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LEGENDARY KRAUTROCK MONSTER!
MEGA RARE/HIGHLY VALUED 1972 ORIGINAL PRESS
TWENTY SIXTY SIX AND THEN
Reflections On The Future
Germany - UNITED ARTISTS - UAS 293141
MEGA RARE/HIGHLY VALUED 1972 ORIGINAL PRESS
Very scarce (high $ valued pressing as well) ...A long long GONE 1971 United Artists first print in colorful laminated gatefold ... seen sold for multi $ hundreds = SEE FULL CONDITION below , please.
The 1971 release, by the way, is on German United Artists, and mint copies gets upward to $1000 as top rated and seldom available on the collectors market ...
TWENTY SIXTY SIX AND THEN ....the name '2066
& THEN' comes from adding an extra thousand to the number 1066,
year of the historical battle of Hastings. Their heavy progressive
style has been compared to that of the greatest of early '70s Krautrock
& U.K. underground bands of the era. 'Reflections on the Future' is
their only legacy, and a legendary one that continues to soars with
interest and demand.
Their dramatic organ-drenched, complex music
sometimes dons symphonic elements, but the band isn't afraid to dive
into some heavy guitar/organ jamming either, featuring elements of jazz,
some high-octane rhythmic parts and quick changes, mixed with weird
psychedelic electronic effects - the hoarse vocals, however, perhaps
better suited to conventional hard rock, may take some getting used to.
record company (Second Battle) re-released the album 25 years ago under the
name 'Reflections on the Past'. Considered a collectors item, it also
contains the direct to metal masters production which reflects a great
wide-range-sound as the first printing.
This album is a technical
masterpiece of music. All of the songs are fast-paced and pretty heavy. Critics cannot deny the excellence
of the music on this album. There really is no point to describing each
song, individually, as they all sound very similar. That is, perfect.
Without any harsh, or dull moments. From one music critic, to another,
do not pass this one up.
Geff Harrison has a wonderful (slightly
raspy) voice, that fits this album, in every way. His voice, along with
the rhythm, ebbs and flows in an almost haunting way. Next, it pains
to say this name in the same review with this album, but-Eddie Van
Halen, would be put to shame by the guitar work of Gagey Mrozeck.
And...did someone say Neil Peart can play drums? Hah! Mere child's play
compared to Konstatin Bommarius' flawless drumming. The bass of Dieter
Bauer is also exemplary. If all that's not enough for you, Steve
Robinson and Veit Marvos are equally as proficient on the ivory. The
whole damn album is practically a keyboard/guitar dualing solo, and once
you think the heaviness of the vocals, drums, organ, bass, and guitar
is about to be overwhelming, and about to make you explode with
adrenaline-you get a soft, psych, break, before the finale.
to the chase: This is a dark, deep, heavy, progressive, and psychedelic
album, all in one. Don't let that scare you. We haven't any doubts, that
anyone who cares about music, in general; will have one of the
following reactions; Really like/Probably love, and/or certainly
appreciate this album. Without a shred of hesitation-this is one of the
best albums ever made.
TWENTY SIXTY SIX AND THEN are:
Geff Harrison on lead vocals,
Mrozeck on guitars,
Dieter Bauer on bass,
Konstatin Bommarius on drums
Steve Robinson with Veit Marvos both sharing duties on organ,
electric piano, vibes, synthesizer, mellotron and vocals
At my Home (5:12)
Reflections on the Future (16:17)
How do you feel (3:26)
CONDITION: The cover is rated: M- nice glossy laminated gatefold has been well handled ... no problems, should fit well into most any collection...original store sticker on inside (photos...) This is a TOP COPY cover for sure... no bends, no writing, no splits, no deletes, no scrapes, no lamination peeling, etc. TOP!
The vinyl is rated: VG unfortunately there are a lot of fine surface marks, nothing deep mind you and plays quite well with off and on low crackle mostly when heard is thankfully below music level. Otherwise plays excellent with NO jumps no skips, and still overly enjoyable despite visual ...Both United Artists labels are pretty clean (no writing...)
A GREAT ADDITION TO ANYONE'S COLLECTIBLES!
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