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2.84 | 27 ratings | 3 reviews | 7% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Far West (2:29)
2. My brother said (3:40)
3. Ausflug (7:13)
4. Gayu Gaya (5:06)
5. You're Right (5:55)
6. Young King's Song (5:35)
7. Buy Buy (3:33)
8. Flyday (3:21)

Total Time: 36:52


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Line-up / Musicians

- Ingo Bishof / Moog synthesizers
- Udo Dahmen / drums
- Helmut Hattler / bass, percussion, backing vocals
- Peter Wolbrandt / guitars, vocals, strings, percussion

Releases information

LP Harvest 1C 064-45210 / LP Gee Bee Dee GBD 06-25 (1982) / CD Intercord IRS 986.931 (1994) / CD Fünfundvierzig 106 (2000)

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KRAAN Flyday ratings distribution

(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(7%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(19%)
Good, but non-essential (44%)
Collectors/fans only (22%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

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Review by Kazuhiro
3 stars As for the composition of original atmosphere and the melody of Kraan, originality might be really high. And, it is partial of the technology of their performances. Or, a consistent flow and arrangement always change for the case to compose the tune. However, the fact that offers the listener the impression that the genre is not specified too much for the performance that they do and the produced tune might always be active as interesting existence.

It might be understood to absorb various elements in the music character and to challenge after they debut in 1972 if the activity of their music is chased. Jazz. Or, the element etc. of Funk and a little trip music are consistent as their styles.

The drum player has alternated from Jan Fride to Udo Dahmen in this album. Jan Fride is active as an important member who still supports the rhythm of Kraan. The part of the performance that was able to be listened by "Wiederhoren" might be refined further. Anacatesthesia of "Gayu Gaya". Or, it is partial of a mysterious melody and Groove of "You're Right" often performed still live. There might be a lot of listeners of these elements who take it up as an item of Prog Rock and Jazz Rock in a large meaning, too.

It might be an album that never stands out too much in the history of the music of Kraan. However, their styles might be consistent in time when the flow that they face in the 80's in the 70's is difficult. The part where the tune is good is drawn out and it merges in the band as a member of the band in this work though keyboard player's Ingo Bischof has joined the band on the way. The entire atmosphere of the album might be also consistent. As for it, it also means the style to their music at the same time. Atmosphere and the element of "Buy Buy" and "Flyday" might be the performances really made only Kraan. You might do not have to stand out so much. However, such a band might not exist so much in the world either.


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2 stars There's no doubting the fact that Kraan could play, of that there's no question. So why is this so uninteresting? The problem with Kraan is that they seemed to set themselves a first class conundrum and were never able to find a way out. I do like their Marillion sounding guitars - but the ... (read more)

Report this review (#422516) | Posted by Dobermensch | Friday, March 25, 2011 | Review Permanlink

3 stars After Wiederhoren which is my favorire Kraan album ,I was not too happy when this album came out.I did not think it was the same quality and was a let down. Jan Friede the great original drummer was replaced by Udo Dahmen.Dahmen it a good drummer ,but I have a soft spot for Jan. Now for the ... (read more)

Report this review (#183559) | Posted by gr8dane | Thursday, September 25, 2008 | Review Permanlink

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