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2.79 | 20 ratings | 2 reviews | 5% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1996

Songs / Tracks Listing

Bonus Track 2001 Special Edition:
1. Intro (1:31)
2. Arkana (Kapitel III) (3:30)
3. Veligandu (Power Song) (5:09)
4. Die Reise (3:32)
5. Hoffnung (Hope Song) (5:08)
6. Afrikanische Träume (3:59)
7. Dau (4:35)
8. Visionen (0:41)
9. Regenkind (3:53)
10. Erbarmen (5:07)
11. Gedankenspiele (6:19)
12. Fata Morgana (6:58)
13. Für Mau-Ri-Tse (3:07)
Bonus Track 2001 Special Edition:
14. Rainchild (Hopeful Radio Edit) (3:24)

Total Time: 66:53

Line-up / Musicians

- Peter Figge / keyboards, percussion
- Hans Wende / bass, guitar, keyboards
- Dieter Joswig / keyboards, percussion, vocals
- Achim Wierschem / guitar, keyboards, drums

- Bernd Hammes / vocals (3, 5, 9, 14)
- Lucy Wende / vocals (10 & 13)
- Rudy Kronenberger / acoustic guitar (10)

Releases information

The 2001 Special Edition contained an intro at the start of the CD and a bonus track to close it

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FLAMING BESS Fata Morgana (Special Edition 2001) ratings distribution

(20 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(5%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(10%)
Good, but non-essential (60%)
Collectors/fans only (25%)
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FLAMING BESS Fata Morgana (Special Edition 2001) reviews

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Review by kenethlevine
3 stars After a 15 year absence, the collective vision that is FLAMING BESS`returned, led by multi instrumentalist Hans Wende as the sole original member. A "Fata Morgana" is a superior mirage on the horizon, often shapeshifting, and not an inappropriate description for the contents herein.

While presumably the saga of the protagonist continues to evolve, and the jazzy symphonic style remains largely intact, several more mainstream and conventional songs with simplistic messages could relate to pretty much any story. While they are funky, well played and undeniably catchy, "The Power" and "Regenkind" ("Rainchild") are also painfully generic. On the other hand, "Hoffnung (Hope Song) rises through pained lead and acoustic guitars to an emotive second half in which guest vocalist Bernd Hammes leaves all on the table. Elsewhere, we find plenty of fine tunes spanning the BESS spectrum, mostly not earth shattering, although "Dau"", "Erbarmen" and "Gedankenspiele" are pretty hard to put down, with their later CAMEL/later NOVALIS/tame FINCH/UK take on accessible, quasi-instrumental prog.

All in all, another success for the BESS, a band seemingly fated to quality entertainment.

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2 stars How I've said in my review (#918083) about " Veronelt Velt " posted in Saturday, February 23, 2013 "I don't know much about FLAMING BESS discography " and maybe due this fact I'm not the more qualified menber of P A community to write a deep analysis about none of their albums. But, I think ... (read more)

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