Faust ‎– Faust IV

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Tracklist

Krautrock 12:00
The Sad Skinhead 2:30
Jennifer 7:00
Just A Second
Picnic On A Frozen River, Deuxieme Tableau 3:00
Giggy Smile 8:00
Läuft... Heisst Das Es Läuft Oder Es Kommt Bald... Läuft 8:00
It's A Bit Of A Pain 3:07

Versions (18)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V 2004 Faust Faust IV(LP, Album) Virgin V 2004 UK 1973 Sell This Version
8X V2004 Faust Faust IV(8-Trk, Album) Virgin 8X V2004 UK 1973 Sell This Version
TCV2004 Faust Faust IV(Cass, Album) Virgin TCV2004 UK 1973 Sell This Version
V 2004 Faust Faust IV(LP, Album) Virgin V 2004 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
VIL 12004 Faust Faust IV(LP, Album) Virgin VIL 12004 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
87 739 IT Faust Faust IV(LP, Album) Virgin 87 739 IT Germany 1973 Sell This Version
87739-I Faust Faust IV(LP, Album) Virgin 87739-I Spain 1974 Sell This Version
840 019, V 2004 Faust Faust IV(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 840 019, V 2004 France 1974 Sell This Version
YX-7058-VR Faust Faust IV(LP, Album) Virgin YX-7058-VR Japan 1975 Sell This Version
CAROL 1885-2, 0777 7 86510 2 4 Faust Faust IV(CD, Album, RE) Caroline Records, Virgin CAROL 1885-2, 0777 7 86510 2 4 US 1992 Sell This Version
CDV2004, 0777 7 86510 24, 263 227, CDV 2004 Faust Faust IV(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin CDV2004, 0777 7 86510 24, 263 227, CDV 2004 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
CDVR 2004, 0946 356362 2 2 Faust Faust IV(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin CDVR 2004, 0946 356362 2 2 UK 2006 Sell This Version
509996 88658 18 Faust Faust IV(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 509996 88658 18 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
V 2004 Faust Faust IV(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Virgin V 2004 US 2009 Sell This Version
ARC-7350/51 Faust Faust IV(2xCD, Album, RE) Arcàngelo, Virgin ARC-7350/51 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
none Faust Faust IV(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Virgin none Europe Unknown
CDV2004, 0777 7 86510 24, 263 227, CDV 2004 Faust Faust IV(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin CDV2004, 0777 7 86510 24, 263 227, CDV 2004 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
8-680 Faust Faust IV(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) ArsNova 8-680 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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Nick.Vinyl

Nick.Vinyl

March 27, 2016
referencing Faust IV, LP, Album, RE, 509996 88658 18
Awesome sound and very fun album. I am absolutely in love with Faust and think they are the most interesting and entertaining of the krautrock bands, always a fun and engaging listening experience. Super recommended album, and this reissue is great.
bern.hennin

bern.hennin

November 10, 2015
referencing Faust IV, LP, Album, V 2004
My copy has:
Matrix / Runout (Variant A Side): V 2004 A-1U RG 1
Matrix / Runout (Variant B Side): V 2004 B-1U GT 1
Bradx

Bradx

May 2, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Faust IV, 2xCD, Album, RE, RM, CDVR 2004, 0946 356362 2 2

Highly recommended expanded double CD release of the indispensable IVth album by the German masters. Crucial input from Rudolf Sosna who was responsible for a lot of the humour and the surreal, melodic songs of Faust. Much missed - they were never the same without him.

At the time IV seemed a notch-down from the first three masterpieces. History views it kindly and it can at least hold its own... maybe in some strange way, it's even better.

The Sad Skinhead... which seemed out of time and out of place... now presents itself as a timeless pop/cod-reggae behemoth.
Krautrock - what can be said? A grating, grinding incessantly gripping drone classic.

The pastoral sections... leading to the unbelievable climactic It's a Bit Of a Pain. This one used to be played to squareish types back in the mid 70s in order to judge their character. Those that 'got it' were automatically lifted out of the bottom of the league.
There is nothing really like this track anywhere, anytime. Rudolf plays the vomiting guitar on this one.

The Peel sessions and alternate versions are essential too. EMI/Virgin did good work on this re-release.
trbnado

trbnado

July 20, 2012
referencing Faust IV, LP, Album, RE, 509996 88658 18
Great sounding reissue of an intriguing album!
We.Have.Explosive

We.Have.Explosive

February 1, 2012
referencing Faust IV, CD, Album, RE, CDV2004, 0777 7 86510 24, 263 227, CDV 2004

I love this album because it's one of the rare records that gets better the louder you play it, like Hawkwind's Space Ritual.
Faust also get extra points by beating everyone to the post and defining the term Kratrock with a song of the same name that would embody everything the style represents.