Carnival in Babylon

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Carnival in Babylon
Amon Düül II - Carnival in Babylon.jpg
Studio album by
Released1972
Recorded1971
GenreKrautrock, psychedelic rock
Length37:18
LabelUnited Artists
Amon Düül II chronology
Tanz der Lemminge
(1971)
Carnival in Babylon
(1972)
Wolf City
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

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

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."C.I.D. in Uruk"WeinzierlWeinzierl05:38
2."All the Years 'Round"RognerWeinzierl/Knaup07:25
3."Shimmering Sand"RognerKarrer06:36
4."Kronwinkl 12"WeinzierlWeinzierl03:57
5."Tables Are Turned"RognerKarrer03:38
6."Hawknose Harlequin"RognerKarrer/Meid/Weinzierl/Hausmann/Fichelscher/Leopold10:04

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

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Light"Meid03:47
2."Lemmingmania"Weinzierl02:57
3."Between the Eyes"Karrer/Weinzierl02:24
4."All the Years Round" (single version)Weinzierl/Knaup/Rogner04:10

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

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Skylight"Weinzierl09:50
2."Tatzelwurmloch"Karrel/Weinzierl/Meid/Knaup17:45

Personnel[edit]

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

Guests:

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amon Düül Carnival in Babylon". allmusic.com/. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Carnival in Babylon". ovguide.com. Retrieved 8 March 2013.