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Paternoster – Die ersten Tage (The First Days)

Now-Again — April 26, 2018 | Comments (8)

The latest release in Now-Again’s Reserve Subscription series: The genesis of one of the world’s great rock albums: Austrian prog-psych masters Paternoster’s (whose self-titled album was Reserve Edition LP#1) soundtrack to Herbert Holba’s 1971 hippie sci-fi film Die ersten Tage (The First Days). Transferred directly from master tapes, never before released in any form..


Now-Again Reserve: Custom-made LP’s delivered once per quarter, presenting some of the rarest records in their respective genres in high quality LP format. Each release is produced with the direct participation of the artist.

Paternoster are psych-rock legends – their self-titled album is one of the most sought after artifacts from the 70s rock underground, and one of the most expensive. Their story was told, for the first time, when Now-Again issued a deluxe version of Paternoster as the first album in the Reserve Edition subscription series. Now, their previously unreleased soundtrack to a silent Austrian film – the reason that they were signed, and given the means to produce their album – is released as an album. It contains sketches of songs that would be fleshed out on their debut, as well as music ranging from fuzz-guitar grooves that sound akin to the best of Italy’s 70s library music scene to pastoral folk to expansive prog. This album completes the Paternoster cycle, and gives psych-rock fans a new set of songs to celebrate.

Bonus 2nd LP – available only to subscribers – contains extended OST tracks and vocal demos of tracks that didn’t make Paternoster’s debut. Extensive, photo-filled booklet documents the history of the band, Holba’s film, and how psychedelic rock and film collided in Vienna’s 70s underground. For the first time, Paternoster guitarist Gerhard Walter and drummer Gerhart Walenta contribute notes, in a project overseen by Now-Again’s Eothen Alapatt and the late Paternoster bassist Haimo Wisser’s son Thomas.

Download card for WAV files with bonus tracks, including the band’s demos for their debut album, and the entire Die ersten Tage film.


  1. hell yeah!!

    Comment by Christian — February 3, 2016, 12:39 am
  2. Do we need to sign up again or will it just continue automatically?

    Comment by Luke Franz — January 10, 2017, 10:28 pm
  3. @Luke: You don’t need to sign up again, it will continue automatically.

    Comment by admin — January 10, 2017, 11:52 pm
  4. Any chance you guys will offer a lower priced subscription without the cd’s ?

    Comment by Trevor — January 11, 2017, 12:58 am
  5. Any word on when the wooden cases will be shipped for members?

    Comment by Sims — January 14, 2017, 5:15 pm
  6. @Sims, Our distributor is in the process of shipping these out right now. If you did not receive an email with a tracking number, please contact

    Comment by admin — January 16, 2017, 6:16 pm
  7. Is this still shipping around the date listed for Split Decision Band?

    Comment by Luke Franz — April 8, 2017, 12:33 am
  8. Has Split Decision Band started shipping yet? Dying to listen to it

    Comment by M — May 3, 2017, 10:39 pm

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