Carnival in Babylon

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Carnival in Babylon
Studio album by Amon Düül II
Released 1972
Recorded 1971
Genre Krautrock, progressive rock
Label United Artists Records
Amon Düül II chronology
Tanz der Lemminge
(1971)
Carnival in Babylon
(1972)
Wolf City
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Carnival in Babylon is an LP by German rock artists Amon Düül II which was released in 1972. It was recorded at the Bavaria Studio (engineer Peter Kramper) and remixed at Studio 70 (engineer Jürgen Koppers). It was produced by Olaf Kübler and Amon Düül II. The original cover design and photos were by F.U. Rogner.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "C.I.D. in Uruk"   Weinzierl Weinzierl 05:38
2. "All the Years 'Round"   Rogner Weinzierl/Knaup 07:25
3. "Shimmering Sand"   Rogner Karrer 06:36
4. "Kronwinkl 12"   Weinzierl Weinzierl 03:57
5. "Tables Are Turned"   Rogner Karrer 03:38
6. "Hawknose Harlequin"   Rogner Karrer/Meid/Weinzierl/Hausmann/Fichelscher/Leopold 10:04

Bonus tracks on 2002 Repertoire CD reissue (REP 4966):

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Light"   Meid 03:47
2. "Lemmingmania"   Weinzierl 02:57
3. "Between the Eyes"   Karrer/Weinzierl 02:24
4. "All the Years Round" (single version) Weinzierl/Knaup/Rogner 04:10

Bonus tracks on 2007 Revisited CD reissue (SPV 305352 CD):

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Skylight"   Weinzierl 09:50
2. "Tatzelwurmloch"   Karrel/Weinzierl/Meid/Knaup 17:45

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Personnel[edit]

  • John Weinzierl - guitars, vocals
  • Chris Karrer - guitars, violin, soprano sax, vocals
  • Lothar Meid - bass, vocals
  • Renate Knaup-Krötenschwanz - vocals
  • Danny Fichelscher - drums, congas
  • Peter Leopold - drums, tambourine
  • Karl-Heinz Hausmann - keyboards[4]

Guests:

  • Joy Alaska - backing vocals
  • F.U. Rogner - organ
  • Olaf Kübler - soprano sax, door

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