Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

GIFT

Krautrock • Germany


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Gift picture
Gift biography
German act GIFT started out as a school band back in 1969, initially under the moniker Phallus Dei, with an initial line-up consisting of Rainer Baur (guitar), Hermann Lange (drums), Uwe Patzke (bass), Helmut Treichel (vocal) and Nick Woodland (guitar).

By 1972 Woodland had left to join Subject Esq., while the rest of the band hit the studio to record their first album, and in 1973 their self-titled debut Gift was issued. On this production the band was pretty much cemented in a heavy rock sound typical of this day and age; with plain, hard guitar riffs served aplenty.

One year later their sophomore effort Blue Apple surfaced. By now Treichel had also said his goodbyes to the band, while Dieter Frei (keyboards, moog, mellotron, vocals) and Dieter Atterer (guitars, vocals) had joined the outfit. For this second creation the band's musical explorations took on freakier and more elaborate movements, to the extent that this venture is regarded as belonging to the rooster of albums deemed interesting for followers of the Krautrock scene.

This sophomore effort turned out to be the last by this German act though, and it is thought that Gift dissolved soon after the release of Blue Apple.

GIFT are currently working on their third album and are asking for donations at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/177808520/gift-release-2014

GIFT MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

GIFT forum topics / tours, shows & news


GIFT forum topics Create a topic now
GIFT tours, shows & news Post an entries now

