Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Although admittedly a posthumous release, I was very surprised at the rather dismissive tenor of many of the reviews of this album to date. Hopefully this record will be reappraised soon as being a release worthy of anyone's consideration as I feel it does enhance an already rich legacy left behind by this very fine and innovative band. (So what if Charisma wanted to ride the slipstream of the lucrative ELP juggernaut?)
"Yves Montand and Claude Debussy, Jacques Brel and André Jolivet -Anette Maiburg is taking us on another conducted tour, bringing musical worlds together. "Classica francese" gives the enterprising and exceptional flautist the opportunity to show us that high-calibre chamber music and deeply expressive chansons need not be worlds apart. She is joined by Alexandra Cravero, whose remarkably flexible voice leaves these well-known songs haunting us, and Emmanuel Ceysson, whose sensitive harp playing has delighted audiences and reviewers alike." ~prestoclassical
CD is part of german audiophile magazine AUDIO and features some great artists and recordings to enjoy on your equipment. 5 CD series dedicated to some legendary recordings.
"Ein Jahrzehnt Werbung in der DDR. Diese Zusammenstellung der witzigsten Werbefilme aus dem real existierenden Sozialismus der 60er Jahre zeigt, wie (unfreiwillig) komisch die DDR war. Stilistisch versuchte sich die DDR-Werbung am internationalen Standard: Kurze Schnitte, knallige Farben und flotte Musik. Der Kommentar holpert noch etwas belehrend daher: man mußte seriös überreden. Der Kunde war noch König. Wenn dann die Produkte in Großaufnahme erscheinen, die noch 20 Jahre später, allem modischen Gezeter zum Trotz, hergestellt wurden, kann man sich eines Schmunzelns nicht erwehren."
GDR TV Commercials from 1960's / Телереклама из ГДР 1960-е годы
An enjoyable compilation of the top numbers in German hit parades of the 1960's. You will find some international hits, mostly in twist and shake rhythm.
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Cressida’s short career will be unfortunately unnoticed, despite having a lot of trumps in their hands. Just two albums, but both fetching small fortunes (partly due to the fact that they were released on Vertigo’s Swirl label), but the music quality is simply excellent on both records although there are very notable differences between them.
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
What a mindblowing debut-album this is! The very melodic and harmonic music from this five-piece band is based upon an incredible dynamic and propulsive rhythm-section and splendid, very exciting Hammond organ work, often accompanied by a powerful and fiery electric guitar. The interplay between the musicians is magnificent and the excertions on keyboards and guitar are very compelling, in the spirit of the late Sixties and early Seventies.