Thursday, February 19, 2015

Aqua - 1972 - Aqua


01. Bolero
02. Soul of my soul
03. Tempest
04. There is a place
05. Going my way
06. Teenage feelings
07. No use to live on
08. No more love

Martin Ulrich (g, b, choir)
Klaus Borucki (voc)
Martin Großkurth (key, choir)
Georg Röber (b)
Bernd Billhardt (dr)
Jörg Wiesner (key, choir)
Wolfgang Eckhardt (b, choir)
Roy Kaleve (dr, choir)
Mike Fajgel (voc)
Jürgen Steinbrecher (b, choir)

Here something quite special, not known by everyone: Aqua were founded in Kassel in 1972. They played progressive rock like it was at fashion at those times, thus with a lot of organ. In 1972, too, they recorded four self-written songs as a demo for promoters and record companies. Though they couldn’t make a record company to become interested they got a lot of gigs. Thus, they themselves released a 7" single “Going my way”/“Teenage feelings” in 1978, already more smoothed out. In 1981, they did an LP which already was mainstream, like it was up to date, then. The number of copies made was 1000 for each record. The here available CD contains the until now unreleased four songs of 1972, both tracks of their single, and according to the demand of the artists two songs from the LP which still show some progressive influences.