LPs I own on Ohr

By progfan97402 progfan97402
updated 5 months ago

As it describes, these are all LPs I own on the German label Ohr, ran by Rolf U. Kaiser, all of them original LPs or second pressing LPs from Ohr's original run from 1970 to 1974. I will not include any of Ohr's successor labels like Kosmische Musik or Komische Kuriere, or Pilz, as Pilz was actually a separate label that was quickly bought up by Rolf U. Kaiser. Aside from Tangerine Dream and Floh de Cologne, most of the Ohr titles are going for big money, making it difficult to acquire original copies. It's still not as insane as UK swirl Vertigo titles, though (that people would pay big money even for popular artists like Uriah Heep, Black Sabbath, Rod Stewart, and Status Quo, just to have them as original UK Vertigo swirls).

  1. Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation

    20 For Sale from $22.00

    Second press (with catalog number starting with 55 instead of 5), so naturally it never came with a balloon.

  2. Tangerine Dream - Alpha Centauri

    10 For Sale from $49.99

    True original pressing, with catalog number starting with a single "5", instead of "55". Note the lack of the name Tangerine Dream on the front cover.

  3. Tangerine Dream - Alpha Centauri

    61 For Sale from $12.44

    Alpha Centauri quickly went through a second pressing with the new catalog number, and to help benefit sales, the name "Tangerine Dream" was place on the front cover. Of course, it could also do with the fact the original pressing did not feature the name "Tangerine Dream" on the front cover (the name "Tangerine Dream" does appear on the spine, inner gatefold and label), many probably thought it was a group called Alpha Centauri, and not the second album from Tangerine Dream. I had this later pressing first before I bought the true original.

  4. Tangerine Dream - Zeit

    25 For Sale from $25.97

    Nothing much to add on this, as this is the only Ohr version that existed through Ohr's original run.

  5. Tangerine Dream - Atem

    27 For Sale from $17.05

    This was the very first LP I ever bought on the Ohr label, in 1995, at a Seattle record store.

  6. Ash Ra Tempel - Ash Ra Tempel

    4 For Sale from $252.27

    Second pressing. At least this one had no change from the first pressing, so the gimmick foldout cover is still intact!

  7. Ash Ra Tempel - Schwingungen

    16 For Sale from $59.95

    Mines include an insert that advertised later Kosmische Musik and Kosmische Kuriere label titles, like Wallenstein's Cosmic Century and the Cosmic Jokers albums, so obviously this insert was included during the final years of Ohr. Other than that, the LP and packaging appears to be no different from earlier runs (still bears the Ohr label and catalog numbering). This was my very first non-Tangerine Dream LP on Ohr!

  8. Birth Control - Operation

    38 For Sale from $22.73

    By far the most conventional artist on the Ohr label, more like Deep Purple or Salisbury-era Uriah Heep, and perhaps a bit of Atomic Rooster than everything else on Ohr (no wonder they ended up on a much bigger label, CBS). This is the second pressing, which really doesn't really differ from the first pressing, aside from the minor change in catalog numbering.

  9. Mythos (4) - Mythos

    10 For Sale from $48.34

    Nothing much more to add here.

  10. Floh De Cologne - Rockoper Profitgeier

    19 For Sale from $7.95

    Red vinyl press. Not a favorite of mine, it seems politics plays a bigger role here than their music. I do like the turkey guts gimmick, and the fact the band was communist is the reason this was pressed on red vinyl.

    Also this is my opinion, I know several artists who are openly communist and made incredible music in the process, that is Robert Wyatt, Henry Cow, and Area, their albums are totally required in your collection, because regardless if you agree or disagree with their politics, it's the music that mattered, and they made sure of that!

  11. Klaus Schulze - Irrlicht

    30 For Sale from $17.05

    Given the massive success Schulze would later receive in the world of electronic music, it's little wonder his debut went through many reissues on many different labels, often with different covers (the Brain version features artwork from Urs Amman, who also did the covers to Blackdance, Timewind, and the Brain reissue of Cyborg). The Ohr pressing is the true original, with the original cover. Mines is lacking the insert, though.

  12. Annexus Quam - Osmose

    9 For Sale from $210.23

    When it comes for packaging, this is truly one of my favorites, with that gimmick flap cover.

  13. Amon Düül - Paradieswärts Düül

    This was the third release by the non-musical faction of Amon Düül, and unlike all their other releases, this was not culled from late night 1968 jam sessions, this was recorded at the end of 1970, released in 1971, and has more of a Kraut folk feel to it. Usually regarded as their only decent album.