Ivan Kral

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Ivan Král
Born 1948
Prague, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Genres Rock, pop, jazz, alternative rock, protopunk, ambient, electronic
Occupation(s) Guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, filmmaker, bassist, pianist, vocalist
Instruments Guitar, piano, keyboards, bass, vocals, cello
Years active 1966–present
Labels Arista, PolyGram, Universal, Chrysalis, Sony, BMG, Supraphon, Warner Music
Associated acts Patti Smith, Blondie, Iggy Pop, John Cale
Website www.ivankral.net

Ivan Král (born 12 May 1948, in Prague) is a Grammy Award-winning, Czech-born American composer, filmmaker, record producer and singer. He works across many genres including punk, rock, jazz, soul, country and film scores. His songs have been recorded by such artists as Téléphone, Blondie, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Simple Minds, U2, Mick Ronson, and John Waite, among others.

Between 1975–1979, he was member of Patti Smith Group; he recorded four albums with her: Horses (1975), Radio Ethiopia (1976), Easter (1978) and Wave (1979).[1] Subsequently, he was a member of John Cale backing band and in early 80s, he recorded two albums with Iggy Pop: Soldier (1980) and Party (1981). He was co-writer of many Patti Smith and Iggy Pop songs, including Smith's "Ask the Angels", "Pissing in a River" and her big hit "Dancing Barefoot". He is co-writer of Iggy Pop's song "Bang Bang" which is later covered by David Bowie. As producer, he worked with The Vipers[2] and with Czech bands such as Garage, Lucie[3] and Mňága a Žďorp.[4] He also released many solo albums.[5]



  • Nostalgia (1995)
  • Looking Back (1996)
  • Native: His Native Complete (1996)
  • Alias (1997) (with Ivan Hlas, David Koller and Karel Šůcha)
  • Modré z nebe (soundtrack) (1997)
  • Prohlédnutí / Clear Eyes (1998)
  • ... "dancing barefoot" (1999)
  • Dancing Reboot Ivan Král Remixed (remix) (1999)
  • Živě, dětským domovům (live) (1999)
  • Best of Ivan Král (compilation) (2001)
  • Cabriolet (soundtrack) (2001)
  • Photoalbum (2001)
  • Erotická revue (2003)
  • Bang Bang! (2005)
  • Always (2014)[6]
  • Always (2014) [7]

with Patti Smith[edit]

with Iggy Pop[edit]

with John Waite[edit]

with Téléphone[edit]

  • Dure Limite "Ce Soir est ce Soir" (1982) his name being wrongly spelt Yvan Kral on some album credits

with John Cale[edit]

with Eastern Bloc[edit]

  • Eastern Bloc (1987)

with Sky Cries Mary[edit]

  • Exit at the Axis (1991)

with Noel Redding and Friends[edit]

with Triny Vocal Trio[edit]

  • Gypsy Streams (2001)[8]


  1. ^ Švamberk, Alex (26 August 2005). "Po čtyřech letech vystoupí v Praze Patti Smith". Novinky.cz. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Vipers, The (4) – Outta The Nest". Discogs. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lucie (2) – Černý Kočky Mokrý Žáby". Discogs. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mňága A Žďorp – Ryzí Zlato". Discogs. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ivan Král se vrací s Photoalbem". iDNES.cz. 12 November 2002. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Vydavatelství Warner Music podepsalo smlouvu s Ivanem Kralem, jeho nové album vydá v září". RockAndPop.cz (in Czech). 29 August 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.lidovky.cz/ivan-kral-ziji-pro-perfektni-pisen-d5v-/kultura.aspx?c=A140926_095050_ln_kultura_hep/
  8. ^ "Gypsy Streams - Triny Vocal Trio | Credits". AllMusic. 2001-09-25. Retrieved 2014-07-30. 

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