Proceeds from the group's 1979 concept album, Flossenengel, which was based on the theme of whaling, went to the World Wildlife Fund. By the early 1980s, and in the wake of the Neue Deutsche Welle, Novalis appeared rather outmoded. The group sought a new direction, but split following numerous personnel changes. Their final album was 1985's Nach Uns Die Flut. They were accompanied on tour that year by guitarist Günther Brackmann. Rahn and Biereichel put together a 1993 compilation of live recordings of Novalis at their peak. Banished Bridge, 1973
Even trying to see it in the context of the period I found it hard to get what they really wanted with this album. colleague and good friend Kenneth Levine claims that Novalis found its voice with this album. I am not sure if I totally agree with that statement, since I still haven�t heard much of their later material, but it is clear that Vielleicht Bist Du Ein Clown ? is a different LP of sorts. I supposed everybody thought they would embrace the pop market after the previous Brandung, but that was not what happened.
This album has an average beat per minute of 101 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 101/101 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Flossenengel.
This song is by Novalis and appears on the album Flossenengel (1979). Im Ruder ozeanischen WindesUmspült von lauwarmer GischtStarrt ein Fischer geblendetSeinem Fang ins Angesicht. Ein Flossenengel - staunt der FischerEin in Fesseln funkelnder SternSeine Gestalt zu sehen - bebt der FischerWirkt wie das Dunkle ins Helle zu dreh'n. Aus welcher letzten paradiesischen TiefeDringt dein Glanz in unser'n Kreis?Aus welcher rohen Wildheit strahlt dein StolzSo ungebrochen im Bezwungensein?
Im Brunnen Der Erde
Walzer Für Einen Verlorenen Traum
Alle Wollen Leben
Ob Tier, Ob Mensch, Ob Baum
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Job* (tracks: A2 to A4, B1),
Fred Mühlböck (tracks: A5, B3),
Rahn* (tracks: A1, B2, B4, B5)
Recorded at TELDEC Studio, Hamburg during June and July 1979.
Tracks A1 and B5 contain original sound recordings of a "singing" whale. ℗ 1979 Made in Germany
At a few of the first release was a sticker from the World Wildlife Fund. (see picture!)
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Rights Society: GEMA
Label Code: LC 6054
Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): 6.23980-01-1/1
Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): 6.23980-01-2/1
Matrix / Runout (Both sides, stamped): Manufactured in Germany