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Grobschnitt - The International Story CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

3.76 | 27 ratings

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4 stars Later Grobschnitt is releasing at least one album each year almost only with songs recorded during the golden days of the band... and 'The International Story' follows the same strategy used by the band to stay alive in our hearts... this new 2 CD live album is GREAT...

The first disc brings more olds performance, a fantastic - perhaps the best ever recorded - live version of 'Die Sinfonie', music from the first Grobschnitt record, 'Nickelodeon', from Ballermann and 'Solar Music Live', great version very similar to the original one.

The second disc is more up to date, more near to the second Grobschnitt fase... It starts with three songs of the fantastic and more symphonic 'Rockpommel's Land', beautiful versions, followed by four newer songs, 'Du Schaffst das Nicht' from "Merry-go-round' album, a very beautiful song which announces the musicality change in the band, 'Simple Dimple', 'Silent Movie' and 'Raintime' from the 'Illegal' album, songs that mixed symphonic prog, new age colors, ballad flavours, delicated moments, a different side of Grobschnitt, specially built for youngers fans. Then the brilliant 'Vater Schmidt in Wuppertal' from Jumbo, more funny and krautrock of these songs, 'Private Solar Excursion', another instrumental and great song.. and the previously never released beautiful live record of Ballerman's Magic Train.

If the first cd is indicated more for the olders fan because the Kraut/Space moments, the second is indicated for all fans, so the album is for everyone who likes the best of the progressive rock.

An album YOU must have.

Grobsch | 4/5 |


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