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THE BLUE ALBUM REVUE

JULY 1ST  GROSSE FREIHEIT 36

SA

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For most Beatles connoisseurs, the Red and Blue Albums are far more than "just" two best-of records - they are the essence of their grandeur. Both albums were released in 1973 and they celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. More than reason enough to pay special tribute to the Blue Album, which depicts the period between 1967 and 1970, as part of the Come Together Experience. Under the direction of Nikko Weidemann, a wonderful gambler of extraordinary musical culture, this revue, exclusively prepared for our festival, will undoubtedly be an unforgettable evening. Weidemann, who was already on stage with Frank Zappa at the age of 17, collaborating with artists such as Einfallende Neubauten, Rio Reiser and Nick Cave, spent 5 years in New York honing his craft alongside artists such as Elliott Smith and Sean Lennon deepened. He is an artist who always thinks broadly and expansively and uses a variety of influences in his music. He proved this both as a composer of film music for Fatih Akin and Till Franzen, among others, as music supervisor of the TV series "Babylon Berlin", and as a mastermind of the breathtaking Moka Efti Orchestra. All in all, more than five dozen exciting and sometimes top-class musicians will take part in the "Blue Album Revue". Weidemann initially put together a permanent band with Hans Rohe (Nina Hagen Band), Stefan Rager (Jeremy Days), Ekki Maas (Erdmöbel) and Andi Fins (Clueso, Tim Neuhaus); In addition, there is a brass and a string section for selected titles, recruited from the Kaiser Quartet and top-class marching band musicians from Hamburg. This all-star band is rounded off by a multitude of guests, including singers Annett Louisan, Christiane "Bobo" Herold and Marie Biermann, German indie veterans Michel van Dyke, Bernd Begemann and Dirk Darmstädter, with Katja Rieckermann the long-time saxophonist of the Rod Stewart Band, as well as musicians from Die Höchste Eisenbahn, Art Brut, Blac Rabbit and L'aupiare, among others. And last but not least, 40 singers from Gospel Train, a Hamburg youth choir led by Peter Schuldt.

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