Anyone with a penchant for the avant-garde free-form style that emanated from the instruments of the German band, Amon Düül, and from their more popular off-shoot version, Amon Düül II, might be pleased to learn that our increasingly interesting world of vinyl will visit the fans of this band with a collected series of 180g colored vinyl LP reissues. Remastered audio!
I already know that some of you could care less about vinyl, and for that I apologize. However, it is exciting news to learn that Cleopatra Records will present us with a graduated roll-out of vinyl titles from Amon Düül II beginning with Phallus Dei (1969), and Wolf City (1972), both scheduled for April 29.
In May, the label will re-release Dance Of The Lemmings (1971). In June, the plan is for Vive La Trance (1973), and a VERY limited run of 500 of the 2LP Yeti title from 197o. The newly released Yeti will be issued in a special edition lenticular jacket.
While all of that is great news for vinyl collectors, and fans of the band, the best news is that the band will be releasing new material. The band has been gone from the recording world for twenty years, their last being Nada Moonshine in 1995. On June 10, three original members of the band (John Weinzierl, Chris Karrer, and Renate Knaup) will release Düülirium! with a promise for “…avoiding industry music, heading for new frontiers”.
Düülirium! will be made available on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.