Great compilation from the later years of his wondrous life spent in Germany. Currently out of print. Track listing below.
Moondog was blind from the age of 16 and spent a long period in New York. He became known as The Viking of 6th Avenue, due to his standing there (between 52nd and 55th Street) wearing a cloak, a Viking-style helmet and holding a spear. He performed there too in this garb, alongside selling his poetry and music or often simply stood still and silent. He was often homeless, but became a feature of New York and played and recorded with then unknown artists such as Philip Glass.
Moondog released several albums during this period (see links below) along with inventing several musical instruments that he used to accompany himself. These included the Oo, a small triangular shaped harp and the Trimba, a triangular percussion instrument he devised in the late 40s.
In 1972 he left New York city and eventually moved to Europe, living on the streets dressed as a Viking as ever, until Ilona Sommer came across him and took Moondog into her family home in 1974. She helped put out his later releases and made sure his flame has been well tended in posterity. He stayed living with the family until his passing.
Here's a nice article that says it better than me: https://priceonomics.com/th...
The rare CD itself came with a second disc The Last Concert - piano by Dominique Ponty accompanied by Moondog on occasional percussion and couplets recorded just 6 weeks before he shuffled off his mortal coil. http://www.moondogscorner.de
CD1-01 Bird's Lament (in memory of Charlie Parker) 00:00
CD1-02 Pigmy Pig 02:02
CD1-03 Viking I 05:18
CD1-04 Dog Trot 08:15
CD1-05 High On A Rocky Ledge 10:39
CD1-06 Log In B 15:04
CD1-07 Marimba Mondo 2 19:38
CD1-08 Paris 25:25
CD1-09 In Vienna 28:53
CD1-10 EEC Lied 31:04 (part of the EEC suite)
CD1-11 Fujiyama 2 33:57
CD1-12 Heimdall Fanfare 38:54
CD1-13 Sea Horse 42:04
CD1-14 Single Foot 43:21
CD1-15 Do Your Thing 45:16
CD1-16 Bumbo 48:23
CD1-17 Dark Eyes 51:31
CD1-18 Logrundr XII 53:37
CD1-19 I'm This I'm That 56:10
CD1-20 Frost Flower 59:57
CD1-21 The Message 1:01:42
CD1-22 Introduction & Overtone Continuum 1:02:41
Selected discography for further listening (albums in full):
1969 Moondog https://youtu.be/aK0yv9ME-h8
1971 Moondog 2 https://youtu.be/OwBGtgoVPLs
1978 H'art Songs https://youtu.be/xLDmG_MIGQs
1994 Sax Pax for a Sax with the London Saxophonic https://youtu.be/eZKk9mbu8A8
Thanks for listening! Love Moondog, love life.