Garden of Delights

"Action from Zweibrücken were playing organ-dominated progressive hard rock in the tradition of Deep Purple or the early Uriah Heep. The ideas and their execution are good; the way the singer tries to copy Ian Gillan, however, seems at times a bit...

This is the third time that these very final sessions by Agitation Free have been issued, and this would seem to be the definitive version, with the best sound of any of the previous issues, as well as a bonus track. This is a big psychedelic jam from ...

Vinyl edition limited to 1,000 hand-numbered copies! This album consists of the very final sessions by Agitation Free. This is a big psychedelic jam from a lot of different members of the group from the different lineups of the band, including...

The only lp release from a progressive folk/folk-rock band from Rheinbach, founded in 1971, but whose lp was recorded and released in 1981! Michael Wolff (vocals, acoustic guitar and keyboards), Roland Enders (vocals, electric and acoustic guitar...

A fun, loud, heavy progressive hard rock album that was recorded in early 1973. Includes two bonus tracks that total over 23', including a 18' instrumental! It gets sorta boring saying over and over again what a great job Garden of Delights do with th...

"Elaborate art rock from Hagen circa 1978. Similar to early Genesis or early Wallenstein. Three long tracks, well played and neatly recorded. Recommended. With 28 page color booklet"...

Pyragony X was a transitional album with a generally different sound from earlier Duul works, more oriented to a general audience. Their 10th album, this is a typically thorough Garden of Delights job, undertaken on a somewhat slight release. [Garden o...

"The French trio Amphyrite was from Villefranche-sur-Saône, a town close to Lyon. They played an entirely instrumental progressive rock with electric guitar, bass, and drums, which reminds a bit of the early Guru Guru. Their sound, not calm and...

This is a never before released live gig in excellent sound, from 4/74 by this jazz rock band who played flute, organ/electric piano, saxes, bass, drums & vocals. I can hear elements of Supersister at times, & maybe even a little bit of the Mothers...

German progressive band with heavy Westcoast psychedelic touches, comparable to the late 60's San Francisco sound. This is the first time it has been legitimately reissued on CD, and includes a bonus track. Includes the typically tree-deforestationing ...

Dave Arbus (violin, flute, saxophone), Jim Roche (guitar), David Jack (vocals, bass), Jeff Allen (drums).

"East of Eden from Bristol in England played elaborate progressive rock with saxophone, violin, and flute. Their only hit, "Jig-a-jig", is..

The first, very rare album by this well known Austrian sextet (vocals, piano/organ, guitar, flute/sax, bass & drums) was almost totally unknown until this reissue; most people think that their 1976 release "One Nighter" is their first. But this 1971...

Originally released in 1971 in a self released edition of only 300 by the band, this has been an unknown rarity until this reissue. A keyboards/bass/drums trio, they combined the keyboard-driven sound of bands like The Nice with an obvious German slant...

Owing to different musical tastes of the band, ther is a large range of diverse styles that the band has to cope with. By making productive use of these different styles rather than fending them off, a synthesis is created which is interesting and exci...

A great archival release from Garden of Delights, this captures the band live at a High School gymnasium on September 23rd, 1971 as recorded by Radio Bremen, not long after the release of their 2nd album, Embryo's Rache. This catches them sort of in be...

"The seventh Embryo LP, recorded in the summer of 1974, has a distinct funk touch. The title has nothing to do with surfing or surf music but refers to the musicians' traveling from gig to gig. "Surfin" is often considered one of the weakest and most...

"Initially formed by a number of street musicians in Hirschberg, 1977, with the desire to create something more than just folk music, Emma Myldenberger quickly established a rich folk-rock style, totally acoustic, featuring female vocals and a penchant...

This was the band's third and final release and was released only on cassette in an edition of 79 copies, amazingly enough. This is live recordings from 1980/81 and includes a long interview with band member Michel Meyer. Another great, thorough G.O.D....

Initially formed by a number of street musicians in Hirschberg, 1977, with the desire to create something more than just folk music, Emma Myldenberger quickly established a rich folk-rock style, totally acoustic, featuring female vocals and a penchant...

"Emtidi have become known mainly through their LP "Saat" which was released on the Pilz label in 1972. Back in 1970, a very small edition of their firstling, called simply "Emtidi", had appeared on the small Thorofon label. While there is to be heard...

Classic one-shot band's album from 1974.

"Genesis fans will absolutely love the album Earthly Paradise by a very rare German band, Epidaurus, who put out just one album, in the late seventies. It doesn't necessarily sound like Genesis per se...

"This relatively short-lived (from 1972-77) obscure German symphonic/kraut band consisted of three members from a band called Paradise on Earth, these were; keyboardist Eckhardt Franke, drummer Michael Brandes and bassist Gunter Armbrecht, when....

Another extraordinarily good archival find in fine sound. E.S. were a progressive hard rock Krautrock outfit, featuring an excellent heavy guitarist who reminds me of a cross of early Martin Barre/Mick Abrahams with a bit of Jimi Hendrix tossed in...

Typically thorough reissue on Garden of Delights of the 1971 1st album by this German band, one of the very first bands to sing in German (the "2" comes from the fact that they are counting their release from the 60's when they were known as The Royal...

Typically thorough reissue on Garden of Delights of the 1972 2nd album by this German band, one of the very first bands to sing in German. This has a short history of the band and rare photos, etc. It also has 7 bonus tracks from television performance...

Eulenspygel came from the Swabian area which is situated in the southwest of Germany. This is a recording from 1973. A short retrospective by band member Detlev Nottrodt: 'Sometimes only the acoustic guitars were playing, meaning Mulo and me, and it so...

