Paradise Now (album)

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Paradise Now
Die krupps - paradise now.jpg
Studio album by Die Krupps
Released April 21, 1997
Recorded ATOM H Studios, Düsseldorf
Genre Industrial metal,groove metal
Label Rough Trade/Our Choice
Producer Jürgen Engler, Chris Lietz
Die Krupps chronology
III - Odyssey of the Mind
(1995)III - Odyssey of the Mind1995
Paradise Now
(1997)
Als wären wir für immer
(2010)Als wären wir für immer2010
Singles from Paradise Now
  1. "Fire"
    Released: March 24, 1997
  2. "Rise Up"
    Released: June 30, 1997
  3. "Black Beauty White Heat"
    Released: November 3, 1997

Paradise Now is the seventh album by German band Die Krupps. It was released in 1997.[1] It is the last album prior to the band's 8-year break-up. Guitars take a more dominant role here than on previous Die Krupps albums.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Jürgen Engler; all music composed by Engler and Lee Altus, except where noted.

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Moving Beyond"  4:25
2."The Gods of Void"  4:26
3."Paradise Now"  5:00
4."Black Beauty White Heat"  5:04
5."Reconstruction"  4:28
6."Behind" (feat. Dieter Moebius of Cluster, Mani Neumeier of Guru Guru and George Lewis on vocals)LewisMoebius, Neumeier, Engler1:35
7."Taste of Taboo" (feat. Doro Pesch on 2nd voice)  5:35
8."Rise Up" (feat. Julian Beeston on backing vocals)BeestonEngler3:39
9."Fire" (feat. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane, Peter Ker, Mike FinesilverBrown, Crane, Ker, Finesilver3:13
10."Full Circle"  4:01
11."Vortex"DörperEngler4:25
12."30 Seconds"Dörper 4:04
13."(A New) Society Treaty" Engler5:28

Singles[edit]

"Fire" was released prior to the album release and its promo video was played on music television stations several times. The single contained the original version, an early mix of "Moving Beyond, a Nexus Six remix of "Fire", and an extended version of "Language Of Reality (Charlie Clouser Remix)" previously released on The Final Remixes. "Rise Up" was promoted by 2 different promo videos, including live footage recorded in Berlin, Germany on 6 June 1997 and produced by Jörg Buttgereit; the single features the original version, a club remix of "Rise Up" and the exclusive B-side "The Last Time". "Black Beauty White Heat" was released as the final single in autumn; a promo video was made but received minimum airplay. The single contains a video edit of the title track, the original version, and the exclusive B-side "Complete Control".

Personnel[edit]

Die Krupps[edit]

  • Jürgen Engler - vocals, keyboards, guitars, talkbox
  • Lee Altus - guitars
  • Rüdiger Esch - bass guitar
  • George Lewis - drums
  • Ralf Dörper - keyboard
  • Chris Lietz - programming, samplers

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Michael Schwabe - mastering
  • Dirk Rudolph - cover design
  • Stefan Müssigbrodt - band photo

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[2] 26
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[3] 21
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[4] 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paradise Now". Die Krupps. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Die Krupps – Paradise Now" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  3. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Die Krupps – Paradise Now". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  4. ^ "Die Krupps: Paradise Now" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved March 24, 2014.