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...

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"...

Peter Breitbarth-guitar
Thomas Büscher-drums
Achim Hubricht-bass
Harald Hubricht-keyboards
Christian Köppen-piano
Hansi Köppen-vocals
Jürgen Polzin-percussion

"Albatros from Hagen on the northern edge of the Sauerland, named after the song by Fleetwood Mac, played polished art rock in the vein of the early Genesis or the early Wallenstein. Actually they were so good that their one and only record, "Garden of Eden", is a real treat for the ears. It is so imaginative a

"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...

"Analogy are undisputedly among the classic bands of German rock. Their only LP is valued at around US$1400 in prime condition. The magnificent title track "Analogy", from which the band took its name and which is included in the present selection...

“Originally released on Rolf Ulrich Kaiser’s legendary Pilz label, this is Ardo Dombec’s first vinyl re-release. Unusual rhythms, slightly jazzy. Full lp-sized booklet with large band story, Pilz story, discography, photographs...
After the re-issue of almost all of the legendary Pilz-label records, Ardo Dombec’s one and only LP (Pilz 2021095-2) is now available as well. The intricate rhythms and jazzy touches of this Hamburg band were at the time quite unusual for a label specialised in folk...

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...

"Cosmic Circus Music from Goettingen in Lower Saxony played some extremely long spacey improvisations in the manner of the early Ash Ra Tempel without, however, trying to copy them. Although it is completely instrumental it never becomes boring...

Thomas Haberland-vocals
Claus Peter-bass
Niko Dragun-keyboards
Reinhard Hennecke-guitar
Erlend Luck-gutar
Heiko Klingenberg-drums

“Dhope from Paderborn played progressive rock in the style of the seventies and were thus almost a bit out of time when punk and new wave had spread. Their only release, the LP "Musical exhibitions" from 1978, brings almost exclusively their own songs, is nearly impossible to find, is traded today at about 500€ to 700€ in mint condition and wa

This is a previously unreleased, unheard and never-even rumored studio album from 1980!

"During their latter period, Missus Beastly renamed themselves to Dr. Aftershave for about one year, after the title of their third LP. Their style, however, didn’t change: mostly instrumental jazz-rock, also called fusion.
They had planned from the very beginning to record some songs for an LP, which they did in the Stuttgart Zuckerfabrik sound studio from August 19 to 22, 1980. Initially, the sound...

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...

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 mega-rarity actually is.
It is "an independent mixture of psychedelic, progressive rock, classical music, electronics, jazz & blues with highly artistic demands."
This definitive reissue includes a history of the band and rare photos. At times...

"Eela Craig from Linz are known for their symphonic art rock with lots of organ and Mellotron. An original copy of their first album from 1971 is today a collectors’ item that’s hardly affordable.
After releasing three more CDs and throwing out Hubert Bognermayr, they set up a sinfully expensive sound studio in a former farm, which also became their home. The recordings for ”Virgin oiland” were thus made unhurriedly in a relaxed environment during two months of intensive work. The Schlote concert...

Very excellent, early instrumental jazz rock band, somewhat influenced by the Mothers Of Invention, Soft Machine & their own "krautrockness". Featuring guitar, keyboards (Rainer Brninghaus!), sax, bass & drums, they released just 2 albums in their life...

Rainer Brüninghaus (keyboards)
Houschäng Nejadépour (guitar, sitar)
Herbert Kalveram (saxes)
Bill Brown (bass)
Detlev Landmann (drums)

Very excellent, early instrumental jazz rock band, somewhat influenced by the Mothers Of Invention, Soft Machine & their own "krautrockness". Featuring guitar, keyboards (Rainer Bruninghaus!), sax, bass & drums, they released just 2 albums in their lifetime. This superb quality, previously unreleased 1972 radio broadcast features tunes from thei

Rainer Brüninghaus (keyboards)
Houschäng Nejadépour (guitar, sitar)
Herbert Kalveram (saxes)
Bill Brown (bass)
Detlev Landmann (drums)

Very excellent, early instrumental jazz rock band, somewhat influenced by the Mothers Of Invention, Soft Machine & their own "krautrockness". Featuring guitar, keyboards (Rainer Bruninghaus!), sax, bass & drums, they released just 2 albums in their lifetime. This superb quality, previously unreleased 1972 radio broadcast features tunes from thei

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...

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...

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...

Cristian Burchard-drums, percussion, marimba, vibes, vocals
Sigi Schwab-guitar, veena, tarang
Dave King-bass, flute, altomarimba, vocals
Edgar Hofmann-sax, violin.

