LP: WEA WB 46 234 - 1973 - Germany
CD: Germanofon 941031 - 1995 [ Bootleg ]
CD: Garden of delight CD 046 - 2000 [ Contains bonustrack ‘Mindwings and Heartfrost’ ; with extensive Gila-reflective liner notes by Conny Veit ]
LP: Garden of Delight LP 010 - 2012 - Germany


Side 1:

This Morning - (Veit) - 5:40
In A Sacred Manner - (Veit) - 4:42
Sundance Chant - (Veit) - 4:09
Young Coyote - (Veit) - 3:18

Side 2:

Black Kettle's Ballad - (Veit) - 4:24
Little Smoke - (Veit) - 5:06
The Buffalo are Coming - (Veit) - 7:20


Liner notes

Liner notes from WEA WB 46 234:

Sabine Merbach - vocals
Conny Veit - vocals, rhythm-guitar, lead guitar, 12-string guitar, electric guitar, flute, moog
Daniel Secundus Fichelscher - drums, percussion, bass
Florian Fricke - mellotron, grand piano

Recorded at Stommeln at Studio Dierks 1973
Music & lyrics by Conny Veit, except lyrics for "In a sacred manner", "Sundance Chant", "The Buffalo are coming" by Dee Brown, adapted by Conny Veit.

This Morning
CV: 12 string guitar, e-guitar, vocals
FF: grand piano, moog, mellotron
DF: drums
SM: vocals
Special thanks to Dieter Dierks for mixdown

In A Sacred Manner
CV: 12-string guitar, e-guitar, vocals, vibraphon
FF: grand piano, mellotron
DF: drums, bass

Sundance Chant
CV: 12-string guitar, vocals, bass
FF: grand piano
DF: drums

Young Coyote
CV: 12-string guitar

Black Kettle's Ballad
CV: 12-string guitar, e-guitar, vocals, flute
FF: grand piano
DF: drums, percussion

Little Smoke
CV: e-guitar, 12-string guitar
FF: grand piano
DF: drums

The Buffalo are Coming
CV: rhythm guitar, lead guitar, vocals, moog
FF: grand piano, moog
DF: drums, percussion


2015.03.08  -  With many thanks to Sergey Soplenkov, I include a few lines from a correspondence with Al Gromer Khan:

As to the Yoga Popol record the musicians were: Pandit Sankha Chatterjee – table, Beena Chatterjee – vocals, Peter Müller – sarangi, Florian Fricke – indian harmonium, AGK (Al Gromer Khan) – sitar.
It was recorded at STUDIO 70 Munich in (I think 1974).

With best wishes


Gerhard Augustin: Tell me something; are you actually playing on the album YOGA?
Florian Fricke: This is part of the same chapter. YOGA is an unauthorized release. Some Indian musicians visited me in my studio, and somebody else took the tapes and sold them under the name of Popol Vuh, but it had nothing to do with Popol Vuh, really. I'm playing harmonium, and organ. I think it was released in Italy. (Eurock)


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