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Friday, 26 March 2010

Folk and Fiddle in Cologne


 this is just the second issue in my series of concert reports, but again it is about the same artist as the first one. yesterday, on march 25th, eric andersen and his wife inge with italian violinist michele gazich as a special guest gave a small concert in cologne – and of course my friends and i were there to attend it. for more background information on eric and the concert before please see the post from the 14th february: today is the highway – and eric andersen is 67.
michele gazich, eric and inge andersen this time it was no private performance but an official one in a (very) small theater in cologne, and many people (in relation to the capacity of the concert room of course, which held no more than 50 to 60 people) and quite a handful of celebrities came, among them former rockpalast presenter alan bangs and german blues man richard bargel, who organized the event. what was special about this concert was that was to be recorded both on tape and video for a future release.
before my friends and i went to the theater we spent a nice afternoon in sunny …

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Thursday, 25 February 2010

George Harrison: Wonderwall Music (Soundtrack – German Pressing) (1968)


 
as today is the 25th february once again, heres something in honour of george harrison, who would have turned 67 today. we all know he sadly passed away on the 29th november 2001, aged just 58 – but for now lets remember one of the most charismatic and coolest beatles and indulge in this interesting and somewhat obscure solo effort. in fact this lp is not obscure at all, as it already has been rereleased on cd and can be found lots of times on music blogs around the web, but it is rather unknown outside the circle of die-hard beatles fans. wonderwall music was the soundtrack to a film called wonderwall, and it also was the first solo record of a beatle during the lifetime of the band. i wont say too much about the album now, as theres plenty of info on this record on the web (just try google if you want to know more), and i dont want just to copy what others already said.
the reason i posted this lp anyway are, again, the high resolution cover scans, AND – and this is why i specially noted in the headline that it …

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Sunday, 14 February 2010

Today is the Highway – and Eric Andersen is 67


 heres a little delayed report on a concert of folk singer eric andersen that i went to on the 6th february. i am only posting it now because i had to wait until i recieved the photos that a friend of mine had taken there – and because incidentally it is also andersens 67th birthday today.
the special thing about this concert is that it was a private performance held at a friends place, who owns an old copper forge with a former boiler house that had been renovated last year and is now used as a big hall for private events or art exhibitions. this friend of mine is a professional blacksmith and so he has made all the beautiful metal interior of this venue, like windows and staircase, himself (you can have a look at his works here, but unfortunately the site is in german only). another friend from this crowd however is a musician whos group had already played at that old boiler house (known as the “kesselhaus”), and he had met andersen, who lives in the netherlands for six years now, some time ago in cologne and asked him if he would like to come …

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Friday, 29 January 2010

The Seekers: Come The Day (1966)


 
the seekers were a short lived australian pop group mainly famous for their hit georgy girl, which is also included on this lp. the title track which is opening the album, come the day, is a nice and cheery pop song with judith durham on lead vocals (which is the case on most of the albums tracks), who had a really good voice, especially when accompanied by here male band mades in vocal harmonies. other highlights on the a-side are the covers of red rubber ball and well well well, while the b-side, apart from the unevitable georgy girl (which is… well, ok. but the seekers are far more than youd expect from just that song – at least this is the experience that i made when first listening to this record) features some more well-known covers like the bealtes yesterday, pete seegers (or perhaps i should rather say rather the byrds) turn turn turn and california dreaming, which just adds to the overall impression of this album being a down-under version of the mamas and the papas.
the same year that come the day was released on the columbia label, the lp titled georgy girl appeared …

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