Amon Düül II ‎– Wolf City

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Originals came in a heavy duty gatefold sleeve.
1972 German issue r1604258
1972 UK issue (vinyl manufactured in Germany) r835856
1974 UK issue r2881419

Versions (46)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UAS 29 406 I, 29 406 I Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records, United Artists Records UAS 29 406 I, 29 406 I Germany 1972 Sell This Version
K 0983 Amon Düül II Wolf City(Cass, Album) United Artists Records K 0983 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
TCK 29406 (0983) Amon Düül II Wolf City(Cass, Album) United Artists Records TCK 29406 (0983) UK 1972 Sell This Version
TCK 0983 Amon Düül II Wolf City(Cass, Album) United Artists Records TCK 0983 UK 1972 Sell This Version
K 29406-Y Amon Düül II Wolf City(Cass, Album) United Artists Records K 29406-Y France 1972 Sell This Version
UA-LA017-F Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album) United Artists Records UA-LA017-F US 1972 Sell This Version
UA-LA017-F Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album) United Artists Records UA-LA017-F Canada 1972 Sell This Version
UAS 29 406 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records UAS 29 406 France 1972 Sell This Version
UAG 29406 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records UAG 29406 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
UAG 29406 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records UAG 29406 UK 1972 Sell This Version
UA-LA017-F Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records UA-LA017-F US 1972 Sell This Version
UA-LA017-F Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records UA-LA017-F US 1972 Sell This Version
UAS 29 406 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records UAS 29 406 France 1972 Sell This Version
UAS 29 406 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records UAS 29 406 France 1972 Sell This Version
LLP-80783 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, Gat) Liberty LLP-80783 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
LLP-80783 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Liberty LLP-80783 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
UAG 29406 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, RE, Gat) United Artists Records UAG 29406 UK 1972 Sell This Version
UAS 29406 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 29406 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
UAL 24045 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAL 24045 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
UA-LA017-F Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records UA-LA017-F Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version
UAS 29 406 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records UAS 29 406 France 1973 Sell This Version
UAS 29406 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, RE) United Artists Records UAS 29406 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
L34885, UAS 294061, 29-406 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album) United Artists Records, United Artists Records, United Artists Records L34885, UAS 294061, 29-406 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
L 34885 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album) United Artists Records L 34885 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
UAG 29406 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, RE, Gat) United Artists Records UAG 29406 UK 1974 Sell This Version
UAS 7068(E), UAS 29406 I Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, RP, Gat) United Artists Records, United Artists Records UAS 7068(E), UAS 29406 I US 1974 Sell This Version
14C 062-82912 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, RE) United Artists Records 14C 062-82912 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
6.24848 AP Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, RE) Telefunken 6.24848 AP Germany 1982 Sell This Version
6.24848 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, RE) Telefunken 6.24848 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
UDB 8029 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, RE) Base Record UDB 8029 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
MANTRA 013 Amon Düül II Wolf City(CD, Album, RE) Mantra MANTRA 013 France 1989 Sell This Version
MANTRA 013 Amon Düül II Wolf City(CD, Album) Mantra MANTRA 013 France 1990 Sell This Version
CTCD-034 Amon Düül II Wolf City(CD, Album, RE) Captain Trip Records CTCD-034 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
REP 4596-WY Amon Düül II Wolf City(CD, Album, RE) Repertoire Records REP 4596-WY Germany 1996 Sell This Version
REP 4750, 0630 17782-2 Amon Düül II Wolf City(CD, Album, RE) Repertoire Records, Amon Düül2 Records REP 4750, 0630 17782-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
8-837 Amon Düül II Wolf City(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) Private Area, ArsNova 8-837 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
GRR 83 803 Amon Düül II Wolf City(CD, Album, RE, RM) Gammarock Records GRR 83 803 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
REP 4987 Amon Düül II Wolf City(CD, Album, RE, RM) Repertoire Records, Amon Düül2 Records REP 4987 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
MAR 071252, REV 079 Amon Düül II Wolf City(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Belle Antique, Revisited Rec. MAR 071252, REV 079 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
REV 079 Amon Düül II Wolf City(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Revisited Rec. REV 079 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
BELLE 091493 Amon Düül II Wolf City(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Belle Antique BELLE 091493 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
CLP1587 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, RE, Ltd, Cle) Purple Pyramid CLP1587 US 2014 Sell This Version
CLP1587 Amon Düül II Wolf City(LP, Album, RE, Ltd, Gat) Purple Pyramid CLP1587 US 2014 Sell This Version
REV 079 Amon Düül II Wolf City(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Revisited Rec. (2) REV 079 Russia 2016 Sell This Version
SPV 305371 2LP Amon Düül II Wolf City(2xLP, Album, RE) SPV, SPV Recordings, BMG SPV 305371 2LP Europe 2018 Sell This Version
BELLE-182998 Amon Düül II Wolf City(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Belle Antique BELLE-182998 Japan 2018 Sell This Version

