PLEASE NOTE: liner notes in German
OST-KRAUT: A two-volume double CD series -- the long overdue complement to our KRAUT! edition -- comprehensively documents the history of progressive rock in the GDR for the first time with studio and live recordings!
Progressive rock from the German Democratic Republic! Never before has the GDR scene been so extensively honored with studio and live recordings. -Bear Family Records® documents what was happening in GDR rock away from the mainstream by means of well-known rarities and some never before released on record. -'Progressives from GDR Archives' collects on a total of four CDs the cream of the rock scene of the GDR and socialist foreign countries at that time with recordings for AMIGA and the German Radio Archive (DRA).
The tracks on this second and final installment were recorded between 1976 and 1982 and were stylishly compiled by journalist and East rock connoisseur Marcus Heumann. -Recordings by the Stern-Combo Meissen, City, electra or Lift are just some of the many highlights of this double CD.
The 76-page booklet with numerous illustrations, photos and biographies of the bands and musicians vividly reflects the history of progressive rock in the GDR. -Also available: Ost-Kraut! Part 1 - Progressive Food from GDR Archives 1970-1975 (BCD17625). After the tremendous success of the four-volume edition 'KRAUT! The innovative years of Krautrock 1968 -1979' on Bear Family Records®, it was obvious to also honor progressive music from the former GDR for the first time in a similarly elaborately designed, two-part CD edition! While the first volume covers the history of progressive rock music in the GDR between 1970 and 1975, the second part deals with the period from 1976 to 1982.