Moontan =180g reissue =
1 x LP
Originally released in 1973-2009 EU reissue pressed on 180g Vinyl LP - this is the album that raised Golden Earring to an international level of popularity. Includes the radio favourite "Radar Love", which can still be heard on a regular basis on r...
Release date: 30-11-2009 (originally released in 1973)
2009 EU reissue pressed on 180g Vinyl LP - this is the album that raised Golden Earring to an international level of popularity. Includes the radio favourite "Radar Love", which can still be heard on a regular basis on radio stations the world over.
A1 Candy's Going Bad
A2 Are You Receiving Me
A3 Suzy Lunacy (Mental Rock)
B1 Radar Love
B2 Just Like Vince Taylor
B3 The Vanilla Queen
Originally released in 1973, this is the album that raised the band to an international level of popularity, primarily on the strength of the hit single and enduring radio favourite "Radar Love." Moontan still is the band's most successful album internationally, and paved the way for these Dutch rockers in the USA (where "Candy's Going Bad" was also released as a single). Around the time of the album's release, Golden Earring toured the States with opening acts that would become huge rock bands only a few years later (Aerosmith and KISS). They also shared stages with already big names like Led Zeppelin, the Who and Pink Floyd.
The line-up of the Earring at that time was Barry Hay, George Kooymans, Rinus Gerritsen and Cesar Zuiderwijk, with special guests Eelco Gelling (slide guitar), Bertus Borgers (saxophone) and Patricia Paay ("lady vocal") on this particular LP. The record combines progressive epics and heavy rockers, and sometimes even combines both elements in one song. A great performance by a very focussed group.
Moontan is not just a necessity for Golden Earing fans, it's a worthwhile listen for anyone interested in '70ies rock at its most adventurous.
Label: Music on Vinyl
Originally released: 1973
This release: 2009