MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

ELECTRA

Crossover Prog • Germany


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Electra picture
Electra biography
German band ELECTRA was formed in 1969 by 5 students from the Dresden School of Music in what was then the eastern part of the divided Germany. They made a name for themselves by reinterpretating classical symphonic music using contemporary, electronic instruments as well as producing original compositions of elongated, progressive rock with a firm emphasis on elongated instrumental solos. They made their debut as Electra-Combo in 1974 with the album Electra Combo.

From 1975 and onwards they decided to stick with the shorter Electra band name. A string of critically acclaimed productions followed in the next few years, but in the 1980's the creative spirits of the band appeared to dwindle. Possibly due to the not too friendly politicial climate that developed in Eastern Germany in the final years before the iron curtain became history, perhaps due to line-up alterations or a general change of direction for the band.

But following the fall of the iron curtain, Germany reuniting as one nation and old members returning to the band they rediscovered their creative and artistic roots again. So far not documented on a studio album however, as their latest studio effort was recorded as far back as 1989 in the shape of Der Aufrechte Gang (although not released until 2004). But Electra has continued being a presence on stage over the years and are still a popular and active live unit as of 2012.

Electra official website

ELECTRA MP3, Free Download (music stream)


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

ELECTRA forum topics / tours, shows & news


ELECTRA forum topics Create a topic now
ELECTRA tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "electra"
Post an entries now

ELECTRA Videos (YouTube and more)


