Studio Album, released in 1972
Vinyl reissue 2012 New Music-Green Tree
+ 2 exclusive bonus tracks
1. Anyway We Can (4:30)
2. Slide Away (4:52)
3. Ivan Hood The White Knight (3:51)
4. Thing We Do (6:14)
5. Everything You Need (20:22)
What A Day
Hold Up The Flag
Everything You Need
6. Good Old Rock'n Roll (4:32)
7. Herman The German Live 1974 (4:24)
ABACUS is surely a big name for everyone interested in rock music. The band, formed in 1971, made their breakthrough at the Germersheim rock festival. There, they drew as much applause from the 300,000 visitors as did PINK FLOYD, SANTANA or EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER, all of which appeared on stage as well. ABACUS published 4 LPs, the last 3 beeing recorded at Giorgio Moroder's "MUSICLAND". Global record sales, numerous national and international tours, TV and radio shows helped ABACUS became a top act— not only in Germany.
ABACUS generated the same dense sound on stage as in the studio. Maybe that's why they became a crowd-puller for many years and countless shows.
Musical differences about future record productions were, among other things, responsible for the break up of the band in 1976. Klaus Kohlhase, bass guitarist and motor of ABACUS, revived the band in 1979. He eventually found the musicians who helped to refine ABACUS' sound.