Holger CzukayOn The Way To The Peak Of Normal

Label:Welt-Rekord – 1C 064-46 400
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Electronic, Rock


Ode To Perfume = An Das Parfüm(18:00)
A.aA Welcome = Willkommen An Bord
A.bChorale Of The Majestic = Choral Der Majestätischen
A.cBallad = Ballade
A.dThe Males Are Marching = Die Maskulinen Marschieren
A.eOut Of The Fogbank = Aus Der Nebelwand
A.fInto = Hinein In Den
A.gThe Final Chorale Of The Majestic = Schlußchoral Der Majestätischen
A.hFragrance = Düfte
B1On The Way To The Peak Of Normal = Auf Dem Weg Zum Gipfel Von Normal
BassUlli Putsch*
FeaturingLes Vampyrettes
GuitarUwe Jahnke
Organ, Performer [Radio]Jürgen Wolter
VocalsHarry Rag
B2Witches' Multiplication Table = Hexeneinmaleins
Music By, Lyrics ByC. Plank*
Synthesizer [Cemetry Synthesizer Violin]Conny Plank
B3Two Bass Shuffle
DrumsHolger Czukay
B4Hiss 'n' Listen = Rauschen Und Lauschen
BassJah Wobble

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Issued in a semi-glossy sleeve with printed inner sleeve with notes and credits in English and German.
Titles are in English on sleeve and labels.
This edition doesn't have a CAN Management credit on rear sleeve.
Printed in Germany by 4P Nicolaus GmbH, Köln.

Recorded at Inner Space. Mixed at Conny's Studio. Edited at Czukay's Laboratory.
B1 composed out of a spontaneous session involving the musicians of S.Y.P.H. and two radios.
B3 dates from 1976.

On labels:
℗1981 EMI Electrola GmbH

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): 1C 064-46 400 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): 1C 064-46 400 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, stamped): 46400-A4
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, stamped): 46400-B4
  • Label Code: LC 7060
  • Rights Society (Label sides A and B): GEMA
  • Rights Society (Label side A only): STEMRA

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  • Vinylfreund123's avatar
    Edited one month ago
    I have listened to various of Czukay's solo works, nameley I remember "Der Osten ist Rot" and didn't appreciate it much. It's like an aged b/w movie, one can listen to it with an historical ear and appreciate what milestones they were at the time, but the thrill is gone and something tastes stale.
    When this record played the first tune at a friend's, I loved it and minutes later bought it then and there, and I do recommend it very much.

    When looking at the credits I came to understand that this ist probably one of the records where the hidden mastery of Conny Planck, who I absolutely adore, is most palpable.
    As you likely might know, Planck and his studio is one of the two sound-engineers that lay at the foundation of what came to be named Krautrock. Here his artistry is not only in the sound recording quality (how come???) and the mixing, it is like as if he co-created the songs, you can hear him work.
    Without his unexpected additions, twist and lay-unders (if that's a word), it'd be just a mildly interesting piece of music, to put it nicely. That way it counts among what I consider the most audiophile records I can name, one of those one cannot grasp on later CD-issues or from streams.
    Plus, odd tit-bit, the cedits for the sleeve design go to Planck's son, then a child.

    In essence, this record would have to be called "Holger Czukay & Conny Planck", if it wasn't for Planck evidently here and elsewhere having decided to remain in the shadows of back-stage.



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