the beginning of the course just after Wow, the title track, with its edgy beat, established that we weren’t alone in a nostalgic affair. Same with Deityduring which guitarist Duke Erikson and bassist Steve Marker erected a mighty wall of sound on the Plains.

A similar operation was repeated with the same stimulating result in push himthis fished out of Version 2.0published in 1998.

Also, at 55 years old, Shirley Manson has retained the rebellious energy of her youth and her voice is still strong. She insisted on speaking to us in French, even seeming annoyed when she couldn’t find the words.

She didn’t have to worry. She appreciated the effort, especially in the context of a rock show of this quality.

The Beaches: colored rock

The singer in yellow, the two guitarists in green and blue, the drummer in red: if each girl in The Beaches group has her own color palette, the Torontonians showed that they shared the same rock energy, at dinner time.

This formation, which has been filming since 2013, crowned a revelation group at the Junos Awards in 2018, was sponsored by Emily Haines and James Shaw, from Metric, producers of their album. late show and it shows in the concern they seem to have that their punk rock melodies can also be danced to.

On stage we were able to discover that they have a contagious pleasure and a conquering attitude. As an aperitif, just before Garbage and Alanis Morissette, he was perfectly in tune.


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