1 CD album Digipac (4 pages) with extensive booklet, 16 tracks. Playing time approx. 60 minutes.
German Country & Doo Wop in a mixture like never before, the successor of the successful album'Die ganze Welt' with vocal and lyrical first-class versions of
Marty Robbins, Johnny Horton, Johnny Preston & Red Foley; plus new interpretations of Winter in Canada and In The Ghetto, the very personal review of bandleader Ralf zur Linde in the booklet.
Many photos from the group's private archive.
The vocal sensation from Bielefeld with its latest impressive sign of life. Whoever thought that Doo Wop doesn't work in German and Country in our national language at
Gunter Gabriel, Truck Stop and Tom Astor stops, the Crystalairs teach him otherwise. While the last studio album of the four vocal acrobats was still more influenced by the maritime hit of the 50s, on'Westwärts' the gentlemen succeed in musically taking us so far into the prairie that we feel the saddle under our ass. The whole world' took us into the cool water of the oceans,'Westwards' lets us breathe in the hot dust. The lyrics are of a linguistic power as if Shakespeare had been a regular guest in the saloon, and the songs are always astonishing thanks to their filigree arrangements, be it the version of Johnny Horton's North To Alaska or Mac Davis In The Ghetto.
Alaska Ghetto Where is the desert dust, the herd of cattle, death in the saddle? The Crystalairs cannot be pushed into a corner. The child's fear of darkness is thematically as important to them as that of the cowboy's fear of the last shot - and no one has ever realised this range so brilliantly in music. A great new album from the group, whose declared fans include Dion ('I love your unique style!') and Connie Francis ('I didn't know the German language could sound so beautiful!'), just like Götz Alsmann, who says:'Nobody sounds like the Crystalairs!' He's right!
|1:||Poet der Prärie|
|2:||Fort nach Alaska|
|4:||Am Dock von San Diego|
|5:||Winter in Kanada|
|11:||Bald zieht er seinen Colt|
|12:||Die Treppe ins Dunkle|
|14:||Feleena aus El Paso|