GIFT Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to GIFT

Buy GIFT Music


Why the Sea Is SaltWhy the Sea Is Salt
Import
Imports 2016
Audio CD$19.99
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
BTS [In The Mood For Love] PT.2 4th Album Blue Ver CD+Poster+Photobook+Card+Gift USD $21.90 Buy It Now
BTS[In The Mood For Love] PT.1 3rd Album White Ver CD+Poster+Photobook+Card+Gift USD $21.90 Buy It Now
Sheet Music Ballpoint and Gel Pen Set - Music Themed Gift - Music Student Pens USD $8.80 Buy It Now
Eric Clapton - Premium Tin Case - Great Gift Idea - BRAND NEW & SEALED 2 CD USD $6.44 Buy It Now
Bette Midler - A Gift Of Love (NEW CD) USD $15.81 Buy It Now
Pink Floyd Boxed Coaster Set - Mug Coffee Tea Cup Prism Home Kitchen Office Gift USD $7.53 Buy It Now
JOE LOUIS WALKER - COLD IS THE NIGHT/THE GIFT CD NEW+ USD $21.16 Buy It Now
JAM/GIFT UK POLD5055 USD $54.00 Buy It Now
Various Artists-`Jeff Scott: The Gift of Life - The Urban Classical Music CD NEW USD $12.87 Buy It Now
One Direction Stationary Bundle 4 Item School Gift Christmas Journal Book Pen 1D USD $7.43 Buy It Now
NORTHERN SOUL (LANCASHIRE) - SET OF 4 COASTERS - BRAND NEW - GIFT / PRESENT USD $7.28 Buy It Now
TONY BANKS and ANDY TAYLOR UK 1989 12" Single THE GIFT DiscNEW USD $4.42 Buy It Now
DIE ANTWOORD Donker Mag MUG - NEW. unique gift idea for die hard fans. USD $12.66 Buy It Now
PHIL SPECTOR/CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU US PHLP4005 USD $164.00 Buy It Now
78rpm TOMMY DORSEY what is this thing called love / love sends a little gift of USD $31.65 Buy It Now
10 Grandes Exitos De By PEREZ PRADO Audio CD Discs:1 Big Band New Gift USD $9.17 Buy It Now 9m 26s
Roger Dean Limited Edition Signed First Day Cover Gift (UM95) USD $25.32 Buy It Now 15m 7s
Midge Ure - The Gift - Vinyl LP UK 1985 USD $6.33 Buy It Now 19m 4s
Bruce Springsteen - The River - Framed CD Clock - Special Gift Idea USD $31.63 Buy It Now 19m 26s
*OFFICIAL LICENSED* ELVIS AMERICAN EAGLE GIFT TIN SET COFFEE MUG CUP USD $26.06 Buy It Now 19m 51s
The Gift by Jim Brickman (CD, Sep-2003, Windham Hill Records) USD $5.59 Buy It Now 23m 22s
BTS - WINGS (Vol.2) [Random Ver.] CD with Folded Poster Extra Gift [Audio CD] USD $23.00 Buy It Now 26m 57s
CHRISTMAS_Nat King Cole Gift Collection_used cassette_ships from AUS!__S2 USD $23.83 Buy It Now 29m 59s
INXS - The Gift - JUKEBOX READY - Mercury INXS-25 VG+ Condition USD $2.10 Buy It Now 37m 26s
NORTHERN SOUL (YORKSHIRE) - SET OF 4 COASTERS - BRAND NEW - GIFT / PRESENT USD $7.28 Buy It Now 38m 3s
Alfredo - A Balearic Gift (NEW CD) USD $14.23 Buy It Now 38m 51s
TORANAGA - God's Gift + UK Tour Dates - 1990 Magazine Advertisment Poster USD $5.70 Buy It Now 43m 52s
Burnt Ones ?- Gift LTD Lysergic Yogurt Vinyl LP Castle Face 2014 USD $18.92 Buy It Now 44m 25s
KISS 2 FULL DECKS OF CARDS IN DISPLAY TIN - armageddon gift tin USD $29.78 Buy It Now 47m 29s
Blink 182 Christmas Xmas Promo Smiley Gift Wrap Paper 2012 USD $9.31 [0 bids]
USD $18.62 Buy It Now
48m 1s
Melody Davis-Perfect Gift CD NEW USD $17.41 Buy It Now 49m 47s
David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes - 7" Single - Framed Wall Clock - Gift Idea USD $27.84 Buy It Now 55m 26s
THE JAM THE GIFT ORIGINAL ADVERT POSTER SIZE 13 MAR 1982 USD $15.18 Buy It Now 1h 2m
Davell Crawford - My Gift To You (NEW CD) USD $16.76 Buy It Now 1h 8m
QUEEN : Bohemian Rhapsody Beer Gift Tin incl. Pint Glass + Empty Lager Bottle USD $25.30 Buy It Now 1h 16m
The Best of George Beverly Shea 2 LP Lot Vol 1&2 Gospel 33rpm Christmas Gift! USD $6.99 Buy It Now 1h 25m
DANIEL O'DONNELL UK 1994 CD Single THE GIFT NearMINT USD $3.15 Buy It Now 1h 28m
GIFT OF THE GAB EUROPEAN 2004 CD Single RAT RACE NEW USD $3.15 Buy It Now 1h 29m
ANUGERAH (GIFT OF LOVE) NEW CD USD $9.86 Buy It Now 1h 38m
The Beatles All You Need Is Love Gift Set New & Sealed USD $18.99 Buy It Now 1h 42m
MIDGE URE Vinyl LP The Gift (Includes If I Was) EX USD $10.11 Buy It Now 1h 49m
Barry Harris Live At "Dug" CD Enja 9097-2 RARE 1996 JAPAN JAZZ PIANO GIFT USD $44.29 [0 bids]
2h 3m
THE 4 SEASONS VEE JAY EP 901 SPECIAL GIFT BONUS FROM VEE JAY WITH PAPER SLEEVE USD $19.99 Buy It Now 2h 9m
Today By Elvis Presley Audio CD Discs:2 Pop New Gift USD $14.09 Buy It Now 2h 9m
KICK JONESES - UNEXPECTED GIFT VINYL LP + MP3 NEW+ USD $39.55 Buy It Now 2h 10m
The Beatles Les Beatles Gift Set New & Sealed USD $18.99 Buy It Now 2h 20m
Phil Spector -Christmas Gift for You (2002) Remastered CD Disc in mint condition USD $6.32 Buy It Now 2h 23m
MULTICHANNEL IMPORT SACD - BARRY MANILOW - A Christmas Gift of Love - sealed USD $149.00 Buy It Now 2h 25m
U-Kiss UKISS Mini Album - Mono Scandal CD + FREE GIFT *SEALED* $2.99 S/H USD $18.60 Buy It Now 2h 25m
NEW My Gift to You (Audio CD) USD $22.30 Buy It Now 2h 32m
