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Amon Düül II - Phallus Dei (1969) [Reissue 2006] (Repost)
Author: gribovar

Amon Düül II - Phallus Dei (1969) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 425 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 218 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SPV/Revisited Records (SPV 304182 CD)

Incredible debut by these Krautrock pioneers. This was one of only two albums to feature British-born bassist Dave Anderson (who would leave this band in order to join Hawkwind for a short time). This album was the result of the Amon Düül commune breaking up. The first half was more in the politics and community, but they did record a series of albums all under one jam (excluding 1970's Para Dieswierts Düül which was a separate recording session). Then the other half of the Amon Düül was of course, far more musically inclined, and of course that was Amon Düül II. "Phallus Dei" was the beginning, a wonderful psychedelic offering.
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Amon Düül II - Phallus Dei (1969) [Reissue 1996]
Author: gribovar
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Amon Düül II - Only Human (1978) [Reissue 1991]
Author: gribovar

Amon Düül II - Only Human (1978) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 221 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Castle Communications (CLC 5022)

Amon Düül II was born of an artistic and political community called Amon Düül (which recorded during the late sixties a long live session made around collective and free musical improvisations). The band emerged from the underground German rock scene with a very original and eccentric album called "Phallus Dei" (1969). Only Human (1978) is way better than people give it credit for. Granted, it does not sound like Phallus Dei at all, but that doesn't make it bad, just different. What we have here is a band stretching out to encompass the style of the times, while adding its own unique flavor...
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Amon Düül II ‎– Kobe (Reconstructions) (1996)
Author: hill0

Amon Düül II ‎– Kobe (Reconstructions) (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 450 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 198 MB | Scans | 00:44:13
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock | Country: Germany | Label: Captain Trip Records | CTCD-039

Released to raise money for victims of the Kobe, Japan, earthquake, this Amon Düül II disc from 1996, like the very similar Eternal Flashback, is actually material from 1969 to 1971 reworked through the wonders of plunderphonics by members of the group into one seamless, 65-minute-long space rock epic. It's not quite as radical as the John Oswald remix of the Grateful Dead's "Darkstar" on Grayfolded or the Can remix album Sacrilege, though it's still a quite fascinating bit of trickery, as bits of tracks from the first two albums, Phallus Dei and Yeti, are blended with previously unreleased material. The rhythms are often looped to retain the essence of the original album, but drawn out into long, hypnotic passages with oozes of guitar floating around them, while most of the vocal sections have been completely excised out, leaving this a complete instrumental workout. It comes off like an early version of the group on an endless jam section, and though it is no match for either Yeti or Phallus Dei, it will certainly satisfy those who can't get enough of Amon Düül II's early psychedelic sound.
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Amon Düül II - Hijack (1974) [Reissue 2002]
Author: gribovar

Amon Düül II - Hijack (1974) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 424 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 250 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 079)

"Hijack" from 1974 is probably the most underestimated LP of Amon Düül II. Only if one has recognised all of its details one notices that it is by no means second to their masterpiece "Phallus Dei" (from 1969). There is not one weak piece on this LP. It is wholly great and unreservedly recommendable, a delight to the ear, from back to front. Maybe this is due to the meeting of the almost original line-up of Amon Düül II for this recording. Since the Castle CD is deleted for years, "Hijack" was not available anymore. This issue has been taken from the master tapes and the booklet is a mine of information.
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Amon Düül II - Made In Germany (1975) [Reissue 2004]
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Amon Düül II - Made In Germany (1975) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 594 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 305 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 099)

"Made In Germany" was a real musical transformation for Amon Düül II. If you took this album, and ADII's first album "Phallus Dei" and played them both for an unknowing listener, they would never even suspect it was the same band! The songs like "Ludwig" have an almost Beatlesesque quality to them (albeit on much more drugs). Ambitious vocal harmony arrangements, pristine production values, orchestral flourishes... Amon Duul?? Anyway, this album is a masterwork of a completely different sort than their earlier releases, so naturally many fans will not still be onboard at this point.
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Amon Duul II - Almost Alive...and Looking Fine (1977)
Author: L@ter

Amon Duul II - Almost Alive...and Looking Fine (1977)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 452 MB | 60,09 min | Art Scan
Label: Revisited Records (2005) | Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec.

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 German rock music scene and a seminal influence on the development of Krautrock. The band emerged from the radical West German commune scene of the late 1960s, with others in the same commune including the future founders of the Baader-Meinhof Group (the Amon Düül II band members disagreed with their violent agenda). Founding members are Chris Karrer, Peter Leopold, Falk Rogner, John Weinzierl and Renate Knaup. Their first album Phallus Dei (God's Penis), released in 1969, is considered a milestone in German rock history.[citation needed] They received offers to write music for films, winning a German film award, the Deutscher Filmpreis, for their contribution to the film San Domingo. Their second album Yeti was their breakthrough album in the United Kingdom.[citation needed] In 1975, they signed with Atlantic Records, and disbanded in 1981. Wikipedia
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Gila - Gila (1971/1997)
Author: johnbaltese

Gila - Gila (1971/1997)
EAC-FLAC-IMG + CUE + LOG : 255 MB | MP3-320 : 99 MB | Scans Included
Krautrock | Second Battle : SB 021

Often referred by the title Free Electric Sound, Gila's debut is an amazing work, full of acid guitar freakouts, spacy organ and mellotron, exotic rhythm structures, and loads of electronic effects to fully realize the psychedelic visions. From the Floyd-ian space rock of the first two tracks the record moves into even stranger realms on the four segued pieces that make up the second side of the original vinyl. Details
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