From The New World: 01. Trans-Am 02. Why Don't You Answer 03. Only The Wind 04. Powerslide 05. Flashback 06. Epilogue
From The Old World: 07. Rhine-Bow 08. Loreley 09. Magma
Bonus:Track: 10. Why Don't You Answer (Remix by L.T. Velvet)
Sting & Eberhard Schoener 1986
The purpose of all my journeys is the return. The album "Flashback" is also a return. A Trilogy:
BALI-AGÚNG - TRANCE FORMATION - FLASHBACK
For many musicians who have worked with electronic music the cosmos, the space, the universe, or the galaxy have become symbols for their music. The electronic basic material (the different waveforms) obviously seems to have this relationship, but for me it is rather a clever marketing of the universe, than a real definition of the musical content. But I am interested in a planet in relation to music, a planet where both the transmitter and the receiver are in fact equally accessible: the earth.
The A-side "From the New World" describes a journey to the USA and back to Europe, the B-side "From the Old World" describes the Rhine from its delta to its river head. The 3 titles of the B-side are based on music for the movie "Rheingold" by Niklaus Schilling. Eberhard Schoener Munich, (Original-Liner-Notes, March 1978)
We really had an amicable friendship. Stewart was always restless and overactive: a young blonde man with an incredibly broad range of interests who wanted to know everything about Bali. He was interested in the Balinese polyrhythms. He is really the strongest and best drummer I've ever met. He bounced onto the stage and then struck his drums with an incredible force. This energy came naturally - it wasn't a forced power as with many rock 'n' roll drummers.
Sting was introverted, shy and reserved, but was already convinced that they would make it. He let nobody come near him. We had often listened to classical music altogether, he wanted to identify its structure. Later, when we met in the post-Police-time, we mainly talked about classical music. I quickly realised that Sting was an exceptional singer, and I made him sing extremely high while we were recording. He managed it with ease.
Stewart's brother, Miles Copeland, later took over the management of The Police and fended off all contact between us. The "Munich period" no longer fitted into the image of the band and was deliberately excluded by Miles. These three years were never mentioned in their biographies. They were now on a different trip. They toured the U.S., because Miles wanted to breakthrough into America, and they worked like crazy. After two years, everyone knew The Police. That was the beginning of their successful international career. I did not want to be accused of trying to jump on their bandwagon - so I tried not to meet them. Sting later gave solo concerts in Munich and he phoned me each time he was here and we met up for a chat. The old familiarity immediately returned.
Eberhard Schoener, Moog, Oberheim, Mellotron, Piano Sting, B-Guitar, Vocals Andy Summers, E-Guitar Hansi Ströer, E-Guitar, Electr.Piano Olaf Kübler, Tenor-Sax, Alt-Sax Stewart Copeland, Drums, Percussion Orchestra of the Munich Chamber-Opera Conductor Eberhard Schoener Music & lyrics: Eberhard Schoener produced by Eberhard Schoener engineered by Reiner Oppelland executive-directed by Curtis Briggs produced and mixed at the Electrola-Studio Munich and Arco-Studio Munich, October 1977 to February 1978 Re-Mastering: Lukas Taido Velvet Many thanks to: Niklaus Schilling, Willi Bogner
Mig-Music is proud to re-release the back-catalog of Eberhard Schoener.
Eberhard Schoener is a classically trained violinist and opera conductor, In 1965 he also founded the Munich Chamber Opera.
In 1968 he raised a laboratory for electronic music at the Bavaria Studios and was the first German musicians who had a Moog synthesizer and brought electronic music from Germany into the world.
Eberhard Schoener also played on one of the first Moog Synthesizers that was later used by Popol Vuh and is still used by Klaus Schulze to date
Eberhard Schoener was the first German musician who released an album with a meditation music that exclusively consisted of electronic music (on albums such as "Meditation"). Later he used the sample-based synthesizer Fairlight CMI to create nature sounds, bird calls and various orchestras to combine.
Back in the 70s Eberhard Schoener merged classical music with pop music and world music.
He was one of the first German avantgarde-musicians who worked with musicians from all over the world and created the term "World Music" before it existed. And he was the first German musicians who combined classical and rock with bands like Deep Purple or Procol Harum. (for example, on the albums "Sarabande" and "Windows")
Eberhard Schoener worked with Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland for years before their international breakthrough as "Police". (on the albums "Flash Back" and "Video Magic")
Mig-Music will re-release the complete works of Eberhard Schoener.
As you would expect from us, of course, the highest standard is guaranteed:
Remastered, in a lavish digipak with detailed liner notes and unpublished photos and bonus material, including rare DVD footage.