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   SPALAX

Spalax was the first label to compile an extensive reissue program (1992) of Popol Vuh releases.

‘Tantric Songs’ (14206) is listed on inside information of Spalax releases, but so far I have never came across this release.Possibly information is wrong, as ’Die Nacht der Seele’, subtitled ‘Tantric Songs’ is released with catalogue number 14206.

Inside the cover of the ‘Sinaï Desert’- video, the compilation ‘Movie Music’ is mentioned with catalogue number 14874. Up till now I couldn’t verify the release of this cd. According to information on several websites this release is identical with the compilation of the name name, released by Weltbild.

Between 1993 and 1997 Spalax rereleased many Popol Vuh albums. Some also on vinyl. Below I list only the verified releases.

‘Fitzcaraldo’ and ‘In den Garten Pharaos’ appeared for the first time by Spalax during this period. ‘Aguirre’ was released twice. The second release however contains partly different tracks from the 1992-rerelease.

Spalax did one original first release: ‘Messa di Orfeo’ in 1999. Several sources also speak of a video-release of ‘Messa di Orfeo’, however I have never seen a copy.

Also there appeared two 3-cd boxes on Spalax: ‘On the way to the Himalaya’and ‘Soundtracks for Werner Herzog’

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1992-1993 (all cd)

14204   Die Nacht der Seele - (1992 on cover; 1993 on cd)
14205   Affenstunde
14206   Tantric Songs
14207   Yoga
14208   Bruder des Schattens
14209   Hosianna Mantra
14210   Sei Still wisse ich bin
14211   Das Hohelied Salomos
14212   Nosferatu (On a little way) - (1992 on cover; 1993 on record)
14213   Letzte Tage Letzte nachte
14214   Coeur de verre
14215   Agape, Agape
14216   Spirit of Peace
14217   Seligpresung
14218   Einsjaeger Siebenjaeger
14219   Aguirre

1994
14205   Affenstunde - cd
14875   In den Garten Pharaos - cd

.........   Hosianna Mantra - lp

 1996
14974   Aguirre - cd (not identical with 14219)
14703   Soundtracks for Werner Herzog - 3cd
14704   On the way to Himalaya - 3cd
14876   Fitzcaraldo - cd
14301   Sinai Desert - video
14112   Nosferatu (On the way to) - lp

 1997
14118   Einsjager Siebenjager - lp

 1999
14562   Messa di Orfeo - cd
.........   Messa di Orfeo (video?)

 

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