Ray Manzarek ‎– Carmina Burana

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In 1803 a scroll of medieval poems was discovered in the German province of Bavaria among the debris of the secularized monastery of Benedikt-Beuren ("BURANA").
These lyrics, written primarily in Latin, were determined to be the work of renegade monks and wandering poets of the 13th Century. Their words captured a lost world of rebels and dropouts of the medieval clergy; hard lovers, drinkers, on the move, celebrating existence rather than living the meditative, celibate, cloistered life of the monastery.
In 1935 German composer Carl Orff re-discovered the poems. Impressed with their meaning and rhythm, he composed a cantata utilizing the centuries-old verses. He transformed the writings into invocations and profane chants accompanied by numerous instruments and magical representations.
These songs ("CARMINA") were divided into three primary sections: Springtime - the life force renewed; In the Tavern - drinking and gambling; The Court of Love - passion, sensuality. The sections are pervaded and framed by The Wheel of Fortune ("O Fortuna") perpetually turning, perpetually governing the course of man's existence.
In 1983 Ray Manzarek, long attracted to the spiritual power of Carmina Burana, chose to interpret the piece in a contemporary framework. This presentation intends to create enchanted pictures; to conjure up the ecstasy expressed by the lyrics, an enhanced intense feeling for life akin to the passions and revelry of the wandering poets of so long ago.

Tracklist

Destiny: Ruler Of The World
The Wheel Of Fortune (O Fortuna) 3:06
The Wounds Of Fate (Fortune Plango) 3:44
Springtime
The Face Of Spring (Veris Leta Facies) 4:16
Sunrise (Omnia Sol Temperat) 2:14
Welcome (Ecce Gratum) 2:46
The Dance (Tanz) 2:25
Sweetest Boy (Dulcissime) 0:34
If The Whole World Was Mine (Were Diu Werlt) 0:50
In The Tavern
Boiling Rage (Estuans Interius) 3:14
The Roasted Swan (Olim Lacus) 2:11
In The Tavern (In Taberna) 2:33
The Court Of Love
Love Flies Everywhere (Amor Volat) 2:08
A Young Girl (Stetit Puella) 2:54
Come, My Beauty (Veni Veni Venias) 2:36
The Lovers (Blanziflor Et Helena) 1:16
Destiny: Ruler Of The World
The Wheel Of Fortune (O Fortuna) 3:09

Versions (26)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SP-4945 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(LP, Album) A&M Records SP-4945 US 1983 Sell This Version
CD-4945 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(CD, Album) A&M Records CD-4945 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
CXM 64945 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(Cass, Album) A&M Records CXM 64945 UK 1983 Sell This Version
CS-4945 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(Cass, Album) A&M Records CS-4945 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
SP-4945 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(LP, Album) A&M Records SP-4945 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
AMLH 64945 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(LP, Album) A&M Records AMLH 64945 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
AMLH 64945 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(LP, Album) A&M Records AMLH 64945 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
106-0043 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(LP, Album) A&M Records 106-0043 Colombia 1983 Sell This Version
AMLH 64945 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(LP, Album) A&M Records AMLH 64945 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
AMLH 64945 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(LP, Album) A&M Records AMLH 64945 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
L-38145 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(LP, Album) A&M Records L-38145 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
AMLX 64945 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(LP, Album) A&M Records AMLX 64945 UK 1983 Sell This Version
AMLH 64945 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(LP, Album, TP) A&M Records AMLH 64945 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
SP-4945-4 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(Cass, Album) A&M Records SP-4945-4 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
394945-1 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(LP, Album) A&M Records, PolyGram Greece 394945-1 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
SP-4945, SP 4945 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(LP, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-4945, SP 4945 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
SP-4945 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(LP, Album, RE) A&M Records SP-4945 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
SP-4945 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) A&M Records SP-4945 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
394 945 4 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(Cass, Album) A&M Records, Polygram 394 945 4 Mexico 1991 Sell This Version
394 945-2 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records 394 945-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
394 945-2 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records 394 945-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
394 945-2 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records 394 945-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
262697 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) CD Media Records 262697 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
2394945 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(CD, Album) A&M Records, Universal Music Group 2394945 Mexico 2012 Sell This Version
394 945-2 Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records 394 945-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none Ray Manzarek Carmina Burana(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version

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eddymolle

January 22, 2020
referencing Carmina Burana, LP, Album, AMLX 64945
My version of this Record has a stamp on the backside of the cover. it says: “Property of A&M. Demonstration Only. Not For Sale”. How is this managed on Discogs?