Father, Son and Holy Ghosts was the third Embryo album, originally released in 1972. On it you can hear them between their early Krautrock phase & their soon to be jazz/rock phase. Comes with a gigantic lp-sized booklet with many photos and reproductions of concert posters.
A great one.

“Father, son.

"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...

Christian Burchard (voc, vib), Roman Bunka (voc, g), Butze Fischer (dr), Michael Wehmeyer (key), Uve Müllrich (b). Nearly all never-before released live recordings!

"From 1975 until 1978, Embryo played at the Vlotho ”Umsonst und draußen” festival every year. Their concert from July 1977 on the sports ground, figuring as festival site, in front of about 26,000 people was recorded professionally by Ulrich Wilkening, operating the soundboard.
The recording has been preserved till this day....

Never-before heard or released live show by Embryo, which finds them still in their rock/jazz-rock phase and this is great. Excellent live bootleg sound; it won't win any awards, but it's perfectly listenable and it smokes, with some really fine...

"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...

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...

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...

Rolf Lonz-vocals, guitar, flute
Michael Kurz-keyboards, vocals
Wolfgang Wünsche-bass, vocals
Reiner Neeb-drums, vocals

“Epidermis were founded in Idstein, Hesse, in 1971, but they soon moved to the regional capital, Wiesbaden. They played some complex sophisticated rock music, with frequent changes of rhythm and pace, and polyphonic vocal harmonies. They were often compared to Gentle Giant, Yes, and the Canterbury scene.
Their first LP, recorded in Fred Kersten’s studi

"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 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...

"A real dig, discovered only recently. Keyboard-dominated, with Mellotron, flute, and English lyrics. Very good studio recordings. The Wuppertal group – basically a successor band of Cannabis India – existed only from 1974 until 1976. Back then in 1974 they recorded some songs for an LP but did not release it. Which was a shame as it would have been a real asset e. g. on the Brain label. Only in 2014, a man from Berlin came up against it almost by chance and released it as an LP on his Korusuro label....

NOTE: New, sealed copy. Has very slightly dinged upper right corner. It's not too bad, just not perfect, so we knocked $10.00 dollars off.

"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 released only in 1980, on the Sky label. The long track on the flip side has been played in keeping...

"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...

First-ever vinyl reissue. This is a deluxe re-release from the master tape, in a hand-numbered edtion of 1000.
In the 40-page, lp-sized insert there is the usual Garden Of Delights detailed band history in German and English, a detailed discography, as well as plenty of cover and label reproductions, many poster repros, and photographs of the artists.
From 1973, this is the 1st, quite rare, private-issue & best release by this German quartet. Mostly instrumental progressive influenced by...

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 band fell apart pretty quickly. Now comes this amazing discovery which has never even been hinted at!

"On Friday, October 23, 1970, they had a gig at the third Essen Pop & Blues festival in the Gruga Hall. The concert was then recorded semi-...

"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...

"Galaxy from Bremen played a keyboard-dominated sort of art-rock. There are people who have called them 'the better Eloy', which is not quite unfounded. Although there were bands they admired, like Yes and Jethro Tull, they wanted to develop a style of their own. Founded in 1976, when the time came in 1979 to begin university studies, they wanted to document their 3 years of work, and they recorded this, their one and only album. "There were enough good original compositions at their disposal. Given the...

This was recorded with Vuh leader Florian Fricke & Daniel Fichelscher (Popol Vuh and Amon Duul II), & is much in the style of the great, mid 70's Vuh CDs.

This was recorded with Popol Vuh leader Florian Fricke & Daniel Fichelscher (Popol Vuh and Amon Duul II), & is much in the style of the mid 70's Vuh CDs. A quiet stunner, like Popol Vuh.

"After the break-up of the first Gila line-up and Conny...

Brand new, ultimate Garden Of Delight reissue of this classic, early German prog album from 1971, originally released on BASF. Pretty much universally agreed upon as a must-own classic!

"Here's a long time krautrock classic. Gila impress us with a dynamic, intense and imaginative communication between spacey rock improvisations, lengthy psych guitar solos accompanied by luminous electric organ chords. "Agression" is a cosmic krautrock jamming, strictly instrumental (as the rest of the album)...

Daniel Alluno-drums, bongos, tabla
Fritz Scheyhing-organ, Mellotron, percussion, effects
Conny Veidt-electric guitar, acoustic guitar, voice, tabla, effects
Walter Widerkehr-bass

Ultimate Garden Of Delight reissue of this classic, early German prog album from 1971, sometimes also known as ‘Free Electric Sound’ and originally released on BASF. Pretty much universally agreed upon as a must-own classic! The large 20-page booklet in LP size contains a long interview with keyboardist...