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Wonderland - The Best Of

Wonderland - The Best Of


Wonderland - The Best Of


This was a beat band formed at the beginning of 1968. Reichel and Tarrach had previously been members of the most famous German beat band: The Rattles. Wonderland recorded three singles before Humphries and Franke quit at the end of 1969, to be replaced by Kalle Trapp and Claus-Robert Kruse. One year and a single later the band ceased its activities, with Reichel and Dostal teaming up for the Wonderland Band album, to which Franke, Tarrach, Trapp and Kruse all contributed. All Wonderland singles and four tracks for a projected album were collected in 1973 on a Karusell sampler.WONDERLAND BAND - One of Achim Reichel's strangest projects occurred in l97l, after the demise of Wonderland. His long time collaborator Frank Dostal followed him from this band. Together they recorded as Frankie Dymon .as well as the very different Wonderland Band, whose album was an ambitious production featuring 25 guest musicians, among them Clauk-Robert Kruse (guitar, organ, vocals, arrangements), Helmut Franke (guitar), Ladi Geissler (guitar), Hans-Uwe Remers (piano, arrangements), Benny Bendorf (bass), Hans Hartmann (bass), Kalle Trapp (bass), Joe Nay (drums), Barry Reeves (drums) and Dicky Tarrach (drums, chimes, trumpets and trombones). The results sounded close to the eclectic solo album Die Grune Reise, but Reichel's echo guitars were in this case replaced by solid doses of brass! Wonderland Band's No. 1 was equally weird with boogie rock, vintage glitter rock and folky ballads spiced with incredibly strange brass arrangements. It was hardly a great success (however, there are highlights!) and proved to be a one-off, although a 1972 single featured two unreleased tracks: "Rock'n'Roll People" coupled with "King Of America". 

Wonderland - The Best Of


Wonderland - Wonderland Band No.1

Wonderland - Wonderland Band No.1


This was a beat band formed at the beginning of 1968. Reichel and Tarrach had previously been members of the most famous German beat band: The Rattles. Wonderland recorded three singles before Humphries and Franke quit at the end of 1969, to be replaced by Kalle Trapp and Claus-Robert Kruse. One year and a single later the band ceased its activities, with Reichel and Dostal teaming up for the Wonderland Band album, to which Franke, Tarrach, Trapp and Kruse all contributed. All Wonderland singles and four tracks for a projected album were collected in 1973 on a Karusell sampler.WONDERLAND BAND - One of Achim Reichel's strangest projects occurred in l97l, after the demise of Wonderland. His long time collaborator Frank Dostal followed him from this band. Together they recorded as Frankie Dymon .as well as the very different Wonderland Band, whose album was an ambitious production featuring 25 guest musicians, among them Clauk-Robert Kruse (guitar, organ, vocals, arrangements), Helmut Franke (guitar), Ladi Geissler (guitar), Hans-Uwe Remers (piano, arrangements), Benny Bendorf (bass), Hans Hartmann (bass), Kalle Trapp (bass), Joe Nay (drums), Barry Reeves (drums) and Dicky Tarrach (drums, chimes, trumpets and trombones). The results sounded close to the eclectic solo album Die Grune Reise, but Reichel's echo guitars were in this case replaced by solid doses of brass! Wonderland Band's No. 1 was equally weird with boogie rock, vintage glitter rock and folky ballads spiced with incredibly strange brass arrangements. It was hardly a great success (however, there are highlights!) and proved to be a one-off, although a 1972 single featured two unreleased tracks: "Rock'n'Roll People" coupled with "King Of America". 

Die Band Wonderland wurde 1968 in Hamburg von Achim Reichel gegrundet.
Dieser hatte 1966 seine erste Band The Rattles verlassen und seine Bundeswehr-Zeit absolviert. Nach der erfolgreichen Debut-Single Moscow, die am 1. August 1968 in Deutschland auf Platz 20 einstieg und bis Platz 15 kletterte, kam eine ebenso erfolgreiche Tournee als Vorgruppe der Bee Gees, und 1969 landete Wonderland bei der Wahl des besten deutschen Bands durch Fachjournalisten auf Platz 3. Mit am Erfolg beteiligt war ihr Produzent: James Last.
1971 verlor Achim Reichel dann das Interesse an der Gruppe und widmete sich anderen Projekten. Les Humphries verlie? die Band 1969, um seine Erfolgs-Gruppe Les Humphries Singers zu grunden. Dicky Tarrach entwickelte sich zu einem gefragten Studiomusiker und machte in den 1980er Jahren sowohl als Solist (Tarracco) sowie auch als Mitglied von Moti Special (Cold Days - Hot Nights) von sich reden.

