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The In-Kraut, Vol. 3

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Described in the liner notes as the final volume in this series focusing on late-'60s and early-'70s psych and soul obscurities from West Germany, The In-Kraut, Vol. 3 is, like its predecessors, a perfect mix of the knowing wink and the honestly amazing. Whether it was a question of the technical expectations of a German listening audience, or simply good playing all around, nearly every song on here sounds incredible on a level of tactile impact: horns stab out of speakers, vocals are crisp and clear, and some of the feedback levels sound monstrous even after decades of heavy metal. That said, the flip side lies in the enjoyably workmanlike quality of so many of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Described in the liner notes as the final volume in this series focusing on late-'60s and early-'70s psych and soul obscurities from West Germany, The In-Kraut, Vol. 3 is, like its predecessors, a perfect mix of the knowing wink and the honestly amazing. Whether it was a question of the technical expectations of a German listening audience, or simply good playing all around, nearly every song on here sounds incredible on a level of tactile impact: horns stab out of speakers, vocals are crisp and clear, and some of the feedback levels sound monstrous even after decades of heavy metal. That said, the flip side lies in the enjoyably workmanlike quality of so many of the contributions: these are adaptations and reworkings of so many American sources of inspiration in particular or at a slight remove, thus the jaw-dropping version of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" by bandleader Dieter Zimmermann, who replaces the vocal line with a horn section that sounds like a way ahead of its time college marching band, and the mid-song freak-out with lush strings set against a brooding bass swell that it's almost easier to simply marvel at how well they transmute the original material for the kind of starchy swing that seems to be the best way to dance to them. Perhaps inevitably, Peter Thomas steals the show on the whole thing with "The World Is Gone," a bizarre news bulletin-turned-street corner giggle
ant backed by his usual brass-led groovers. Whether it's South African expatriate Gene Williams' rather forced vamps on "My Soul Is Black," or the ridiculous singing on Georgees' "Butterflies Never Cry" -- it makes Blood, Sweat & Tears seem like Low -- this is definitely something that once heard is never forgotten. Whether that's positive or negative may depend on how you feel on the day.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2008
  • Label: Marina
  • EAN: 4047179113915
  • Catalog Number: 72
  • Sales rank: 90,479

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Glory Be - Daisy Clan (3:28)
  2. 2 Hangman's Rope - Ambros Seelos (2:51)
  3. 3 My Soul Is Black - Gene Williams (2:51)
  4. 4 Whole Lotta Love (2:52)
  5. 5 Butterflies Never Cry - Georgees (2:48)
  6. 6 La Avispa (3:47)
  7. 7 The Beat Goes On - Inga (3:02)
  8. 8 Drift - Heinz Kiessling (2:23)
  9. 9 Fever - Certain Lions & Tigers (3:04)
  10. 10 The World Is Gone - Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra (2:30)
  11. 11 Beach Bunny (2:37)
  12. 12 The Witch (3:58)
  13. 13 The Call - Hazy Osterwald Sextet (2:40)
  14. 14 The Champ - The German Top Five (2:14)
  15. 15 A Hard Day's Night (2:54)
  16. 16 Hipguard - Acid (3:03)
  17. 17 Playmate - Rolf Kühn (2:31)
  18. 18 That's Me Boy (2:58)
  19. 19 Stroke It - Ingfried Hoffmann (3:45)
  20. 20 High - Karl Schiller (7:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Christian Bruhn Conductor
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Rolf Kühn Arranger, Producer
Peter Herbolzheimer Producer
Hazy Osterwald Arranger, Producer
Ingfried Hoffmann Arranger, Producer
Rainer Michalke Composer
Dieter Reith Arranger
Dieter Zimmermann Arranger, Producer
John Davenport Composer
Eddie Cooley Composer
Horst Muhlbradt Arranger
Werner Tautz Producer
Ambros Seelos Arranger, Producer
Bo Kondren Mastering
Stefan Kassel Liner Notes, Art Direction
Christian Bruhn Arranger, Producer
Peter Thomas Arranger, Producer
Roland Schneider Arranger, Producer
Mark Evans Arranger, Producer
The German Top Five Arranger, Producer
Helmuth Brandenburg Arranger
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