Passport (2) ‎– Passport

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ATL 40 299 Passport (2) Passport(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic ATL 40 299 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
ATL 40 299 Passport (2) Passport(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic ATL 40 299 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
ATL 40 299 Passport (2) Passport(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic ATL 40 299 France 1971 Sell This Version
ATL 40 299, ATL 40299 Passport (2) Passport(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 40 299, ATL 40299 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
ATL 40 299 Passport (2) Passport(LP, Album, RE, gat) Atlantic ATL 40 299 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
ATL 40 299, ATL 40299 Passport (2) Passport(LP, Album, RP) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 40 299, ATL 40299 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
244 142-2 Passport (2) Doldinger(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 244 142-2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
VICW-60021, WQCP-478 Passport (2) Passport(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Victor, Atlantic, Warner Music Group Germany VICW-60021, WQCP-478 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
WOU 299 Passport (2) Passport(CD, Album, RE) Wounded Bird Records WOU 299 US 2008 Sell This Version
WPCR-16882 Passport (2) Passport - Doldinger(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Atlantic WPCR-16882 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
OTLCD-7109 Passport (2) Passport(CD, Album) Solid Records (6) OTLCD-7109 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
2292-44142-2 Passport (2) Doldinger(CD, Album, RE, RP) Atlantic 2292-44142-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 40 299 Passport (2) Passport(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic ATL 40 299 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 40 299 Passport (2) Passport(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic ATL 40 299 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 40 299 (71009-B) Passport (2) Passport(LP, Album, RE, gat) Atlantic ATL 40 299 (71009-B) Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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nickc78

nickc78

November 8, 2013
referencing Passport, LP, Album, Gat, ATL 40 299

Forgot to mention, don't be put off by the atrocious artwork on most of the albums. The musical content is the absolute antithesis of the artwork
nickc78

nickc78

November 8, 2013
referencing Passport, LP, Album, Gat, ATL 40 299

I second the emotions below. Passport and some of Doldinger's other output is well worth checking, especially as most of the original LPs are criminally under valued. Personally I think the first 5 Passport LPs are near perfect, particularly if you like sax driven fusion. It is easy to label these as jazz fusion, but there is definitely a funkier edge to them with a definite krautrock feel on some of them. Tracks like Uranus, Schirokko and Yellow Dream most typify the general style and I almost fell off my chair when I heard Jadoo, superb drums on that track. The triple LP Doldinger Jubilee is also a good one to get as it is basically a musical biography of his work up to 1973.
progfan97402

progfan97402

October 13, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Passport, LP, Album, Gat, ATL 40 299
Along with Cross-Collateral, this is by far my favorite Passport album. Doldinger is the title of Klaus Doldinger's first Passport album, and many times I've seen this early version of Passport (pre-Looking Thru) described as "a band finding their way" or the music is more "academic". I don't see that myself. Doldinger, aside from Doldinger himself, features a completely different lineup from the one that gave us Looking Thru, Cross-Collateral, Hand Made, and even Igacu (yes, Igacu still featured Doldinger, Kristian Schultze, Curt Cress, and Wolfgang Schmid, but also some new musicians, and Brazilian musicians helping too). Here you get Jimmy Jackson on keyboards (organ, the choir organ, and probably Mellotron), Lothar Meid on bass, Olaf Kubler on sax and flute, and Udo Lindenberg on drums. You might think perhaps it might sound a little like Amon Duul II with Doldinger's sax playing including (Meid and Jackson had played in ADII), but instead you get that unmistakable Passport sound, with some great cuts. "Uranus" is that opening cut, and there's even some Mellotron flute (I guess played by Jimmy Jackson, as he did play Mellotron on Embryo's Rache from around the same time period). "Nostalgia" features Jimmy Jackson's choir organ, that same weird choir sound you hear on ADII's Tanz der Lemminge (Dance of the Lemmings) and Wolf City, and Popol Vuh's Aguirre (I assume it was Florian Fricke who borrowed Jimmy's machine). "Continuation" has a bit of a more psychedelic edge than you usually expect from Passport, I especially dig those wah-wah sounds and clavinet. The album is very well produced, which was uncommon with many of the Krautrock releases of the time (which can be forgiven given many Krautrock acts of the time were on a limited budget). Of course, Passport isn't exactly Krautrock, it's jazz-rock/fusion, this one perhaps more on the jazz-rock side. If you want to look for some early Passport, don't be afraid to try these three albums (Doldinger, Second Passport, Hand Made), as they're all worthy albums too!
progfan97402

progfan97402

October 6, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Passport, LP, Album, Gat, ATL 40 299
Although released in 1971, I find it interesting my copy, which has the same catalog number (ATL 40299) has a 1973 copyright. The 1973 copyright is found inside the gatefold, right below where it says, "Design + illustration by Wandrey's Studio Hamburg". That means it has to be a second pressing, I'm sure of it. Now I think of it, that's when Atlantic Records of Germany went under WEA Musik GmbH. The scan here doesn't appear to show the 1973 copyright, so I'm certain the scan is of the original pressing.