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Formed in 1974 by four students, Lightshine originated from the town of Emmerich in the lower Rhein area. Slightly out of their time, negotiations with Sky and Vertigo came to nothing, they didn’t fit in with the new smoother progressive sounds of the mid-1970’s, so eventually they decided to publish an album themselves.
Unusually, Lightshine sounded very psychedelic for a band in 1976, their personalised brand of progressive rock was heavily inspired by British bands like Family and Genesis, along with touches of early Jane , Eloy, or Satin Whale, but with a touch of Teutonic eccentricity, their twist on Peter Gabriel type theatrics is highly original, and with complex arrangements and clever (sometimes very funny) songs, it all made for an enjoyable and inventive album. But, aside from getting enough interest to repress the album a year later, Lightshine never got above the ranks of support act to the likes of Hoelderlin or Scorpions. They disbanded in late 1977. (The Crack In The Cosmic Egg)


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  • azachel


    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • radioacrata

    Gran sonido progresivo basado en space rock melódico sobre un fondo de psicodelia pesada y oscura, con largas suites en las que la guitarra escribe bellos pasajes de afortunados punteos fuzz, en el estilo de Pink Floyd o King Crimson.

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Color_Of_Sound

    Beautiful....emotional....melodic with some spacey passages!!!

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • manpages

    Have recently discovered those gentlemen. Awesome they were. Led_Zayatts, опять Ты :/

    19 Feb 2012 Reply
  • tiitusnakke

    Feeling is a great album and a great song as well! King and queen is amazing. Only 6000 scrobbles? not much! Only 87 plays in my library...not enough!

    20 May 2011 Reply
  • Led_Zayatts

    Feeling is a great album, a real pleasure to listen to. Shame that they were short-lived =/

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • rawlsku

    holy shit

    2 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Watcher

    It's amazing how many incredibly talented bands were out there in those days. Just not enough time to listen to it all.

    5 Feb 2011 Reply
  • keacrimea


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  • Michaelhenr

    oh lord please save the queen...

    27 Oct 2009 Reply
  • ihavesoldout


    7 May 2009 Reply
  • Cetamora

    Awesome spacey shit!

    12 Mar 2009 Reply

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