02. Summer Farewell
03. Leave It All Behind
Gerd Raabe (lead vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, percussion)
Michael Bornhorst (tenor saxophone, clarinet)
Hans Gasser (bass)
Walter Reschauer (drums, percussion)
Edu Weber (lead guitar, backing vocals)
Hubertus Nolte (keyboards, backing vocals)
A regular visitor asked me if I had this one, so here it is....
Funky Jazzy Progressive rock cult classic from Austria. But after a few listens the album revealed some magic.
A regular had this to add (Thank you a lot dude or dudette)
The Tyrolean rock group ISAIAH, for whose name a poem by Leonard Cohen Pate has stood, was founded in the autumn 1971st All band members, all of them students had previously played in other local groups. For the first time in February 1972 in ISAIAH joined the Innsbruck city halls before the public, and this appearance made a consistently positive reviews. With their sophisticated rock band soon reached a relatively high level of awareness and was hired by such well-known groups such as Man and Nazareth for their Austria-tours. Called your 1975 published LP, simply called "Isaiah", counted certainly among the most remarkable domestic rock production seventies. The big break them remained but ultimately failed, despite all the praise. Head of the band was Gerd Raabe, both as a composer (with Edu Weber) and lyricist, as well as with his singing, was the international standards of justice, much certain the sound of the group. Wanted When the record company refused the shots for a second LP (the tape surfaced years ago and circulated under the name of "Forgotten Records" in fan circles) and Gerd Raabe as a solo artist and "Wolfgang Ambros-waste" market, this withdrew from the music scene back and now works as a successful dentist in Vienna!
Reissued by Digatone & released in autumn 2014. Isaiah's only album features a mix of progressive rock, blues and jazz elements. Led by the charismatic voice of flautist and guitarist Gert Raabe, the band counts as one of Austria's most versatile bands of the 1970's, often likened to Jethro Tull, YES and ELP. Together with the original album Digatone restored their demos for the previously unreleased second album, which were declined by their label at the time for being too weird. Today they sound superb and very worthy of release. The group disbanded 1977 when they left university but on September 27th 2014 the entire band met again for the first time to ASSIST with the launch of this reissue. Original copies of the album very rarely come up for sale these days and when they do command a considerable price. For the first time available: 2xLP + 2xCD Deluxe Reissue including their rare original album, an LP full of unreleased songs, liner notes & enhanced bonus material. Limited to 750 copies.