50 years of legendary voices! –

Since 1973, Georges Lang has hosted Nocturnes on RTL, a cross-generational thematic program. Every weekend, the legendary sounds it presents make RTL airwaves vibrate between 11 pm and midnight. On the occasion of the 49th anniversary of this mythological show, the Les Nocturnes Classic Rock compilation is available on a 4CD box set as well as a 19-track double-vinyl.

Since 1973, Georges Lang has hosted “Nocturnes” where he reveals – every night – his favorites of Anglo -Saxon music and especially his unconditional love of California music. Georges Lang is one of the pillars of RTL’s evening programs. In forty-nine years of activity, the host has become as cult-like as his performances, one of the most prolific ambassadors of rock and pop in France. Georges Lang, for whom music in the English language has been no secret for a long time, has given us weeks of all the information and a selection that is always visible in the musical news. From the 60s to the present, from folk to pop through soul and rock, this compilation is a true anthology of Anglo-Saxon music and more precisely the sound of California soft rock, the sound that makes shake in the 70s. an hour covered in rap. , grunge riffs and the advent of electro in pop music. A rich career is now crowned with this 4CD or double vinyl box set that offers a selection of 63 symbolic songs that are as many favorites as hits. Who hasn’t dreamed in front of his transistor listening to John Lennon’s “Imagine,” Blondie’s “Call Me,” Robert Palmer’s “Bad Case Of Loving You” or this beautiful “You Know I’m No Good” by Amy Winehouse? “Les Nocturnes Classic Rock” presents a series of important artists who have marked the history of contemporary music over the past five decades, including “Won’t Get Fooled Again” by The Who, in action “Woman” by John Lennon, Rod Stewart and his famous “Maggie May”, “Bad News” by Moon Martin, the noble “Every Breath You Take” by The Police, the head “Jet” by Paul McCartney & The Wings or Melissa Etherindge delivering here her beautiful “Bring Me Some Water.” This collection takes us back to the golden age of rock and pop music of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s with its icons such as Graham Nash, Grand Funk Railroad, Alice Cooper, Buffalo Springfield or The Band.In addition to the classics of these great songwriters, there are lesser -known nuggets like Eels ’“ Flower, ”Eddie Money’s“ Think I’m In Love ”, Cheap Trick’s“ I Want You To Want Me ”or even this“ Spirit In Heaven “by Norman Greenbaum. We rediscover forgotten qualities like “In-a-gadda-da-vida” from Iron Butterfly, “Carry On My Wayward Son” from Kansas or the epileptic “I’m Going Home” from in Ten Years After. A beautiful anthology that Nocturnes fans will love.

Jean-Christophe Mary

Georges Lang Les Nocturnes Classic Rock (Panthéon/Universal)

Disc 1

Grand Funk Railroad – We Are An American Band

Alice Cooper – Rock’n’Roll

Meat Loaf and Cher – Dead Ringer For Love

Ike and Tina Turner – Sweet Rhode Island Red

Bon Jovi – This Is My Life

John Mellencamp – Very sick

Cheap Trick – I Want You To Want Me

Ten Years After – Mopauli Ko

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Simple Man

The Allman Brothers Band – All Night Train

Marcus King – The well

Rod Stewart – Maggie Mayo

Huey Lewis & The News – Forced To You

Paul McCartney and The Wings – Jet

Eddie Money – Think I Love You

Bachman-Turner Overdrive-You Have Not Seen

Robert Palmer – Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)

Moon Martin – Bad News

Disc 2

Who-Never Fool Again

Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band – Hollywood Nights

Bachman-Turner Overdrive-Hoy Ikaw

Kansas – Bring My Angry Son

Styx – Far Sailing

Journey – Don’t Stop Believing

Greta Van Fleet – Broken Bells

Blue Oyster Cult-Don’t Be Afraid of the Reaper

Iron Butterfly-In-a-gadda-da-vida

Free – Wishing You Good

KISS – Rock And Roll All Nite

The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go

Joe Jackson – Will He Really Be With Him

Blondie – Call Me

Disk 3

Paul McCartney & The Wings – Band On The Run

Lenny Kravitz – Let Love Rule

Melissa Etherindge-Bring Me Water

Norman Greenbaum – Spirit In Heaven

Buffalo Springfield – For What Good

The Band – Up On Cripple Creek

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird

Frijid Pink – House At Sunrise

The Police – Every Breath You Take

Jon Bon Jovi – Blaze Of Glory

Thin Lizzy – The Sun Will Set

Tears For Fear – Scream

Amy Winehouse-You Know I’m Not Good

Gary Moore – Still got the Blues


John Lennon – Female

Disc 4

John Lennon – Hidden

Elton John – We All Love Sometimes

Billy Joel – State of Mind in New York

Barclay James Harvest – Berlin

Procol Harum – Grand Hotel

The Beach Boys – Only God Knows

Gallagher & Lyle – Breakaway

David Crosby-Woodstock

Cat Stevens – Lady D’Arbanville

Roger Hodgson – Hide In Your Shell

Sting – Englishman In New York

Ben Harper – Diamonds Inside

Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone

Janis Joplin – Move Over

Peter Frampton – Do You Feel Like Us

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