Moontan

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Moontan
Golden Earring - Moontan.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1973
GenreHard rock, progressive rock
Length40:19
39:41 (US version)
LabelTrack, MCA, Polydor
ProducerGolden Earring
Golden Earring chronology
Together
(1972)
Moontan
(1973)
Switch
(1975)
Alternative cover
United States rerelease cover
United States rerelease cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[2]

Moontan is the ninth album by Dutch rock band Golden Earring, released in 1973. It contains the radio hit "Radar Love", and was voted 9th best Dutch pop album ever by readers of music magazine Oor in 2008.[3] 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".[4] 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.[5]

"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" – 6:26
  5. "Just Like Vince Taylor" – 4:33
  6. "Vanilla Queen" – 9:16

US track listing[edit]

  1. "Radar Love" – 6:26
  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 The U.S. version of the album was originally issued with the UK "exotic dancer" cover, but this was quickly withdrawn and replaced with the "earring" cover depicted at right.

In September 2021, Moontan Remastered & Expanded, a new 2CD edition of the 1973 classic album, was released featuring the original album newly remastered for the first time from the first-generation master tapes, and featuring 6 bonus tracks, 9 previously unreleased mixes/different versions, a 32-page booklet with a new essay, memorabilia, and photos.

CD 1: Original album version remastered plus bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Candy's Going Bad" – 6:13
  2. "Are You Receiving Me" – 9:32
  3. "Suzy Lunacy (Mental Rock)" – 4:26
  4. "Radar Love" – 6:26
  5. "Just Like Vince Taylor" – 4:22
  6. "Vanilla Queen" – 9:19
  7. "Big Tree, Blue Sea (1973 version)" – 8:12
  8. "Candy’s Going Bad (single version)" – 2:52
  9. "Radar Love (single version)" – 3:45
  10. "The Song Is Over" – 4:52
  11. "Instant Poetry" – 5:08
  12. "From Heaven, From Hell (1974 version)" – 6:05

CD 2: The Moontan Sessions[edit]

  1. "Vanilla Queen (early version)" – 10:03
  2. "Radar Love (basic track)" – 6:27
  3. "The Song Is Over (basic track)" – 5:14
  4. "Are You Receiving Me (basic track)" – 9:30
  5. "Candy’s Going Bad (rough mix)" – 4:06
  6. "Vanilla Queen part 1 (rough mix)" – 5:36
  7. "Just Like Vince Taylor (alternate mix)" – 4:27
  8. "Big Tree, Blue Sea part 1 (rough mix)" – 3:14
  9. "Radar Love (instrumental mono mix)" – 6:30

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Golden Earring
  • Executive Producer: Fred Haayen
  • Engineer: Pieter Nieboer
  • Engineer: Damon Lyon-Shaw(mixing) IBC Studios London England
  • Arranger: Golden Earring

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guarisco, Donald A. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: G". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ "OOR PRESENTEERT: 50 JAAR NEDERPOP inclusief DE 50 BESTE NEDERLANDSE POPALBUMS ALLER TIJDEN". oor.nl. 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  4. ^ Q Classic: Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock, 2005.
  5. ^ "Gold & Platinum Search Results for Golden Earring". riaa.com. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  7. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 3839a". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Golden Earring – Moontan" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Golden Earring | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Golden Earring Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Golden Earring Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 5081a." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  13. ^ "From the Music Capitals of the World-Toronto" (PDF). Billboard. June 14, 1975. p. 47. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Golden Earring – Moontan". Recording Industry Association of America.

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