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NO MORE LOVE

Wallenstein

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3.19 | 16 ratings | 4 reviews | 19% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1977

Songs / Tracks Listing

Side 1
1. Seventy-seven (3:34)
2. Backstreet Dreamer (7:31)
3. I can't Loose (6:01)
Side 2
4. No more Love (8:27)
5. Jo Jo (4:03)
6. On an Eagles Wings (5:41)

Total Time: 35:17

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Line-up / Musicians

- Jurgen Dollase / keyboards, vocals
- Nicky Gebhard / drums, percussion, vocals
- Gerb Klocker / guitar, vocals
- Jurgen Pluta / bass, vocals

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Lp. RCA PL 30010

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WALLENSTEIN No More Love ratings distribution


3.19
(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(19%)
19%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(31%)
31%
Good, but non-essential (25%)
25%
Collectors/fans only (19%)
19%
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)
6%

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Review by Tom Ozric
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3 stars Wallenstein 1977 ; classical Pianist Jurgen Dollase and Bassist Jurgen Pluta from the previous album's line-up have enlisted new members Gerd Klocker (Guitars) and Nicky Gebhard (Drums/Perc.) and dispensed with their Violinist altogether. So much for the 'Symphonic Rock Orchestra' vision lasting for too long.... The band have now signed to a major, RCA (Germany), and obviously it's within their walls where Dollase signed along the dotted line and commercial considerations were taken into account. Actually, the new music does have moments of the once decent band they were, amidst the instrumental passages of the longer cuts. But the vocals here let the whole package down. All said, 'No More Love' displays a rather 'fresher' sound than previously, with Dollase adding the sounds of Clavinets and more synthesizers, alongside his ever-present Piano, and all members contributing the aforementioned vocals (lots of 'massed' voices to be heard, especially on the choruses). As more often than not, the famous studio wizzard Dieter Dierks handles the production. Dierks has mostly dealt with the 'heavier' sounding Euro-Prog acts of the day (Omega, Jane, Nektar, to name just 3) and his main success to this point has been working with 'The Scorpions', and he seems to have mastered how to give a final product an accessible, radio-ready sheen, whilst maintaining a band's subtle and dramatic Progressive tendencies. This is both a good and bad thing, I guess, depends on who he's producing. The 6 tracks on the album vary considerably in quality, from commercial - the opening song 'Seventy-Seven' is an anthemic little ditty that serves as a possible hit, but ends up missing the mark, and the throwaway track 'Jo-Jo' (eek !!) won't do much to alter their popular status either. 'I Can't Loose' is a song that falls somewhere in the middle - too 'safe', too pleasant. The more faithful Prog-Rock workouts (admittedly, with emphasis on the 'Rock' part) are the tracks 'Backstreet Dreamer', which features a superb introduction, rocking verses, and an interesting middle section showing off processed guitar sounds and glistening keyboards, driven along with an energetic rhythm section. The longest piece 'No More Love' (8.27) is centered around Dollase's excellent Keyboarding, and is a mid-paced affair with many changes that flow seamlessly together. There is a mighty section where Dollase plays an extended synth solo backed with some Latin percussion. A fine composition for sure, and up there with their best. Lastly, 'On An Eagles Wing' is easily as good, bursting at the seams with a powerful Clavinet and searing Guitar duel, Dollase and Klocker against each other in a final bid to win whatever stakes their lives depended upon......but who knows, Dollase sacked the lot of them after this album..... 3 stars - Good, but non-essential, I enjoy it as much as its predecessor SS&S......

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Posted Saturday, November 01, 2008

Review by ZowieZiggy
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2 stars I quite appreciated the first three albums from this German band, but the last one was not decent at all. So, I was rather curious about the content of their fifth work : «No More Love ».

Needless to say that '77 was not the best times of prog in the rock history? And one can feel this while listening to this «Wallenstein» effort. I would say that it doesn't hurt. But no more. Their best years are definitely behind. The worse is probably reached while « Jo Jo » is being played.

But to be honest, there is nothing great on this album. The closing «On an Eagle's Wing » is the most complex track of the whole (but it is not difficult). It offers some pshychedelic reminiscence as well as a strong jazz approch. The whole seems quite improvised (even if it isn't).

This album doesn't hold great songs like during their first three albums. Two stars is my rating. Below average.

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Posted Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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4 stars Wallenstein from Viersen and Mönschengladbach in Nordrhein-Westphalen, Germany made nine studio albums between 1971 and 1981 and the kept up a high tempo of producing music. "No More Love" from 1977 is the band's fifth album, made two years after their last record "Stories, songs & symphonies" ... (read more)

Report this review (#1173222) | Posted by DrömmarenAdrian | Friday, May 09, 2014 | Review Permanlink

5 stars If I could give this lost gem of an album six or seven stars, I would, believe me. Wallenstein's 1977 recording No More Love is a transitional one, and though it points to the future, it also points to the past. It is still progressive, but a sound that would be more accessible for non-progressive ... (read more)

Report this review (#263052) | Posted by presdoug | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | Review Permanlink

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