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

Buy ELECTRA Music


Electra - Adaptionen - AMIGA - 8 55 501Electra - Adaptionen - AMIGA - 8 55 501
AMIGA
Vinyl$15.38 (used)
40 Jahre das Jubiläumskonzert40 Jahre das Jubiläumskonzert
Buschfunk (Buschfunk)
Audio CD$22.12
$12.75 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
**WLP PROMO**TOM RUSH 45 ON ELECTRA RECORDS SOMETHING IN THE WAY SHE MOVES / WHO USD $7.11 Buy It Now
Grand Prize Victor 78 RPM Victor Orchestra - Electra 4781 V+ USD $16.50 Buy It Now
Picture Book by Simply Red ( 1985 Electra Lp ) USD $2.99 Buy It Now
FACTORY SEALED - QUEEN HOT SPACE RECORD ALBUM LP ELECTRA E1-60128 1982 USD $39.95 Buy It Now
David Sanborn: Another Hand (Electra Musician) Like New USD $6.00 Buy It Now
STANLEY TURRENTINE / INFLATION, 6E-269, 1980 ELECTRA, VG/VG+ USD $5.00 Buy It Now
Earth Opera * American Eagle Tragedy * UK Electra 45 1968 Vietnam war song EX USD $11.56 [0 bids]
Theodorakis: Electra (750447331228) New CD USD $28.05 Buy It Now
Linda Ronstadt Get Closer (Cassette Tape, 1982, Electra Asylum) USD $2.99 Buy It Now
Electra Heart [Bonus Track] by Marina and the Diamonds (CD, 2012, New Elektra) USD $13.98 Buy It Now
Linda Ronstadt Music CD Cry Like a Rainstorm Howl Like the Wind 1989 Electra VGC USD $3.99 Buy It Now
1979 ROY ACUFF GREATEST HITS VOLUME TWO 2 LP SET VINYL RECORD 9E-303 ELECTRA USD $9.00 Buy It Now
The Doors - L. A. Woman - Electra label (1991) - Classic Imported CD USD $5.23 [0 bids]
Shirley Murdock Self Titled CD (1985 ELECTRA LABEL) Soul / R & B / Funk RARE !! USD $29.99 Buy It Now
Dawn Upshaw: The Girl with Orange Lips (Electra Nonesuch) New USD $8.50 Buy It Now
O.S.T.-Theodorakis Electra CD USD $4.99 Buy It Now
EDDIE RABBITT HORIZON 1980 ELECTRA RECORDS 6E 276 A VG+ USD $2.99 Buy It Now
The Doors / Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine/ Original 1972 Electra 8E6001 EX/M USD $29.00 Buy It Now
Justine Electra Blues & Reds German 45 7" sgl +Pic Slv Germany +Autumn Leaves USD $3.84 Buy It Now
Theodorakis: Electra. USD $37.37 Buy It Now
JUSTINE ELECTRA Fancy Robots CD European City Slang 2006 2 Track Edit Promo CD USD $4.04 Buy It Now
The DOORS 13 LP 1970 ELECTRA EKS-74079 Record NM USD $15.95 Buy It Now
The DOORS Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine 1972 ELECTRA Gatefold Records NM USD $13.95 Buy It Now
THEODORE BIKEL POETRY PROPHECY OLD TESTAMENT LP SEALED! NEW! ELECTRA RECORDS USD $14.95 Buy It Now 42m 53s
PASTILLA - Vox Electra (CD, Oct-1998, Sony BMG) NUEVO SELLADO NEW SEALED USD $24.95 Buy It Now 47m 21s
ELECTRA Destiny 7" VINYL UK Ffrr 1989 B/W Autumn Love (F121) Pic Sleeve USD $4.04 Buy It Now 57m 59s
ELECTRA Jibaro 7" VINYL UK Ffrr 1988 B/W Future (Ffr9) Pic Sleeve USD $4.04 Buy It Now 58m 9s
LK D.I.A. 7" VINYL UK Island 1997 B/W Electra (Fru45721127) Pic Sleeve USD $2.70 Buy It Now 58m 21s
JUSTINE ELECTRA Soft Rock CD European City Slang 2006 13 Track (Slang1037982) USD $4.04 Buy It Now 1h 2m
THE DOORS - LIGHT MY FIRE - '67 ELECTRA CLASSIC 45/SLEEVE USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1h 30m
JERRY LEE LEWIS, ALBUM, 1979 ELECTRA/ASYLUM RECORDS VINYL USD $3.99 Buy It Now 2h 39m
The Tango Project: Two to Tango (Cassette, 1983, Electra Records) USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3h 2m
La Niña De Los Siete Corazones Electra CD USD $33.05 Buy It Now 3h 35m
Electra Electra CD USD $33.77 Buy It Now 3h 35m
?? The Tango Project II Two to Tango Cassette 1983 Electra E Rui Durmite Ancora USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3h 53m
JUSTINE ELECTRA - SOFTROCK - CD SOFT ROCK USD $7.98 Buy It Now 4h 45m
the cure fascination street 7'' promo USA electra label post punk USD $20.00 [0 bids]
5h 6m
Electra Fried Live Stir Fried Audio CD USD $32.86 Buy It Now 5h 34m
Justine Electra - Fancy Robots (Remixes) - City Slang - 2006 #415877 USD $2.56 Buy It Now 8h 3m
Lil Mo - Ten Commandments - Electra - 2003 #622995 USD $2.56 Buy It Now 9h 48m
Wildflowers (1969 Electra EKS-74012), ,Acceptable, This record has noticeable we USD $8.98 Buy It Now 10h 34m
ELECTRA PROJECT Habibi Baby GREECE MINT SEALED CD Single USD $2.10 Buy It Now 11h 18m
Slimm Calhoun - The Cut Song - Electra - 2001 #101142 USD $2.56 Buy It Now 11h 34m
Carly SImon - Anticipation (1971) LP Vinyl record Electra EKS-75-16 USD $7.95 Buy It Now 12h 42m
Carly SImon - Another Passenger - (1976) LP Vinyl record Electra 0698 USD $7.95 Buy It Now 12h 45m
THE CARS-HEARTBEAT CITY-,ROCK LP-1984 ELECTRA 60296-1EXC-/VG+ Mopar Duster USD $6.00 Buy It Now 13h 3m
Judy Collins - Judith (1975) 1st press Lyrics Gatefold LP Electra 7E-1032 USD $6.95 Buy It Now 13h 11m
Lot of 2 Lee Ritenour LPs - RIT - Electra 6E-331 & Captain Fingers Epic PE 34426 USD $5.99 [0 bids]
USD $8.99 Buy It Now
13h 17m
LIONEL VACHON AT THE ELECTRA RARE CANADIAN USD $14.72 Buy It Now 13h 45m
MARIANNE FAITHFULL ELECTRA RARE ISRAELI PROMO CD USD $29.99 Buy It Now 14h 2m
