Michel Colombier

Michel Colombier BIOGRAPHY

Michel Colombier

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1971-1977

"Here's a man who has broad and deep roots: Paris Conservatory trained, with a background in appreciating, everything from Bach to Lennon-McCartney. He's taken all these tools and brought everything up to date," Herb Alpert told Leonard Feather.

Signed with A&M Records in November 1970.

Wings began as a suggestion by Herb Alpert. Alpert said, "It all began when [Petula Clark] sang on one of my TV Specials. He did some writing for strings and woodwinds that appealed to me. I asked him whether he'd like to try an ambitious work someday, using a jazz-ensemble, full symphony orchestra and soloists." Alpert continued, "When I first heard what Michel had written [for Wings], I was on his melodic frequency immediately; but he was then working with a lyricist in Paris who was a little too esoteric. I recommended Paul [Williams], who had to do it the hard way, fitting words to pre-determined melodies."

Two of the working titles for the symphony Wings were "Freedom and Fear" and "Porquoi Pas?"which were two songs within the symphony.

SOURCES:
'Wings' Colombier's Chef D'Oeuvre? Leonard Feather. Los Angeles Times, May 9, 1971.

Lani Hall & Michel Colombier

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Michel Colombier
   Born: May 23, 1939      Died: Nov 14, 2004
   Instrument(s): keyboards
   See Lani Hall & Michel Colombier


Michel Colombier PHOTOS

Michel Colombier DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Michel Colombier U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
L'HermiterA&M RecordsSP 81761973
WingsA&M Records75021 35031990
WingsA&M RecordsSP 35030000
WingsA&M RecordsSP 42811971
WingsA&M RecordsSP 84211977

Michel Colombier U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
Emmanuel/Porquoi PasA&M Records19281977
Wings EPA&M RecordsAM-X31971

Michel Colombier U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Emmanuel/Porquoi Pas19771928
Emmanuel
Porquoi Pas

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
L'Hermiter1973SP 8176
L'Heriter (Theme)
Reve
L'Usine
Hotel Lutetia
Kidnapping
L'Heriter (Part 2)
Tarot
Incantation
Tarot (Part 2)
Breakdown
Tarot (Finale)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Wings199075021 3503
Freedom and Fear
Earth
Thalassa
Doesn't Anybody Know
Porquoi Pas?
Morning Is Come Again
For Those Who Cannot Hear
We Could Be Flying
Emmanuel
All In All

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Wings0SP 3503
Freedom and Fear
Earth
Thalassa
Doesn't Anybody Know
Porquoi Pas?
Morning Is Come Again
For Those Who Cannot Hear
We Could Be Flying
Emmanuel
All In All

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Wings1971SP 4281
Freedom and Fear
Earth
Thalassa
Doesn't Anybody Know
Porquoi Pas?
Morning Is Come Again
For Those Who Cannot Hear
We Could Be Flying
Emmanuel
All In All

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Wings1977SP 8421

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Wings EP1971AM-X3
Freedom and Fear
Emmanuel
All In All
We Could Be Flying


Michel Colombier MUSIC CHARTS

Michel Colombier on Record Charts

No US Albums or Compilations made it to the charts.

No Singles or EPs made it to the charts.