Carmina Burana (album)

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Carmina Burana
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Studio album by Ray Manzarek
Released 1983
Genre Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Classical Crossover
Length 39:57
Label A&M
Producer Philip Glass, Kurt Munkacsi
Ray Manzarek chronology
The Whole Thing Started With Rock & Roll Now It's Out of Control
(1974)
Carmina Burana
(1983)
Ballads Before The Rain
with Roy Rogers
(2008)

Carmina Burana is the third solo album by Ray Manzarek released in 1983. It is a recording of Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Music composed by Carl Orff

  1. "Destiny: Ruler of the World - The Wheel of Fortune (O Fortuna)"
  2. "Destiny: Ruler of the World - The Wounds of Fate (Fortune Plango)"
  3. "Springtime: The Face of Spring (Veris Leta Facies)"
  4. "Springtime: Sunrise (Omnia Sol Temperat)"
  5. "Springtime: Welcome (Ecce Gratum)"
  6. "Springtime: The Dance (Tanz)" - (Tanz Mix: Ich Schau D mix)
  7. "Springtime: Sweetest Boy (Dulcissime)"
  8. "Springtime: If the Whole World Was Mine (Were Diu Werlt)"
  9. "In the Tavern: Boiling Rage (Estuans Interius)"
  10. "In the Tavern: The Roasted Swan (Olim Lacus)"
  11. "In the Tavern: In the Tavern (In Taberna)"
  12. "The Court of Love: Love Flies Everywhere (Amor Volat)"
  13. "The Court of Love: A Young Girl (Stetit Puella)"
  14. "The Court of Love: Come, My Beauty (Veni Veni Venias)"
  15. "The Court of Love: The Lovers (Blanziflor et Helena)"
  16. "Destiny: Ruler of the World - The Wheel of Fortune (O Fortuna)"

Personnel[edit]

  • Ray Manzarek - Piano, Organ, Keyboards, arrangements
  • Michael Riesman - Synthesizers, Orchestrations, conductor
  • Larry Anderson - Drums
  • Ted Hall - Guitar
  • Doug Hodges - Bass
  • Adam Holzman - Synthesizers
  • Jack Kripl - Saxophones, Flutes

Principal Singers

  • Catherine Aks
  • Ma Premm Alimo
  • Bruce Fifer
  • Maryann Hart
  • Cindy Heuues
  • Michael Hume
  • Elliot Levine
  • Dora Ohrenstein
  • Patrick Tomano
  • Imball Wheeler

Recorded at A&M Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.

Liner Notes[edit]

In 1983 Ray Manzarek, long attracted to the spiritual power of Carmina Burana, chose to interpret the piece in a contemporary framework. This presentation intends to create enchanted pictures; to conjure up the ecstasy expressed by the lyrics, an enhanced intense feeling for life akin to the passions and revelry of the wandering poets of so long ago.

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