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2xLP / Tapete Records / 2012
The influential German band Palais Schaumburg has reunited
in the classic lineup. Since its release in 1981, their debut album has
remained in a league of its own: fleet-footed and peculiar, abstract
and pop, amateurish and savvy, it showed real alternatives to the
then-pervasive crude search for identity found in the "New German Wave".
Therefore, we are very pleased to reissue the important
original works of Palais Schaumburg in an appropriate and extended
format. What do we mean by that? Well, in addition to the actual album,
this reissue includes a second CD/LP containing all the pieces that the
band recorded prior to their debut album (all of them now for the first
time on CD), and a previously unreleased recording of a concert in
Holland. The limited edition 180 gram vinyl double LP additionally
contains a single with four tracks from a concert in Hamburg where
people from the audience – among them Andreas Dorau – perform their own
versions accompanied by the band. A lavish booklet includes rare
photographs and liner notes by Chris Bohn, editor of the British music
magazine "The Wire".