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  • Audio CD (29 Oct. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Ork Records
  • ASIN: B000VT2N8W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 657,892 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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By Mr T VINE VOICE on 5 Jun. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Recorded in 1970, this album is essentially progressive rock, but there are shades of psychedelic, too. The recording quality is excellent, the musicianship well above standard, the production subtle and sensitive. Overall the most impressive aspect is the arrangements. The keyboard and guitar are mainly to the fore but the rhythm section gets its fair share of the spotlight, and quite rightly so, as the pounding syncopated beats are a joy. The male, throaty singing is pretty much faultless also. There's no doubt about it, Bachdenkel were a tight, inventive band who should've received much more attention than they did. I'd recommend this album to everyone, but especially prog and psych fans. It's an overlooked classic of the early 70s and deserves a place in any collect of that most fruitful of eras.
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I've received finally this master work before three days,a long awaiting to grab opportunity,luckily,here is!This is for every prog fan.They were so unique and talented.Only one song "Equals"caught up the feelings of Leonard Cohen and rare band Spring(but they were from 1971/72)in the same time.If you like early Barclay James Harvest,Genesis,Happy the Man,VdGG...than must absolutely add to your collection!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should follow the Lemmings 5 July 2008
By mp - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Great music from a relatively unknown band from back in the early 1970. The combination of early metal threads and folk whimsy is a strange yet beautiful hybird.
4.0 out of 5 stars appealing early 70's hard rock with a touch of personality 3 Jun. 2014
By Bryan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Hey doesn't Bachdenkel sound like a German word? Who knows, maybe it is.

"Translation" begins with mysterious guitar work and a smoothly sung passable vocal melody. Decent post-psychedelic music with a nice guitar solo at the end, but nothing that blows me away. "Equals" has a slightly better melody. It's soft enough to remind me of Rush. I do sense a slight religious vibe to this stuff as mentioned by other reviewers here on amazon. It's kind of hokey too, especially the lyrics about being weak and seeking protection. "An Appointment With the Master" has a really cool Beatles-like vocal melody that wouldn't be out of place on their Revolver album and reminds me of "She Said She Said" in particular. Not sure why exactly.

"The Settlement Song" begins with some pounding and deliberate vocals and boulder-falling like guitar riffage that doesn't make much of an impression on me because I feel like I've heard the same thing performed more effectively from many other rock bands of the era, but the lyrics and pleasantness of the line "I can't help myself" towards the end is pretty good. This is some sort of dreamy space rock tune. The guitar playing towards the end leans towards sounding monotone, but perhaps this is due to the band possessing a slightly original style and I need time to appreciate it.

"Long Time Living" has a VERY strong vocal melody with the kind of sincerity and voice comparable to the legendary Ray Davies of the Kinks. "Strangerstill" bases its vocal melody around a peculiar guitar chord change giving it a very trippy outer space-like effect. The guitar jam that soon follows is really awesome and rocks VERY hard as well. "Come All Ye Faceless" has a dramatic build-up of marching drums and heavy guitar riffs. When the vocal melody comes in, the lyrics about soldiers fighting in a war take center stage rather memorably as the dreamy marching drum portion of the song continues along healthily. The dreamy guitar solo is quite impressive.

Here's some other reviewable songs for you. "The Slightest Distance" starts off with some of the prettiest and dreamiest music I've ever heard. It then turns into a more rocking tune with vocals reminding me of what Cream probably would have sounded like had they not split up. "Donna" features a Crazy Horse-like guitar tone before moving towards a somber melody with a distinct depressing vibe. Something about the way the guitar plays with the vocal melody makes it sound gingerly or nonchalant, but also VERY appealing. Hard to explain. "A Thousand Pages Before" is also uniquely dreamy but does tend to ramble with the guitar playing near the end hindering the quality and flow a little bit. Either way, something about the final three tracks here that leave a permanent haunting memory. Really fascinating! A comparison to Richard Sinclair of Caravan fame isn't out of line either. The lead singer of this band does sound like Richard on several occasions, especially on this track. Also he sounds like Bob Welch from Fleetwood Mac.

This album is slowly winning me over. At first I thought Bachdenkel was kind of boring and fairly typical of the early 70's hard rock/acid rock scene but as the music rolls forward I am beginning to sense the band has *something* unique going for them. Or perhaps the quality of the music simply improves the more I play it, who really knows.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reissue! 13 July 2009
By Greg Kinne - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I found a review of this album on Aquariusrecords.org, and they went on about how cool the album art looked. They also mentioned how it was an obscure bit of British progressive rock. Those were the only two points that I had to hear, and I was off in my search of this album in the local record shop after reading rave reviews on the Internet. My request for the record was greeted with a "Who, what's that?" and then I was told it could be ordered. I always had a tendency to think that people who worked in record stores were all knowing, and they would be able to produce this album immediately.

Needless to say, the album was ordered and it arrived in two weeks. When I finally got home with the lemmings album, I stared at the album art some more. I guess I'm a sucker for varmints being chased by a big owl. I put the album on, and noticed that the music was fairly Crimsonesque on first listen. The music was a little heavier than King Crimson and the guitar solos sounded more acidic. Tracks like "An Appointment with the Master," "Strangerstill" "A Thousand Pages Before" were spiced with Nuggets era guitar freak-outs that I definitely appreciate. All songs are rather dark in tone and conjure an eerie mood similar to the album art. The bonus track, "Strange People" might just be the opposite of the album tracks. This song sounds like a Zombies outtake with its French horn flourishes and gentle guitar riffing.

The liner notes indicated that Bachdenkel made several bad decisions that did them in. The first being their choice of name because it was difficult to pronounce, and the second being the move to France even after the UK's Rolling Stone declared them one of England's best underground groups. Lemmings was recorded in 1970, but it was not released until 1973. That long delay in terms of issuing a record also sealed Bachdenkel's fate, combined with being in exile of the music press to furnish rave reviews upon them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bachdenkel - 'Lemmings' (Ork Records) 26 Mar. 2011
By Mike Reed - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
First album by this obscure '70's psychedelic band. Liked this CD reissue better than I did their follow-up 'Stalingrad' ('77). Tracks that [sort of] make this piece a should-have are "Translation", the superbly played eleven-minute "The Settlement Song", the inspiring "Stranger Still" and the awesome "The Slightest Distance". Line-up: Colin Swinburne - guitar, organ, piano & vocals, Peter Kimberly - bass & vocals and Brian Smith - drums. Should appeal to fans of Freedom's Children, early Pink Floyd, Beatles psych-era and possibly Arzachel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lemmings all around! 25 Nov. 2007
By Yuri Garin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album is from 1970 and not 1978 as the product description says. This is real underrated classic from the early seventies. Could be easily comparable with Pink Floyd from this same time, but with a touch of good hard rock on it. Don't Believe? Weel, listen to Translation/Equals...
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