With « Liberty », Robert Lauri realises a project that reveals his talent of international dimension as an author, compositor and performer. The album was recorded in several studios located on both sides of the Atlantic (Paris, Lecques which is in the South of France and New York City). The influence and flavor is reflected in the mixture of musical styles, (as f.i. Chanson Variété française and Rap), that can be heard and felt on the title track, Liberty and throughout the album on Robert Lauri's official website.
Extract of Robert Lauri's Pressbook
Full of talent, he walks the tightrope of time with precision and sensitivity. Ambitious, without being career-minded, he blends his life and work.
Born into a family of musicians and artists, it was almost inevitable that Robert Lauri would become involved in the arts in some way. As a young boy he learned to play piano and guitar. Not content with just performing, Robert was soon composing great melodies to accompany his lyrics. Throughout his career, Robert Lauri has always been ”an original”, remaining true to himself and his creative drive, unfettered by the ebb and flow of fads and fashion.
In 1976, a number of top names worked with him on his first album. Published by Dick James Music “Elton John’s publisher”, produced by Mitchel Hiller and Kay Kaplan, arranged by Robin Miller, this LP was recorded at the Olympic studio in London and distributed in Britain and Italy. Back in France, Robert Lauri signed with WEA Filipachi in 1980.
A very fine album came out of his work with JP Bourtayre, B. de Bosson and D. Rousseau. The lead song, Je jure caracole, marched up the hit parades and soared quickly to number one, where it stayed for several weeks. Chantal Allon,Claudine Marousek-Dorhakl, D. Barbelivien, J-P Dreau, E. Rodagyl, other writers also worked with him on other hits. In 1989, Robert Lauri began a mystical phase and created the band ALEF.
This was an original concept that consisted of mixing hard-hitting, topical arrangements with texts from the Bible. One album, distributed by Saravah Music, personified this spiritual quest. Success was immediate on the airwaves.
Some great performance venues, such as L’Olympia, Le Zénith, Le Palais des Congrès and others staged their concerts in front of enthusiastic audiences. After winning over audiences in Europe, ALEF conquered Canada and the United States, where their gigs included an appearance on the US Telethon.
In parallel to all this, he continued to write music and lyrics for numerous other bands and individual performers. 1998 saw Robert Lauri return to his first love. Composing country tunes produced songs touching on sensitive areas in a changing society at the dawn of a new millennium.
Love often appears, blended with nostalgia - and always with hope! Maturity, experience and emotion are the key words of these new, timeless creations that are unconventional and so engaging.
Published Books on Robert Lauri
A biography on Robert Lauri is published in french and english by Editions Publibook tracing the career of the singer, entitled “ Phare sur Robert Lauri and “ Spotlight on Robert Lauri ”.