Wallenstein

Wallenstein

Profile:
German rock band who went though many styles during their history. Formed in Mönchengladbach by classically trained art student Jürgen Dollase in autumn 1971 as Blitzkrieg, with an international cast of: American Bill Barone, Dutchman Jerry Berkers, and local friend Harald Grosskopf. After only a couple of concerts, they were quickly spotted and eagerly signed up by Pilz. But, there proved to be a problem, also touring Germany at the time was a British band called Blitzkrieg, so a change of name was needed. They decided on Wallenstein, a notorious character of the Thirty Years War.
Wallenstein's debut LP was classical rock with the accent on power, totally befitting the title Blitzkrieg. Further records saw a shift in focus, folkier and more diverse on Mother Universe, which was more Jerry Berkers show (after which he left and went solo), and then the definitive "Symphonic Rock Orchestra Wallenstein" sound of their Kosmische Musik LP's. After Jürgen and Harald collaborated with Ash Ra Tempel members on the Cosmic Jokers' albums, Harald departed and there was then a gradual all-change except for Jürgen, reincarnated with the not bad No More Love before moving into pop music.
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Wallenstein Discography

Albums

Wallenstein Blitzkrieg (Album) Pilz (2) Germany 1972 Sell This Version
Wallenstein Mother Universe (Album) Pilz (2) Germany 1972 Sell This Version
Wallenstein Cosmic Century (Album) Kosmische Musik, Kosmische Musik Germany 1973 Sell This Version
The Symphonic Rock Orchestra Wallenstein* Stories, Songs & Symphonies (Album) Kosmische Musik Italy 1975 Sell This Version
Wallenstein No More Love (Album) RCA, RCA Victor Canada 1977 Sell This Version
Wallenstein Charline (Album) RCA Victor Germany 1978 Sell This Version
Wallenstein Blue Eyed Boys (Album) RCA Victor Canada 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-45 932 Wallenstein Fräuleins(LP, Album) Harvest, EMI Electrola 1C 064-45 932 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1 C 064-46 307 Wallenstein SSSSS..Top(LP, Gat) Harvest 1 C 064-46 307 Germany 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Wallenstein Don't Let It Be (Single, Maxi) RCA Germany 1978 Sell This Version
Wallenstein Charline (Single) RCA Victor, RCA UK 1978 Sell This Version
PB 5671 Wallenstein If(7", Single) RCA, RCA Victor PB 5671 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
Wallenstein Lady In Blue (Single) Harvest Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 006-45 965 Wallenstein Rock High / Born In The City(7", Single) Harvest, EMI Electrola 1C 006-45 965 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-45872 Wallenstein Lay Down / Born In The City(7", Single) EMI 1A 006-45872 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
006-45872 Wallenstein Lay Down / Born In The City(7") EMI 006-45872 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Wallenstein You Need A Friend (Maxi) Electrola Germany 1981 Sell This Version
Wallenstein Tanzen (Single) Harvest Germany 1982 Sell This Version

Compilations

NL 30090 Wallenstein takeoff - The Best Of Wallenstein(LP, Comp) RCA NL 30090 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
890019-2 Wallenstein Charline & Blue Eyed Boys (CD, Comp, Dig) Still Shakin' Records 890019-2 2013 Sell This Version