Novalis (3)

Novalis (3)

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German Progressive Rock band from Hamburg, formed in late-1971 and active through to the mid-1980's.
Novalis took their name from the nom-de-plume of the 18th Century poet Karl Friedrich Von Hardenberg. In their early days, Novalis started with a repertoire of King Crimson and Pink Floyd numbers, and moved-on from there, debuting with "Banished Bridge" a majestic prog-rock album featuring Mellotron and English vocals. After a rethink, and a minor hiatus in activity, and now with production from Achim Reichel's Gorilla Musik, Novalis reinvented themselves with a new patent and influential style all of their own, featuring German vocals, and vast instrumentals featuring guitars, synthesizers and flute.
Novalis were quite successful and carried on pioneering and developing their own sound through the the early 1980's. Later albums mellowed somewhat with a more mainstream song-based style, but they never lost their unique character.
Novalis also reformed at least twice, and quite a few of the band members have released solos or moved on to other projects.
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Novalis (3) Discography

Albums

Novalis (3) Banished Bridge (Album) Brain, Brain, Metronome Germany 1973 Sell This Version
Novalis (3) Novalis (Album) Brain, Brain Germany 1975 Sell This Version
Novalis (3) Sommerabend (Album) Brain, Brain Germany 1976 Sell This Version
Novalis (3) Brandung (Album) BRAIN Germany 1977 Sell This Version
Novalis (3) Konzerte (Album) Brain Japan 1977 Sell This Version
Novalis (3) Vielleicht Bist Du Ein Clown? (Album) Brain Germany 1978 Sell This Version
Novalis (3) Flossenengel (Album) Ahorn, Ahorn, Ahorn, Ahorn Germany 1979 Sell This Version
Novalis (3) Augenblicke (Album) Ahorn, Ahorn Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Novalis (3) Neumond (Album) Vertigo Germany 1982 Sell This Version
812 597-1 Novalis (3) Sterntaucher(LP, Album) Vertigo 812 597-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Novalis (3) Bumerang (Album) Teldec Mexico 1984 Sell This Version
Novalis (3) Nach Uns Die Flut (Album) Vertigo Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Novalis (3) Letztes Konzert 1984 (Album) Fresh Fruit Germany 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

6.12 547, 6.12547 AC Novalis (3) Flossenengel(7", Single) Ahorn, Ahorn 6.12 547, 6.12547 AC Germany 1979 Sell This Version
6.12 935, 6.12935 AC Novalis (3) Cassandra / Magie Einer Nacht(7", Single) Ahorn, Ahorn 6.12 935, 6.12935 AC Germany 1980 Sell This Version
6005 204 Novalis (3) Oft Sagt Man Mehr, Wenn Man Schweigt(7", Single) Vertigo 6005 204 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
884 087-7 Novalis (3) Die Show Ist Aus (Live-Version)(7", Single) Vertigo 884 087-7 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
880 745-7 Q Novalis (3) Nach Uns Die Flut / Hamburg (Ertrinken Möchte Ich Nicht In Dir)(7", Single) Vertigo 880 745-7 Q Germany 1985 Sell This Version
6.14185 Novalis (3) Bumerang(7", Single, Promo) TELDEC »Telefunken-Decca« Schallplatten GmbH 6.14185 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

0080.043 Novalis (3) Rock On Brain(2xLP, Comp) Brain 0080.043 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
Novalis (3) Wer Schmetterlinge Lachen Hört (Comp) Brain Germany 1979 Sell This Version
Novalis (3) Sonnenwende (Comp) Brain Germany 1980 Sell This Version
811 535-1, 1.030 Novalis (3) Visionen(LP, Comp, RM) Ahorn, Ahorn 811 535-1, 1.030 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
CMC 3066 Novalis (3) Castle Masters Collection(CD, Comp) Castle Communications CMC 3066 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
CSC7090 Novalis (3) Lebt! (Live)(CD, Comp) Castle Communications CSC7090 Germany 1993 Sell This Version