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Amon Düül "Paradieswärts Düül" Album Review

February 8, 2012 by Mark Muehling // #amonduul #paradieswartsduul #psychedelic

Amon Düül Paradieswärts Düül Album Review Paradieswärts Düül is a 1970 psychedelic rock album by the German band Amon Düül. It was the final Amon Düül (I) album to be recorded. In contrast to the communal, free-form improvisations of the earlier Amon Düül albums (generally thought to have all been recorded in a single "jam session" with various commune members coming and going throughout), Paradieswarts Düül was recorded with a smaller, more stable lineup of musicians. The pastoral, folk-influenced sound of the record has been compared to the gentler work of American bands Love and The Velvet Underground. The first word of the title is a German construction meaning "paradise-wards", as in "towards paradise".

The album was re-released on CD in 1996 by Spalax Records. This version added two bonus tracks, from the single "Eternal Flow / Paramechanical World" released slightly before the album. This same master was also used for the 1997 edition issued by Repertoire Records in Germany.


Though the groups had split apart some years before due to differing musical aims, the album features contributions from Amon Düül II members John Weinzierl and Chris 'Shrat' Thiele on the track "Paramechanische Welt". In turn Rainer and Ulrich of Amon Düül (I) had appeared on the track "Sandoz in the Rain" on Amon Düül II's album Yeti, recorded the same year.

Track listing

1."Love Is Peace" – 17:09
2."Snow Your Thirst and Sun Your Open Mouth" – 9:25
3."Paramechanische Welt" – 7:38
Bonus tracks:

4."Eternal Flow" – 4:10
5."Paramechanical World" – 5:44
[edit] PersonnelAlbum tracks:[2]

Ella Bauer - harp, bongos, vocals
Klaus (Lemur) Esser - drums, rhythm guitar, fuzz guitar, vocals
Ulrich Leopold - bass, piano, guitar, vocals
Rainer (Dadam) Bauer - guitar, vocals, lyrics, bass
Helge Filanda - drums
Angelika (Noam) Filanda - African drums

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amon duul - paramechanishe welt February 8, 2012

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