Popol Vuh ‎– Aguirre

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Album released as the soundtrack to the Werner Herzog movie "Aguirre, Der Zorn Gottes".
A compilation with the same cover also exists.

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Versions (14)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Pld. SQ 6040 Popol Vuh Aguirre(LP, Album, Quad) PDU Pld. SQ 6040 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
840.103 Popol Vuh Music From The Film "Aguirre"(LP, Album, Quad) Cosmic Music (2) 840.103 France 1976 Sell This Version
20 21275-8, KK 20 21275-8 Popol Vuh Aguirre(LP, Album, RE) Kosmische Musik, Kosmische Musik 20 21275-8, KK 20 21275-8 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
KK 20 21275-8 Popol Vuh Aguirre(LP, RE) PDU, Die Kosmischen Kuriere KK 20 21275-8 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
CD 14974 Popol Vuh Aguirre(CD, Album, RE) Spalax Music CD 14974 France 1996 Sell This Version
TPLP 1.709.019 Popol Vuh Aguirre(LP, Album, RE) Think Progressive TPLP 1.709.019 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
OHR 70023-2 Popol Vuh Aguirre(CD, Album, RE) Ohr, Pilz (2), Ohr Today, Die Kosmischen Kuriere OHR 70023-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
MAR 04926 Popol Vuh Aguirre(CD, Album, Dig) Marquee MAR 04926 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
SPV 085-70142 CD Popol Vuh Aguirre(CD, Album, RE) SPV Recordings SPV 085-70142 CD Germany 2004 Sell This Version
none Popol Vuh Aguirre(6xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, VBR) SPV Recordings none UK 2006
ARC-7188 Popol Vuh Aguirre(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Arcàngelo ARC-7188 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
BELLE 122007 Popol Vuh Aguirre(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Arcàngelo BELLE 122007 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
LPS158 Popol Vuh Aguirre(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Wah Wah Records LPS158 Spain 2015 Sell This Version
KK 20 21275-8, 20 21275-8 Popol Vuh Aguirre(LP, Album, RE) Kosmische Musik, Kosmische Musik KK 20 21275-8, 20 21275-8 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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BanditV

BanditV

October 12, 2018
referencing Aguirre, LP, Album, Quad, Pld. SQ 6040
Does anybody knows the sound difference between the first Italian and first French release ??
BanditV

BanditV

October 12, 2018
referencing Music From The Film "Aguirre", LP, Album, Quad, 840.103

Does anybody knows the sound difference between the first Italian and first French release ??
eliks_postindustry

eliks_postindustry

April 26, 2018
referencing Aguirre, CD, Album, RE, SPV 085-70142 CD

While I agree that this album is better suited to vinyl, it is still an amazing piece of music. This is where you start. Also, "Morgengruss II" must be one of the more blissful, relaxing pieces of rock music ever created, right there with "Albatross". In general, this album is equally celestial, as it is dreamy (nightmarish) and strange. The definitive Popol Vuh album.
hafler3o

hafler3o

July 17, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Aguirre, 6xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, VBR, none

Possibly one of the most beautiful combinations of music and cover art I own. Look at the cover and you will guess the music. A little technicolour, a little proto-new-age, a little mystical, a little inhumanly ethereal. Overall, the feeling is of connectedness, for me (despite the bit-and-bobs nature of its construction) it holds sway like a wise friend. Cultivate that friendship and be suitably rewarded.
sshenriksen

sshenriksen

December 30, 2015
referencing Aguirre, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, LPS158
Anybody have a problem crackles and pops on this repress? Because mine sounds like a bowl of rice crispies...
BanditV

BanditV

April 2, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Aguirre, LP, Album, RE, 20 21275-8, KK 20 21275-8

Nice detailed and smooth sound !
rtype909

rtype909

January 16, 2013
referencing Aguirre, CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap, ARC-7188
Track 6 is a lot cleaner and does not seem to have come from a straight vinyl recording (cf. the rest).
rtype909

rtype909

January 16, 2013
referencing Aguirre, CD, Album, RE, SPV 085-70142 CD
What do people think of this CD? I think Aguirre would sound much better on vinyl as i feel there is a lot of aliasing going on.
progfan97402

progfan97402

September 10, 2012
referencing Aguirre, LP, Album, Quad, Pld. SQ 6040
That's right about that choir organ which many mistake for a Mellotron. That same goes to Amon Duul II's Tanz der Lemminge (Dance of the Lemmings) and Wolf City, Jimmy Jackson happened to use that same choir organ on those two albums. I knew right away when I heard that choir organ that it wasn't a Mellotron, as the choir organ could hold those notes indefinitely, while you can only hold a note up to 8 seconds long with a Mellotron.
ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

July 10, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Music From The Film "Aguirre", LP, Album, Quad, 840.103
Popol Vuh's "Aguirre" album is an oddball curio, in that 1. it is not really a soundtrack to the said film (i.e. there's music on the album that's not in the film at all, and music by Popol Vuh in the film that's not on the album), and 2. it is clearly recorded over a span of years, by various Popol Vuh line-ups, and with a much richer instrumentation than is credited on the cover! But, that said, it is still nonetheless a classic, from the majestic choral Mellotrons that open it, down to the cosmic ambience of the ever so spooky "Vergegenwaertigung" - it's the quintessential guide to the many styles Popol Vuh passed through up to then, and some new ones!

All issues of "Aguirre" have the wrong musician details. It is in fact Jimmy Jackson and his choir organ that features on the Aguirre 1 & 2 tracks. Also it is said that it's Conny Veit making the abstract scuttling guitar sounds on "Vergegenwaertigung". The recordings on the album span 1972 to 1974, with two tracks "Morgengruss II" and "Agnus Dei" being alternative takes of tracks available elsewhere. And, if Djong Yun is on the album, her contribution is barely noticeable.