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CONTEMPORARY WORKS II is a limited edition 5-CD box set released by Klaus Schulze on 23 September 2002 containing new studio material. One of the discs has been reissued in 2008 as part of the overall reissue program of Schulze back catalog by Revisited Records. The first 333 copies of this set contained a bonus sixth disc.

Tracks

CD 1 - VIRTUAL OUTBACK [reissued 2008]

  1. The Theme: The Rhodes Elegy (65:00)

CD 2 - TIMBRES OF ICE [reissued 2019]

  1. The Lonely Dead Of Midnight (10:51)
  2. They Shut Him Out Of Paradise (41:41)
  3. Die Prophezeiung Erfüllt Sich (23:15)

CD 3 - ANOTHER GREEN MILE [reissued 2016]

  1. Between Twilight And Dawn (13:20)
  2. In The Streets, In The Rain (04:33)
  3. The Wisdom Of The Leaves (12:27)
  4. The Story Does Unfold (12:05)
  5. Follow Me Down, Follow Me Down (28:46)

CD 4 - ANDROGYN [reissued 2017]

  1. In The Dimness Of Light (12:47)
  2. Back To The Future (28:02)
  3. There's No Mystery (04:37)
  4. Don't Ask The Question Why (05:08)
  5. The Passion Burns (04:22)
  6. This House Full Of Shadows (20:43)

CD 5 - COCOONING [reissued 2018]

  1. Easy Listening (26:11)
  2. And she is kind and gentle (12:01)
  3. I just have to sing my hymns (20:03)
  4. It still is now (02:17)
  5. Blowin' Thru the High Grass (06:20)
  6. Many dreams have faded (01:29)
  7. Many fears have vanished (09:36)
  8. As the Years Went By (02:07)


Bonus-CD - THANK YOU

  1. Chinese Eyes (13:18)
  2. Chinese Ears (10:31)
  3. High Noon (12 Uhr Nachts) (17:33)
  4. My World Keeps Spinning Around (15:39)

Details

Recording Date: 2001 - 2002

Recording site(s): Hambühren

Producer(s): Klaus Schulze

Composer(s): Klaus Schulze

Musician(s): Klaus Schulze, Julia Messenger (vocals), Thomas Kagermann (violin, flute, vocals), Wolfgang Tiepold (cello), Audrey Motaung (vocals), Tobias Becker (oboe, english horn), Mickes (guitar)

Notes

Each of the 5 CDs has an album title as highlighted in the tracklist. Therefore CONTEMPORARY WORKS II consists of these five albums:

  1. VIRTUAL OUTBACK
  2. TIMBRES OF ICE
  3. ANOTHER GREEN MILE
  4. ANDROGYN
  5. COCOONING

Meanwhile, all five album have been reissued as single albums:

  1. VIRTUAL OUTBACK (2008)
  2. ANOTHER GREEN MILE (2016)
  3. ANDROGYN (2017)
  4. COCOONING (2018)
  5. TIMBRES OF ICE (2019)

The first 333 buyers got a limited edition bonus disc named THANK YOU in a flat jewelcase with just handwritten-style cover work.

With very few exceptions, all tracks on the 5 discs are crossfaded or even "subtitles" of one CD-long piece.

The cover design is by Bildkombinat, photos by Claus Cordes and Mr. Modular. The booklet features a comic strip about Klaus by Matt Howarth.

CONTEMPORARY WORKS II was dedicated to Toomas Paiste († 16.08.2002).

Equipment

Electronics

Releases

Germany

  • 2002 RAINHORSE RECORDS MRCDRH 200014 box set
  • 2008 RAINHORSE RECORDS REV 087 CD 1 - VIRTUAL OUTBACK
  • 2016 MIG 01712 CD 3 - ANOTHER GREEN MILE
  • 2016 MIG 8000 CD 3 - ANOTHER GREEN MILE promo
  • 2017 MIG 01852 CD 4 - ANDROGYN
  • 2018 MIG 02042 CD 1 - VIRTUAL OUTBACK
  • 2018 MIG 01892 CD 5 - COCOONING
  • 2019 MIG 01862 CD 2 - TIMBRES OF ICE