ELO Electra Light Orchestra Telephone Line 45 RPM Vinyl Record UA-XW1000 USD $1.99 [0 bids]
USD $2.59 Buy It Now
16h 14m
Authentic Sound Effects Vol 6 Electra EKS-7256 Produced by Jac Holzman USD $1.99 [0 bids]
16h 30m
DIE HIT GIGANTEN BEST OF OSTROCK - CITY/PUHDYS/SILLY/KARAT/ELECTRA/+ 3 CD NEW+ USD $28.26 Buy It Now 16h 38m
Tracy Chapman self-Titled Debut CD 1988 Electra USD $5.49 Buy It Now 17h 32m
LONNIE MACK WHATEVER'S RIGHT LP ON ELECTRA RECORDS RED LABEL USD $12.34 Buy It Now 17h 51m
CAROLE KING CARLY SIMON 45 LOT ITS TOO LATE ALONE SWEET SEASON ODE ELECTRA USD $4.99 [0 bids]
17h 59m
THE BEST OF CARLY SIMON 1975 ELECTRA RECORDS 7E 1048 A VG+ POP ROCK USD $3.99 Buy It Now 18h 5m
BOB CREWE ORIGINAL VINYL ALBUM 'MOTIVATION' ELECTRA 1977 USD $7.71 Buy It Now 18h 8m
Carly Simon 'No Secrets' Electra 1972 Vinyl LP USD $1.27 [0 bids]
18h 50m
John Klemmer - Solo Saxophone II - Life SEALED LP Electra SE-566 USD $5.49 Buy It Now 19h 34m
JUDY COLLINS Judith Electra LP 7E-1032 1975 Stereo GATEFOLD USD $8.00 Buy It Now 19h 42m
JUDY COLLINS Hard Times For Lovers Electra LP 6E-171 Stereo (no sticker on cover USD $8.00 Buy It Now 19h 47m
Judy Collins, Wildflower, Electra LP, EKS-74012, Stereo "Mory" on Upper RH/Cover USD $8.00 Buy It Now 19h 54m
Marina & The Diamonds - Electra Heart - Full Page UK Magazine Advert 2012 RARE! USD $5.08 Buy It Now 20h 15m
Dr.Feelgood by Motley Crue (CD,1989,Electra) USD $1.00 [1 bids]
21h 44m
Vtg Vinyl Keith Carradine I'm Easy 33 RPM LP Record Album 7E1066B Asylum/Electra USD $17.95 [0 bids]
21h 56m
ELECTRA - IT'S YOUR DESTINY - 7 INCH VINYL RECORD USD $1.93 Buy It Now 23h 34m
The Doors-first album-12"LP Gold Tan Electra EKS-74007 1967 Psyche Quite Worn! USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
45% QUEEN ON ELECTRA RECORDS DROWSE / TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN USD $13.13 Buy It Now 1 day
45% THE DOORS ON ELECTRA RECORDS PEOPLE ARE STRANGE / UNHAPPY GIRL USD $13.13 Buy It Now 1 day
The Doors Absolutely Live 8 Track Tape. Electra T8 9002 VG playing condition USD $6.50 [0 bids]
1 day
Urban Electra Beautiful Nightmare CD USD $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
ELECTRA - Adaptionen ~ VINYL LP GERMAN PRESS USD $15.41 Buy It Now 1 day
SIMPLY RED MEN AND WOMEN LP ELECTRA STILL SEALED 1987 ORIGINAL VINYL USD $15.00 Buy It Now 1 day
ELECTRA (GA) BIRGIT NILSSON 2 CD NEW+ USD $21.81 Buy It Now 1 day
@ CD EP LAGOON COWBOYS - I DO U / ELECTRA 1991 / AOR DENMARK USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE - Electra 8"x10" Promo photo - REX LINDA RONSTADT KLINE USD $8.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Vintage EDDIE RABBITT 8track CALLED " STEP BY STEP" ELECTRA RECORD LABEL USD $4.95 [0 bids]
USD $6.95 Buy It Now
1 day
RUDE AWAKENING ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK CD ELECTRA NEW FACTORY SEALED USD $18.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Keith Sweat by KEITH SWEAT (CD, Electra) USD $1.79 Buy It Now 1 day
metallica and justice for all promo brown vinyl electra USD $199.00 [0 bids]
1 day
Metallica rhino promo box electra USD $539.00 [0 bids]
1 day
Natalie Merchant - Ophelia (1998, Electra) USD $1.61 Buy It Now 1 day
Soul Serenade, Promo DJ Single By David Sanborn (CD, 1992, Electra) USD $1.79 Buy It Now 1 day
Jibaro 12in FFRX 9 (Electra - 1988) (ID:14798) USD $13.40 Buy It Now 1 day
Electra Heart: Deluxe Edtion - Marina & The Diamonds (CD Used Very Good) USD $14.11 Buy It Now 1 day
Prince And The New Power Generation - Love Symbol. Carmen Electra. 18 tracks. USD $2.56 [1 bids]
1 day
HOODOO GURUS BLOW YOUR COOL LP ON ELECTRA RECORDS USD $15.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Marina and the Diamo - Electra Heart: Deluxe Edtion [New CD] Deluxe Edition, P USD $17.07 Buy It Now 1 day
DAVID GATES NEVER LET HER GO 7" DEMO ELECTRA K12165 USD $12.86 Buy It Now 1 day
ELECTRA,JUSTIN: Soft Rock Audio CD USD $9.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Electra Heart by Marina and the Diamonds (CD, Jun-2012, Warner Music) USD $13.18 Buy It Now 1 day
Pete Rock & CL Smooth Mecca And The Soul Brother Original CD Electra Records USD $7.71 Buy It Now 1 day
Judy Collins Running For My Life sealed LP 1980 Electra USA USD $7.77 Buy It Now 1 day
Electra-Kill Death of Venus 292 CD USD $5.54 Buy It Now 1 day
The Prodigy ~ Charly/Everybody In The Place ~ 12" Vinyl (M) ~ Electra 1992 USD $25.46 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN KLEMMER __Finesse__ 12" LP 1st PRESS 1981 Electra Musician 9 VG+/VG++ USD $5.99 Buy It Now 1 day
BREAD __Manna__ 12" LP 1st PRESSING 1971 Electra EKS-74086 TRI-FOLD COVER VG+ USD $7.99 Buy It Now 1 day
DAVID FRYE __Radio Free Nixon__ 12" LP ORIGINAL 1971 Electra GERMANY VG+ USD $7.99 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN KLEMMER __Hush__ 12" LP ORIGINAL 1981 Electra Cool Jazz VG+/VG++ USD $5.99 Buy It Now 1 day

