Wallenstein

Wallenstein

Profile:
German rock band who went though many styles during their history. Formed in Mönchengladbach by classically trained art student Jürgen Dollase in autumn 1971 as Blitzkrieg, with an international cast of: American Bill Barone, Dutchman Jerry Berkers, and local friend Harald Grosskopf. After only a couple of concerts, they were quickly spotted and eagerly signed up by Pilz. But, there proved to be a problem, also touring Germany at the time was a British band called Blitzkrieg, so a change of name was needed. They decided on Wallenstein, a notorious character of the Thirty Years War.
Wallenstein's debut LP was classical rock with the accent on power, totally befitting the title Blitzkrieg. Further records saw a shift in focus, folkier and more diverse on Mother Universe, which was more Jerry Berkers show (after which he left and went solo), and then the definitive "Symphonic Rock Orchestra Wallenstein" sound of their Kosmische Musik LP's. After Jürgen and Harald collaborated with Ash Ra Tempel members on the Cosmic Jokers' albums, Harald departed and there was then a gradual all-change except for Jürgen, reincarnated with the not bad No More Love before moving into pop music.
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Wallenstein Discography

Albums

20 29064-6 Wallenstein Blitzkrieg (Album) Pilz (2) 20 29064-6 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
20 29113-8 Wallenstein Mother Universe (Album) Pilz (2) 20 29113-8 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
KM 58.006, KM 2/58.006 Wallenstein Cosmic Century (Album) Kosmische Musik, Kosmische Musik KM 58.006, KM 2/58.006 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
Pld. SQ 6032 The Symphonic Rock Orchestra Wallenstein* Stories, Songs & Symphonies (Album) Kosmische Musik Pld. SQ 6032 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
KKL1-0221 Wallenstein No More Love (Album) RCA, RCA Victor KKL1-0221 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
PL 30045 Wallenstein Charline (Album) RCA Victor PL 30045 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
PL 30061 Wallenstein Blue Eyed Boys (Album) RCA, RCA Victor PL 30061 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-45 932 Wallenstein Fräuleins(LP, Album) Harvest, EMI Electrola 1C 064-45 932 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1 C 064-46 307 Wallenstein SSSSS..Top(LP, Gat) Harvest 1 C 064-46 307 Germany 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PB 5647 Wallenstein Don't Let It Be (Single, Maxi) RCA PB 5647 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
GEMS 8 Wallenstein Charline (Single) RCA Victor, RCA GEMS 8 UK 1978 Sell This Version
PB 5671 Wallenstein If(7", Single) RCA, RCA Victor PB 5671 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 006-46231 Wallenstein Lady In Blue (Single) Harvest 1C 006-46231 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 006-45 965 Wallenstein Rock High / Born In The City(7", Single) Harvest, EMI Electrola 1C 006-45 965 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
006-45872 Wallenstein Lay Down / Born In The City(7") EMI 006-45872 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
7P 518 514 Wallenstein You Need A Friend (Maxi) Electrola 7P 518 514 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
006-64 963 LC 1305 Wallenstein Tanzen (Single) Harvest 006-64 963 LC 1305 Germany 1982 Sell This Version

Compilations

NL 30090 Wallenstein takeoff - The Best Of Wallenstein(LP, Comp) RCA NL 30090 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
890019-2 Wallenstein Charline & Blue Eyed Boys (CD, Comp, Dig) Still Shakin' Records 890019-2 2013 Sell This Version