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     THE SPV RELEASES

The french Spalax-label did a first try rereleasing the complete Popol Vuh-catalogue. The german SPV label did a more ambitious second attempt.
Between 2004 and 2006 they rereleased all original albums on 19 cds, except four. The album ‘Spirit of Peace’ is not included due to problems with rights (Celestial Harmonies). Also ‘Yoga’, ‘City Raga’ and ‘Messa di Orfeo’ are not part of this programm.

In 2010 they released the ‘The Werner Herzog Soundtracks’, a boxed set of 5 cds. [Aguirre, Nosferatu, Heart Of Glass, Fitzcarraldo, Cobra Verde].

In 2011 the double-cd ‘Remixed & Revisited: 1970-1999’ followed. Cd 1 compiles a  selection of electronic tracks from Popol Vuh. Cd 2 contains tribute remixes. 

In 2010 they released the ‘The Werner Herzog Soundtracks’, a boxed set of 5 cds. [Aguirre, Nosferatu, Heart Of Glass, Fitzcarraldo, Cobra Verde]. In 2011 the double-cd ‘Remixed & Revisited: 1970-1999’ followed. Cd 1 compiles a  selection of electronic tracks from Popol Vuh. Cd 2 contains tribute remixes. In 2010 they released the ‘The Werner Herzog Soundtracks’, a boxed set of 5 cds. [Aguirre, Nosferatu, Heart Of Glass, Fitzcarraldo, Cobra Verde]. In 2011 the double-cd ‘Remixed & Revisited: 1970-1999’ followed. Cd 1 compiles a  selection of electronic tracks from Popol Vuh. Cd 2 contains tribute remixes. 

 

THE ALBUMS

3-5-2004:

1. Affenstunde - SPV 70102
2. Aguirre [The Wrath Of God] - SPV 70142
3. Einsjäger & Siebenjäger - SPV 70152
4. Shepherd's Symphony [Hirtensymphonie] - SPV 70282

25-10-2004:

5. In den Garten Pharaos [In The Garden Of The Pharoahs] - SPV 70112
6. Hosianna Mantra - SPV 70122
7. Seligpreisung - SPV 70132
8. Nosferatu - SPV 70192
9. Agape-Agape Love-Love - SPV 70252

30-5-2005:

10. Das Hohelied Salomos - SPV 70162)
11. Letzte Tage Letzte Nächte - SPV 70172)
12. Coeur De Verre [Herz aus Glass] - SPV 70182
13. Die Nacht Der Seele [Tantric Songs] - SPV 70232
14. Fitzcarraldo - SPV 70202

28-4-2006:

15. Brüder Des Schattens - Söhne Des Lichts - SPV 70212
16. Cobra Verde - SPV 70262
17. For You And Me - SPV 70272
18. Sei Still, Wisse Ich Bin - SPV 70242
19. 70s Progressive - SPV 78592

 

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Most of the recordings have been remastered by Frank Fiedler.
Each cd has a small - more or less the same - booklet included with short articles by Klaus Schulze, Michael Fuchs-Gamböck, Werner Herzog and Gerhard Augustin.


THE BONUSTRACKS

25 bonustracks have been added, distributed over 15 cds. ‘Shepherd’s Symphony’, ‘Nosferatu’, ‘Fitzcarraldo’ and ‘70s Progressive’ have no bonustracks.

1. Train Through Time - 10:30 (on: Affenstunde)

2. Aguirre III - 7:16 (on: Aguirre)

3. King Minos II - 1:55 (on: Einsjäger & Siebenjäger)
4. Wo bist du? - 5:42 (on: Einsjäger & Siebenjäger)

5. Kha-White Structures 1 - 10:14 (on: In den Garten Pharaos)
6. Kha-White Structures 2 - 10:09 (on: In den Garten Pharaos)

7. Maria (Ave Maria) - 4:30 (on: Hosianna Mantra)

8. Be in Love - 4:49 (on: Seligpreisung)

9. Circle Dance - 2:36 (on: Agape Agape)

10. In den Nächten auf den Gassen III - 2:10 (on: Das Hohelied Salomos)
11. Schön bist Du vor Menschensöhnen (alternative session) - 2:45 (on: Das Hohelied Salomos)
12. Mitten im Garten (alternative piano version) - 4:50 (on: Das Hohelied Salomos)

13. Wanderschaft-Wanderings - 5:56 (on: Letzte Tage, letzte Nächte)
14. Gib hin (session version) - 2:30 (on: Letzte Tage, letzte Nächte)
15. Haram Dei Ra (alternative version) - 6:32 (on: Letzte Tage, letzte Nächte)

16. Auf dem Weg (alternative guitar version) - 4:42 (on: Coeur de verre)
17. Hand in Hand (Agape guitar version) - 5:44 (on: Coeur de verre)

18. Mantram der Stirnberührung I - 2:16 (on: Die Nacht der Seele)
19. Zusammenkunft - 0:47 (on: Die Nacht der Seele)
20. Mantram de Stirnberührung II - 2:03 (on: Die Nacht der Seele)
21. Im Garten der Ruhe (piano session version) - 10:19 (on: Die Nacht der Seele)

22. Sing, for Song drives Away the Wolves - 4:15 (on: Brüder des Schattens, Söhne des Lichts)

23. Om Mani Padme Hum 4 (piano version) - 5:28 (on: Cobra Verde)

24. Om Mani Padme Hum 3 (piano version) - 4:31 (on: For You And Me)

25. King Minos III (studio version) - 5:02 (on: Sei still, wisse ICH BIN)

Information concerning recording date and musicians involved is missed. The assumption that the bonustracks date from the same period as the album where they are added on, is not always the correct one. For example, 'Train Through Time' on 'Affenstunde' comes from the sessions for 'Messa di Orfeo'.

Only three of the bonustracks have been released earlier. 'Maria (Ave Maria)' and 'Be in Love' were released as a single in 1972. 'Sing, for Song Drives Away the Wolves'  is almost if not completely the same version as found on the album by the same name. 

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