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  • Audio CD (19 Mar. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: BGO
  • ASIN: B00004YU0K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,739 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Theme
2. Stamping Ground
3. Symphonique #3 (Ode To Venus)
4. Symphonique #6 (Good For Goodie)
5. Minisym #1: I - Allegro; II - Andante Adagio; III - Vivace
6. Lament 1 'Bird's Lament'
7. Witch Of Endor: I - Dance; II - Trio: a. Adigio (The Prophesy); b. Andante (The Battle); c. Agitato
8. Symphonique #1 (Portrait Of A Monarch)
9. Bells Are Ringing
10. Voices of Spring
11. What's The Most Exciting Thing
12. All Is Loneliness
13. My Tiny Butterfly
14. Why Spend A Dark Night With Me
15. Coffee Beans
16. Down Is Up
17. Be A Hobo
18. Remember
19. I Love You
20. Nero's Expedition
See all 34 tracks on this disc

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By gc in surrey on 5 Nov. 2006
Format: Audio CD
This music is pure joy.

I have both the first two albums on vinyl from when they were launched originally, so it was very pleasing when they were both re-launched on CD. I too recognise the first album as a masterpiece. It is fresh, superbly produced, innovative and the music itself is pure brilliance. The mixture of classical orchestral and complex jazz rhythms is still unique to this day. It is hard to believe this was recorded in the `50's and the`60's by a 40 year old blind busker. Witch of Endor is simply wonderful as is Bird's Lament

Contrary to the other reviews, I liked the Moondog 2 - the second part of the CD. It is very different, based of acoustic percussive rhythms and vocal madrigals instead of the complex percussive rhythms of the first album but don't discard it for being different. Listen to Voices of Spring; Nero's Expedition and Remember. It grows on you.

Every album he made was significantly different from his previous recording, such was the progressive genius of this man.

Any serious music collector must have this album.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Patrik Lemberg on 1 Mar. 2005
Format: Audio CD
"Moondog 1 & 2" - a total of 75 minutes.
The first 9 tracks ("Moondog I") open with "Theme" and "Stomping Ground" - two somewhat coherent pieces which a few years ago were made quite famous through the soundtrack of Coen Brothers' wonderful movie "The Big Lebowski." The album features a 50+ piece orchestra, which, among other greats, includes jazz veterans Don Butterfield (tuba) and Ron Carter (double bass.)
The beautiful Charlie Parker homage "Lament I: Bird's Lament" is here performed in its original form, but can also be found on the 1994 Moondog recording "Sax Pax For a Sax" on only saxes and percussion.
The orchestral performances on "Moondog I" aren't always 100% flawless, but should not be judged harshly because of the very personal, highly individual, and wonderfully eccentric form of compositions that they are. Budget, which is a very common issue when it comes to orchestral recordings, is another element that probably has not allowed many re-takes.
Before my making an order of this music, I knew that I'd love "Moondog I" since I'd heard most of it previously, but I was skeptical towards "Moondog II" because of some reviews I'd read of it. I was however curious, and listening to it when it had arrived was a very nice surprise.
Aside from performances by Louis "Moondog" Hardin (percussion, piano, vocals) and his daughter June (vocals,) "Moondog II" features 6 other musicians who, at different points throughout the album, play virginals, recorders, harpsichords, ancient organs, guitars, schom, viola de gamba, and troubadour harp. These instruments alone make a very individual sound, but the compositions (many of which are in 5/4 and 5/8) and the poetry make this the most wonderful group of rounds (short vocal canons) you've ever heard.
In my 500+ CD collection, these two are among my favorites.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Prince Rupert Awakes on 2 Feb. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Despite losing my vinyl copy of 'Moondog' around 1980 (too willing to lend stuff to friends I think), much of the music has remained in my head in the years since then - the music was different then and its different now. While occasional echoes of Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, Miles Davis and the Beach Boys can be heard, this is still like nothing you will ever listen to. Moondog plays on the emotions - happy, sad, amusing, upbeat, wistful, etc., while Moondog 2 is a delightful jamboree of short song rounds. With 2 albums, copious notes (some by the great man himself) and a bargain price, thank goodness for CD reissues
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Jan. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Louis Hardin (aka Moondog) began by selling poems in the street and ended up writing symphonies for orchestra, short pieces for small jazz ensembles and delightful madrigals. His first album was beatnik jazz. His second (Vol 1 on this album) is an orcherstral surprise (Stravinsky meets Michael Nyman). The 3rd album (vol 2 on this album) consists of rhythmic chants/canons sung by himself and his daughter. If you like the more imaginative stuff that the Beach Boys produced in the sixties, then this is for you.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By ianwarriner@tinyworld.co.uk on 23 April 2001
Format: Audio CD
I heard about moondog only recently on a radio programme and decided i needed to hear more. i am glad i did because the whole cd is full of original and inovative ideas which even appealed to my eleven year old son who asked who it was when he walked in the room and heard it. utterly brilliant. badger warriner
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. Burr on 20 May 2003
Format: Audio CD
if you are uninitiated to moondog, this is a must do. unfortunately, the cd producers have bunged moondog 1& 2 together on one cd. md1 is essential listening (checkout Stephane Pompougnac & Mr.Scruff on "Hotel Costes 2: La Suite"). sad to say md2 is a bit twee.
moondog is (was) the Man!
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By M.Wright on 11 Oct. 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
When I first heard the Columbia recordings around 1971, there was very little Moondog material around. I was only aware of the Kenny Graham tribute and the Prestige LP, neither of which were available at the time. This album was different - the orchestration is marvellously rich and varied, crossing over classical, jazz and folk roots. In recent years I heard Mr Scruff using a theme from it, so I decided to revisit - still as wonderful.
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By graham cole on 17 May 2013
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I heard the first album via a friend of my brother. its unusual music but worth hearing. this two albums on one cd loses one star for the second album which other reviewers have said is rather "samey" in its sound and I agree the second album is worth hearing but in small bits at a time.
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