GOLDEN EARRING - Contraband 12" Vinyl LP Album

Contraband is the 1976 album released by the Dutch Rock band Golden Earring.

GOLDEN EARRING is one of the oldest Rock bands from the Netherlands and was founded in 1961 in the city of "The Hague". initially this band was called "Golden Earrings" and they dropped the 's' in 1969. The band was formed by Rinus Gerritsen and George Kooymans joined by Barry Hay and Cees Zuiderwijk, this formation has been stable until today (with some breaks in between ).

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Album's Condition and Grading Details

Strict grading according to the Goldmine Grading for Vinyl records has been applied, this record has been carefully visually inspected to determine the grading.

VINYL GRADING

EXCELLENT or EX or VG++ : minor scuffs which are only slightly visible. There may be more than a few scuffs and NO Scratches

ALBUM COVER GRADING

EXCELLENT or EX or VG++: Artwork is still as close to perfect as can be. Some impression to the cover

Production & Recording Information

The album: "GOLDEN EARRING - Contraband" was produced by: Golden Earring for Red Bullet Productions , John Kriek, Damon Lyon-Shaw (Trivia; Lyon-Shaw also worked on the 1976 album "Blue For You" by "Status Quo ")

Sound Engineer: Robin Freeman (Trivia: Robin Freeman worked also on the albums for Highway Chile and Phoney and the Hardcore)

Sound Mix: John Kriek, Steve Lillywhite, Damon Lyon-Shaw

Cutting Engineer: Melvyn Abrahams

Art direction and Artwork: Koos Van Oostrom


Music Genre:

Rock, Pop-Rock, Nederbeat

Label & Catalognr:

Polydor 2344 059

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1976 Made in Germany

Musicians (Uncredited):

  • Barry Hay - flute, vocals
  • George Kooymans - guitar, vocals
  • Rinus Gerritsen - bass, keyboards
  • Cesar Zuiderwijk - drums
  • Guest Musicians:
  • Eelco Gelling - guitar
  • Robert Jan Stips - keyboards
  • Nippy Noya - percussion, conga
  • Patricia Paay - vocals

     Patricia Paay ( full-name: Patricia Anglaia Margareth Paaij ) is a Dutch multi-talented singer, tv-host, glamour model and sister of the singer Yvonne Keeley. Since 1966 Paay has released many singles, and released in 1977 the album "The Lady Is A Champ", she also performs as background singer on the album "Contraband" by "Golden Earring".

Tracklisting Side A:
  1. Bombay 3:52
  2. Sueleen 5:38
  3. Con Man 7:08

Tracklisting Side B:

  1. Mad Love's Comin' 7:45
  2. Fightin' Windmills 4:40
  3. Faded Jeans 5:06
  4. Time's Up 3:56

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EMI Holland – 5C 064-25737 , 1977 , Netherlands

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