Contraband (Golden Earring album)

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Contraband
Golden Earring - Contraband.jpg
Studio album by Golden Earring
Released 1976 (1977 USA)
Recorded 1976
Genre Hard Rock, Progressive rock
Length 38:18
Label Polydor (MCA in USA)
Producer Golden Earring,
John Kriek,
Damon Lyon-Shaw
Golden Earring chronology
To the Hilt
(1976)
Contraband
(1976)
Live
(1977)
Alternate USA cover art
For the USA, Golden Earring's "Contraband" album was repackaged as "Mad love" with a slightly altered track listing.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Contraband is an album by Dutch rock band Golden Earring, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music).

For the USA, the same recordings were issued under the album title Mad Love the following year (1977). This USA version also had different cover art and song sequence. Additionally the song "Faded Jeans" was omitted and replaced with the track "I Need Love".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Hay and Kooymans.

European track listing[edit]

  1. "Bombay" – 3:52
  2. "Sueleen" – 5:40
  3. "Con Man" – 7:10
  4. "Mad Love's Comin'" – 7:45
  5. "Fighting Windmills" – 4:38
  6. "Faded Jeans" – 5:07
  7. "Time's Up" – 3:52

USA track listing[edit]

Side A

  1. "I Need Love" - 6:23
  2. "Sueleen (Sweden)" - 5:50
  3. "Mad Love's Comin'" - 7:44

Side B

  1. "Bombay" - 3:51
  2. "Fightin' Windmills" - 4:39
  3. "Con Man" - 7:09
  4. "Times Up" - 3:55

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Golden Earring, John Kriek, Damon Lyon-Shaw
  • Engineer: Robin Freeman
  • Mixing: John Kriek, Steve Lillywhite, Damon Lyon-Shaw
  • Cutting engineer: Melvyn Abrahams
  • String arrangements: Robert Jan Stips
  • Coordination: Jan Vermaes
  • Art direction: Koos Van Oostrom
  • Artwork: Koos Van Oostrom

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guarisco, Donald A.. Contraband at AllMusic