Spice Crackers

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Spice Crackers
Spice crackers album cover.jpg
Studio album by Camouflage
Released 11 September 1995
28 August 2009 (remastered)
Recorded October 1994-1995
Genre Synthpop
Label BMG, Bureau B
Producer Heiko Maile, Stephan Fischer
Camouflage chronology
Bodega Bohemia
(1993)
Spice Crackers
(1995)
Sensor
(2003)
Singles from Spice Crackers
  1. "Bad News"
    Released: August 1995
  2. "X-Ray"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Spice Crackers is the fifth studio album from German synthpop group Camouflage, released in September 11, 1995 by BMG.[2][3]

Background[edit]

The band's new contract with BMG Germany provided them with full creative freedom, allowing the two to utilise works originally intended for their failed opera project and make them much more experimental, and sometimes even inspired by science fiction films. In March 1995 the band performed in Stuttgart and debuted the new material.

Overall, the album was a completely new venture for the group, and unfortunately was not a success. Due to this, the band went their separate ways.[4]

Singles[edit]

Two singles were released from the record: "Bad News" in August 1995 and "X-Ray" in early 1996. Music videos were filmed for both. "X-Ray" was remixed by Tranceformer and Ronda Ray for release. Both were included on the band's 2001 retrospective "Rewind".

Re-release[edit]

Due to the album being out of print, the band remastered and re-released the album in 2009. It features two discs, the second comprising B-sides and other rarities, some unreleased, from the Spice Crackers era. A download-only album was also released, containing all the remixes from the two singles.

Tracklisting[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Spice Crackers"   Camouflage 3:34
2. "X-Ray"   Camouflage 6:24
3. "Kraft"   Camouflage 3:46
4. "Electronic Music"   Camouflage 2:40
5. "Bad News"   Moon Martin 6:01
6. "Days Run Wild"   Camouflage 5:16
7. "A Place In China (Heaven's Not)"   Camouflage 6:09
8. "Zwischenspiel 2"   Camouflage 1:35
9. "Funky Service (What Do You Want to Drink?)"   Camouflage 4:19
10. "Back to Heaven"   Camouflage 7:38
11. "Je Suis Le Dieu"   Camouflage 5:24
12. "Ronda's Trigger"   Camouflage 9:38
13. "Travelling Without Moving"   Camouflage 1:26
14. "Spacetrain"   Camouflage 8:35

Personnel[edit]

Producer – Heiko Maile
Guitar, Keyboards – Ingo Ito
Remastered (2009 Edition) by – Sven Geiger
Vocals – Marcus Meyn

Credits[edit]

Arranged By – Heiko Maile, Ingo Ito, Marcus Meyn
Art Direction, Photography By – Michel Moers
Design, Graphics [Computergraphics] – Gisela Ludwig
Lyrics By – Heiko Maile (tracks: 1 to 4, 7 to 14), Ingo Ito (tracks: 5, 14), Marcus Meyn (tracks: 1 to 4, 7 to 14)
Music By – Heiko Maile (tracks: 1 to 4, 7 to 14), Ingo Ito (tracks: 1, 6, 14), Marcus Meyn (tracks: 1 to 4, 7 to 14)
Producer – Heiko Maile
Producer [Additional] – Ingo Ito, Stephan Fischer
℗ 1995 BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. Spice Crackers at AllMusic. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  2. ^ Camouflage Spice Crackers
  3. ^ Camouflage Spice Crackers
  4. ^ [1] CAMOUFLAGE HISTORY: Part six 1994-1996

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