Anno 1972 - Written in the Sky (Remastered) Demon Thor & Tommy Fortman
- 1Written in the Sky (Remastered)18:45
- 2Pink Mary (Remastered)03:23
- 3For One Little Moment (Remastered)03:25
- 4Good Morning (Remastered)06:14
- 5Sweet Caroline (Tell Me You Care) (Remastered)04:42
- 6Story Demon Thor (Remastered)09:48
- 7Israel (Remastered)04:02
- 8Ant Hill (Remastered)05:33
- 9The Army (Remastered)04:43
Info for Anno 1972 - Written in the Sky (Remastered)
Demon Thor was one of the most sensational continental rock groups in the '70s, despite only a short existence: first German band on the legendary Musikladen TV show, first ever appearance at Circus Kronebau in Munich, music awards from France and England, worldwide release of the two LPs by United Artists. The group was a fusion of the Swiss rock scene between Tommy Fortmann and Krokodil, and the singers Geff Harrison, Peter Bischof, and Oliver Freytag. The CD contains tracks from the albums Anno 1972 and Written In The Sky, originally released in 1972 and 1973 respectively. The tracks were produced at Dierks Studios by Dieter Dierks.
Corinne Fortman, vocals
Tommy Fortman, vocals, piano, zither
Madeleine Bach, vocals, guitar
Stephen Nuesch, organ, piano, mellotron, synthesizer, spinet, guitars
Ricardo Aebi, bass
Claude Thoman, drums, bongos, percussion
Karl Gsteiger, trombone
Liselotte Frey, violin, vocals
Produced by Dieter Dierks, Gerhard Augustin
was born in Switzerland and became a successful songwriter during the 70s. He wrote his first hit at the age of 16, which was followed by over a hundred titles released in more than 27 countries.
Famous German rock stars such as Udo Lindenberg, Love Generation, Jürgen Drews and others, as well as British artists such as Alexis Korner and Italian singer Daniela Davoli have recorded his songs. He composed the music for the musical Tell (1977), which created a scandal in Switzerland. The record made it into all German-speaking charts.
At the age of 26, Thomas abandoned his career as a rock musician and dedicated himself to further studies in composition and instrumentation. This period formed the foundation for many chamber works, Lieder, two Symphonies, Concerti, an Oratorio and three music-plays. He received scholarships and commissions from the towns of Zurich and Bern, the Swiss government, the European Union, the Opera of Zurich, Open Opera St. Gallen, Mozart Festival Trento, University of Houston,
Connaissez-vous Basel-Riehen, Espace Nuithonie Fribourg, Salerno Pianofestival, InterHarmony for Carnegie Hall and many others.
In the mid-80s Thomas and his family moved to Tuscany where he founded the Accademia Amiata and its Festival “Toscana delle Culture”.
The music of Thomas Fortmann does not subscribe to any particular school of thought. He studied the various composition techniques, but maintained a critical point of view towards them. This led to the development of a notably personal style, often uniting different, sometimes even contrary impulses of the modern. Formalistic concepts seem to serve him mainly as a method of transportation and as a play-ground, resulting in very original ideas. It is, however, always important to him, despite the frequent use of complex structures, to directly communicate with the listener and make an emotional impact.
This album contains no booklet.