AMON DÜÜL II is the pionneer of German Progressive rock music. Its very original music was made with accents of free-rock and cosmic rock, near to PINK FLOYD at this period. With a personal instrumentation (Female singer, violin & two drums), it won recognition by the complexity, the harmonic and melodic richness of its music. "Surrounded By The Bars" is a compilation from 1992 in which some tracks have been remixed with today's sound. "Live In Tokyo" is a 1996 recording with the historical line-up, including the band's best tracks ("Deutsche Nepal", "Wolf City", "Surrounded By The Stars", "Archangel Thunderbird", etc.). Some superb classics of German rock at last on CD, worth to be (re-)discovered.