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LIVE 68-73

Witthuser and Westrupp


Prog Folk

3.13 | 7 ratings

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3 stars This is an excellent sounding post-"Blauer Plath" Witthuser and Westrupp live show featuring songs from various albums..

I really enjoy this record since it features one of the greatest german folk bands at their peak, Witthuser and Westrupp were great artists and composers, they used to make lots of light, melodic and catchy folk songs sometimes mixed with kraut and trippy elements. Witthuser and Westrupp knew what they were playing and what they always wanted to play since this album does not only sound very nice for any folk amateur, but one may precisely hear the bands maturity. I can deeply feel these two guys having real fun here playing sincere songs very confidently and joking with the small crowd.

The tracklist is diverse, most of the songs are taken from their first two LP and their last-released "Blauer Plath" record. "Lass Uns Auf Die Reise Gehen" and "Karlchen" from their "Trips und Traume" record are real highlights, the selection from their first "Lieder von vampiren, nonen und toten" record is excellent and they really chose the best: Dracula (here called "Wenn Hoch Die Sonne") is extremely well interpreted and "Liebeslied" is my favourite song here since I really love the way Witthuser and Westrupp use to sing together resulting in a slightly Gypsy-style vocal harmonies.

A must for Witthuser und Westrupp fans, but not the best starting point for the others (I recommend "Tripas un Traume" for those starting with this band).

3/5: [very] Good, but non-essential

samhob | 3/5 |


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