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Live in London
Amon Duul II
Live in London
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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In 1972 Amon Düül II embarked on their first tour of Britain, recording a show at the Greyhound club in Croydon on December 16, 1972, which was released in Britain in 1973 and in Germany one year later. Lead by the wa...  more »

      
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All Artists: Amon Duul II
Title: Live in London
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mystic UK
Release Date: 10/12/1999
Album Type: Live
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 604388439621

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In 1972 Amon Düül II embarked on their first tour of Britain, recording a show at the Greyhound club in Croydon on December 16, 1972, which was released in Britain in 1973 and in Germany one year later. Lead by the warped and psychy vocals of Renate Knaup and double guitar interplay of Chris Karrer and John Weinzierl, Live in London will certainly change the listener's current disposition. Highly experimental music with a certain flare and charm that could only be pulled off by Amon Düül II. Live in London explores some pretty dark corners of the mind with sound effects, loads of warbled and distorted guitars, keyboards and bass and drum interplay. Chris Karrer also lends some sax and violin to help aid the highly psychedelic live infestations. A great live album with some lovely improvisation and a definite trip into the depths of your mind. Sounds magazine wrote, "Although it does seem a shame that Live In London is a relatively old recording, which doesn't take into account the development that the band has undergone since, the album still gives a very good impression of one of the more successful Amon Düül concerts." British journalists even attested Amon Düül II to be one of the most important German acts. Amon Düül II, the second formation of this now legendary band, are one of the earliest and best known of the German experimental (Krautrock) bands. For the complete re-issue series of the Amon Düül II catalogue, the CDs will be released as remastered deluxe editions, with enhanced booklets, featuring new liner notes and photos.

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CD Reviews

Where's the bonus tracks?
Joseph L. Kolb | harris, mn USA | 07/13/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Spv usually does an excellent job in reissuing cds. the packaging is usually top notch and they include bonus material. for live in london, the cover art has changed, and not to the better, and there is no bonus tracks. get the repertoire version with original cover art and 2 bonus tracks for 20 minutes of extra material. sound quality is not that different."
Blow your mind
J. Holmes | yokohama, japan | 08/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Black Sabbath meets the Velvet Underground at a Jefferson Airplane concert. loud distorted guitars and pounding percussion mixed in with the male/female vox and some noisy improv thrown in. the band kicks off the live show with the truly arse-kicking "Archangels Thunderbird" from the "Yeti" album; which the majority of this setlist is taken from. the set list also contains 3 pieces from "Tanz der Lemminge.""
Amon Duul II - 'Live In London' (Mystic)
Mike Reed | USA | 10/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Concert took place in late 1972,but the record wasn't released until 1974.'Live In London' shows the curious modern day fans(like myself)just how Amon Duul II was able to nearly master their sound as well as vibe on a concert stage.This is a very strong performance,I thought.Tunes here are mostly from the 'Yeti' and 'Tanz Der Lemmings' albums.Cuts I was more than impressed with were the grand krautrock gem of an opener "Archangel Thunderbird","Eye Shaking King" and "March of The Seventies".The two bonus tracks tagged on are good too,the 17-minute "Bavarian Soap Shop Rock" and "Improvisation On Gulp A Sonata" appear to be remixes of lp cuts.No matter,'Live...' is still a keeper.A should-have."