Monday, July 21, 2008

Lightshine - Feeling (1976)
"Formed in 1974 by four students, Lightshine originated from the town of Emmerich in the lower Rhein area. Slightly out of their time, negotiations with Sky and Vertigo came to nothing, they didn't fit in with the new smoother progressive sounds of the mid-1970's, so eventually they decided to publish an album themselves.

Unusually, Lightshine sounded very psychedelic for a band in 1976, their personalised brand of progressive rock was heavily inspired by British bands like Family and Genesis, along with touches of early Jane, Eloy, or Satin Whale, but with a touch of Teutonic eccentricity, their twist on Peter Gabriel type theatrics is highly original, and with complex arrangements and clever (sometimes very funny) songs, it all made for an enjoyable and inventive album. But, aside from getting enough interest to repress the album a year later, Lightshine never got above the ranks of support act to the likes of Hoelderlin or Scorpions. They disbanded in late 1977." (The Crack In The Cosmic Egg)

"This group released the impressive album Feeling (1976), a classic among small label releases. Unfortunately I'm not able to give you the full names of this crew, as the sleeve only stated their forenames. The band was from the Emmerich area near the Dutch border, recording their obscure album in an unknown studio named Trepita-Film-Ton-Studio (whose label was also responsible for the release). It's hard to give you an accurate impression of this album because of its great variety. They obviously loved to incorporate crazy elements into their music, as illustrated by the primal screams at the beginning of "Sword In The Sky" and the King's laughter in "King And Queen". There were also moments of great beauty: the cosmic, Ash Ra-like guitar style on "Nightmare" with soft vocal harmonics and synthesizer textures. "Lory" borrowed the bass pattern from Grieg's composition "In The Hall Of The Mountain King" and had gutsy, distorted guitars. The aforementioned "King And Queen" was a 13 minute opus, merging melancholic melodies, lyrics and dreamy instrumental parts with the sudden appearance of the insane king! The album concluded with "Feeling", a kind of acid-folk composition culminating in a final frenzy. Overall, an extremely good album, well worth hunting for! An original copy will cost you more than 250 DEM!" (Cosmic Dreams At Play)

01 - Sword In The Sky
02 - Lory
03 - Nightmare
04 - King And Queen
05 - Feeling

Olli - Synthesizer
Wolfgang - Bass, Vocals
Egon - Drums
Ulli - Rhythm Guitar, Flute, Vocals
Joe - Lead Guitar, Vocals

EAC-FLAC-LOG-CUE-SCANS (300-600dpi) 298 MB

Part 1__Part 2__Part 3__Part 4

Wow - three whole comments last week. Gee.


Blogger mike said...

Another lossy one to hit the trashcan.
Thanks a lot.

11:28 PM, July 21, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great album. Thank you very much for posting a lossless version.

1:06 AM, July 22, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your effort, GarColga.

1:38 AM, July 22, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing album! Thanks again!

6:17 AM, July 22, 2008  
Anonymous danilo said...


8:36 AM, July 22, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:09 AM, July 23, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot GarColga!!!


6:32 AM, July 23, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From me too!
Good work again!


1:53 PM, July 23, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

este ya lo tenía, pero en menor bitrate, así que muchas gracias por compartir, es un muy buen disco


5:43 PM, July 23, 2008  
Blogger Baptist@Kortez said...

when i first listen to this album, back in the 90´s, when my curiosity for kraut and similar psychedelic sounds emerge, i couldn´t rate this lightshine one.

But, as you say, if we enter the Genesis universe, yes, this is really a great piece of work.

Feel free to ask for kraut, i´m from Portugal, and i have a big "library" so far.

Thanks for all the gems you provide me, if searching for something, feel free to ask, maybe i have it..

2:58 AM, July 24, 2008  
Anonymous crabula said...

8 Days In April was my favorite music blog when I first found out about these vinyl "sharity" blogs two years ago. I had always liked prog rock but had never heard that genre term (or kraut rock), until I found this blog. It makes my day to see that you, Garcolga, are still alive and rocking hard! Thanks for sharing your records, and your knowledge.

1:06 PM, July 25, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another good 'un! Thanks!


12:18 PM, July 26, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite Blog is 8 days in April, only the best for the best kraut fans. This albuns is amazing. Thanks for share it with us.

from Minas Gerais-Brasil

2:22 PM, August 16, 2008  
Blogger GarColga said...

Thank you all for the kind words!!!

8:02 PM, August 16, 2008  

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