Contraband is an album by Dutch rock band Golden Earring, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). For the US, the same recordings were issued under the album title Mad Love the following year (1977). This US version also had different cover art and song sequence. Additionally the song "Faded Jeans" was omitted and replaced with the track "I Need Love". All songs written by Hay and Kooymans. Mad Love's Comin'" – 7:45. Fighting Windmills" – 4:38.
Series: Golden Earring The Red Bullet Years –. Format: CD, Album, Reissue. Country: Netherlands. Contraband (LP, Album, RE). Music On Vinyl, Red Bullet. MOVLP322, RB 33 209. Netherlands. 2310 491. Golden Earring.
Contraband is an album by Dutch rock band Golden Earring, released in 1976. For the US, the same recordings were issued under the album title Mad Love the following year. Additionally the song "Faded Jeans". For the USA, Golden Earring's "Contraband" album was repackaged as "Mad love" with a slightly altered track listing.
By 76 and this album Contraband, GE was losing momentum from their peak they'd enjoyed in 73 with Moontan and the ex-Supersister keyboardist wasn't bringing in all of the fresh blood the fans were hoping for, Contraband can be considered the very last of their classic-era albums, even if the tremendous double Live was to be their next release. and become another major seller.
Golden Earring replaced keyboardist Robert Jan Stips with guitarist Eelco Gelling and put aside its art rock pretensions for a hard rock sound dominated by the group's new twin-guitar attack. The result was Contraband, the band's strongest album since Moontan. It starts powerfully with "Bombay," an exuberant blast whose elaborate arrangement works in plenty of atmospheric country-styled shadings into an otherwise hard rock track.
NotesPromotional release for winning members for a record collectors' club.
Made in Italy (see matrix no. suffix) but shows STEMRA on labels, although sent out in Germany.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (A Side): 2835031 S1=1 520
- Matrix / Runout (B Side): 2835031 S2=1 520
- Rights Society: STEMRA
|2310 491||Golden Earring||Contraband (LP, Album)||Polydor||2310 491||Netherlands||1976|
|MOVLP322, RB 33 209||G. Earring*||Contraband (LP, Album, RE)||Music On Vinyl, Red Bullet||MOVLP322, RB 33 209||Netherlands||2011|
|2310 491||Golden Earring||Contraband (LP, Album, RE)||Polydor||2310 491||Scandinavia||1977|
|RB 66.209||Golden Earring||Contraband (CD, Album, Unofficial)||Red Bullet||RB 66.209||Russia||2006|
|847 933-2||Golden Earring||Contraband (CD, Album)||Polydor||847 933-2||Netherlands||1991|