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3.15 | 22 ratings | 1 reviews | 9% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1975

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Elephant Walk (5:34)
2. Lover's Tale (5:09)
3. Ramadam (4:03)
4. Tango Lady (4:09)
5. Back Again (5:17)
6. Feigenblatt (5:13)
7. Chickenfarm (10:21)

Total Time 39:46

Line-up / Musicians

- Karl-Heinz "Carlo" Blumenberg / vocals, soprano & baritone saxophones, flute, percussion
- Klaus Gerlach / guitars
- Bernd Michael Rosenberger / keyboards, grand piano, synth, percussion
- Wolfgang Wülff / tenor saxophone, percussion
- Michael von Rönn / tenor & soprano saxophones
- Fritz Kahl / bass, guitar, percussion
- Hans-Heinz Gossler / drums, percussion, gong

Releases information

LP RCA Victor ‎- PPL1-4129 (1975, Germany)

CD Disconforme SL ‎- DISC 1978 CD (2000, Andorra)

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ALTONA (GER) Chickenfarm ratings distribution

(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (27%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars 3.5 stars. A definite step up from the debut as "Chickenfarm" was released in 1975 the year after their self titled recording. This German band is still a seven piece but one of the two guitarists left being replaced by a keyboardist which is a positive as we had no keyboards on the debut. Another big positive is that the 3 sax players aren't blasting in my face this time and the vocalist also has calmed down thankfully. Just a better sounding album for sure. I actually like a couple of the songs here. In fact the way this album ends has me wishing they did a third record in the style of the final two tracks.

"Feigenblatt"opens with the rain falling, funny the wind is howling outside right now but we're more likely to get snow than rain. Melancholic sax and electric piano arrive then drums and bass join in. I like this! And hey it's an instrumental! Thankyou. The closer has vocals but this almost 10 1/2 minute title track is so impressive.

While the debut is 3 stars and nothing more this album is 3.5 stars and maybe even closer to 4 stars, a big improvement.

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