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Tracklist

Surrounded By The Stars7:46
Green Bubble Raincoated Man5:04
Jail-House Frog4:54
Wolf City3:20
Wie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse5:42
Deutsch Nepal3:00
Sleepwalker's Timeless Bridge4:55

Credits (19)

Notes

Fifth studio album

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

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    Cover of Wolf City, 1972, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – UAS 29 406France1972France1972
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1972, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – UA-LA017-FUS1972US1972
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1972, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – UAG 29406UK1972UK1972
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1972, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – UAS 29 406 I, United Artists Records – 29 406 IGermany1972Germany1972
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1972, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – UAG 29406Italy1972Italy1972
    Cover of Wolf City, 1972, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – UA-LA017-FCanada1972Canada1972
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1972, VinylWolf City
    LP, Album, Gatefold Cover
    Liberty – LLP-80783Japan1972Japan1972
    New Submission
    Cover of Wolf City, 1972, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – UA-LA017-FUS1972US1972
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1972, CassetteWolf City
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    United Artists Records – TCK 29406 (0983)UK1972UK1972
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1972, VinylWolf City
    LP, Album, Gatefold
    United Artists Records – UA-LA017-FUS1972US1972
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1972, CassetteWolf City
    Cassette, Album
    United Artists Records – K 0983Germany1972Germany1972
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1972, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – UAS 29 406France1972France1972
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1972, VinylWolf City
    LP, Album, Promo, Gatefold Cover
    Liberty – LLP-80783Japan1972Japan1972
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1972, CassetteWolf City
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    United Artists Records – TCK 0983UK1972UK1972
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1972, CassetteWolf City
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    United Artists Records – K 29406-YFrance1972France1972
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1972, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – UAG 29406UK1972UK1972
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1972, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – UA-LA017-FUS1972US1972
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1973, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – UA-LA017-FVenezuela1973Venezuela1973
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1973, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – UAS 29406Italy1973Italy1973
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1973, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – UAL 24045Italy1973Italy1973
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1973, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – UAS 29 406France1973France1973
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1973, VinylWolf City
    LP, Album, Repress, Stereo, Gatefold Cover
    United Artists Records – UAS 29 406France1973France1973
    Cover of Wolf City, 1974, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – UAS 7068(E), United Artists Records – UAS 29406 IUS1974US1974
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1974, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – UAG 29406UK1974UK1974
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1974, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – L34885, United Artists Records – UAS 294061, United Artists Records – 29-406New Zealand1974New Zealand1974
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1974, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – L 34885Australia1974Australia1974
    New Submission
    Cover of Wolf City, 1974, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – UAS 7068South Africa1974South Africa1974
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1980, VinylWolf City
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    United Artists Records – 14C 062-82912Greece1980Greece1980
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1982, VinylWolf City
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    Telefunken – 6.24848Germany1982Germany1982
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1982, VinylWolf City
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    Telefunken – 6.24848 APGermany1982Germany1982
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1986, VinylWolf City
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    Base Record – UDB 8029Italy1986Italy1986
    Cover of Wolf City, 1989, CDWolf City
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Mantra – MANTRA 013France1989France1989
    New Submission
    Cover of Wolf City, 1990, CDWolf City
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    Mantra – MANTRA 013France1990France1990
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    Cover of Wolf City, 1996, CDWolf City
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    Repertoire Records – REP 4596-WYGermany1996Germany1996
    New Submission
    Cover of Wolf City, 1996, CDWolf City
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Captain Trip Records – CTCD-034Japan1996Japan1996
    New Submission
    Cover of Wolf City, 1997, CDWolf City
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    Repertoire Records – REP 4750, Amon Düül2 Records – 0630 17782-2Germany1997Germany1997
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    Cover of Wolf City, 2000, CDWolf City
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Gammarock Records – GRR 83 803Germany2000Germany2000
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    Cover of Wolf City, 2000, CDWolf City
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    Private Area – 8-837, ArsNova – 8-837Russia2000Russia2000
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    Cover of Wolf City, 2002, CDWolf City
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Repertoire Records – REP 4987, Amon Düül2 Records – REP 4987Europe2002Europe2002
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    Cover of Wolf City, 2007, CDWolf City
    CD, Album, Remastered, Reissue
    Revisited Rec. – REV 079Germany2007Germany2007
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    Reviews

    • Devilscucumber's avatar
      Mine has 2 sets of stamped matrices :

      Side 1: UAG 29406 A-1U and C 29406 A-1 Side 2: UAG 29406 B-1U and C 29406 B-1

      Inner sleeve has: UK PATENT NO. 1,125,555.
      • deceiver03's avatar
        deceiver03
        Greek vinyl cut are usually s**t sounding! so muddy and blurry and lifeless pressing
        • naimnuts2021's avatar
          naimnuts2021
          Dreadful dirge
          Why on earth did I buy this !
          • barhoniac's avatar
            barhoniac
            Are the Bonus tracks included here recorded in the 90s/00s? They sound completely different to the original album
            • Beachbeatle1's avatar
              Beachbeatle1
              A psych-prog-Krautrock extravaganza alternating with layered acoustic guitars, fuzzed out wha-wha, choral frenzies, dark funked-up heavy folk freakery & bursts of sweetness & light. One for the adventurous ear. Pretty damn awesome.
              • tombola1973's avatar
                tombola1973
                This pressing sounds like a dirty pile of garbage to my ears, and what were they thinking with that modification to the cover??? AVOID.
                • 1313tasos's avatar
                  1313tasos
                  definately one of the ten best records of all the time . hearing this record one can understand what hippie movementand the whole period 1967-1973 is about . Sound is so colourful and original that every song sounds nothing like before or after . when somebody listens the title track wolfcity realises a textured multicolour field unfolds infront of him .
                  band is not afraid to make experiments . they use male and female vocals , tender or brutal vocal style ,english or german language, synths sitar-tablas ,sound efects remindind train or bubles , gypsy style or-military style ,space sound electronics flute violyn ,electric guitars sounding like church bells .A top masterpiece and a measure to judge other recordings ! the experiments in songs like deutch nepal are so groundbreaking that one can even find proto new wave ,dark and gothic style before these styles are invented .
                  • kevinbruso58's avatar
                    kevinbruso58
                    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's avatar
                      kevinbruso58
                      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's avatar
                        Edited 8 years ago
                        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!

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