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Gift - 1972 - Gift + 1974 - Blue Apple
genre: heavy country: us quality : mp3 160k, covers time: 1:18'23" size: 90 mb
Cosmic Dreams: Gift were one of those "no compromise" heavy progressive bands, who've now achieved a considerable cult status. They started up in 1969 as the school band Phallus Dei. Three years later they recorded the first Gift album at Union Studios in Munich, produced by Otto B. Hartmann. Nick Woodland was listed on the sleeve of their first album, but he had quit Gift before the recording session began to join Subject Esq., later Sahara. The album comprised eight songs with no flutes, no woodwinds and no keyboards, just plain hard guitar riffs, to be compared to Hairy Chapter. Some of the lyrics had clear anti-drugs messages. Recently (1990) Second Battle re-issued this album in its original cover. Helmut Treichel left in 1973 and was replaced with Dieter Atterer. Blue Apple (1974) was also basically a heavy guitar album, but also featured keyboards courtesy of Dieter Frei (organ, piano, moog, mellotron, vocals). The album was recorded in Hamburg at Teldec Studios with Hartmann and Thomas Kukuck engineering. Both Gift albums are fine examples of German heavy progressive rock. Originals of their first album sell for more than 200 DEM, Blue Apple sells for about 150 DEM.
1. Drugs 2. You'll never be accepted 3. Groupe 4. Time machine 5. Game of skill 6. Don't hurry 7. Your life 8. Bad vibrations
Dieter Atterer - lead guitar, lead vocals Rainer Baur - lead guitar Dieter Frei - organ, e-piano, piano, synthesizer moog, mellotron, vocals Uwe Patzke - bass, vocals Hermann Lange - drums, percussion
1. Blue Apple 2. Rock Scene 3. Don’t Waste Your Time 4. Pslam 5. Everything’s Allright 6. Go to Find a Way 7. Reflections. Part 1 8. Reflections. Part 2 9. Left the Past Behind
Dieter Atterer (gtr, vcl) Rainer Bauer (gtr) Dieter Frei (teclas) Hermann ‘Mandy’ Lange (drms) Uwe Patzke (bss)
This band is so amazing just purchased self titled gift album. I could only find an MP3 download wish a cd was available. This is in my top 10 favorite bands of all time now. Along with Bang, Faust and Amon Duul2, awesome !
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