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Jeff Carney
5 stars I have to give this a straight fiver because not only is it the first Novalis album I bought, but because it deserves it!

First of all, a clarification to Progbear's review above: The "walk-on" music is "Bolero," and this *is* a live version of "Dronz." It is played with a different feel to the studio version, sounding more like the live version they were doing back as far back as late 1973 when Jurgen Wenzel was still with the group.

The first side of the Lp is fantastic, but it's side two that really shines. The version of "Wunderschätze" is so good that it might melt your turntable! Lush and symphonic are words rarely more applicable than here. The same goes for "Sommerabend," which has such elegance that you can practically smell the grass of an outdoor concert appearance by the group on a "summer evening," as they closed their set with this masterpiece of German symph.

This album is *really long*! The sides are over 30 minutes! I can only hope that Universal has these tapes in their Brain vault and that a CD will be issued one day. As live albums go... it's a gem!

Jeff Carney | 5/5 |


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