Popol Vuh - Vol 2: Acoustic and Ambient Spheres

Popol Vuh - Vol 2: Acoustic and Ambient Spheres

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Release Date 26/11/2021
Format 4LP Boxset
Label BMG
Catalogue Number 4050538694376

After Popol Vuh’s release “The Essential Album Collection – Vol. 1” in 2019 the fans have frequently asked for another Popol Vuh event. Now finally the time has come:

This edition consolidates four significant albums from the 1970s and the 1980s, conflating ambient musical phases of Popol Vuh. It sheds light on their central, recurring motives and styles of rock music, folk-ethno-fusion, ambient music and two atmospheric soundtracks for legendary Werner Herzog movies. Ultimately, Fricke personally did not like it when his music was categorized in genres or typologies: “Call it Magic Music, or Love Music, if you like: it’s music for the soul. That’s it.”

The editions contains the albums Seligpreisung (1973), Coeur de Verre (OST for the Werner Herzog Move “Coeur de Verre” 1978), Agape-Agape Love Love (1983) and Cobra Verde (OST for the Werner Herzog Movie 1987). All albums have been newly remastered on heavyweight 180g audiophile vinyl including one bonus track per album. The vinyls appear with adjusted original artworks. The boxset is completed by three picture prints, a picture still from the Movie “Coeur de Verre” and the original movie poster of “Cobra Verde” (both in Din A3 format) and an insert with detailed liners and photos.

LP 1: Cobra Verde (OST Cobra Verde)
Side 1
Der Tod Des Cobra Verde
Nachts: Schnee
Der Marktplatz
Eine Andere Welt
Grab Der Mutter
Side 2
Om Mani Padme Hum 4*
Sieh Nicht Überm Meer Ist’s
Hab‘ Mut. Bis Dass Die Nacht Mit Ruh‘ Und Stille Kommt
Om Mani Padme Hum 4 (Piano Version)
* Bonus track

LP 2: Agape-Agape Love-Love
Side 1
Hand in hand
They danced, they laughed, as of old
Love, life, death
The Christ is near
Side 2
Behold, The drover summonds
Why do I still sleep
* Bonus track

LP3: Coeur de Verre (OST Heart Of Glass)
Side 1
Engel der Gegenwart
Blätter aus dem Buch der Kühnheit
Das Lied von den hohen Bergen
Side 2
Hüter der Schwelle
Der Ruf
Singet, denn der Gesang vertreibt die Wölfe
Earth View*
* Bonus track

LP4: Seligpreisung
Side 1
Selig sind, die da hungern
Tand der Chassidim
Selig sind, die da hier weinen
Side 2
Selig sind, die da willig arm sind
Selig sind, die da Leid klagen
Selig sind, die Sanftmütigen
Selig sind, die da reinen Herzens sind
Ja, sie sollen Gottes Kinder heissen
Be in Love*
* Bonus track