Sunday, January 18, 2015

Kin Ping Meh - 1998 - Fairy Tales & Cryptic Chapters

Kin Ping Meh
Fairy Tales & Cryptic Chapters
(Limited 4 CD Box)

Disc 1
Take Five Dreams Until Kissing Time

01 Fantasy I  2:23
02 I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know  4:45
03 Something  2:47
04 You've Made Me So Very Happy  3:42
05 Light My Fire  3:17
06 Spinning Wheel  3:17
07 My Future  4:03
08 Too Many People  4:17
09 Haze  4:19
10 In A Better Way  3:39
11 Old Man From Peru  2:49
12 Woman (live version)  4:25
13 Organ Intro  3:09
14 My Dove  4:10
15 Fairy Tales  9:45
16 Fantasy II  2:20

Disc 2
Live Lessons At Bier's Dancing School

01 I Believe, That I'm A Winner  5:47
02 Help  4:35
03 Forget It, I Got It  5:26
04 Every Day  4:27
05 Don't You Know  6:25
06 I'm A Man  8:25
07 Progressive Blues Jam  10:59
08 Everything's My Way  3:09
09 Child In Time  6:04
10 Alexandra  2:47
11 Salty Dog  4:27
12 Happy Song  5:31
13 Killing Time  6:35

Disc 3
Sometime Beside Drugson's Trip

01 Good Morning Kin Ping Meh (radio presentation)  2:18
02 Everything's My Way  7:05
03 Everything's My Way (instrumental)  3:40
04 My Future (instrumental)  2:56
05 Too Many People (instrumental)  4:23
06 Theme from Fairy Tales (instrumental)  1:52
07 Don't You Know (instrumental)  2:01
08 Final Blues (instrumental)  1:01
09 The Ballad Of Drugson's Trip  7:20
10 Sometime  5:44
11 Don't Get Confused (early Fairy Tales with different lyrics)  8:42
12 Help  4:46
13 Too Many People  3:41
14 Do It Babe (early Dove version with different lyrics)  3:13
15 Drugson's Trip  2:48

Disc 4
Final Cuts from Bier Conventions

01 Stage Announcements  0:57
02 Everything's My Way  4:31
03 Haze  5:14
04 Witch Craft  6:17
05 In A Better Time  4:08
06 Salty Dog  4:37
07 I'm A Man  8:34
08 Child In Time  7:00
09 Stage Announcement by Joachim Schafer  0:52
10 Everything's My Way  4:03
11 Salty Dog  4:28
12 Alexandra (sung in German, rehearsal for a musical called 'Rausch')  2:08

The beginnings of the Mannheim based Krautrock-legend Kin Ping Meh:
This box set edition presents 4 1/2 hours of only unreleased stuff, which should be
interesting not only for KPM fans. Among the recordings, there are many "new" old
songs, cover versions, sessions, great live performances and alternative versions
of KPM's better known repertoire. Moreover, the new CD-artwork concept was made to
represent the scene of the frontcover picture of KPM's former "original" debut
album a little bit more. These erotic illustrations, which were taken from historic
patterns, relate much closer to the well known Chinese novel "Kin Ping Meh" written
by the famous Chinese poet Wang Schi Tschong (1526- 1593). He tells the story of Xi
Men Ching, a rich and horny business man, who controled 6 beautiful concubines in
his household. The title KIN PING MEH (JIN PING MEI) itself explains this in the
same way: "Plum blossoms in a golden vase" meant beautiful women in a well-off
house. The new CD-designs shows only in detail, what that meant in daily life.
This design scheme was not done in order to achieve more commercial potiential.
Please note: The entire box-set contains a free bonus CD, which is not for sale
otherwise. This box set was strictly limited to only 1500 copies made.

This edition was especially made for KPM-fans and hunters in the Krautrock jungle.
FAIRY TALES & CRYPTIC CHAPTERS let the music of KIN PING MEH of which original
records are still highly esteemed  with collector circuits, sound to you in a
complete different way. You may take it as a sort of special performance of almost
five hours presenting hidden treasures taken from reels which were put down for
long decades. Therefore these recordings cover not only the official catalogue of
KPM, but introduce to you the group's complete artificial development through their
early years. You will listen to previously unreleased songs of a pre-KPM group
called TAKE FIVE, many outtakes, sessions, covers from artist like DEEP PURPLE,
PROCOL HARUM, CHICAGO etc. - and last but not least soundboard recordings of their
earliest live performances in 1970. All these more or less unknown recordings were
compiled now on three CDs - made for all Krautrock lovers, who appreciate a
complete catalogue of those early KPM-years. The entire KPM-boxset also features a
free bonus CD containing some more live tidbits, which otherwise couldn't have been
placed in the other chapters.

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