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1.90 | 21 ratings | 2 reviews | 5% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1997

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Shepherds Of The Future (Die Hirten der Zukunft) (6:08)
2. Short Visit To The Great Sorcerer (Kurzer Besuch beim Grossen Zauberer) (6:00)
3. Wild Vine (8:29)
4. Shepherd's Dream (Der Traum des Schäfers) (4:17)
5. Eternal Love (8:18)
6. Dance Of The Menads (Tanz der Menaden) (6:24)
7. YES (5:02)

Total Time: 44:38

Line-up / Musicians

- Florian Fricke / piano
- Guido Hieronymus / keyboards, guitar
- Frank Fiedler / synthesizer

Releases information

CD Mystic Records ‎- MYS CD 114 (1997, UK)
CD SPV Recordings ‎- SPV 085-70282 (2004, Germany) With new cover art

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POPOL VUH Shepherd's Symphony ratings distribution

(21 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(5%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(10%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (29%)
Poor. Only for completionists (33%)

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Review by philippe
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1 stars It's the first and last time the band changed radically their sound to very accessible, soft mainstream music. The album "for you and me" and "raga city" also released in the 90's announced the coming of shocking influences but the result were not as dramatic as in this derivative and poor album. When I listened to "Shepherd's symphony" I wondered if it was the right CD or if it was a joke. This album is a total disaster. I t consists of boring ambient / ethnic soundscapes turned into a very modern electronic style. The sound is very unpleasant, sophisticated, incorporated electro beats, mentioning an avalanche of pulsating rhythms which really can't work with Popol Vuh's peaceful music. We clearly understand the band's effort to convince younger listeners but all real fans of the band can only disapprove this new orientation.

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3 stars In the 90s Florian Fricke tried to reinvent Popol Vuh and to turn music of his project into more understandble for the young listeners product. So he choose the model for the sound - popular in the 90s projects as Deep Forest, Enigma, Banco de Gaia, Peter Gabriel, Future Sound of London etc. - ... (read more)

Report this review (#238758) | Posted by Sergey Lenkov | Saturday, September 12, 2009 | Review Permanlink

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