Odyssee

Odyssee

by Udo Lindenberg
     
 

1982's Odyssee is best known in the U.K. and U.S. as Udo Lindenberg's follow-up to his collaboration with Tom Robinson, the "Tango an Der Wand" single which picked up a little late-night airplay earlier in the year. Anybody lured into earshot by that partnership will find much here to savor, as the smoky nightclub atmospheres of…  See more details below

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1982's Odyssee is best known in the U.K. and U.S. as Udo Lindenberg's follow-up to his collaboration with Tom Robinson, the "Tango an Der Wand" single which picked up a little late-night airplay earlier in the year. Anybody lured into earshot by that partnership will find much here to savor, as the smoky nightclub atmospheres of that song are revisited across bizarre reinterpretations of Benny Goodman's "Stomping at the Savoy" ("Dr Kimbel Auf Der Flucht" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo," remodeled as "Sonderzug Nach Pankow" and bolstered by a suitably locomotive-like drum machine beat and an almost comically honking sax. Elsewhere, the closing "Mein Onkel Joe" reiterates the same '30s style brass to even greater effect. But there's no avoiding the album's place in time. The title track combines a deliciously dirty guitar with an unmistakably '80s-style production that overhangs the entire record and is, perhaps, the only element that has not survived the passing of time. Classic Lindenberg numbers abound -- the sinister rumble of "Killer Kino," the sleazy lope of "Heyooh Guru" and the uproarious "Body Building Braut." But you need to overlook a lot of unnecessary period flourishes to appreciate them for what they are.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/21/2007
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0042281006425
catalogNumber:
717357

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Udo Lindenberg   Primary Artist,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Karl Allant   Guitar
Karl Allaut   Guitar
Roger Freeland   Bass
Dave King   Bass
Olaf Kubler   Saxophone
Detlef Petersen   Keyboards
Rocket Ritchotte   Guitar
Hendrik Schaper   Keyboards
Kristian Schultze   Keyboards
Heinz Von Hermann   Saxophone
Ken Rarick   Keyboards
Steven Last   Keyboards
Brian Lucas   Schlagzeug

Technical Credits

Benny Goodman   Composer
Peter Herbolzheimer   Composer,Director
Udo Lindenberg   Producer
Dave King   Producer
Detlef Petersen   Composer
C. Webb   Composer

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