The quartet called itself NOVALIS after the most important German poet of early romanticism. They created a rock music of poetic, lyrical with german lyrics and instrumental beauty. This 1975 self-titled album was their 2nd album and continues to show their own style take on these influences. Novalis" (1975) and the classic "Sommerabend" (1976), both are actually much better than the comparatively disappointing fourth album, "Brandung" (1977).
NOVALIS the album is the definition of what symphonic rock is and should sound like. Its' s dreamy, then it gest energized always with great taste. The sound is always lead by the organ of RAHN who is everywhere but the arrival of the 2 guitarists DETLEF JOB and CARLOS KARGES brings some punch into the music, but they are not here to take solos after solos. Conclusion: with their second release Novalis found its voice and delivered a beautiful symphonic prog album. Not really a masterpiece, but still an excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Labels Universal Music Group Repertoire Records Brain. Music StyleSymphonic Prog. Members owning this album2. 2. Wer Schmetterlinge Lachen Hört.
2. Wer Schmetterlinge lachen hört Lyrics. 5. Es färbte sich die Wiese grün Lyrics.
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Novalis is one of the exceptions, and on their second album they maintain an even tighter fusion of folk-rock and classical elements, topped off with lush, prolific vocals that soften the music even more. With their debut album entitled Banished Bridge in 1973, the lyrics were entirely English, but Novalis has the band switching to their native tongue, which, in turn, sounds more free-flowing and poetic.
|2||Wer Schmetterlinge Lachen Hört||9:16|
|5||Es Färbte Sich Die Wiese Grün||8:16|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Brain
- Copyright (c) – Universal Music Domestic Division
- Record Company – Universal Music GmbH
- Made By – Universal M & L, Germany – 51547187
- Recorded At – Studio Maschen
- Bass, Vocals – Heino Schünzel
- Drums – Hartwig Biereichel
- Guitar – Detlef Job
- Guitar, Keyboards – Carlo Karges
- Keyboards – Lutz Rahn
- Liner Notes – Hartwig Biereichel, Matthias Mineur
- Producer – Gorilla Musik, Hamburg*
- Technician [Sitting At The Mixing Desk] – Klaus Thomsen, Volker Heintzen
NotesTracks 1 to 5 recorded February 1975 in Studio Maschen.
Track 6 recorded live in Hagen 1975.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 06024 9823772 4
- Barcode (String): 0602498237724
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV26
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 0148
- Matrix / Runout: 06024 982 377-2 02 ✳ 51547187 [4 Universal logos]
- Matrix / Runout (CD mould text): MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC C
- Label Code: LC 00136
- Rights Society: GEMA
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|1070, 000.1070||Novalis||Novalis (LP, Album, RE, Gat)||Brain, Brain||1070, 000.1070||Germany||Unknown|
|UICY-9563||Novalis||Novalis (CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM)||Brain||UICY-9563||Japan||2005|
|1070, brain 1070||Novalis||Novalis (LP, Album, RE)||Brain, Brain||1070, brain 1070||Germany||Unknown|
|PMS 7063-WP||Novalis||Novalis (CD, Album)||Repertoire Records||PMS 7063-WP||Germany||1997|