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Moondog 2 is the sixth album by American composer Moondog AKA Louis Thomas Hardin. This album was the followup to the 1969 album Moondog. Produced with James William Guercio, it featured Moondog's daughter June Hardin as a vocalist. Unlike his previous instrumental album, which was largely performed by an orchestra, Moondog 2 contains vocal compositions in canons, rounds, and madrigals

Moondog is the fifth album by American composer Moondog. Moondog had released no music for twelve years since his 1957 album The Story of Moondog. Finally, in 1969, producer James William Guercio invited him to record an album for Columbia Records. The resulting album compiled various music which Moondog had been working on since the 1950s.

The first LP, Moondog, features Moondog jamming with some of the top-flight studio musicians in New York on his own charts in an ambitiously scored bag reminiscent of a forgotten Epic LP from the '50s, Moondog and His Friends - difficult to reissue, like its successors, it's really, really short. For many listeners, the first Moondog CBS album is his defining statement, even as what came before, and after, broadens the picture of Hardin's output considerably.

Title on cover & spine: Moondog 2 Title on labels: Moondog II. Manufactured by Columbia Records/CBS, In. 51 W. 52 Street, New York, . All selections are published by Big Elk Music (ASCAP). Matrix, Runout (Label side A): AL 30897. Matrix, Runout (Label side B): BL 30897.

This album has an average beat per minute of 127 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 76/186 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile Moondog 2. Album starts at BPM, ends at 186BPM (+186), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Moondog. Sax Pax for a Sax. 1994.

The Story Of Moondog by Moondog. In Europe by Moondog. H’art Songs by Moondog. More Moondog by Moondog. More albums from Moondog: Moondog And His Friends by Moondog. Snaketime Series by Moondog. Me And Piney Brown by Moondog. The Story Of Moondog by Moondog.

Ever since he started making music in the late 1940s Moondog has taken his own singular path. The trajectory of his journey arcs upwards all the way to this remarkable high point in 1969. The range and quality of his output is staggering. Having the resources of Columbia records at his disposal certainly helped with the scale of his ambition. Each album shimmers with an incandescent love for sound. The first was instrumental but Moondog 2 (1971) is comprised of vocal compositions in canons, rounds and madrigals. It’s a highly structured cacophony of voices. The effect is mesmerising.


A1 Bells Are Ringing 1:19
A2 Voices Of Spring 1:47
A3 What's The Most Exciting Thing? 2:31
A4 All Is Loneliness 1:16
A5 My Tiny Butterfly 1:12
A6 Why Spend A Dark Night With Me? 1:09
A7 Coffee Beans 2:10
A8 Down Is Up 1:07
A9 Be A Hobo 1:09
A10 Remember 1:52
A11 I Love You 1:08
A12 Nero's Expedition 1:52
A13 No, The Wheel Was Never Invented 1:20
B1 With My Wealth 1:35
B2 This Student Of Life 1:24
B3 Some Trust All 1:28
B4 Wine, Woman And Song 2:23
B5 Sadness 1:22
B6 Maybe 2:03
B7 Each Today Is Yesterday's Tomorrow 1:37
B8 Imagine 2:16
B9 You The Vandal 2:08
B10 Trees Against The Sky 1:18
B11 Behold 1:27
B12 Sparrow 1:37
B13 Pastoral 2:42

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Columbia Records
  • Copyright (c) – James William Guercio
  • Published By – Big Elk Music
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute


  • Design – Ron Coro, Teresa Alfieri
  • Engineer – Don Puluse
  • Liner Notes – Moondog
  • Photography By – Columbia Records Photo Studio
  • Producer – James William Guercio
  • Producer [Associate] – Alfred V. Brown*
  • Transcription By [Music Manuscript] – Gillian Stephens
  • Typography [Handwriting] – Beverly Scott


Terre Haute pressing.

Released in a gatefold cover.
Includes a 6 page insert - "Round the World of Sound/Moondog Madrigals."
Red Columbia labels with 6 logos in the perimeter.
On the labels the title appears as ''Moondog II''.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side One Label): AL 30897
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two Label): BL 30897
  • Matrix / Runout (etched before stamped matrix on both sides): P
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One Stamped): AL-30897-1B 1T
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two Stamped): BL-30897-1B 1T

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
KC 30897 Moondog Moondog 2 ‎(LP, Album) Columbia KC 30897 US 1971
KC 30897 Moondog Moondog 2 ‎(LP, Album) Columbia KC 30897 Canada 1971
SBP 234066 Moondog Moondog 2 ‎(LP, Album) CBS SBP 234066 Australia 1971
KC 30897 Moondog Moondog 2 ‎(LP, Album) Columbia KC 30897 US 1971

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