• 5CD
  • Date : 15.12.2023
  • Package : CD Jewel Box
  • Running Time CD 1 : 58:19
  • Running Time CD 2 : 44:10
  • Running Time CD 3 : 47:33
  • Running Time CD 4 : 45:23
  • Running Time CD 5 : 47:32

Earthstar – Collected Works

Earthstar was an interesting project of the American musician Craig Wuest. The band was classified as electronic and ambient. Although the musicians came from Utica/N.Y., many journalists and fans called their style “Krautrock”.

The band outed themselves as ardent admirers of that genre as well, especially German electronic artists like Neu, Cluster, Roedelius, and especially Klaus Schulze. Craig Wuest contacted Klaus Schulze and he was so impressed with Earthstar’s talent that he invited the band to move to Germany to record and promote their music. The first Earthstar album “Salterbarty Tales” (1978) was released on the US label Moontower Records, parts of the second album “French Skyline” were recorded in Utica, but the final album was released in 1979 on the renowned German SKY label of Günther Körber. Earthstar and Klaus Schulze worked together until 1982, after which the musicians returned to the States and went their own ways. The band Earthstar was history.

Until today. All 4 studio albums (“Salterbarty Tales”, “French Skyline”, “Atomkraft? Nein Danke!”, “Humans Only”) will be released as “Collected Works” for the first time on CD and digital. Plus, as a bonus: the previously unreleased album “Sleeper The Nightlifer”, which Sky had passed on because it was too different from what listeners were used to from Earthstar. What an interesting discovery!


 

Tracklist:

CD1 “Salterbarty Tales”:

  1. Splendored Skies And Angels 05:52
  2. Serindego (including Rapid Of HU) 09:16
  3. Salterbarty Ouverture 03:06
  4. Wee Voices Touch 01:40
  5. Broken Chain Of Euphoria 08:28
  6. Canyon Nebula 22:17
  7. Night Tones 05:14
  8. Sunsets 01:19
  9. Shades 01:07

CD1 Total: 58:19 min.

 

CD2 “French Skyline”:

  1. Sirens 04:12
  2. The Amazon 10:12
  3. Flourishing Illusion 04:58
  4. Splendored Skies And Angels 06:15
  5. Morning Song (For Iris And Richard) 03:28
  6. Sources Changed (Incl, The Movement) 04:49
  7. Demensional Music 05:25
  8. Wind And Sky Symphonie 04:51

CD2 Total: 44:10 min.

 

CD3 “Atomkraft? Nein, Danke!”:

  1. Golden Rendevous 07:29
  2. Sonntagsspaziergang 05:12
  3. Garden’s End 03:06
  4. Wind Mills 05:35
  5. Cafe Sequence 02:10
  6. Cafe Exit 05:47
  7. White Cloud 04:22
  8. Solar Mirrors 03:41
  9. Jet Sets 03:22
  10. Forest Floor 06:49

(Part I Atomkraft? Nein, Danke! – Part II Aras)

CD3 Total: 47:33 min.

 

CD4 “Humans Only”:

  1. Rainbow Dome 05:56
  2. Don’t You Ever Wonder 04:49
  3. Indian Dances 08:09
  4. One Flew Over The Ridge 05:31
  5. TV Funk 07:40
  6. Tip Toe Funk 13:18

(a. Umbrey Flowing Lights – b. Arrival Pieces)

CD4 Total: 45:23 min.

 

CD5 “Sleeper The Nightlifer”:

  1. Razor’s Edge 05:48
  2. Billows Edit 04:16
  3. Silent Ones 04:14
  4. Water Dance 03:54
  5. Indian Dances 10:59
  6. Golden Rendevous 07:25
  7. Chiarascuro 03:41
  8. Embroidery 03:06
  9. Sleeper Garden Path 04:09

CD5 Total: 47:32 min.

CD1+CD2+CD3+CD4+CD5 Total: 242:57 min.