Monday, April 20, 2009

Neuschwanstein - "Alice in Wonderland" {Germany} [1976] (Symphonic Prog)

This is German prog from the late seventies. Instrumentally, acoustic guitar, flute, harpsichord and a variety of keyboards lock together to make an extremely rich and beautiful musical backdrop, with some absolutely gorgeous themes. The music is melodic with detailed arrangements and interesting orchestration. The vocalist sounds remarkably like Peter Gabriel; lyrics are all in English. The sound could be described as "Planets" period ELOY meets "Moonmadness" period CAMEL, with a touch of MACHIAVEL. The reissue on CD of a real "must", a mythical disk from unknown musicians.
http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=261

01. Theme of Alice - The Flower Meadow - The White Rabbit (1:17)
02. The Gate to Wonderland (2:13)
03. Pond of Tears (2:45)
04. The conference of the Princess - Old Father's Song - Duchess' Lullaby (8:31)
05. Five-O'Clock-Tea (6:49)
06. The Marching of the queen - Palace of Wonderland (12:04)
07. The Court of the Animals (5:01)
08. Alice's Return (2:04)

- Thomas Neuroth (Keyboards)
- Klaus Mayer (Flute, Synthesizer)
- Roger Weiler (Guitars)
- Frederic Joos (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar)
- Rainer Zimmer (Bass, Vocal)
- Hans-Peter Schwarz (Drums)
- Hermann Rarebell (Drums) (ex-The Scorpions)

06. The Marching of the queen - Palace of Wonderland
08. Alice's Return

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17 comments:

Munju said...

http://lix.in/-43ce2c

Twitter Buttons said...

too cool :-)

Rochacrimson said...

Excellent!

gpc said...

awesome cover art :O

apps79 said...

what can I say except of a million thanks!

isabelbc said...

Hi apps79,
New link for you "Galère - Épilogue" http://prognotfrog.blogspot.com/2008/03/galre-pilogue-french-folk-rock.html#comments
Thanks a lot to Antony that re-up it
:o)

PHSStudiosRJ said...

Excellent post Munju.

Thanks for sharing.

A hug

Katoikei's Jukebox said...

So glad I finally got to visit your blog. Awesome work. Peace.

Anonymous said...

Outstanding. Thanks so much.

spd said...

Thanks (and great blog)

thoth said...

i really like their other album and had no idea there was this one as well. thank you so much for sharing!

Martini said...

Thanks a lot! I always thought this band had only one album (Battlement, which I love)

tyiscloser said...

CANT WAIT TO HEAR IT THE COVER IS AMAZING!!!.. THANKS!!

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I must say: I love your Site. You introduce so much unknown Music and unknown Artists... Great, great, great.

Continue this spectacular Work!!

Kind regards from Münser/Germany.

isabelbc said...

http://lix.in/-43ce2c

Morbus said...

Thanks for the share but for some reason the "lix.in" link won't work for me. Is there any way you could Reup it somewhere else?

Keep up the good work!! :D

isabelbc said...

hi Morbus,

http://sharebee.com/f19c2aa3

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