The Shiver ‎– Walpurgis

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Repent Walpurgis 7:10
Ode To The Salvation Army 0:38
Leave This Man Alone 5:15
What's Wrong About The Blues 5:15
Hey Mr. Holy Man 3:15
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood 4:40
No Time 2:50
The Peddle 4:45

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
20 501 The Shiver Walpurgis(LP, Album, Gat) Maris Musik 20 501 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
RF 601 The Shiver Walpurgis(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Red Fox Records RF 601 France 1997 Sell This Version
M2U-1007 The Shiver Walpurgis(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Gat) M2U Records M2U-1007 South Korea 2002 Sell This Version
BMRL-1003 The Shiver Walpurgis(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Merry Go Round BMRL-1003 South Korea 2002 Sell This Version
CD 096 The Shiver Walpurgis(CD, Album, RE) Garden Of Delights CD 096 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
LP 003 The Shiver Walpurgis(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Gat) Garden Of Delights LP 003 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
PDLP 03 The Shiver Walpurgis(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Pic, RE) Garden Of Delights PDLP 03 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
20 501 The Shiver Walpurgis(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gat) Maris Musik (2) 20 501 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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June 28, 2013
referencing Walpurgis, CD, Album, RE, CD 096
The Shiver were very much a mystery band, until recently, when all was revealed. They were Swiss, formed in May 1967 by blues singer (and guitarist) Dany Rühle, were originally called Der Seiger, and part of the history of Island, via another band called Deaf.
Their 1969 self-produced album, which sported a sinister H.R. Giger cover, contained a wide range of psychedelic and progressive styles. Crudely recorded, and often shoddily played, it seemed to be an anthology recorded over a much longer period. It has lots of excellent tracks, and runs a wide gamut of styles, from beat to freak-out psychedelic, and elsewhere. The Shiver were nonetheless constantly surprising.
A curious point is that the track Hey Mr. Holy Man, a version of "Dies Irae", is very close to the version by Golgatha. Apparently the single was a big seller in the "Schweizer Hitparade".