Wallenstein – Cosmic Century

13 Oct

Wallenstein - Cosmic Century DS526p front

Although commonly lumped together with the other German bands under heading of ‘Kraut Rock’, Wallenstein didn’t really fit comfortably alongside the other bands, leaning more towards the classically tinged progressive movement that had emerged in the UK.

Release: DS526p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’




5 Responses to “Wallenstein – Cosmic Century”

  1. Owen Smith October 24, 2015 at 21:08 #

    I agree this is much closer to prog rock and not at all like the other kraut rock releases. I kept hearing stuff that made me think of Pink Floyd and Rick Wakeman. For some reason I find myself unable to comment on the quad mix and decode, I barely noticed it was in quad. Possibly I was enjoying the music too much and wasn’t listening critically.

  2. floydflush October 16, 2015 at 08:22 #

    So we have to look for the German one (SQST-KM-58.014) with the white cover – not the yellow or the silver, right?

    • oxforddickie October 16, 2015 at 18:18 #

      I’m not so sure about the shade of colour on the cover. If your looking to acquire a copy for yourself then do let is know how you get on. I’m waiting on a copy to arrive. I already have a stereo version on CD.

  3. floydflush October 15, 2015 at 13:58 #

    Any chance to get Stories, Songs & Symphonies too ?

    • oxforddickie October 15, 2015 at 20:57 #

      Very good question, and one that originally led me on the hunt to find out the truth of quad releases on this label.

      There’s been a feeling that any release with the circular logo on it (bottom left on the Cosmic Century album) was just stereo, basically just a ‘con’ job much like the ‘Everest’ releases in the USA. But that is actually not true.

      The original home country release of the labels quad labelled albums were SQ encoded, but, unusually for a European label, a stereo mix of the album was also done and used on some releases in other countries and resulting reissues including CD releases.

      So unless a copy of the original release can be sourced it’s very much hit and miss of getting the quad mix, which is why many feel that they are not true quad releases.

      So in answer to your question, as soon as……..

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: