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3.38 | 24 ratings | 3 reviews | 12% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1987

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Der Tod Des Cobra Verde (4:40)
2. Nachts: Schnee (1:45)
3. Der Marktplatz (2:30)
4. Eine Andere Welt (5:00)
5. Grab Der Mutter (4:35)
6. Die Singenden Madschen Von Ho, Ziavi (6:45)
7. Sieh Nicht überm Meer Ist's (4:35)
8. Ha'mut, Bis Dass Die Nacht Mit Ruh' Und Stille Kommt (9:40)

Total Time: 39:30

Bonus track on 2006 CD reissue:
9. OM Mani Padme Hum 4 (Piano Version)(4:28)

Line-up / Musicians

- Renate Aschauer-Knaup / vocals
- Daniel fichelscher / guitar, percussion, vocals
- Florian Fricke / piano, Synclavier, vocals, producer

- Kristen Riter / vocals (1)
- Irmgard Hecker / vocals (7)
- Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper / chorus vocals
- Zigi Cultural Troupe Ho / girl vocals (6)
- Ralph Graf / Synclavier programming

Releases information

Soundtrack of Werner Herzog's film "Cobra Verde"

LP Milan ‎- A 353 (1987, France)

CD Milan ‎- CD 353 (1987, France)
CD SPV Recordings ‎- SPV 085-70262 CD (2006, Germany) With a bonus track

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POPOL VUH Cobra Verde (OST) ratings distribution

(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(21%)
Good, but non-essential (42%)
Collectors/fans only (25%)
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POPOL VUH Cobra Verde (OST) reviews

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Review by philippe
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3 stars The original soundtrack recorded for Werner Herzog's last movie featuring the outstanding Klaus Kinski in the role of the Brazilian bandit Cobra Verde. Quite adventurous, haunting and metaphysical, the film is formidably accompanied (once again) by the deeply spiritual, celestial music of Popol Vuh. The most memorable compositions are the self title track with its magnetic, spacey synth lines and the magnificent African / tribal chorus which is used to illustrate the magic funeral end of the film with the death of the hero. Despite that it is a very pleasant musical moment, according to me the musical level is not as accomplished (or permanent) as in the fantastic ethereal / creepy soundtrack of "Aguirre" and "Nosferatu".

Latest members reviews

5 stars The last Werner Herzog soundtrack by Popol Vuh features only music that actually appears in the film. One non-Popol Vuh track is also included. The haunting melodies are Popol Vuh at their very best. I had listened to the album many times before I watched the film. Needless to say, the listening ... (read more)

Report this review (#1740738) | Posted by lothda | Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | Review Permanlink

3 stars "Cobra Verde" (Green Cobra) - soundtrack by Popol Vuh for great film by Werner Herzog about adventures of charysmatic Brazilian criminal and slavetrader in Africa. The album starts from catchy theme "Der Tod des Cobra Verde" - acoustic guitar, choral mantric singing - one of the best tracks by ... (read more)

Report this review (#240303) | Posted by Sergey Lenkov | Saturday, September 19, 2009 | Review Permanlink

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