Amon Düül II (or Amon Düül 2) is a German rock band. The group is generally considered to be one of the founders of the Krautrock scene and a seminal influence on its development. The band emerged from the radical West German commune scene of the late 1960s, with others in the same commune including some of the future founders of the Red Army Faction.
Vive La Trance is the seventh studio album released by the German Krautrock band Amon Düül II, which was released in 1973. Produced by Olaf Kübler and Amon Düül II and engineered by Peter Kramper, Vive La Trance was recorded and remixed at Bavaria Studios with additional remixing done at Union Studio München. The album sleeve's photography was done by Falk U. Rogner and Gena Zimmerman, with additional design and artwork by Jürgen Rogner.
1974's VIVE LA TRANCE is a solid album from German psychedelic/prog pioneers Amon Duul II. The band's roots extend back to the early days of the progressive movement, in a late 60s political/musical commune in Munich. At first known simply as Amon Duul (from the ancient Egyptian sun god, and the Turkish word for "moon"), the band - much like early Pink Floyd - specialized in extended live "freak-out" jams.
Amon Düül II. Vive La Trance, 2007. Amon Düül II. A Morning Excuse, 03:18. May 11, 2007. Exclusive Prime pricing. Later, a friend with an exhaustive knowledge of music turned me on to this album. Amon Duul II's "Vive La Trance" is a multitextured, psychedelic gem that condenses the lush production of '70s prog rock with the wild experimentation of '60s psychedelia. The tracks (for the most part) range from 3 1/2 to 4 minutes. Amon Duul II had the good sense to avoid self-indulgent 20-minute jams, packing this release with 11 top-notch songs. In any form, this album makes a worthy addition to the serious music fan's collection.
Amon Düül ll's extraordinary 1973 album finds the influential German art rock band working surprisingly well in a short song format while still stamping the music with their unique sound. Fly United," "Trap," and "Ladies Mimikry" show diverse styles of pop and rock running happily into each other with memorably quirky results. The instrumentation here is as quirky as ever,too - perhaps even more so than usual, with Chris Karrer's violin and sax playing now in the fore. The melodies are often shimmering
|A1||A Morning Excuse||3:17|
|A4||Im Krater Blühn Wieder Die Bäume||3:06|
|D1||Hands Up, Fool||6:18|
- Licensed To – SPV
- Distributed By – SPV GmbH
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – BMG Rights Management
- Copyright (c) – BMG Rights Management
- Pressed By – Celebrate Records GmbH – 122979
- Pressed By – Celebrate Records GmbH – 122980
- Published By – Autobahn Musik Produktion GmbH
- Published By – Phoenix Musikverlag GmbH
- Recorded At – Bavaria Studios
- Remixed At – Bavaria Studios
- Remixed At – Union Studios, Munich
- Lacquer Cut At – Celebrate Records GmbH
- Design [Cover] – Rogner & Rogner
- Engineer – Peter Kramper
- Lacquer Cut By – KM
- Layout [Re-release] – Jens Reinhold , Zenz-Art*
- Performer – Chris Karrer, Falk U. Rogner*, John Weinzierl, Peter Leopold, Renate Krötenschwanz-Knaup*, Bobby Heibl*
- Performer [Guest] – Keith Forsey, Lothar Meid, Peter Kramper
- Photography By [Fotos] – Jenner Zimmermann*
NotesIssued in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves with liner notes in German and English and credits.
Tracks D1 to D4 are bonus tracks.
℗ & © BMG Rights Management
Made in the EU
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 6 93723 05381 3
- Label Code: LC 09002
- Matrix / Runout: 122979 A1 KM
- Matrix / Runout: 122979 B1 KM
- Matrix / Runout: 122980 C1 KM
- Matrix / Runout: 122980 D1 KM
- Rights Society: GEMA
|UAS 29 504, UAS 29504||Amon Düül II||Vive La Trance (LP, Album)||United Artists Records, United Artists Records||UAS 29 504, UAS 29504||UK||1973|
|K 29 504 Y||Amon Düül II||Vive La Trance (Cass, Album)||United Artists Records France||K 29 504 Y||France||1973|
|TIDE 9120-2||Amon Düül 2*||Vive La Trance (CD, Album, RE)||High Tide||TIDE 9120-2||Italy||1993|
|LLP-80961||Amon Düül II||Vive La Trance (LP, Album, Promo)||Liberty||LLP-80961||Japan||1973|
|REP 4752, 0630-17783-2||Amon Düül 2*||Vive La Trance (CD, Album, RE)||Repertoire Records, Amon Düül2 Records||REP 4752, 0630-17783-2||Germany||1997|