"The first LP of Faithful Breath, ”Fading Beauty” from 1974, has meanwhile become a classic of symphonic rock and can definitely be recommended. In 1977/1978 they recorded their second album ”Back on my hill” - again including the mellotron - which was...

"Faithful Breath are well-known as an '80s hard-rock band, but in their early years they played symphonic rock (like Epidaurus, also from Bochum); with mellotron and 12-string guitar. Their debut, Fading Beauty from 1974, had two long tracks of...

After leaving Fairport, Sandy Denny joined up with Trevor Lucas, Jerry Donahue, Pat Donaldson and Gerry Conway and recorded just one album, the beautiful, self-titled debut. It's considered one of the greatest releases of British folk-rock, but the...

After leaving Fairport, Sandy Denny joined up with Trevor Lucas, Jerry Donahue, Pat Donaldson and Gerry Conway and recorded just one album, the beautiful, self-titled debut. It's considered one of the greatest releases of British folk-rock, but the...

"In 1971, Freak Out from Knittelfeld in Austria, named after the first Mothers of Invention LP, released the 7" single "Jaming brother" / "Crazy colours of life" (Cosmos 2234) and the LP "Life" (Cosmos 2235), both in a small circulation of around 200...

"The Saarland band Gäa played German-language progressive rock. Their band name derives from the ancient Greek gods, where Gaia (Latin notation: Gäa) is the goddess of the earth and fertility. The group's only LP, Auf der Bahn zum Uranus, was a short...

Gila released only 2 albums in their short lifetime; their s/t 1st and Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee. This is a extraordinarily valuable archival release of an excellent quality, previously unreleased, live '72 concert by the original line up of Gila, ...

An excellent sounding period recording from their 10/25/70 performance at the Essen Pop & Blues Festival. This is just after their great 1st album UFO was released, and captures them at an early, heady peak; imagine the furthest out that a power trio c...

Really good (not professional, but genuinely very good) quality live album recorded November 4, 1972. This is recorded just after the band's peak, as Ulli Trepte has left and Bruno Schaab (a fine player) is his replacement here, but the repertoire is...

"Guru Guru played in the Wartburg, a Wiesbaden hall, on September 17th, 1973. It was one of the gigs recorded by Xhol (Caravan) acquaintance Muck Krieger. His recording equipment was then state-of-the-art: an Uher tape recorder CR 124 and two Revox...

First-time available on CD for this instrumental progressive/jazz-rock German quintet with Kraftwerk connections, of all things. I remember seeing this in the record shops, but I must admit that this is the first time I ever got to hear it - and...

An extremely rare 1974 jazz/rock album featuring saxes, keyboards, guitar, bass and drums that I had never even heard of before. In addition to the original album, almost 40' of unreleased live stuff has been added in. The live stuff is only of pretty....

"„Minne” was the fourth and second to last LP by Joy Unlimited from Mannheim; it was recorded in 1974 and released in 1975. It is, as its forerunners “Schmetterlinge” and “Reflections”, a ballet work with progressive music, this time sung in Middle High..

"In 1973 singer Joy had already quit the group and Ken Traylor had joined instead. As Joy Unlimited consisted of highly talented and accepted musicians, they were offered an appointment for another ballet work, this time at the Mannheim Nationaltheater...

"In 1973 singer Joy had already quit the group and Ken Traylor had joined instead. As Joy Unlimited consisted of highly talented and accepted musicians, they were offered an appointment for another ballet work, this time at the Mannheim...

Their second album Schmetterlinge" (Butterfly) was an odd album for the Pilz label, originally released in 1971, a complex and ambitious conceptual rock ballet suite performed by a larger much more multi-instrumental ensemble. It ran a wide gamut of st...

A legitimate reissue of this great spacey, psychedelic album from 1972. A duo perform, & the final result is lots of guitars, flute, electric piano and old synthesizers & percussion plus some additional instrumentation, & lots of creepy spoken recitati...

Roland Kovac-piano, Brian Auger-organ (!), Siggi Schwabb-guitar, Peter Trunk (Passport)-bass and Keith Forsey-drums.

Recorded in 1972, this is very good, fusion/jazzy/jammy type stuff, maybe comparable to Embryo's two Brain albums, with some...

Roland Kovac-keyboards, Siggi Schwabb-guitar, Franz Loffler-bass and Charly Antolini-drums. Recorded in 1971, this is very good, jazzy/jammy type stuff, maybe comparable to Embryo's two Brain albums.

"Roland Kovac New Set was the name of a...

"Langsyne from Barmen played some sophisticated English-language psych-folk with a large variety of partly exotic instruments like the psaltery, koto, glockenspiel, banjo, flute, slide guitar, or the Jew's harp. Their only LP was released in 1976, as...

"Live from Gevelsberg (Sauerland) played art-rock with flute; without the nerve-wracking breaks often heard in this genre, but rather harmonious. In 1974, they released a 7" single and recorded an LP which, however, didn’t come out at that time. Only...

"It starts in the style of Pink Floyd and remains worth listening to until the end. The very best parts are the long instrumental passages. Although the LP’s title is given in German the language of the songs is English. With Mellotron and flute...

A duo from Geisenkirchen, Germany using organ/piano/synths/vocals and drums/vocals, playing music somewhat like Hardin and York or Hansson and Karlsson

James Black (guitar, vocals), Reid Hudson (bass), Tony Newman (drums).

"May Blitz have been compared to Led Zeppelin, the early Black Sabbath, or the early Uriah Heep. The only difference being that May Blitz never had their great breakthrough...