Monday, February 02, 2009

Rebekka - Phoenix (1982)
"With a history going back to 1971, Rebekka had a lot of time to become the refined and unique progressive they were. A Bavarian combo, starting with heavy rock, moving on to folk and Indian ragas in the mid-1970's, becoming Rebekka proper in 1977. Having female vocals (sometimes in English, sometimes in German) and taking on influences of classical and folk musics, like early Renaissance, as well as ethnic and Indian musics, their debut PHOENIX sounded like a symphonic progressive twist on early Hölderlin. In demand for theatre productions and such like, Rebekka were off the scene for some time, until PHOENIX was rediscovered and gained a repress." (Crack in the Cosmic Egg)

"REBEKKA belongs to the German symphonic prog rock tradition with bands as ELOY, NOVALIS, and GROBSCHNITT. This little band made a name in the progressive rock scene with an impressive, colourful album which can be qualified as a cross between folk rock and symphonic rock. The exploration in acoustic, folk music, their enthusiasm for melodic, sometimes dreaming soundscapes can be in part familiar for HOELDERLIN's fans. Next to rising synthesisers and melodic electric guitar lines, their characterised folk / symphonic rock features delicious soprano vocals (sung by the female vocalist Marion Weldert), dancing flute parts, acoustic percussions, classical guitar sections. Everything from acoustic / electric is included with cleverness to make a fascinating musical dialogue. To advance the band RENAISSANCE as an obvious influence is off course legitimate but REBEKKA is a manifestation of many prog rock subgenres. A forgotten band that only published one standard, classical album in their whole career." (Philippe Blache, progarchives.com)

"This excellent and underrated German band, very influenced by RENAISSANCE, did the best progressive rock in the worst time. While the Annie Haslan band forgot its magic during '80s (example, the terrible "Camera Camera"), REBEKKA created "Phoenix", a wonderful album in the best symphonic tradition. "Phoenix" is very related to the creative and complex side of RENAISSANCE (but not a copy) and there's nothing to envy from great albums as "Novella" or "Scheherazade". REBEKKA achieved a fantastic, very elaborated and atmospherical album, with lots of non-typical percussion plus sax and harpsicord. Marion Weldert's voice is magnificent (some pieces are sung in English, some in German). Highlights are "Swan Song", "Phoenix" and "Floating Dawn", but -really- seven tracks are melodically outstanding and extremely well played. This only REBEKKA production is highly recommended for all progressive ears, and a must for RENAISSANCE fans." (Marcelo, progarchives.com)

Swan Song
Lithpas
Odyssee
Phoenix
IRIS (Imaginary Regards Of An Irish Sun)
Floating Dawn
Lotos

Marion Weldert - Vocals
Hubert Schneider - Guitar, Flute
Martin Schneider-Weldert - Saxophone, Variophon
Peter Laubmeier - Keyboards
Joachim Zscheile - Bass
Christoph B. Imler - Drums

EAC-FLAC-LOG-CUE-SCANS 369 MB

Part 1__Part 2__Part 3__Part 4

Bye!

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say this is a complete unknown band for me but, as a Garcolga indication, it may be another nice gem.
Regards from Brasil,
Ricardo, Belo Horizonte.

5:22 PM, February 02, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello Ricardo!

6:29 PM, February 02, 2009  
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2:05 AM, February 06, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi GarColga,

I don't known, but I'm afraid something is wrong with your links.
I'm not able to download your files as I used to do. Is there any problem?

Ricardo, Belo Horizonte, Brasil.

4:38 PM, February 06, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi Ricardo - looks like something is wrong at paylesssofts.net! Hope it gets sorted out and that they're not gone for good!

4:51 PM, February 06, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi
OK REBEKKA it s cool ! Thank for it ! In the same symphonic range , could you post JESSICA 1975 ? or FUNGUS 1973 ? or Jack INTVELD of USA 1978 ?
Thank

sosgotcha

12:38 PM, February 11, 2009  
Blogger CrimsonKing said...

Hi GarColga.
Seems the files are blocked.

"This file is suspected to contain illegal content and has been blocked. After the file has been blocked for 7 days it will automatically be deleted, if the block is not removed by RapidShare. For this reason, a download of this file is currently not possible"

10:15 PM, March 04, 2009  

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