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4.00 | 19 ratings | 2 reviews | 21% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1988

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Rush Hour
2. Dinner for Two
3. Vollgas Ahoi
4. You're Right
5. Wintruper Echo
6. Nam Nam
7. Holiday am Marterhorn
8. Air Bass (bass solo)
9. Nachtfahrt
10. Favorite Land
11. Jerk of Life
12. Kunststück
13. Kraan Arabia

Line-up / Musicians

- Jan Fride / drums
- Hellmut Hattler / 6 and 8 string basses
- Joo Kraus/ trumpet, EVI, keyboards
- Peter Wolbrandt / guitar, vocals

Releases information

2XLP Intercord IRS 964.820 / CD Intercord IRS 971.820 / CD Fünfundvierzig 109 (2000)

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KRAAN Kraan - Live 88 ratings distribution

(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(21%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(68%)
Good, but non-essential (5%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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KRAAN Kraan - Live 88 reviews

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Review by The Owl
4 stars Overall,a very fun and enjoyable live album from Kraan, who still can kick out the jams live.

Musically, Kraan has setttled into an area not dissimilar to Wired/Blow By Blow period Jeff Beck, but adds their own unique Germanic twists and a little humor in the process. All throughout, it really is a fully integrated band, but you cannot help but notice how much Helmut Hattler's unique picked bass drives these songs along. The occasional trumpet of keyboardist Joo Kraus is a very welcome spice in the mixture too.

Some of the highlights include the classic Nam Nam, the ferocious bass-driven Vollgas Ahoi, the fiery guitar/bass duet Dinner for Two, and even the vocal tune You're Right is just good fun and funky as all get out. The only low point I'd say is the poppy Favorite Land.

All told, ag reat disc for throwing on for a long road trip down your favorite highway.

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4 stars Don't let the fact that this is album was recorded in 1988 trick one in believing this album is probably no good . Kraan's music from this period doesn't nescesarily have an 80's sound . To a degree maybe , but this is still the same old jazz-rock-fusion band known as Kraan. With incredible pe ... (read more)

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