Moontan

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Moontan
Golden Earring - Moontan.jpg
Studio album by Golden Earring
Released July 1973
Genre Hard rock, progressive rock
Length 40:19
39:41 (US version)
Label Track, MCA, Polydor
Producer Golden Earring
Golden Earring chronology
Together
(1972)
Moontan
(1973)
Switch
(1975)
Alternative cover
United States rerelease cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Moontan is the ninth album by Dutch rock band Golden Earring, released in 1973. It contains the radio hit "Radar Love", and was voted best Dutch pop album ever by readers of music magazine Oor in 2008.[2] In the Q & Mojo Classic Special Edition Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock, the album came #32 in its list of "40 Cosmic Rock Albums".[3] Moontan is the band's most successful album in the United States, being the only Golden Earring album to be certified Gold by the RIAA.[4]

"Vanilla Queen" twice samples Marilyn Monroe's character in There's No Business Like Show Business: "Well, in simple English I'm..." from the "Lazy" performance and "What's your name, Honey?" from the "Heat Wave" performance.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Hay and Kooymans except where noted.

Original track listing (European/UK version)[edit]

  1. "Candy's Going Bad" – 6:12
  2. "Are You Receiving Me" (John Fenton, Hay, Kooymans) – 9:31
  3. "Suzy Lunacy (Mental Rock)" – 4:24
  4. "Radar Love" – 6:23
  5. "Just Like Vince Taylor" – 4:33
  6. "Vanilla Queen" – 9:16

U.S. track listing[edit]

  1. "Radar Love" – 6:24
  2. "Candy's Going Bad" – 6:12
  3. "Vanilla Queen" – 9:20
  4. "Big Tree, Blue Sea" – 8:13
  5. "Are You Receiving Me" (Fenton, Hay, Kooymans) – 9:32

This is also the track listing on the original UK vinyl release (see above), as well as on early U.S. LP pressings (Track/MCA 396). The U.S. version of the album was originally issued with the UK "exotic dancer" cover, but this was quickly withdrawn and replaced with the "earring" cover depicted at right.

Credits[edit]

Additional personnel

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Golden Earring
  • Executive Producer: Fred Haayen
  • Engineer: Pieter Nieboer
  • Arranger: Golden Earring

Charts[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1974 Pop Albums 12

Singles — Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1974 "Candy's Going Bad" Pop Singles 91
1974 "Radar Love" Pop Singles 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guarisco, Donald A. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  2. ^ "50 Years Of Dutch Pop Music". 50jaarnederpop.nl. 2008-11-23. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  3. ^ Q Classic: Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock, 2005.
  4. ^ "Gold & Platinum Search Results for Golden Earring". riaa.com. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 

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