Simple Man (Klaus Nomi album)

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Simple Man
Studio album by Klaus Nomi
Released 1982
Genre New wave, rock
Length 41:02
Label RCA
Producer Ron Johnsen, Klaus Nomi
Klaus Nomi chronology
Klaus Nomi
(1981)
Simple Man
(1982)
Encore
(1983)
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Simple Man is the second album by German countertenor Klaus Nomi, released in 1982. It was also the last album of original material to be released during Nomi's lifetime.

The album consists of a mix of opera and pop music, songs by Renaissance composer John Dowland and several excerpts from Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas juxtaposed with Ding Dong and Falling in Love Again.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one

  1. "From Beyond" (John Dowland) – 2:51
  2. "After the Fall" (Kristian Hoffman) – 4:43
  3. "Just One Look" (Gregory Carrol/Doris Payne) – 3:19
  4. "Falling in Love Again" (Frederick Hollander/Sammy Lerner) – 2:39
  5. "ICUROK" (George Elliott) – 4:24
  6. "Rubberband Lazer" (Joey Arias/Anthony Frere) – 4:20

Side two

  1. "Wayward Sisters" (Henry Purcell) – 1:43
  2. "Ding Dong" (Harold Arlen/E. Y. "Yip" Harburg) – 3:03
  3. "Three Wishes" (Jamie Daglish/George Elliott/Sierra) – 3:18
  4. "Simple Man" (Kristian Hoffman) – 4:17
  5. "Death" (Henry Purcell) – 4:18
  6. "Return" (John Dowland) – 2:07

Personnel[edit]

  • Ron Johnsen: Producer
  • Klaus Nomi: Lead & background vocals
  • Julie Burgher, Jon Corbet, Robert Medici: Background vocals
  • Man Parrish, Kristian Hoffman, Tommy Mandel: Synthesizer, keyboards
  • Scott Woody: Guitar
  • John Kay: Bass Guitar
  • Kevin Tooley, Robert Medici: Drums
  • Carl Casella, Ron Johnsen: Engineer and mixers
  • Maxine St. Clair: Cover photograph

References[edit]

  1. ^ McLeod, Ken (2001). "Bohemian Rhapsodies: Operatic Influences on Rock Music". Popular Music (Cambridge University Press) 20 (2): 189–203. doi:10.1017/S0261143001001404.