Wonderland - Wonderland Band No.1


Wonderland (Heimatliche Klaenge Vol. 84)

Wonderland (Heimatliche Klaenge  Vol. 84)

Wonderland (Heimatliche Klaenge  Vol. 84)

Heimatliche Klaenge - Deutsche Schallplatten-Labels 

Native Sounds - German Record-Labels
vol.84

POLYDOR    

The Wonderland 

01 - Poochy 
02 - Moscow 
03 - Boomerang 
04 - Peeping And Hiding 
05 - Count Down
06 - Jump Anna Trampaleen
07 - Mama (Polydor Anniversary Lp)
08 - Gas Ballon 
09 - Try To Be What You Are
10 - Do You Remember
11 - Burdon 
12 - On My Way (To The USA)
13 - Teachers And Preachers
14 - Hey Willy
15 - Mighty Pudding
16 - I Make Music
17 - Heya Donna Leya 
18 - Rock 'n Roll People
19 - King Of America
20 - Laugh Story
21 - What A Day 

01 - 13 Wonderland
07 -    with James Last (from Polydor Anniversary Lp)
14 - 15 Hamburger Blues-"Gesang"-Verein von 1970 N.E.V.
16 - 19 Wonderland Band
20 - 21 The Gorillas


Wonderland (Heimatliche Klaenge  Vol. 84)

Wonderland (Heimatliche Klaenge  Vol. 84)

Wonderland - Moscow (1968-71)


 

Personnel:
ACHIM REICHEL g, v(HELMUT FRANKE g)
AKALLE TRAPP g, v(LES HUMPHRIES kb)
ACLAUS-ROBERT KRUSE kb, g, b, v
FRANK DOSTAL v, b
DICKY TARRACH d


They were described as the first german supergroup. Achim Reichel, Frank Dostal and Dicky Tarrach were members of The Rattles, Helmut Franke worked as a studio musician with James Last and Les Humphries quit The Summer Set to join them on organ. Together they released their first (and best) single "Moscow/Poochy" in 1968. "Moscow" was a damned fine song with phasing, great melody and quite a success in Germany. Bear Family released all their output on one album (Bear Family BTS 943400 / 1988). This collection shows that no track can compete with "Moscow". "Boomerang" and "On My Way" are quite catchy but the rest of the material is rather weak.

1- Moscow2- Poochy3- Boomerang4- Peeping And Hiding5- Jump Anna Trampaleen6- Count Down7- Teachers And Preachers8- On My Way9- Rock And Roll People10- King Of America11- Gas Balloon12- Try To Be What You Are13- Do You Remember14- Burdon15- Mama
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" ...They were described as the first german supergroup. Achim Reichel, Frank Dostal and Dicky Tarrach were members of The Rattles, Helmut Franke worked as a studio musician with James Last and Les Humphries quit The Summer Set to join them on organ. Together they released their first (and best) single "Moscow/Poochy" in 1968. "Moscow" was a damned fine song with phasing, great melody and quite a success in Germany. Bear Family released all their output on one album (Bear Family BTS 943400 / 1988). This collection shows that no track can compete with "Moscow". "Boomerang" and "On My Way" are quite catchy but the rest of the material is rather weak...."
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Wonderland - Poochy, Moscow (Single) (1968)

This was a beat band formed at the beginning of 1968. Reichel and Tarrach had previously been members of the most famous German beat band: The Rattles. Wonderland recorded three singles before Humphries and Franke quit at the end of 1969, to be replaced by Kalle Trapp and Claus-Robert Kruse. One year and a single later the band ceased its activities, with Reichel and Dostal teaming up for the Wonderland Band album, to which Franke, Tarrach, Trapp and Kruse all contributed. All Wonderland singles and four tracks for a projected album were collected in 1973 on a Karusell sampler.WONDERLAND BAND - One of Achim Reichel's strangest projects occurred in l97l, after the demise of Wonderland. His long time collaborator Frank Dostal followed him from this band. Together they recorded as Frankie Dymon .as well as the very different Wonderland Band, whose album was an ambitious production featuring 25 guest musicians, among them Clauk-Robert Kruse (guitar, organ, vocals, arrangements), Helmut Franke (guitar), Ladi Geissler (guitar), Hans-Uwe Remers (piano, arrangements), Benny Bendorf (bass), Hans Hartmann (bass), Kalle Trapp (bass), Joe Nay (drums), Barry Reeves (drums) and Dicky Tarrach (drums, chimes, trumpets and trombones). The results sounded close to the eclectic solo album Die Grune Reise, but Reichel's echo guitars were in this case replaced by solid doses of brass! Wonderland Band's No. 1 was equally weird with boogie rock, vintage glitter rock and folky ballads spiced with incredibly strange brass arrangements. It was hardly a great success (however, there are highlights!) and proved to be a one-off, although a 1972 single featured two unreleased tracks: "Rock'n'Roll People" coupled with "King Of America".

Personnel:

ACHIM REICHEL g, v(HELMUT FRANKE g)

AKALLE TRAPP g, v(LES HUMPHRIES kb)

ACLAUS-ROBERT KRUSE kb, g, b, v

FRANK DOSTAL v, b

DICKY TARRACH d

Wonderland - Poochy, Moscow (Single) (1968)

Wonderland - The Best OfWonderland - Wonderland Band No.1Wonderland (Heimatliche Klaenge  Vol. 84)Wonderland - Moscow (1968-71)Wonderland - Teachers And Preachers, On My Way (Single) (1970)

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