The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown

PT. Universal Music Indonesia
Release date
18 Feb 1991
Running length
15 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Prelude - Nightmare (Mono Version) 3:49 2,798
2 Fanfare - Fire Poem (Mono Version) 2:01 2,745
3 Fire (Mono Version) 3:01 3,842
4 Come And Buy (Mono Version) 5:05 2,762
5 Time / Confusion (Mono Version) 4:57 191
6 Prelude - Nightmare 3:28 6,911
7 Fanfare - Fire Poem 1:51 6,859
8 Fire 2:54 38,719
9 Come And Buy 5:40 8,917
10 Time / Confusion 5:11 1,282
11 I Put A Spell On You 3:43 12,860
12 Spontaneous Apple Creation 2:54 7,542
13 Rest Cure 2:44 7,963
14 I've Got Money 3:09 6,790
15 Child Of My Kingdom 7:02 7,183

About this album

Arthur Brown (his real name Arthur Wilton) was born in Whitby, England, on 24th June 1944 and was undoubtedly one of the memorable figures of British psychedelia.

His first vinyl excursion was a Reading University flexidisc which is now sought-after. The ‘A’ side, You Don’t Know is bluesy. Even harder to track down are two tracks he contributed to a Soundtrack for a 1966 Roger Vadim film. The French title of the film was La Cure, although it was released in the States as The Game Is Over. The Arthur Brown Set (backed by The Sharks) recorded two songs for Vadim, Baby You Know What You’re Doing and Don’t Tell Me, which were quite close to the sound of the Crazy World Of Arthur Brown a year later but with some soul /James Brown influence. The two songs featured on a French EP (Barclay 71 026) and a US Soundtrack album (Atco 33-205) and the sleeves feature slightly different pictures of Jane Fonda nude.
The bulk of the music on the US album, though, was provided by the French musicians Jean-Pierre Boutayre and Jean Bouchty and is of little interest.

The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown’s debut 45, Devil’s Grip, made little impression but the follow-up, Fire, became a UK No 1 in July 1968 and also climbed to No 2 in the USA. Even before this they had become a very popular attraction around London’s underground clubs, like the UFO, in this era.

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  • Galgenterrorist

    Actually it's tagged that way. oO

    10 May 2008 Reply
  • MagaDeOz

    That's completly true.

    31 Dec 2007 Reply
  • Ton87

    According to the official Arthur Brown site, this album should be tagged as The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, not just Arthur Brown.

    21 Mar 2007 Reply

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