Embryo (3) ‎– Embryo's Rache

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United Artists Records ‎– UAS 29 239 I
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Tracklist

A1 Tausendfüßler 5:23
Time (8:47)
A2 a) I Can't Wait
A2 b) Eva's Wolke
A3 Revenge 6:45
B1 Espagna Si, Franco No 10:57
B2 Sittin' At The Moon 2:08
B3 Verwandlung 6:32

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Released in a gatefold cover.
Title of A1 taken from the cover. On the label it appears as ''Tausendfüssler''

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, stamped): C 29239 A-1 Made in Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, stamped): C 29239 B-1 Made in Germany
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Other (A-side, center label, in brackets): UAS 29 239 A
  • Other (B-side, center label, in brackets): UAS 29 239 B

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MASO CD 90050 Embryo (3) Embryo's Rache(CD, Album, RE) Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90050 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
MASO CD 90050, 12957.0050.2, 1295700502 Embryo (3) Embryo's Rache(CD, Album, RE) Materiali Sonori, Materiali Sonori, Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90050, 12957.0050.2, 1295700502 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
GET720 Embryo (3) Embryo's Rache(LP, Album, RE) Get Back GET720 Italy 2010 Sell This Version
MASO CD 80050, MASO CD 90050, 12957.0050.2 Embryo (3) Embryo's Rache(CDr, Album, RE) Materiali Sonori, Materiali Sonori, Materiali Sonori MASO CD 80050, MASO CD 90050, 12957.0050.2 Italy 2016 Sell This Version
MASO CD 90050, 12957.0050.2 Embryo (3) Embryo's Rache(CD, Album, RE) Materiali Sonori, Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90050, 12957.0050.2 Italy 1993 Sell This Version

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progfan97402

progfan97402

January 2, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
I have heard only a few Embryo albums, and I always felt their second album, Rache, is one of their best, along with Steig Aus. Rache finds them in Jethro Tull territory at times, particularly in the flute department. That is particularly noticed in the opening cut, "Tausenfüßer". The ethnic influence is noticed in the percussion. "I Can't Wait" shows the weak point of the album: the vocals and lyrics. The vocals are obviously done by a guy who barely has a grasp of the English language, and the lyrics are very badly written. On the other hand they really shine instrumentally, so for me it's easy to block out the vocals and lyrics, because even this cut is full of fantastic organ and clavinet playing, with some nice jamming. "Revenge" continues with this fantastic jamming, except this time all instrumental, with some fantastic Mellotron provided by Jimmy Jackson (who played with the likes of Amon Duul II, Ray Charles, and apparently Tangerine Dream on Electronic Meditation, though not credited). The band lets their politics be known on "Espagna Si, Franco No". Here they're boycotting a visit to Spain because they opposed Franco (understandable, ironically they actually did perform there, which surprises me, since I assume the country would have barred the band from performing there thanks to this song). Again that weak point of this album shows again with the badly written lyrics and poor English, which makes me cringe when I hear them, particularly the part that goes, "Revolution is the only way". Again, I prefer the instrumental side of the song, more funky clavinet and organ playing, and some just fantastic Mellotron playing makes up for the lyrical and vocal shortcoming. "Sittin at the Moon" is a piece I really dig for more of that funky clavinet playing, while "Verwandlung" features some more killer Mellotron, this time with tron strings (Jimmy Jackson seems to favor the tron brass). For all you Mellotron fans, this piece needs to be heard!

Despite the lyrical and vocal shortcomings of this album, I still find it a mindblowing combination of prog, fusion, and world music, and I'm glad to have discovered Embryo, a band I've been aware of for years, but only recently started owning anything from them.