Can ‎– Soon Over Babaluma

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This was Can's 6th original studio album.
It was the first by Can without a front-man on vocals.
There are two distinctly different versions of the cover...
1. United Artists issue with silver foil printed cover.
2. Spoon Records issues, non-metallic with a different view of the mountainscape and different rear cover.

Tracklist

Dizzy Dizzy 5:40
Come Sta, La Luna 5:44
Splash 7:47
Chain Reaction 11:12
Quantum Physics 8:33

Versions (46)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UAS 29 673 I Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 29 673 I Germany 1974 Sell This Version
C-LP-S-13-32 Can Soon Over Babaluma(Cass, Album) United Artists Records C-LP-S-13-32 Portugal 1974 Sell This Version
UAS 29 673 I, UAS 29673 I Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album) United Artists Records, Chiang Huat Co. Pte. Ltd. UAS 29 673 I, UAS 29673 I Singapore 1974 Sell This Version
UAL 24046 Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAL 24046 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
UAS 29673 (18 UAS 29673) Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 29673 (18 UAS 29673) Italy 1974 Sell This Version
UAG 29673 Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAG 29673 UK 1974 Sell This Version
UAG 29673 Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAG 29673 Yugoslavia 1974 Sell This Version
LP-S-13-32 Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album) United Artists Records LP-S-13-32 Portugal 1974 Sell This Version
UAS 29673 Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAS 29673 France 1974 Sell This Version
L 35590 (UAS 296731) Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album) United Artists Records L 35590 (UAS 296731) Australia 1975 Sell This Version
88723-I Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album) United Artists Records 88723-I Spain 1975 Sell This Version
UA-LA343-G Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album) United Artists Records UA-LA343-G US 1975 Sell This Version
UA-LA343-G Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album) United Artists Records UA-LA343-G Venezuela 1975 Sell This Version
UA-LA343-G Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album) United Artists Records UA-LA343-G Canada 1975 Sell This Version
CEL 6610 Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album) Celluloid CEL 6610 France 1981 Sell This Version
SPOON 010 Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album, RE) Spoon Records, Base Record SPOON 010 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
SPOON 010 Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album, RE) Spoon Records SPOON 010 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
JAL-2306 Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album) Japan Record JAL-2306 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
JAL-2306 Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album, Promo) Japan Record JAL-2306 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
SPOON CD 010 Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album) Spoon Records SPOON CD 010 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
spoon CD 010 Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album) Spoon Records spoon CD 010 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
spoon CD 010 Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album, RE) Spoon Records spoon CD 010 Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
spoon CD 010, spoon CD 010 WY Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album, RE) Spoon Records, Spoon Records spoon CD 010, spoon CD 010 WY Europe 1989 Sell This Version
771447-2 Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album) Restless Retro, Mute, Spoon Records 771447-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
771447-4 Can Soon Over Babaluma(Cass, Album, RE) Restless Retro 771447-4 USA & Canada 1990 Sell This Version
spoon CD 010 Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album, RE) Spoon Records spoon CD 010 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
9065-2, spoon CD 010, Spoon CD10 Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album, RE) Mute, Mute Corporation, Spoon Records, Spoon Records 9065-2, spoon CD 010, Spoon CD10 US 1998 Sell This Version
PCD-22206 Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album, RM, RE) P-Vine Records PCD-22206 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
none Can Soon Over Babaluma(CDr, Album, RE, RM, Promo) Spoon Records none UK 2005 Sell This Version
9289-2 Can Soon Over Babaluma(SACD, Album, RM) Mute, Mute Corporation 9289-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
SPOONSA10, SPOON SA 010 Can Soon Over Babaluma(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM) The Grey Area, Spoon Records, Mute SPOONSA10, SPOON SA 010 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SPOONSA10, 0724356329621 Can Soon Over Babaluma(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM) Spoon Records, Spoon Records SPOONSA10, 0724356329621 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
VH CANCD 006 Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial, Min) Vox Humana Records VH CANCD 006 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
CDSPOON 10 Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album, RE, RM) Spoon Records CDSPOON 10 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
CDSPOON10, 5099930159624 Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album, RE, RM) Spoon Records, Spoon Records, Mute CDSPOON10, 5099930159624 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
CDSPOON10 Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album, RM) Spoon Records CDSPOON10 UK 2007 Sell This Version
9424-2, 724596942420 Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mute, Mute, The Grey Area, The Grey Area, Spoon Records, Spoon Records 9424-2, 724596942420 US 2009 Sell This Version
PCD-18610 Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album, RE, RM) P-Vine Records PCD-18610 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
CDSPOON10 Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album, RP) Spoon Records CDSPOON10 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
XSPOON10, 9424-1 Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album) Spoon Records, Mute XSPOON10, 9424-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
XSPOON10 Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album, RM, 180) Spoon Records XSPOON10 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
SPOON CD 010, SPOON CD 010 WY Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album) Spoon Records, Spoon Records SPOON CD 010, SPOON CD 010 WY Germany Unknown Sell This Version
AN99-0320 Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album, Ltd) ArsNova AN99-0320 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
SPOON CD 010 Can Soon Over Babaluma(CD, Album, RE) Spoon Records SPOON CD 010 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
UAG 29673 Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album) United Artists Records UAG 29673 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SPOON 010 Can Soon Over Babaluma(LP, Album, RE) Spoon Records SPOON 010 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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anothermansvinyl

anothermansvinyl

June 24, 2016
referencing Soon Over Babaluma, LP, Album, UAS 29 673 I
That's a crazy 10-year old comment. Side B is essentially a 20-minute studio rendition of live jam "Chain Reaction" ... how can you disapprove of THAT?

This is my personal favorite Can album. Other albums get more conversation (Tago Mago, ahem, and Ege Bamyasi, which are hit and miss), but on this there is no filler or skip-worthy forays into weirdness. It's just a jammer, from start to finish. A blueprint for the atmospheric electronic/instrumental music that would come burbling out of Germany in the years that followed.
TheatreX

TheatreX

October 23, 2011
referencing Soon Over Babaluma, LP, Album, UAS 29673
I read something about this in a magazine when I was in high school and ended up riding my bicycle 10 miles to a record store to buy it...this is pretty strange stuff for a high-school kid (when everyone else was listening to Yes or Grand Funk Railroad) but I actually liked it, and I still like it today. As the other reviewer said, the first two tracks (Dizzy Dizzy & Come Sta, La Luna) are probably the best, with the rest being something one has to be in the mood for.
mousemusic

mousemusic

June 2, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Soon Over Babaluma, LP, Album, UAS 29 673 I

Worth for the first and second titles in my opinion, the other ones are something of a bore. But "DizzyDizzy" and "Come Sta, La Luna" are monumental. Come Sta delivers an incredible balearic feel from the psychedelic seventies, Dizzy Dizzy is a sweetly hypnotic composition with carefully crafted and subtle arrangements.