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    Posted: April 24 2014 at 13:54
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Cleopatra Makes 2014 The Year Of Amon Düül II!

Deluxe Vinyl Versions Of 5 Classic Amon Düül II Titles, And The Long Awaited Release of Their First Album In 20 Years Will Leave You Simply Düülirious!

Los Angeles, CA - On April 29, Cleopatra Records will roll out a series of limited edition deluxe vinyl re-issues of 5 landmark albums by one of the most influential experimental rock bands of all time, iconic German Krautrock legends Amon Düül II! Each album has been meticulously put together with digitally remastered audio made specifically for these re-issues, 180 gram colored vinyl packaged in glue-on heavyweight chip board jackets, and sequentially numbered. The first 2 re-issues to appear will be the spectacular 1969 debut album Phallus Dei and the hugely influential 1972 classic Wolf City. The following month will see the release of the 1971 double LPDance Of The Lemmings, followed in June by 2 more - 1973’s Vive La Trance and an extra special lenticular jacket printing of the group’s masterpiece, 1970’s double LP Yeti, which will be limited to just 500 copies.

As thrilling as these extraordinary releases are, what’s more exciting is the long awaited return of this iconic German outfit after a nearly 20-year absence from the music world with a new album, Düülirium! This stunning new album features 3 of the group’s founding members - guitarist John Weinzierl, guitarist/violinist Chris Karrer, and vocalist Renate Knaup - and will be simultaneously released on both CD and vinyl June 10.

“Amon Duul never used to present the same style on their albums,” explains guitarist John Weinzierl. “We like to develop our music into all kinds of directions and sometimes we don’t even know where it’s gonna lead us. We don’t follow a pattern only because it is successful. Since 2000 we’ve used lots of elements of world music, we had eastern influences, ethnological sounds, and of course we never forgot ‘sound painting’.” When asked if there was a concept behind this new album, Weinzierl expounded, “Avoiding industry music, heading for new frontiers.”

Düülirium will be available at all fine music stores, including iTunes, starting June 10.

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I'm excited !!!
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I'm excited to hear this, but the past 20 years with this band and people has been so frustrating, even with John going so far as to trash previous work.
As an artist and writer, I can relate to not wanting to do it again, what you have already done, but there is no need to trash it ... it was what it was and that was that!
Too many of the re-hashes were way too poor in performance, and although one can think about what improvisation and such was all about, there are times when many of us would say that it was abusing the priviledge.

Edited by moshkito - May 11 2014 at 13:27
... none of the hits, none of the time ... you might actually find your own art, or self, and forego lousy heroes or Guru's!
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