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DIE SUITEN

Bayon

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1997

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Suite I (1971 - Weimar) (9:10)
2. Suite II (1974 - Berlin) (14:43)
3. Suite III (1976 - Berlin) (8:59)

Suite IV (1981 - Berlin):
4. Intrada (4:13)
5. Ballata (4:58)
6. Fantasia (2:05)
7. Pastorale (2:09)
8. Barcarole (2:22)
9. Al Fine (2:19)

Suite V (1986 - Weimar):
10. Prelude (6:47)
11. Kadenz (5:10)
12. Valse (4:38)
13. Felice (1:12)
14. Arabeske (3:50)
15. Rondo (3:16)
16. Finale (2:15)

Total time 78:15

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Line-up / Musicians

Suite I:
- Michael Lehnhardt / guitar, vocals
- Christoph Theusner / Hammond organ, guitar
- Sam Ay Neou / violin
- Sany Tong / drums, percusion, violin
- Roland Wölfel / bass
- Luis Bayard / flute, percusion

Suite II:
- Christoph Theusner / Hammond organ, guitar, flute
- Michael Lehnhardt / guitar
- Sonny Thet / cello, percussion
- Ringo W. Stilke / drums, percusion
- Sam Ay Neou / violin
- Roland Wölfel / bass
- Luis Bayard / flute, percussion
- Li Song Leng / 2nd cello
- Kim-Sannipong / oboe

Suite III:
- Christoph Theusner / guitar
- Sonny Thet / cello, percussion
- Reinhard Pätzold / bass
- Sam Ay Neou / violin, percussion

Suite IV:
- Christoph Theusner / guitar, flutes, percussion
- Sonny Thet / cello, guitar, percussion
- Reinhard Pätzold / bass, double bass
- Norbert Jäger / percussion

Suite V:
- Christoph Theusner / guitar, flutes, zither, percussion
- Sonny Thet / cello, guitars, percussion
- Norbert Jäger / percussion
- Thobias Morgenstern / accordion
- Michael Lehnhardt / guitar

Releases information

Recorded in 1971 - 1986
Suite I - Hansa Musik Produktion
Suite II - V - from German Radio archives

CD Buschfunk 0076-2 (1997)

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BAYON Die Suiten ratings distribution


4.05
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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
33%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(67%)
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Review by kenethlevine
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog-Folk Team
4 stars This compilation of the most ambitious works of East Germany's BAYON, their suites, is arguably the logical entry point to the band for the uninitiated prog fan. It spans the early 1970s through the mid 1980s and tracks their evolution from heavy psychedelic German prog a la JANE or WALLENSTEIN to a largely acoustic hybridization of classical, folk, jazz and new age. Only one track, the opener, features vocals amidst its crunching organs and cascading lead guitars. The second suite weaves in flutes and an arresting main melody. The third is like something SCHICKE FUHR and FROEHLING might have attempted in their quieter moments, with plenty of luscious acoustic guitars and strings that proxy for mellotron. The tracks that constitute Suites IV and V are more chamber oriented, honing on Theusner's and Lehnhardt's proficiency on acoustic guitar over Thet's cello, and varying the pace agreeably from reflective to vivacious. While most fans here will probably be more drawn to Suites I-III, IV and V fortify the artists' status as survivors and adapters without compromise. Suite.

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