Behind the Iron Curtain (album)

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Behind the Iron Curtain
Live album by Nico
Released 1985
Recorded Rotterdam, 9 October 1985
Genre Rock
Label Dojo
Producer Alan Wise
Nico chronology
Camera Obscura
(1985)
Behind the Iron Curtain
(1986)
Live Heroes
(1986)
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Behind the Iron Curtain is a concert recorded by Nico for "Pandora's Music Box '85" at De Doelen Concertgebouw, Grote Zaal (Great Hall), in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on October 9, 1985. It was reissued on CD in 1987, only including the material from sides 1, 2 and 4.

The release states: "Recorded live in Warsaw, Budapest and Prague between 29.9.85 and 31.10.85", hence the title.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
  1. "All Saints' Night" – 9:14
  2. "Procession" – 3:48
  3. "Secret Side" – 3:33 (Nico)
  4. "Das Lied vom einsamen Mädchen" – 6:08 (Robert Gilbert, Heymann)
Side 2
  1. "Win a Few" – 8:55 (Nico)
  2. "König" – 4:27 (Nico)
  3. "Purple Lips" – 4:32 (Nico)
  4. "All Tomorrow's Parties" – 3:03 (Lou Reed)
Side 3
  1. "Fearfully in Danger" – 6:49 (Nico)
  2. "The End" – 10:10 (The Doors)
  3. "My Funny Valentine" – 4:15 (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
  4. "Sixty/Forty" – 2:26 (Nico)
Side 4
  1. "Tananore" – 4:06 (Nico)
  2. "Janitor of Lunacy" – 4:19 (Nico)
  3. "My Heart Is Empty" – 5:15 (Nico)
  4. "Femme Fatale" – 3:48 (Lou Reed)

Personnel[edit]

  • Nico – vocals, Indian pump organ
  • James Young – piano, keyboards
  • Eric Random – tabla, percussion, synthesiser
  • Eric Graham Dowdall – electronic percussion
  • Toby Toman – drums

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