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Early Recordings

Bal Pare

Early Recordings

Medical Records
LP $19.25

12/30/2014 819162017456 

MR 040 

***Medical Records presents a hand-picked selection of the early recordings of Germany’s BAL PARE. The band started as JEANETTE & DAS LAND Z in 1981 with a 7“ on Konkurrenz Rec./ Phonogram which included two cover versions (“Raumpatrouille” soundtrack from a weird science fiction TV series and sixties Grand Prix Eurovision number one hit, “Poupe de cire, poupe de son“ by France Gall.). The 7” became an underground hit. The band changed their name to Bal Paré and begin recording independently. The band name was based on the song “Es war beim Bal Pare“ from the German chansonette Hildegard Knef, which was a musical influence beside bands like Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Yazoo, etc. The first Bal Paré LP Hamburg-Paris-Catania was released in 1982 on Konkurrenz Records. There were many tracks produced during this time that ended up unreleased. Much of the material from this selection of tracks were culled from unreleased sessions from the ‘80s Due to requests since 2000, Bal Paré has reformed and has released several new records with much success. The original two LPs are long out of print and demand very high prices on the collectors market. This is the first time this collection has been reissued on vinyl. Presented on high-quality 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.