Harry Connick 20 Music CD Jazz Blues New Orleans great gift idea USD $4.95 Buy It Now 2h 41m
The Great Bluegrass Herons Sing We Now of Christmas Music CD country gift idea USD $4.95 Buy It Now 2h 41m
The many Moods of Romance You Belong to Me Music CD Time Life great gift idea USD $4.95 Buy It Now 2h 41m
Rosemary Clooney For The Duration CD gift idea for a jazz blues lite sound USD $4.95 Buy It Now 2h 41m
JS Bach 6 Toccata Fuge Largo d e c Music classic lover gift ides CD USD $4.95 Buy It Now 2h 41m
Snowfall on the Sahara by Natalie Cole CD Music Gift Idea Jazz vocal USD $4.99 Buy It Now 2h 41m
Whose Honey Are You by Terry Blaine Jazz jukebox music CD great gift USD $4.95 Buy It Now 2h 41m
Nightcap Jazz Music 2 CD Davis Clooney Miller Holiday great gift idea USD $4.95 Buy It Now 2h 41m
The Jazz Collector Edition by Benny Goodman Orchestra CD mono gift idea USD $4.95 Buy It Now 2h 41m
Boots Randolph Live Sax Jazz music CD Sony recording ADD great gift USD $4.95 Buy It Now 2h 41m
Doris Day 16 Most Requested Songs CD Music Great value & gift idea Legacy USD $4.99 Buy It Now 2h 41m
Perry Como / Belafonte / Ames Bros. RCA Record Dealer Gift 45 VG + Condition USD $1.37 Buy It Now 3h
Celtic Christmas By David Arkenstone Audio CD Discs:1 Holiday & Wedding New Gift USD $17.01 Buy It Now 3h 8m
Saints & Sinners By Matt Maher Audio CD Discs:1 Pop & Contemporary 2015 New Gift USD $11.81 Buy It Now 3h 19m
DJ Shadow / Gift Of Gab - Gabracadabra Very Rare 7" Vinyl -London show exclusive USD $151.90 Buy It Now 3h 21m
Shell Griffin, Gift, Excellent USD $4.00 Buy It Now 3h 21m
Robin Thicke Album Collection 5 Albums New Gift Box Set Christmas USD $4.81 [0 bids]
3h 22m
Alexander O'Neal - My Gift To You - Album - Full Page Original Magazine Ad USD $6.33 Buy It Now 3h 25m
JAM THE GIFT JAPAN USD $39.99 Buy It Now 3h 32m
A Gift of Love feat Demi Moore Do You Love Me 12" Single SEALED USD $2.47 Buy It Now 3h 34m
J to B - Gift - Japan CD - NEW J-POP USD $20.99 Buy It Now 3h 37m
BLOODYMINDED Gift Givers CD DIGIPACK reissue power electronics Intrinsic Action USD $12.98 Buy It Now 3h 39m
Twin Sisters Instrumental Lullabies, 2003 DVD, Baby Girl Gift, Bible verse USD $6.95 Buy It Now 3h 41m
Twin Sisters Instrumental Lullabies, 2003 DVD, Baby Girl Gift, Bible verse USD $6.95 Buy It Now 3h 41m
Paid In Full [Expanded Edition] By Eric B. & Rakim Audio CD Discs:1 Pop New Gift USD $8.03 Buy It Now 3h 47m
Acoustic Guitar Mug - Music Themed Gift - Musical Mug - Gift for Guitar Student USD $11.14 Buy It Now 4h 2m
Saxophone Mug by Little Snoring - Music Themed Gift - Musical Mug USD $12.03 Buy It Now 4h 2m
Piano Mug - Music Themed Gift - Musical Mug - Gift for Pianist - Piano Student USD $11.14 Buy It Now 4h 2m
Drum Kit Mug - Music Themed Gift - Musical Mug - Gift for Drum Student USD $12.65 Buy It Now 4h 3m
Trombone Mug - Music Themed Gift - Musical Mug - Gift for Trombone Student USD $12.65 Buy It Now 4h 3m
Iron Maiden - Sanctuary - 7" Single - Framed Wall Clock - Special Gift Idea USD $29.10 Buy It Now 4h 8m
Pirates OST CD *SEALED* + FREE GIFT $2.99 S/H USD $16.99 Buy It Now 4h 9m
Men United-A Gift from Men United CD NEW USD $29.45 Buy It Now 4h 15m
7-1 (YEAR 7 CLASS 1) - Believe (1st Mini Album) CD + Gift Photo K-pop USD $20.90 Buy It Now 4h 18m
Mika Nakashima Miliyah Kato FIGHTER / GIFT Japan FIFA World Cup Brasil Song cd1 USD $18.00 Buy It Now 4h 22m
THE BEST OF BBC BIG BAND | 2 CD 1 BONUS DVD | WWII History | Great Gift | MINT USD $7.00 [0 bids]
4h 22m
7-1 (YEAR 7 CLASS 1) - Believe (1st Mini Album) CD + FOLDED POSTER + Gift Photo USD $23.90 Buy It Now 4h 23m
7-1 (YEAR 7 CLASS 1) - Believe (1st Mini Album) CD + UNFOLDED POSTER +Gift Photo USD $27.90 Buy It Now 4h 25m
Insania / Agony - Gift of Life JAPAN+1 *H USD $34.99 Buy It Now 4h 27m
No Jacket Required by Phil Collins (CD, Feb-1985, Virgin) Gift Quality! USD $5.77 Buy It Now 4h 32m
Consumed By Jesus Culture Audio CD Discs:1 Pop & Contemporary New Gift USD $17.98 Buy It Now 4h 33m
Ten Thousand Angels by Mindy McCready (CD, Apr-1996, BNA) Gift Quality! USD $4.99 Buy It Now 4h 35m
Now, Vol. 5 [PA] by Various Artists (CD, Nov-2000, Sony Gift Quality! USD $5.49 Buy It Now 4h 37m
EXO EX'ACT 3rd [Korean Lucky One+Monster Ver] 2pcs Unfolded Poster FREE GIFT USD $11.99 Buy It Now 4h 45m
The Gift by Susan Boyle (Vocals) (CD, Nov-2010, Columbia (USA)) USD $5.75 Buy It Now 4h 47m
1984 32nd Birthday Anniversary Gift Card Retro CD Book Gifts Greetings Cards USD $15.18 Buy It Now 4h 49m
Phil Spector - Christmas Gift for You from (2002) USD $3.78 Buy It Now 4h 50m
lenny kravitz baptism CD rare BRAND NEW great Christmas Gift USD $4.74 Buy It Now 4h 55m
Selection of Elvis Presley UK Newspaper Free Gift CDs USD $6.33 Buy It Now 5h 4m
MUSIC CD FREE UK POST PULPINTRO THE GIFT RECORDINGS USD $1.89 Buy It Now 5h 4m

