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Epitaph - History Box 2: The Polydor Years 1971-1972 - The first two albums from 1971 and 1972 - remastered by Roger Wahlmann (Cliffstudio) & as bonus tracks singles, demos and unreleased masterpieces - The story of Epitaph begins in the winter of 1969/70 at the then very popular Dortmund music club of the time, "Fantasio", where the band (James McGillivray, Bernd Kolbe and Cliff Jackson) rehearsed and worked their set while performing weekly at the club among greats like Black Sabbath, Rory Gallagher, Yes and Argent. Even at this time, Epitaph was showing it's full professionalism. Their big chance came when Champion Jack Dupree canceled his gig at Fantasio and renowned blues pianist Günter Boas stepped in with Epitaph as his backing band. - Producer Günter Boas recognized the potential of this band and it didn't take long for Epitaph to sign their first contract with Polydor, Then they moved to Hanover, shortened their band name from Fagin's Epitaph to Epitaph and started recording their first and eponymous self-titled album with Klaus Walz (later Jane) as second guitarist in London's Wessex Studio, which was released in the fall of 1971. Concerts throughout Germany followed, as well as an invitation from Radio Bremen's legendary TV show Beat-Club, which resulted in the first television appearance of Epitaph in 1972. Already in April 1972 the band was back in the studio to record "Stop Look And Listen" (Polydor). Again, numerous appearances followed, among them the most important German festivals of that time. - Could the band have imagined that 50 years later they would still be one of the hottest bands in the country when they met for the first time in Dortmund's "Fantasio" music club in the winter of 1969/70?
Epitaph - History Box 2: The Polydor Years 1971-1972 - The first two albums from 1971 and 1972 - remastered by Roger Wahlmann (Cliffstudio) & as bonus tracks singles, demos and unreleased masterpieces - The story of Epitaph begins in the winter of 1969/70 at the then very popular Dortmund music club of the time, "Fantasio", where the band (James McGillivray, Bernd Kolbe and Cliff Jackson) rehearsed and worked their set while performing weekly at the club among greats like Black Sabbath, Rory Gallagher, Yes and Argent. Even at this time, Epitaph was showing it's full professionalism. Their big chance came when Champion Jack Dupree canceled his gig at Fantasio and renowned blues pianist Günter Boas stepped in with Epitaph as his backing band. - Producer Günter Boas recognized the potential of this band and it didn't take long for Epitaph to sign their first contract with Polydor, Then they moved to Hanover, shortened their band name from Fagin's Epitaph to Epitaph and started recording their first and eponymous self-titled album with Klaus Walz (later Jane) as second guitarist in London's Wessex Studio, which was released in the fall of 1971. Concerts throughout Germany followed, as well as an invitation from Radio Bremen's legendary TV show Beat-Club, which resulted in the first television appearance of Epitaph in 1972. Already in April 1972 the band was back in the studio to record "Stop Look And Listen" (Polydor). Again, numerous appearances followed, among them the most important German festivals of that time. - Could the band have imagined that 50 years later they would still be one of the hottest bands in the country when they met for the first time in Dortmund's "Fantasio" music club in the winter of 1969/70?
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History Box 2: The Polydor Years 1971-1972
Artist: Epitaph
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Moving to the Country
2. Visions
3. Hopelessly
4. Little Maggie
5. Early Morning
6. Crossroads
7. Nightingale
8. Uptight
9. Fly 1
10. Stop Look and Listen 1
11. I'm Trying 1
12. Changing World 1
13. Early Morning (Live @ Beat Club 1972) 1
14. Little Maggie (Live @ Beat Club 1972) 1
15. London Town Girl 1
16. Paradise for Sale 1
17. Autumn '71 1
18. Are You Ready 1
19. We Love You Alice 2
20. Better Games 2
21. She's Burning 2
22. Wings on My Shoes 2
23. Train to the City 2
24. Another Day Is Calling 2
25. Kind of a Man 2
26. Long Tall Sally 2
27. Shakin' All Over 2
28. Feeling Shaky

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Epitaph - History Box 2: The Polydor Years 1971-1972 - The first two albums from 1971 and 1972 - remastered by Roger Wahlmann (Cliffstudio) & as bonus tracks singles, demos and unreleased masterpieces - The story of Epitaph begins in the winter of 1969/70 at the then very popular Dortmund music club of the time, "Fantasio", where the band (James McGillivray, Bernd Kolbe and Cliff Jackson) rehearsed and worked their set while performing weekly at the club among greats like Black Sabbath, Rory Gallagher, Yes and Argent. Even at this time, Epitaph was showing it's full professionalism. Their big chance came when Champion Jack Dupree canceled his gig at Fantasio and renowned blues pianist Günter Boas stepped in with Epitaph as his backing band. - Producer Günter Boas recognized the potential of this band and it didn't take long for Epitaph to sign their first contract with Polydor, Then they moved to Hanover, shortened their band name from Fagin's Epitaph to Epitaph and started recording their first and eponymous self-titled album with Klaus Walz (later Jane) as second guitarist in London's Wessex Studio, which was released in the fall of 1971. Concerts throughout Germany followed, as well as an invitation from Radio Bremen's legendary TV show Beat-Club, which resulted in the first television appearance of Epitaph in 1972. Already in April 1972 the band was back in the studio to record "Stop Look And Listen" (Polydor). Again, numerous appearances followed, among them the most important German festivals of that time. - Could the band have imagined that 50 years later they would still be one of the hottest bands in the country when they met for the first time in Dortmund's "Fantasio" music club in the winter of 1969/70?
        
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