Wallenstein ‎– Blitzkrieg

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Pilz (2) ‎– 20 29064-6
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A1 Lunetic
Effects [Phasing] – Dieter DierksWords By – Dollase*
11:55
A2 The Theme
Words By – Dollase*
9:37
B1 Manhatten Project
Words By – Dollase*
13:47
B2 Audiences
Words By – Dollase*
7:38

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  • Distributed ByBASF

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Recorded in 1971.
Ah Ohr & Piltz-Production by Wallensrein & Dieter Dierks.
Released in a full laminate gatefold cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped side A): A-0575 A1/C3A Made in Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped side B): A-0575 B1/C3A Made in Germany
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OHR 70034-2 Wallenstein Blitzkrieg(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70034-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OHR 70034-2 Wallenstein Blitzkrieg(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70034-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
14272, Spalax 14272 Wallenstein Blitzkrieg(CD, Album, RE) Pilz (2), Spalax Music 14272, Spalax 14272 France 1993 Sell This Version
20 29064-6 Wallenstein Blitzkrieg(LP, Album) Ohr 20 29064-6 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
CD 20 29064-2 Wallenstein Blitzkrieg(CD, Album, RE) Pilz (2) CD 20 29064-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version

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progfan97402

progfan97402

March 3, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
Many people end up disappointed with this album (and band in general) because it doesn't meet their idea what Krautrock is, especially since this group was connected with the Cosmic Jokers, since Jürgen Dollase and Harald Großkopf had been involved in the Cosmic Jokers (Großkopf also played on some of Klaus Schulze's solo albums too, Schulze was also involved in the Cosmic Jokers).

1972's Blitzkrieg was Wallenstein debut, and what you really have here is hard-edged prog rock with a jamming quality it, and when the Mellotron rears its head, the band goes into a symphonic direction. And while the group had an American with guitarist Bill Barone, it's a bit ironic that English language misspellings actually appeared, particularly the first cut, "Lunetic". This song demonstrates what you're really getting with Wallenstein, and that's not exactly Ash Ra Tempel-like space rock. Jamming prog, with guitar and Farfisa electric piano. "The Theme" features a rather cheesy piano theme, but enough rocking passages to let me forgive that, and I like that symphonic passage with the Mellotron. Much of the rest of the album is more of the same, prog rock, rather than spacy Krautrock. If you expect something on the lines of Ash Ra Tempel or Cosmic Jokers, this might not meet your expectations, but is a good album if you like prog rock in general.