Holger Czukay ‎– Der Osten Ist Rot

Virgin ‎– 206 258
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Recorded at the Can Studio.
Mixed and processed by Holger in his laboratory.
© 1984 Virgin Records Limited ℗ 1984 Virgin Records Limited
Printed in Western Germany by Mohndruck Graphische Betriebe GmbH, Gütersloh

Includes a printed inner sleeve

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): DM 206258 A-1 / 84S II Made in Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): DM 206258 B-1 / 84S II Made in Germany
  • Rights Society: GEMA/STEMRA/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Other: GERMANY -620
  • Other: SPAIN -1

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PCD-24775 Holger Czukay Der Osten Ist Rot(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) P-Vine Records, Grönland Records PCD-24775 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
70240 Holger Czukay The East Is Red(LP, Album) Virgin 70240 France 1984 Sell This Version
V2307 Holger Czukay Der Osten Ist Rot(LP, Album) Virgin V2307 UK 1984 Sell This Version
TCV 2307 Holger Czukay Der Osten Ist Rot(Cass, Album) Virgin TCV 2307 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
VL4 2296 Holger Czukay Der Osten Ist Rot(Cass, Album, Dol) Virgin VL4 2296 Canada 1984 Sell This Version



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December 31, 2014

Even Holger working at half-strength is approx 10 times better than most other artists at full stretch. This is a great album which kicks off with the most accesible thing here - the single The Photo Song which is great fun, very catchy and extremely well-recorded, like all his stuff.
After that Holger goes for a bit of an experimental burn-out with a lot of free-collage work, strange brass arrangements, sampled vocals and even a version of the 1960s Chinese national anthem The East Is Red. This track in particular is a nod back to his old teacher and mentor Karlheinz Stockhausen who famously destroyed several national anthems on his notorious Hymnen album.
Take a look at the credits for this album anyway - you can see the kind of strange and eclectic territory we are in.
I like this album a lot, bears repeated listening. Goes well with On The Way To The Peak Of Normal and the follow-up to this one 'Rome Remains Rome'.