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Tanz Der Gotter

a Studio release
Flaming Bess

Release Year: 1979

Date Label Catalog # Comments
1979 LP
The CD release was in 1989.
A re-mastered version was released in 2005.
A Limited Edition re-make of this CD was accomplished by Peter Wahle. This re-make is in a separate listing on ProGGnosis - artist name: Peter Wahle.
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 8/11/2002 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 6/14/2014 11:40:00 PM by: DBSilver
  1. Bedrohung (9:43)
  2. Kampf und Verteibung (8:22)
  3. Oasis (5:27)
  4. Arkana (4:56)
  5. Tanz der Götter (10:10)

Deluxe Version:

  1. Oasis / Leslie Mix (3.14)
  2. Start und Vertreibung / Henry Ford Edit (7.11)
  3. Tanz der Götter / Roh & Dreckig Mix (8.11)

Joachim Jansen
Orgel, E-Violine, Synthesizer, Flügel, Clavinet

Peter Wahle
Schlagzeug, Gong, Glöckchen, Rhythmusmaschine, E-Gitarre

Hans Wende
Bass, Gitarre, Clavinet, Schlagzeug


Wolfgang Neumann: Sprache

Bruno Blättler: guitar

Wolla Hoffmann: guitar

Barry Peeler: accoustic guitar

Bernd Renn: bass

Helmut Leinhos: timbales

Frank Kirchner: sax

Reviewed by DBSilver on 21 Aug 2002

Flaming Bess's 10 year association resulted in a debut album the name of which translates in English to "Dance of the Gods" - a kind of science fiction concept describing the rescue of a mankind that has fallen into decadance. The music is typical 70's instrumental symphonic prog, but 'typical' is not a negative term - this is a good album. This Duesseldorf trio's music is not bombastic and occasionally has a jazzy feel. Each song is a chapter in the story and while there are no lyrics, there is narration (in German) to hold the story together. Although I do not understand German, the narrations work for me as well as they segue the album together making it a smooth and continuous sound experience.

I recently 'discovered' this gem and Tanz Der Götter is a very good album which has recently found a great deal of time on my CD Player in spite of it's age. There are touches of Eloy but more so I find Camelesque instrumentals strong in their flow and lyricism. (I even hear some hits of Passport - sans saxophone in this music). The guitar playing is excellent and the keys are perfect in their role in filling in all the spaces for this threesome. While I may recommend this to prog fans of many stripes, I specifically recommend it to fans of mid-70's prog who are certain to find great enjoyment in this unfortunately overlooked album.