Long time-no see! I've missed talking to you all! My collection continues to grow, although I haven't been very good at sharing most of it-there's simply too much and not enough time; but, I think its time for some more forum posts! I've been living in Germany and have been able to source quite a few amazing finds.
We'll start my return with this lovely pressing of Kristall 2165
is a march by Herms Niel, which I was surprised to see did not get lyrics from Anacker; but, instead lyrics by Hans Flocken.
The song describes the work of the Afrika Korps, fighting valiantly with vehicles and infantry day and night against the "Tommy" to bring down his empire and win victory for Germany in the wilds of Africa.
(I've done my best to translate the original lyrics, translation available in the subtitles of the restoration)
As with many other recordings from this series by the Musikkorps des Luftnachrichten-Regiment des Oberbefehlshabers der Luftwaffe under Obermusikmeister E. Klesant, the song is performed with great enthusiasm and energy and well recorded by the engineers. What else could I say about it? Its an amazing performance
"Schneidig ist die Infanterie!"
on side B, another title by Herms Niel, is another amazing gem from the same performers and director as side A. Here its performed with the same great enthusiasm that Herms Niel and his own R.A.D. band gave it. It really is hard to choose which one I prefer. This recording is lacking the lead out that the original rendition by the R.A.D. has, which is a sleight disappointment; but, I still find it a wonderful alternative to the original and sometimes wonder if its not my preferred version!
It seems Kristall delivers again!
Until next time!