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Rock-Bilanz 1985 DLP 1985
Label: Amiga #: 8 56 160-161 Country: DDR
Info: The 5th since it's start in 1981, but the first volume in this East German pop/rock compilation series that included at least 1 proper Heavy Metal tune. Gatefold sleeve.
Noteworthy info about some other volumes:
- The edition from the year before included a lightweight boogie-HR track by Babylon = not worthy of a page of its own here.
- The following 1986 edition featured another FORMEL 1 track, but it's taken straight from their "Live Im Stahlwerk" LP, so same there..

CONTENT
(bold = exclusive track / normal = non-exclusive track / italic = non-metal)



Side A:
1. PERL - Zeit, Die Nie Vergeht
  Slow, soft rock.
2. CITY - Schattenbild
  Ballad.
3. Jessica - Ich Beobachte Dich
  Schmalzy pop.
4. KARAT - Hab Den Mond Mit Der Hand Berührt
  Soft pop.
5. Wolfgang Ziegler + WIR - Laß Deine Engel Los
  Soft pop ballad.

Side B:
1. PUHDYS - Rock 'n' Roll Ist Mein Begleiter
  Classic rock.
2. BERLUC - Tausend Hände
  Charming power-ballad.
3. MODERN SOUL BAND - Berliner Song
  Soft rock.
4. LUCIE - Träumerei
  Pop-synth
5. KERSCHOWSKI - Montagfrüh
  Keyboard-oriented soft pop.

Side C:
1. ELECTRA - Nie Zuvor
  Slow schlager-pop.
2. SILLY - So 'Ne Kleine Frau
  Easy-listening elevator-pop.
3. STERN MEIßEN - Taufrisch
  Schlager ballad.
4. CONDOR - Komm Zurück
  Slow schlager-pop.
5. M. JONES-BAND - Vorstadt-Prinzessin
  More schmaltz..

Side D:
1. POSSENSPIEL - Sommer, Sonne, Sonnenbrand
  Silly/happy wavy rock/power-pop.
2. PANKOW - Isolde
  Feel-good soft-rock.
3. DATZU - Haltet Ihn
  Pop.
4. ROCKHAUS - Parties
  Ballad
5. FORMEL 1 - Der Weg Nach Oben
  Studio version of one of their best songs. Superb, fast J. Priest-HM with hooks and a chorus reminding of Maiden's "The Prisoner". Later featured in the 5LP box "Edelrocker" from 2008.


         
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