Grün & Blau (compilation)

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Grün & Blau is a compilation album by Feeling B. It was released on November 16, 2007.

Grün & Blau
Grün & Blau cover
Studio album by Feeling B
Released: November 16, 2007
Genre: Punk
Label: Motor Music
Length: 48:27
Price: 19.99€[1]
Feeling B album chronology
Die Maske des roten Todes
(1993)
Grün & Blau
(2007)

Information

The compilation was compiled by Flake. He first wanted to release a compilation with their best tracks, but after listening to old tapes he decided on releasing a bunch of old, unreleased songs.[2] The songs were digitalised and remastered by Mark Bihler. He got the analogue 24-track tapes from Flake and put them in the oven at 60°C for three days to make the glue liquid and the tapes listenable again.[3] After digitalising the songs he found that the sound was not really great, because the songs were recorded the same way someone would record a classical concert. His assistant called the sound "Stasipunk". So he digitalised every track separately, which got him nearly 24 tracks per song. Then he remastered every track on its own.[4]

The songs Graf Zahl, Dufte, Frosch im Brunnen, Keine Zeit and Wieder keine Zeit were recorded in 1989 during the session for Hea Hoa Hoa Hea Hea Hoa. Langeweile, Herzschrittmacher and Hässlich were recorded in 1992, only by Paul and Flake. It is possible that these songs were recordings for the unreleased fourth Feeling B album. And the song Grün & Blau was recorded in 1983.[5]

Versions

There are two commercial and one promotional release of the compilation: a standard jewel case and a special 160-pages book edition. The promotional CD came in a simple cardsleeve.[6]

Misprint

The sticker on the book version of the album says that two songs were unreleased before. But actually, seven of those songs never appeared on any official release before. And "Graf Zahl" was only released on a rare tape of an early version of "Hea Hoa Hoa Hea Hea Hoa", called "Wir wollen immer artig sein".

Tracklist

Standard album

  1. Graf Zahl (Edit) - 02:36
    Taken from Wir wollen immer artig sein
  2. Langeweile - 04:12
    Previously unreleased
  3. Dufte - 02:20
    Taken from Hea Hoa Hoa Hea Hea Hoa
  4. Frosch im Brunnen - 02:52
    Previously unreleased
  5. Herzschrittmacher - 04:10
    Previously unreleased
  6. Keine Zeit - 02:28
    Previously unreleased
  7. Hässlich - 04:03
    Previously unreleased
  8. Gipfel - 04:00
    Taken from Hea Hoa Hoa Hea Hea Hoa
  9. Schlendrian - 03:02
    Taken from Wir kriegen euch alle
  10. Wieder keine Zeit - 03:12
    Previously unreleased
  11. Space Race (Edit) - 07:14
    Taken from Die Maske des roten Todes
  12. Veris Dulcis (Edit) - 04:46
    Taken from Die Maske des roten Todes
  13. Grün & Blau - 03:35
    Previously unreleased
  14. Langeweile (Video) - 04:13
    Previously unreleased

Sources

  1. Grün & Blau album 2007
  2. "Grün & Blau" book, p. 7
  3. "Grün & Blau" book, p. 13
  4. "Grün & Blau" book, p. 14
  5. "Grün & Blau" book, p. 149-151
  6. Discogs