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rippingheadache

rippingheadache

March 4, 2018
referencing Wolf City, LP, Album, Gat, UAS 29 406 I, 29 406 I
Which release comes with this poster? Supposed to be a UK promo copy.
http://imageshack.com/i/6cp10000201j
kevinbruso58

kevinbruso58

July 14, 2014
referencing Wolf City, LP, Album, RE, Ltd, Gat, CLP1587

Top ten of all time. This album is a masterpiece. Even though this version is not remastered, it's clean, clear sound is very welcomed. The poster and inner sleeve with photos, art work and lyrics was a plus, as I did not have them from my 1972 album.
kevinbruso58

kevinbruso58

December 2, 2013
referencing Wolf City, LP, Album, Gat, UA-LA017-F

Yes, the US version UA-LA017-F does have a gatefold with a nice print of what might go on inside the brain when listening to " Sleepwalker's Timeless Bridge ". Truly one of the finest head albums of the '70's. This is a masterpiece of music ahead of it's time. Think about the music in 1972 and then give this a listen. You will see.
ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

April 1, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Wolf City, LP, Album, Gat, UAG 29406
It would seem that the master tapes of this LP were lost long ago. Even early reissues on LP were taken from original vinyl. Of the CDs the Mantra issue is the most authentic to the original pressing, but by modern standards is not that great. With some other issues attempts have been made to auto-repair and improve the sound, some more successful than others.

Further to my note above (originally in the master release page), I would like to add: I was once told that there was a fire that destroyed a lot of the master tapes held at Bavaria Studios. This would explain why there are no good reissues of albums like Amon Düül II's "Wolf City" or "Live In London" and many other old classics. And, with the UK division of United Artists being sold to EMI, and the German division to Teldec, even more things got lost along the line. That's why you'll hear the very same clicks in some of the quieter parts of "Wolf City" on all vinyl and CD reissues!
To me the most authentic CD is the Mantra issue. At the time of its release many hailed how clear it was, but then CD was the new novelty. And since then digital mastering techniques have advanced considerably, and we have far higher expectations these days. The three Repertoire reissues are all slightly different, the "Amon Duul Records" one probably being the best. Someone did a bit-mapping error with the Captain Trip issue, which results in some metallic resonances that shouldn't be there. The Gammarock one is virtually the same master as the Mantra issue, just a bit crisper. And, contrary to another review here, I'd say avoid the Revisited issue at all costs. Someone used an auto-clean programme on that, the type that when it finds a scratch it copies and mixes a fragment of either side, which has left some "double image" anomalies that sound bizarre. Not quite the Max Headroom effect, but there are quite a few such jitter/judders. With the digital editing/remastering software available today, I'm surprised that no one has taken the time to properly remaster it yet.
All a shame indeed for what is probably the definitive Amon Düül II album, in respects of accessibility and creativity, it has it all, majestic songs, great instrumentals and lots of weird bits, surprises, etc. Arguably the ideal starter. Oh, and what a cover!
trbnado

trbnado

September 20, 2009
referencing Wolf City, CD, Album, MANTRA 013

This CD is a poorly-produced copy taken directly from the LP on TELDEC. It's a shame, but it's not the first inferior CD made from a sad needle-drop. &nbsp Furthermore, the booklet text is nearly illegible, and the artwork is a hack-job.

AVOID!

I suggest finding a remastered disc from Revisited Records or an original UA LP.

I found this CD a bit more accessible than some of their earlier albums such as <u>Tanz der Lemminge</u> and <u>Yeti</u>. &nbsp Bombastic and tongue-in-cheek at times; this is a great album.