Laibach ‎– NATO

Mute ‎– CDSTUMM121
CD, Album

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1 N.A.T.O. 5:45
2 War
Vocals [Guest] – Tamara Žagar
3 Final Countdown 5:40
4 In The Army Now 4:31
5 Dogs Of War 4:43
6 Alle Gegen Alle 3:52
7 National Reservation
Vocals [Guest] – Vasja Ulrih
8 2525
Vocals [Guest] – Vasja Ulrih
9 Mars On River Drina 4:48

Companies, etc.



Recorded January and March 1994 in Studio Laibach and Studio CD, Ljubljana.
Mixed February and March 1994 in Worldwide Studios and Metropolis Studios, London.
Edited at Worldwide. Mastered at Exchange.

℗1994 Mute Records Limited
©1994 Mute Records Limited
Distributed by RTM / Pinnacle

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8590187116226
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 & 2): SONOPRESS I-9384 / CDSTUMM121 A DS3
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI L023
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0718
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0702

Other Versions (5 of 28) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDSTUMM121 Laibach NATO(CD, Album) Mute CDSTUMM121 UK 1994 Sell This Version
MOFR 00412 Laibach NATO(CD, Album, Unofficial) Monsters Of Rock MOFR 00412 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
FL3048-2 Laibach NATO(CD, Album) Feelee FL3048-2 Russia 1996 Sell This Version
PCCY-00637 Laibach NATO(CD, Album) Mute PCCY-00637 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
CDREAL0303506 Laibach NATO(CDr, Album, Unofficial) The Theory Is Sound Project CDREAL0303506 Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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April 6, 2013
A superb album. It's got everything needed to make it classic: techno beats, a real choir, intelligent covers, political nous and critique, catchy melodies and a fat yet not at all over-compressed sound. Recommended.


July 18, 2011
edited over 9 years ago
One of the more accessible Laibacj albums, NATO continues with the electronic blueprint of the previous album Kapital, but this time songs are more poppy and all covers. The techno elements present in, for example, War, Final Countdown and Nato are less experimental than on Kapital, focusing more on monotonous trancy sounds mixed with heavy pompous classical orchestration. Of special note is the DAF cover Alle Gegen Alle, one of the albums highlights, that greatly improved on the original while still sounding very personal.
Overall, sound quality here has improved greatly from previous albums. Everything sounds huge and powerfull, melodies are agressive and epic, beats pounding and hit hard. Milan Fras has also greatly improved as a singer here, even though he stays on the few songs he sings on in a chanting monotonous voice.
Personally NATO is one of my favourite Laibach albums along with Opus Dei and Volk and i can really recommend it for anyone looking for something different in either techno or industrial. The album isn't too long, has plenty of variation and, thanks to covers, easy to listen through. Just not mistake it as a simple compilation of (on the surface rather silly) covers. There is plenty of depth in this album to explore, like in majority of Laibach's albums. Brilliant!