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2.72 | 13 ratings | 3 reviews | 23% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1993

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Song of the High Mountains (6:20)
2. Pages from the Book of Daring (3:54)
3. Dance of the Chassidim (3:20)
4. Keepers of the Threshold (3:35)
5. Sing, for Song Drives Away the Wolves (4:14)
6. Little Warrior (1:04)
7. Sweet Repose (1:00)
8. You Shouldn't Awake Your Beloved Before It Pleases Her (19:26)

Total Time 42:53

Line-up / Musicians

- Florian Fricke / piano
- Daniel Fischelscher / guitar, drums
- Djong Yun / vocal
- Alois Gromer / sitar

Releases information

CD Milan 73138 35655-2 (1993, USA)
CD Edition Milan Music 74321 13914-2 (1993, Germany)

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POPOL VUH Sing, for Songs Drive Away the Wolves ratings distribution

(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(23%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
3 stars I must admit, I know very little about this band, other than this one album, which Ireceived as a promo at the time of it's release. It interested me at the time because I remembered hearing the name on a progressive college radio station I used to listen to.

This album is somewhat timeless, mainly because of the nice, but noninvasive music throughout. The majority of the songs are spacy jams, based on different ethnic styles. There is an Indian raga flavor to Song Of The High Mountain, and a Middle Eastern theme to Dance Of The Hassidim (what else?). The oddest thing, is that no matter what style the music is in, the guitar and piano keep making me think of The Allman Brothers Band.

The best track is the nineteen minute You Shouldn't Awake Your Beloved Before It Pleases Her, an almost symphonic piece, that builds and recedes in a nice wave.

Review by Bonnek
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars Popol Vuh anno 1993 only vaguely reminds of the intricate music that the band created in the 70s. The music is watered down to a 'Popol light' version (or 'Muzak Vuh' if you like), this is mainly due to the use of drum computers and the rather straightforward songwriting, with too much safe and easy-listening melodies. The ingredients are much the same though, instrumental music with a very acoustic sound and esoteric influences, but the chemistry simply doesn't work.

Like other Popol Vuh soundtracks, this is a compilation of new and old material, some of it reworked or remixed. An original 70s piece such as 'Keepers of the Threshold' gives ample demonstration of how good Popol Vuh's stuff was back in the day. The long 'You Shouldn't Awake...' is a remix and partially re-recorded version of 'Einsjäger & Siebenjäger'. I can't say the sound is much improved, but for sure all exitement has been mixed out entirely. Avoid.

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3 stars Interesting collection prepared by Florian Fricke for American and world wide release on Milan label. Two new compostions - "Song of the High Mountains" in Oriental style and short ambiental track "Sweet Repose". Other compositions are from the albums "Coeur de Verre", "Seligpreisung", "Eins ... (read more)

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