Reinhard Mey  -  Peter and the Wolf  (Prokofiev)   (EMI 26536)
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Reinhard Mey  -  Peter and the Wolf  (Prokofiev)   (EMI 26536)
PE0224. REINHARD MEY - Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev) (in German), plus 8 Tierballaden. (EU) EMI 26536, recorded 2000. 24pp booklet entirely in German. Enchanting! - 724382653622


“German liedermacher Reinhard Mey rose to prominence in France and Germany as one of the most well-known and beloved singer/songwriters of his generation. He was born in Berlin on 21 December, 1942, and learned how to play the piano and guitar at an early age. His first foray onto the stage came when he joined a skiffle group, Les Trois Affamés. His group was invited to play a liedermacher festival at Burg Waldeck in 1965, and the gig eventually led to Les Trois Affamés' first record deal. Mey released his first solo album in 1967, and he dropped out of university in order to pursue music. It was a career that would span well over four decades; Mey released over 20 albums in the 40 years following his début, gaining audiences throughout Germany, France, and Holland. He received several major awards throughout his career, including the Verdienstkreuz am Bande in 1983 and the Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse in 2001. He was also the first non-French artist to receive the Prix International de la Chanson Française (1968). Mey continued releasing albums in France and Germany well into the 2000s; 2013's ‘Dann Mach's Gut’ confirmed he was still a creative and commercial force to be reckoned with, earning enthusiastic reviews and rising to the top of the German sales charts. For years, Mey has been an avid vegetarian, and also has been active in the German chapter of the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Several of his songs deal with the theme of prevention of cruelty to animals, the most famous one being ‘Die Würde des Schweins ist unantastbar’ (roughly, ‘a pig's dignity is inviolable’, (echoing the first sentence of the first article of the German constitution).”

- Margaret Reges,