Kraan ‎– Kraan

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
28 778-9 U Kraan Kraan(LP, Album, Gat) Spiegelei 28 778-9 U Germany 1972 Sell This Version
S-32.706 Kraan Kraan(LP, Album, RE) Intercord, Spiegelei, Movieplay S-32.706 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
INT 160.605 Kraan Kraan(LP, Album, MP, RE, Gat) Spiegelei INT 160.605 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
INT 160.605, 160 605 Kraan Kraan(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Spiegelei, Spiegelei INT 160.605, 160 605 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
941116 Kraan Kraan(CD, Album, Unofficial) Germanofon 941116 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 22668 2 2 Kraan Kraan(CD, Album, RE, RM) Intercord, EMI Electrola 7243 8 22668 2 2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 22668 2 2 Kraan Kraan(CD, Album, RE, RM, EMI) Intercord, EMI Electrola 7243 8 22668 2 2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8 22668 2 2 Kraan Kraan(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Med) Intercord, EMI Electrola 7243 8 22668 2 2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
7243 8 22668 2 2 Kraan Kraan(CD, Album, RE, RM, EDC) Intercord, Universal Music Group 7243 8 22668 2 2 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
7243 8 22668 2 2 Kraan Kraan(CD, Album, RE, RM, Son) Intercord, Universal Music Group 7243 8 22668 2 2 Europe 2014 Sell This Version

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February 12, 2014
referencing Kraan, LP, Album, Gat, 28 778-9 U
Review from my KRAutrock's Arabian Nights feature in Audion #46 (2002)...
After signing to Intercord Records' fledgling progressive label: Spiegelei (Fried Egg, in English), their eponymous debut was hastily recorded in Munich in 1971 (their home studio in Wintrup wasn't ready yet), and it presented a band with a totally new sound, only ever hinted at slightly before (arguably) by things like Zappa's King Kong or some early Embryo. Apart from that, KRAAN is still a fresh, vital and unique album today, a true milestone in German progressive rock. In it the band fuses psychedelia and jazz until they turn into something else, as Arabic and Eastern European (Balkan) rhythms are integrated seamlessly with funk-rock, and a light eccentric happiness to it all. Wolbrandt's unusual guitar, Pappert's flowery sax, and a most imaginative song style, were all factors. But, more than that, it was their intuitive playing, Arabic textures, witness the extraordinary 18 minute Kraan Arabia that takes up almost half of the album without a wasted minute, and sheer daring of it all that made it such a great album.