Cat. No. : TRLP9063
The 1972 self–titled debut album by German group, Oratorium, is one of those rare albums that is shrouded in a certain mystique. This is a record that invites you into a sacred and supernatural world, one of uncompromising religious progressive rock.
The recording of "Oratorium" took place 3 days during March of 1972 at the St. Konradskirche in Hof. The mass itself was a glorious success and the album itself was as daring as it could get for a religious release! Unlike other Christian and religious albums of the time which always tended towards pop or amateurish rock, Oratorium was different; there was a serious, professional and progressive approach in their music. Songs were well arranged with rhythmic changes and thrilling organ performances. Rainer Hornig floated above the orchestrations with a charismatic voice. Outstanding songs of the album are the opening title "Ich Bin Nicht Mehr Allein", which was originally part of the first mass, as well as the epic "It’s Love", a composition from the second mass.
– deluxe vinyl LP housed in original 1960s old school tip–on cover
– including full album download code and 8–page booklet with detailed liner notes and unseen photographs
– original copies sell for extremely high prices