Valeska Gert ‎– Baby

Label:
Martin Schmitz Verlag ‎– none
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Vinyl, 7", Limited Edition
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Tracklist

A Baby 1:27
B Baby 2:33

Notes

Limited Edition of 400 copies. Signed by Wolfgang Müller (Die Tödliche Doris).
In 1962, Valeska Gert was invited by Deutsche Grammophon label to realise one of her visionary music concepts from the 1920s on 7" vinyl. 'Baby' simply had to be on it. Her demand was met with horror, dismay and strong resistance from Deutsche Grammophon's head of literary productions, Pali Meller Marcovicz. "Said acoustic performance would only contain 'slurring', 'giggles' and 'drooling' rounded off with an evocative 'burp' at the end!" So, Marcovicz managed to prevent inclusion of this particularly vocal work of art on the 7". In 2009 a previously unknown video recording of 'Baby' resurfaced. Performed by Valeska Gert in 1969, it remains the only known sound recording of this work.

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