Popol Vuh ‎– In Den Gärten Pharaos

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In Den Gärten Pharaos 17:37
Vuh 19:48

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
20 21276-9 Popol Vuh In Den Gärten Pharaos(LP, Album) Pilz (2) 20 21276-9 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
20 31276-9 Popol Vuh In Den Gärten Pharaos(Cass, Album) Pilz (2) 20 31276-9 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
Pld. SQ 6009 Popol Vuh In Den Gärten Pharaos(LP, Album, Quad, RE) PDU, Die Kosmischen Kuriere Pld. SQ 6009 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
20 21276-9 Popol Vuh In Den Gärten Pharaos(LP, Album, RE) Pilz (2), PDU, Die Kosmischen Kuriere 20 21276-9 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
KICP 2728 Popol Vuh In Den Garten Pharaos(CD, Album) Nexus (3) KICP 2728 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
14875 Popol Vuh In Den Gärten Pharaos(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Spalax Music, Pilz (2) 14875 France 1995 Sell This Version
TPLP 1.701.012 Popol Vuh In Den Gärten Pharaos(LP, Album, Gat) Think Progressive TPLP 1.701.012 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
OHR 70024-2 Popol Vuh In Den Gärten Pharaos(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70024-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
SPV 085-70112 CD Popol Vuh In Den Gärten Pharaos(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) SPV Recordings SPV 085-70112 CD Germany 2004 Sell This Version
ARC-7183 Popol Vuh In Den Gärten Pharaos(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Arcàngelo ARC-7183 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
LPS117 Popol Vuh In Den Gärten Pharaos(LP, Album, RE) Wah Wah Records LPS117 Spain 2013 Sell This Version
none Popol Vuh In Den Gärten Pharaos(4xFile, MP3, Album, RE, VBR) SPV Recordings none US Unknown

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dalakouras

dalakouras

April 18, 2016
referencing In Den Gärten Pharaos, LP, Album, 20 21276-9

Written back in 1971, the sheer brilliance of 'Vuh' still shocks today. A haunting, megalithic, organ-based eschatological Behemoth, glimpses of which i have encountered only in AIN SOPH's and HALO MANASH's best moments. I repeat: all this in 1971! Remarkable, indeed.
alberto1957

alberto1957

October 26, 2014
referencing In Den Gärten Pharaos, LP, Album, 20 21276-9
SHMCD cd,japan paper sleeve Belle 121998 year 2012
BanditV

BanditV

December 18, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
referencing In Den Gärten Pharaos, LP, Album, RE, LPS117
Poor printing quality on covers and gatefold.They also remake the background colour around the member's portrait and re-wrote all the info with a similar font(but not the same)
Vinyl sounds nice but not as 1st press on pilz!
Good is that is cheaper than other releases and includes extra poster and booklet!
BanditV

BanditV

December 18, 2013
referencing In Den Gärten Pharaos, LP, Album, 20 21276-9

Top version! I tried already the 1981 reissue on pilz and the 2013 on wah wah but cannot reach this one!
honicz

honicz

October 31, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
referencing In Den Gärten Pharaos, LP, Album, RE, LPS117
lush, great sounding vinyl reissue of this classic, includes an extra poster and a 12" booklet - highly recommended. basically, if you are looking at this page, you need to buy this record.
progfan97402

progfan97402

April 9, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
referencing In Den Gärten Pharaos, LP, Album, 20 21276-9
Of the two albums Popol Vuh did during their short-lived electronic phase, this is regarded as the better of the two. Florian Fricke expanded his keyboard set beyond the Moog to also include organ and electric piano. Around this time he also made an appearance on Tangerine Dream's Zeit on "Birth of Liquid Plejades". After which he had a religious conversion (apparently a Christian and Hindu hybrid) that caused him to ditch the Moog and switch to piano. Amusingly, there was a band around this same time from Norway calling themselves Popol Vuh who just released their self-entitled debut on Polydor (after one more album, Quiche Maya in 1973, that Norwegian band found out about the German group and changed their name to Popol Ace). Imagine the confusion of buyers if any copies of the Norwegian band's albums made it into Germany around that same time. Even I was slightly confused when I first heard about the Norwegian band in 2000, given I was aware of the German group since 1994 (that was the year I bought Tangerine Dream's Zeit).

OK, on with the music, the title track largely consists of synth drones and ethnic percussion, which then leads to gentle use of electric piano at the end. "Vuh" is a very intense, organ-dominated piece, and it sounded like choir was used. I am starting to believe that choir was actually the Choir Organ which was used on Aguirre (recorded the same time, but released later), although I do hear some real voices from time to time (probably from the band members). It seems like it was some Mellotron-like tape-driven device that looped (unlike the Mellotron), and Jimmy Jackson used it on Amon Duul II's Tanz der Lemminge and Wolf City, as well as Passport's debut album Doldinger (as there appears to be only one Choir Organ known, it's probably Jimmy Jackson's machine). This piece just doesn't let up for anything! There is really a big contrast between the mellow side one and the intense side two, kinda like Ash Ra Tempel's first album, except the intense piece was on side one, and the mellow piece on side two (of course what Ash Ra Tempel did was very different, as their music tended to be guitar-dominated). Here on this album you can start noticing some evidence of Florian Fricke's spiritual inclinations, although the musical approach is quite different from the piano-dominated albums to follow (starting with Hosianna Mantra). If you're looking to dip your toes into their pre-Hosianna Mantra albums, this is without a doubt the place to start.
sheetone

sheetone

December 4, 2011
referencing In Den Gärten Pharaos, LP, Album, 20 21276-9
the beauty of "Vuh" is overwhelming.

robertocau

robertocau

February 15, 2011
referencing In Den Gärten Pharaos, LP, Album, Quad, RE, Pld. SQ 6009
I think cover is that of the Pilz issue.
My copy has the different "PDU quadraphonic" logo down right on sleeve.
Please let me know if it's right.