More places to buy GIFT music online Buy GIFT & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
GIFT has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

GIFT discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

GIFT top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.11 | 9 ratings
Gift
1973
3.90 | 12 ratings
Blue Apple
1974

GIFT Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

GIFT Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

GIFT Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

GIFT Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

GIFT Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Blue Apple by GIFT album cover Studio Album, 1974
3.90 | 12 ratings

BUY
Blue Apple
Gift Krautrock

Review by VOTOMS

4 stars A classic Krautrock album. First of all, this cover art sucks, this bubble butt stinks! But it's a good album. Okay, Gift was formed in 1969, Germany, as a school band. The joke quickly becomes a Krautrock band. Blue Apple (1974) is the second and last effort from these guys. While the two first tracks are just fine rock pieces, Don't Waste Your Time is awesome. The vocal lines are cool, and the organ is amazing. I like the guitar intro riff, repeated sometimes during the track. The bass tune is cool. The drums are fine, but could be better. The great surprise is Psalm, the fourth track, and better than the previous one! This one, ranges between an acoustic atmospheric catchy song and a psychedelic rock, with awesome riffage. Everything's Alright is another good track, but too repetitive. I must admit that without the organ, this album would be uncatchy.

Go To Find A Way did a great work opening the Side 2. Awesome right from the intro, the mellotron, moog, organ and stuff are very well executed. This song features a great guitar solo, by the way. Reflections is half weak, half good. The first mellow part sounds dead, but the second part really captivate and shows the real strenght of the song. Left The Past Behind is the last track of the album, and the virtuocity of the members makes a very funny ending. A good addition for any Krautrock or oldschool British Hard Rock collector.

 Gift by GIFT album cover Studio Album, 1973
3.11 | 9 ratings

BUY
Gift
Gift Krautrock

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars Formed as Phallus Dei in 1969, this German outfit from Augsberg featured British guitarist Nick Woodland along with singer Helmut Treichel, guitarist Rainer Baur, bassist Uwe Patzke and drummer Hermann Lange in the original line-up.As Phallus Dei they reputedly recorded an album, which was never released, and afterwards the band changed its name to Gift and secured a deal with the Telefunken label, but at the time Woodland had already departed and joined Sahara, although his name appeared in the original vinyl version of the first album.Recorded at the Union Studios in Munich, Gift's self-titled debut was released in 1972.

Obviously influenced by the British Hard Rock bands of the time, Gift played a powerful Hard Rock with strong progressive flourishes and lots of jamming parts in the Kraut Rock tradition of many German Hard/Psych Rock acts, despite their tracks being actually rather short.The music is very energetic and edgy all the way with a pounding rhythm section and numerous impressive guitar leads, while Treichel prooved to be an excellent singer with his quite British-accented voice.While the negative point of the album tends to be the similarity between the pieces of the album, the combination between these angular Hard Rock riifs with the inventive grooves and the tyipcal Kraut-styled middle-part jams is mostly working well.Expressive vocals with good choruses, fiery solos and a good dose of changing tempos result a bunch of dynamic and adventurous compositions.Often the album retains a grandiose, emphatic and haunting atmosphere, based on Baur's classy guitar exercises, while a couple of tracks feature some good flute parts of unknown origin.

Guitar-based Hard Prog of good quality.The alternation between down- and uptempo grooves along with the standard Kraut Rock atmosphere in the instrumental parts are sure to satisfy all listeners of trully dynamic rockin' vibes.Recommended.

Thanks to Philippe Blache for the artist addition. and to Snow Dog for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives