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Six disc Popol Vuh vinyl box set out in April

Popol Vuh

Groundbreaking German Krautrock band Popol Vuh are to be celebrated with the release of a 6-LP, high-quality collector’s box on BMG. The Essential Album Collection Vol. 1 will be released for the first time, containing all five groundbreaking albums, which have been remastered as audiophile 180g vinyl pressings, including original tracklistings and bonus tracks.

At the same time, the band's most important works; Affenstunde, Hosianna Mantra, Einsjäger & Siebenjäger, Aguirre and Nosferatu will be available as high-quality CD digipacks. The CD digipaks have been remastered by Popol Vuh’s members Guido Hieronymus and Frank Fiedler. All albums come with detailed booklets, including exclusive photos and liner notes by Klaus Schulze, Werner Herzog, Gerd Augustin, Manfred Gillig-Degrave and Michael Fuchs-Gamböck. Remastered by former Popol Vuh member Guido Hieronymus and Frank Fiedler.

Popol Vuh were pioneers in the field of progressive and electronic music. The band took its name from the Popol Vuh, a manuscript containing the mythology of the Mayan people of highland Guatemala and southeast Mexico. The name translates as "meeting place".

The band formed in 1969, releasing a string of albums including several collaborations with the film maker Werner Herzog. Popol Vuh disbanded in 2001 when founder member Florian Fricke passed away.

The Essential Album Collection Vol. 1 set can be pre-ordered here (opens in new tab).

Popol Vuh

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.