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Achim Reichel

Bridge between German versculture and rock music

Let's forget at this point that Achim Reichel started his career in 1962 in the 'Star-Club' with the Rattles, probably the most successful German beat band. Instead, this is about Reichel's search for the roots of German culture. Poetry and music' is an old theme for Achim Reichel. Born in St. Pauli in 1944 as the son of a sailor, the artist began building a bridge between German versculture and rock music more than 25 years ago. At first he became a mentor of the group Ougenweide and fell for old German lyrics and melodies. After 'Dat Shanty-Alb'm' (1976) and 'Klabautermann' (1977) with classical sailor songs, Achim Reichel then set about working on German poetry in his own way. In 1978 he set to music texts by Theodor Fontane (Herr von Ribbeck auf Ribbeck im Havelland), Christian Morgenstern, Joachim Ringelnatz and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Der Zauberlehrling). With his album 'Regenballade' Reichel didn't only get praise. "At that time, however, I still had to let myself be looked at in a weird way," he remembers. "According to the motto, 'May we do such music to our poets?'" Nevertheless, the record became a real long runner for Reichel.

But the decisive moment for the Hamburg musician to deal with old German lyrics came after he had read Detlev von Liliencron's 'Pidder Lüng': "I really thought: What, something like that can also be poetry? That's interesting. That's a language that's so direct and frontal ... and so hits the twelve. There is so nothing with poetic paraphrase and what the poet is talking about here and so ... that is simply straightforward and linguistically brilliant all around. That's when I got interested in old ballads. In the old days at school we used to have these things just knocked around our ears to learn them by heart. And if you could say that somehow without hurrying, then you got a good grade, but you didn't really know what you were saying. The ollen Ribbeck, we actually had to learn him somehow earlier, also 'John Maynard'" ('Folker!', issue 2/2004).

After his excursions into the world of contemporary poetry (including Jörg Fauser, Kiev Stingl, Jürgen Theobaldy) with albums such as 'Ungeschminkt', 'Blues in Blond' and 'Nachtexpress', Reichel has twice again picked up on old ballads in recent years. Four years ago this was continued on the CD 'Wilder Wassermann' with texts by Heine, Mörike, Storm and Goethe, among others, to whom he gave a fashionable musical dress - the English fiddler Peter Sage and the multi-instrumentalist Frank Wulff from old Ougenweide days contributed to this. Wulff and Sage are also back at the Hamburg musician's latest attempt to find fresh access to the almost inexhaustible supply of German songs, the album 'Volxlieder' released at the end of 2006.
www.achim-reichel.de


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Various - songwriter in Germany
Vol.1, For whom we sing (3-CD)
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Eine Ewigkeit unterwegs...plus 1986
Achim Reichel: Eine Ewigkeit unterwegs...plus 1986 Art-Nr.: CD299022

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(2009/TANGRAM/INDIGO) 11 tracks - Digipac mit allen Texten.
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Volxlieder
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(2006/TANGRAM) 15 Titel - Digipac mit allen Texten & Noten
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Dat Shanty Alb'm...plus 1976
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Klabautermann...plus 1977 (CD)
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Regenballade...plus 1977
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Wilder Wassermann...plus 2002
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Ungeschminkt...plus 1979
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Blues In blond...plus 1981
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Nachtexpress...plus 1983
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Was echtes...plus 1989
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Fledermaus...plus 1988
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Solo mit euch - Mein Leben, meine Musik, Gesu
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Raureif (CD)
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Melancholie und Sturmflut (CD)
Achim Reichel: Melancholie und Sturmflut (CD) Art-Nr.: CD1791871

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(2009/Tangram) 12 tracks. His 1991 album plus bonus tracks.
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Wilder Wassermann - Balladen & Mythen (LP, 12inch Maxi Single, 180g Vinyl)
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(BMG) 15 tracks Achim Reichels Blues In Blond von 1981 erscheint nun erstmalig als 180 Gramm-Vinyl-Pressung. Zum Originalalbum wird es eine ebenfalls 180g schwere Bonus 12-Inch geben, mit der bekannten Liveversion von Der Spieler und...
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Melancholie Und Sturmflut (LP, 12inch Maxi Single, 180g Vinyl)
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(BMG) 15 tracks Nachdem es lange Zeit nicht auf Vinyl erhältlich war, veröffentlich BMG Achim Reichels Erfolgsalbum Melancholie Und Sturmflut von 1991 nun erstmalig als 180 Gramm-Vinyl-Pressung. Zum Originalalbum mit den Kultsongs Aloha...
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Regenballade (LP, 12inch Maxi Single, 180g Vinyl)
Achim Reichel: Regenballade (LP, 12inch Maxi Single, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPBMG35850

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(BMG) 12 tracks BMG veröffentlicht Achim Reichel's Album-Klassiker Regenballade von 1978 erstmalig als audiophile 180 Gramm-Vinyl-Pressung. Zum Originalalbum wird es eine ebenfalls 180 Gramm schwere Bonus 12-Inch geben, mit den bekannten...
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Blues In Blond (LP, 12inch Maxi Single, 180g Vinyl)
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(BMG) 15 tracks Achim Reichels Blues In Blond von 1981 erscheint nun erstmalig als 180 Gramm-Vinyl-Pressung. Zum Originalalbum wird es eine ebenfalls 180g schwere Bonus 12-Inch geben, mit der bekannten Liveversion von Der Spieler und...
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