ERTLIF -Plus (1972 Swiss Prog) DOUBLE LPSOMMER
Debut album from 1972 by Ertlif, one of the leading Swiss progressive / psychedelic bands from the 70s. , including a whole extra album of previously unreleased homemade recordings from 1971 plus a rare compilation only track from 1973.
UK sounding doomy & atmospheric psychedelic hard–rock and proto–prog sounds with lot of Hammond organ, hard guitar, occasional Mellotron and English vocals.
RIYL: Deep Purple, Procol Harum, , Atomic Rooster, Black Sabbath, Ainigma, Necronomicon. Ertlif was formed in 1970 by two ex–members of Egg & Bacon, lead guitarist Dany Andrey and bass player Teddy Riedo. They were inspired by Pink Floyd, Yes, Procol Harum, Van der Graaf Generator and Genesis amongst others. A strong rhythm section and twin lead guitars blended with the Hammond organ created the characteristic Ertlif sound. Riedo and Beni Hauri (the band’s roadie) had been experimenting with oscillators, noise generators, ring modulators and other devices since 1969. In early 1972 they introduced these electronic sounds into the band’s closing number 'Classical Woman' so becoming pioneers of electronic music in Switzerland. They also became the first Swiss band to use a Mellotron.
This double LP contains: The first Ertlif album from 1972, featuring the original tracklist and sound taken from the original master tapes + a bonus LP consisting of previously unreleased 1971 demo recordings, done at the band’s rehearsal studio without overdubs. With these demos, Ertlif were offered a recording contract with Tell Records. Also included as bonus 'Plastic Queen' from 1973, taken from the album "Heavenly and Heavy – Mixed Swiss Rock Candies". *Remastered from the original master tapes by Eroc *Lacquer cut by SST Brüggeman
*Insert with liner notes by band member Teddy Riedo plus rare photos and memorabilia.
A1 Try Making It Easy 4:23
A2 Train Of Time 6:48
A3 You're Nothing At All 2:40
A4 There Is Only Time To Die 5:40
B1 The Song 5:05
B2 High And Dry 2:23
B3 Walpurgis 4:37
B4 Classical Woman 7:50
C1 Tell Me No Lies 5:21
C2 Walpurgis (Demo Version) 5:46
C3 Flying In The Sky 4:31
C4 The Echo Blues 5:30
D1 Seasons Of Atomic Roses 7:58
D2 Classical Woman (Demo Version) 8:02
D3 Plastic Queen 7:12