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

ELECTRA discography


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

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

2.20 | 6 ratings
Electra Combo (as Electra-Combo)
1974
3.31 | 10 ratings
Adaptionen
1975
3.67 | 3 ratings
3
1980
4.63 | 7 ratings
Die Sixtinische Madonna
1980
3.25 | 4 ratings
Ein Tag wie eine Brücke
1981
2.33 | 3 ratings
Augen der Sehnsucht
1985
2.00 | 3 ratings
Tausend und ein Gefühl
1987
2.33 | 3 ratings
Der Aufrechte Gang
2004

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

4.00 | 1 ratings
Live
2002
0.00 | 0 ratings
40 Jahre Electra Klassik: Das Jubiläumskonzert
2009

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

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

0.00 | 0 ratings
33 Jahre Electra - Jubiläumsausgabe
2002

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

ELECTRA Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Die Sixtinische Madonna by ELECTRA album cover Studio Album, 1980
4.63 | 7 ratings

BUY
Die Sixtinische Madonna
Electra Crossover Prog

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

5 stars It is strange that this record hasn't been reviewed before. But I am glad to be the first one to do it.

"Electra" is a Symphonic rock band from East Germany which recorded eight studio records between 1974 and 1989(the last of these released 2004) and after I have heard "Die Sixtinische Madonna" which is their fourt studio album I am overwhelmed. This is a fnatastic example of how startling a prog composition could be.

I would compare the composition "Die Sixtinische Madonna" which other bands which have been inspired by classical music such as the Spanich "Los Canarios" or Italian "Premiata Forneria Marconi". Electra is a rock band which sounds like an orchestra and plays their rock music which excellent classical music in it. The main part of the album is the three-part track "Die Sixtinische Madonna" and that is the main reason to hear this album. In the start it reminds me of PFM's "L'Isola di Niente" and further they play only their own style of music. A rock opera with inspiration of symphonies, medieval music and rock of course. Sometimes we hear classical renaissance choir music but mostly we hear the magical strong German vocals of Bernd Aust and Manuel von Senden. Unfortunately my example of the record has quite bad sound, but it didn't obstruct me from enjoy it fully. The long piece by itself makes this a masterpiece(10/10).

