phallus dei 1969 / gift 1970
1969 / 1970 /1993 / 2014

1971 first album “gift
union studios munic
recording engineer reinhold mack

1974 second album “blue apple
teldec-studio hamburg
recording engineer thomas kuckuck

…about <gift>

the starting-project in the early seventies was the „gift-music-house” which became very famous in the scene, and allowed the group to work, live with families and entertain friends.

it also encouraged varius other groups to visit the “gift-music-house” which meant that they could work and have fun together. close relationships were found with groups like scorpions, kraan, birth control, atlantis, king-ping-me, ton-steine-scherben and many many others.

playing as a front-group to international top-acts they visited many places and festivals at single-concerts in europe.

although since the age of fourteen they had all previouslv played in different groups,it was at the end of the “wild sixties” that uwe patzke, mandy lange, rainer baur and helmut treichel first met. and it was more of a coincidence that one day a certain music-producer,

none less than otto b. hartmann took notice of the group which was then renamed from
<phallus dei> into <gift>

after a three month rehearsal they started their first session in the “union studios” in munic. producing their very first album. nick woodland, who had at the time just arrived from the u.k. was e tremendous asset after joining the group especialy concerning characteristic 2-voice- guitar-riffs. it was at the end of that studio-session that the birth of a new german-rock-group come into vision.