Here's a list of what I consider the greatest albums still not on CD.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Audite - s/t. 1983 private.
Today we start a new series of obscure early 80s German progressive and fusion albums. We have 5 to report on that have arrived via various sources recently. Today's post is courtesy of Midwest Mike and is probably the rarest and most sought after of the bunch.
Audite is a vocal heavy German language album, with a clear affinity for
the classic 70s progressive rock sound. Sophisticated arrangements are
apparent, and the electric guitar work in particular is exemplary.
Synthesizers and even a little flute propel Audite to interesting
status. No getting away from the canned early 80s production though. I
was most reminded of Anabis' "Wer Will?" album though Anyone's Daughter
"Piktors Verwandlungen" also sprang to mind. A good one for aficionados
of the 80s German symphonic sound, though a bit of a slog for those
looking for more dynamic instrumental input.
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THIS IS NOT A DOWNLOAD SITE! I'm going to nip that in the bud straight away. That's not what this is about, and there are no hidden links. Also, please do not ask me to rip these albums. I just simply do not have the time. I apologize in advance. This is strictly an informational blog.
Comments on any of the albums presented are indeed welcome!
Key to the Priority codes:
Priority 1: Amongst the greatest albums ever made. Almost criminal that it is not available on CD. (Gnosis 12-15; RYM 4.5 - 5.0)
Priority 2: A classic. One of the greatest albums still not on CD (Gnosis 11; RYM 4.0)
Priority 3: An excellent album. (Gnosis 10; RYM 3.5)
No Priority: The rest, which range from very good to poor and everything in between (Gnosis 9 and below; RYM 3.0 and below). Many of these albums are borderline Priority 3, and should not be presumed to be poor efforts. I had to draw the line somewhere.