"Scheindungstag"(8/10) and "Jahrmarkt" are more typical German rock songs with a strong vibrant vocal and fine melodies and finally "Erinnerung" is a lovely closer with an honest melody and sweet vocals(9/10). If anyone has the opportunety to hear Electra's fourth they should because the world earns the right to hear it. The title track, if the sound quality is reasonable, is in the world class of prog. Not many prog bands come from German Democratic Republic but some do and I am glad I listened to this. My rating: 4,58 which becomes five stars. Best song: "Die Sixtinische Madonna: Der Maler, Das Bild, Der Betrachter"

 Adaptionen by ELECTRA album cover Studio Album, 1975
3.31 | 10 ratings

BUY
Adaptionen
Electra Crossover Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars 1975 sees Electra-Combo changing their name simply to Electra, changing also their style and having some important line-up shakes.The band was heading towards an instrumental sound, so singer Stephan Trepte left to join the newly established Reform along with ex-Electra-Combo bassist Michael Demnitz.Gone were also Hans Peter Dohanetz and Peter Sandkaulen.They were replaced by new keyboardist Rainer Uebel and guitarist Gisbert Koreng.The same year the group releases their first album as Electra under the title ''Adaptionen'', again on Amiga.

As the title indicates, in this album the East-Germans take six classical arrangements and transformed them into rock compositions, drawn by some of the most important Classical composers: Alexander Borodin, Johann Sebastian Bach, Aram Chatschaturjan, Sergej Rachmaninov, Edvard Grieg, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.Electra use their music as the basis of their compositions and add their own character through strong organ jams and hard-driving flutes, among them the listener can find tons of sudden breaks and virtuosic solos, particularly led by Aust'es flute and Uebel's organ.The sound is very close to the likes of E.L.P., considering the heavy use of Hammond organ, although the strong and massive flute parts bring to mind bands such as OSANNA or NEW TROLLS.Today the album sounds a bit dated, the chosen style being the main reason for the fact, on the other hand the music here is tremendously consistent and solid all the way.The powerful electric guitars of Koreng add a Hard Prog flavor to the album, the Classical-inspired passages are adapted in an excellent deegree and the original touches next to them fit brilliant with the masters' Classical enviroment.

No real highs or lows.''Adaptionen'' should be considered a masterpiece for all those, who love Classical Rock adaptions, but I can strongly recommend the album to any Prog fan in general, as there are no weak points in here, on the contrary, this is 100% high quality Classical Rock...3.5 stars.

 Electra Combo (as Electra-Combo) by ELECTRA album cover Studio Album, 1974
2.20 | 6 ratings

BUY
Electra Combo (as Electra-Combo)
Electra Crossover Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

2 stars One of the long-lived acts from East Germany, Electra came from Dresden and were found in 1969 by wind instrumentalist Bernd Aust, bassist Wolfgang Riedel, guitarist Ekkehard Berger, drummer/singer Peter Ludewig and keyboardist Karl-Heinz Ringel.The band had a good live activity and by the time of their first album Ringel and Berger were replaced by singer Stephan Trepte, Hans Peter Dohanetz on keys and Peter Sandkaulen on guitars.As with many East German bands their debut ''Electra-Combo'' (1974) was released on Amiga.

Reputedly Electra had a very daring progressive sound, but the social conservation of DDR prevent the band of recording a trully adventurous album, while they even supported pop artists around the same time.So their debut was actually an incoherent mix of different styles with plenty of rough vocals, a raw guitar sound, somewhat dated organ work and a fair amount of flutes.Their style is quite close to that of JETHRO TULL's, filled with flute drives and solos, deeped in Blues and Heavy Rock aesthetics but in a rather commercial vein with simple song structures, only interrupted by some nice guitar, organ and flute solos.The grooves though are a bit interesting with the band breathing a hell of energy, guitars are really dominant supported by jazzy organs and a pounding rhythm section, while the talent of the members is evident, even in this commercial outfit.However the lack of trully adventurous musicianship, the somewhat dull vocals, the sometimes laughable lyrics (for those who understand German) and a couple of weak straight Blues tracks prevent the album of being an essential effort.

Classic commercial Deutsch Rock with a few interesting instrumental moments in each track, not a great album by any means but definitely a historical document of the age, recommended almost exclusively to fans of the style or die-hard lovers of the JETHRO TULL sound...2.5 stars.

Thanks to windhawk for the artist addition.

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