Saturday evening in our street

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Saturday evening in our street
Studio album by Peter Maffay



Label (s) Teldec

Format (s)


Genre (s)

Schlager , pop-rock

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running time




Joachim Heider

It's You I Want to Live With
Saturday evening in our street My Freedom

Saturday evening in our street is the fourth studio album by Peter Maffay . For the first time he mixed rock music with Schlager elements. It was published in 1974 by Teldec .

History of origin

In 1974 Peter Maffay made a radical change in style. Already established as a Schlager interpreter, Maffay had problems with his management, who wanted to dictate every step for him in the style of the management of Roy Black or Freddy Quinn and wanted to determine the music style and content of the lyrics. In order to free himself from these constraints, Maffay first separated from his discoverer and regular producer Michael Kunze. Together with the rock band 18 Karat Gold and later Sahara , he toured Yugoslavia and Germany. Maffay took Michael Conradt as the new manager. This gave Maffay the freedom he needed. Christian Heilburg (actually Gregor Rottschalk ), Michael Holm and Hans Ulrich Weigel could be won as lyricists and songwriters for the next album . The studio musicians were also exchanged. These were Thor Baldursson , the guitarists Ingo Kramer and Thomas Schiedel , the bassist Paul Cameron , who all came from Berlin, and the Englishman Martin Harrison .

Saturday evening in our street was recorded in the summer / autumn 1974 in the Munich Musicland Studios and in the Berlin Hansa recording studio . The album was produced by Joachim Heider .

Track list

A side

  1. Saturday evening in our street ( Peter Maffay , Christian Heilburg ) - 4:14
  2. Rock 'n' Roll Baby (Maffay, Heilburg) - 2:55
  3. Sandy (Maffay, Hans Ulrich Weigel , Joachim Heider ) - 3:15
  4. When will the morning come (Maffay, Michael Holm ) - 3:18
  5. One has to go (Maffay, Weigel, Heider) - 4:15
  6. Sun and Earth (Heider) - 4:14

B side

  1. Love as deep as the sea (Maffay) - 4:05
  2. I stay in Jackson (Maffay, Joachim Relin ) - 3:23
  3. You, today I'm still free (Maffay, Holm) - 4:03
  4. My way to you (Maffay) - 3:49
  5. Wild Girl (Heider) - 3:16
  6. Flamingo Land (Maffay, Heider) - 2:59

A CD version was released in 1987, also via Teldec. A republication took place on June 7, 1993.

Music genre

The album on Saturday evening in our street is the first in which Maffay mixes rock music with hits. In addition to strong rock influences , country influences can also be heard. Flamingo Land, on the other hand, uses influences from surf music and is slightly reminiscent of the Beach Boys .


The musical reorientation initially caused a loss of success for Peter Maffay. The first single One Must Go flopped and just sold 28,000 copies. The single was listed in the ZDF hit parade in June, before the album was released . However, the title song, which was also decoupled, reached number 20 in the singles charts. In total, Maffay sold around 40,000 copies of the album.

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Edmund Hartsch: Maffay. On the way to myself . C. Bertelsmann, Munich 2009, ISBN 978-3-570-01029-7 , pp. 84 f .
  2. Saturday evening in our street (album). Discogs , accessed August 18, 2011 .
  3. CD - Album - Info. Online music database, accessed August 18, 2011 .
  4. The Transylvanian boy . In: Oldie Market . No. 10 , 2005, pp. 10 ( [PDF]).