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Moontan

Golden EarringAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (November 2, 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mca Dist Corp
  • ASIN: B000002PAU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,341 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Radar Love
2. Candy's Going Bad
3. Vanilla Queen
4. Big Tree, Blue Sea
5. Are You Receiving Me

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the finest gems of the 1970's April 26, 2002
By Worgelm
Format:Audio CD
Purchasing an import copy of _Contraband_/_Golden Earring_ the other day, the clerk at the counter closely inspected the song lists. "Wow, no Radar Love." Too bad the Earring had the misfortune to actually pack an entire album's worth of fantastic music onto _Moontan_, because the bulk of the population never got past track one. (Okay, you can hear _Vanilla Queen_ from time to time on classic rock radio - but only during the enlightened hours of the evening.) This is the American pressing of this album, which contains "Big Tree, Blue Sea" whose original version is on _Golden Earring_, and leaves out "Suzy Lunacy" and "Just Like Vince Taylor" along with the racier cover art on the European pressing. "Blue Sea" is a fantastic, musically adventerous track by itself, almost exactly anticipating _Heavy Horses_ era-Tull by a full five years! Having indulged themselves and surprised the listener with the extremes of their artier tendencies, there are blasts of dense hard rock ("Candy's Gone Bad"), complex riffing and generous quantities of strings and well-used horns ("Vanilla Queen"). And then there's the single; its much easier to digest after all these times in the context of the rest of the album. Im constantly surprised how much this band's best output has been ignored by reviewers when considering great music in this decade; you could fit it into prog-rock or hard rock categories in equal parts. Or as another reviewer put it, the ultimate driving album. THE album to own by this band.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent representation of rock in 1973 May 3, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is a fantastic album....not just the fact it contains the bands biggest hit "Radar Love"....but also because it contains "Big Tree, Blue Sea" an extremely rare version that only exists on this MOONTAN album...and it should be noted that it is very different from the version on an earlier Dutch album. This version is a major improvement over the other.

I have been a longtime fan and have every cd they ever made...altho I consider this an excellent album....I wouldn't sell their other cd's short....Check them out while they're still available. Some I recommend are:
Live 1977...Grab it for a second...Prisoner of the night...No promises no debts...Cut...These represent GE during the 1976-82 period.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate driving album August 15, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The only shame about this CD is that it doesn't come with the packaging of the original European LP. (This had a very attractive woman on front and back, together with some excellent concert photos inside.)
This is just a fantastic rock album. Hardly a moment of it is sub-par. It has no pretensions to be anything other than a thumping good listen, although that is not to say that it is all guitar riffs. Both tracks 2 and 3 feature some good synth arrangements from bassist Rinus Gerritsen (apologies if I have misspelt the name, which is missing from my CD). The drumming of Cesar Zjuiderwick (apols again for the spelling) is excellently recorded.
When this first came out, the British pop papers wrote of a Dutch invasion. Focus had just released the currently deleted Focus III, and Hocus Pocus was doing well as a single. In terms of musicianship, Focus were probably the stronger, but Earring completely outrocked them.
Twenty-seven years on, I personally don't feel this album has dated. Radar Love will always be a classic. But as a driving song, it is actually bettered by the last track, Are You Receiving Me.
The follow-up album, Switch, was a bitter disappointment. Indeed I have never found an Earring album that comes close to this one, which remains in my all-time top ten.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely classic... June 7, 2003
By mike
Format:Audio CD
yes folks,this is where golden earring makes a complete paradigm shift from their last 4 hard rockin' records to territory undescribed!.yes,i know how sick we all are of "radar love"(really the GE's most simplistic song,everybody's gotta eat,right!!!)but all the other songs are pure gold.i still never tire of "candy's goin' bad","vanilla queen" and 'are you recieving me?",and 'just like vince taylor" weighs masculinity with feminity well.i do prefer "big tree,blue sea" from "wall of dolls" better but in the context of this album,it's still classic.an essential purchase for earring/hard rock buffs/classic rock afficiandos!.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have! May 11, 2006
By Zilva
Format:Audio CD
This is one of those rare albums that is excellent from start to finish, one that never dates, one that is still a pleasure to listen to even after all the years since it's release. Considering Earring have 29 (at last count excluding best of comppilations) albums (about 1 a year since they formed) finding the best is a hard task until you hear "Moontan"! (If you can get "Moontan" and another album "Cut" as a package deal (which I think Amazon has promoted before) then you have 2 of THE best albums of all time, not just the best of Earring.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kicked my Arse August 23, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Like some of you, I originally bought the 45 of Radar Love (and still have), but went gaga over the b-side (Just Like Vince Taylor). I immediately purchased the LP Moontan, which strangely enough didn't include Vince Taylor. But who cares, the rest of the album put those first two to shame. If you ever thought of owning a Golden Earring anything, this is a must have. Long instrumentals do it for me and the experimentation of early keyboards is great. NO, don't turn away from your terminal, go get it now. There, don't you feel better. Just for your info, their '82 release Cut, runs a close second. Enjoy
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars My personal favorite of their albums
My personal favorite of their albums, although, admittedly, I have yet to hear them all! They have quite an extensive collection! I'm determined to hear them all before I die!
Published 1 month ago by Brandon Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love it
Published 1 month ago by Whd
3.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes nostalgia doesn't pan out.
Their music has matured over the years. I guess I just don't prefer the delivery of this recording as much.
Published 2 months ago by Thomas E. Sandidge
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great price
Published 3 months ago by William J. Marchionni
5.0 out of 5 stars "Moontan" is a masterpiece from the 70s.
When this band emerged in 1974 (if I remember correctly), I was initially drawn in by "Radar Love," the album's successful single. Read more
Published 3 months ago by B. HILL
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great cd
Published 3 months ago by greg bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl edition. One of my all-time favorite LPs.
You hear people talk about "timeless music"...... this is what they are talking about. I still listen to this regularly..... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Soundman
5.0 out of 5 stars very nice warm sound
To hear this on vinyl is the way to experience this classic album!!! Original cover plus different track listing than the USA version.
Published 7 months ago by scotty
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic !!
Radar love is what everyone knows but there are some very deep R & R songs on here.Well worth the x$$
Published 7 months ago by P. J. Letteri
4.0 out of 5 stars Moontan By Golden Earring
I love Golden Earring however the only great track on this album is "Radar Love" however that's the only great song on this album the rest are just O. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Lachlan Smith
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