The Marble Index

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The quirky, orchestrated folk-rock of Nico's 1968 debut album, Chelsea Girl, in no way prepared listeners for the stark, almost avant-garde flavor of her 1969 follow-up, The Marble Index. The chanteuse presented an uncompromisingly bleak, gothic soundscape on her second album. Dominated by spare harmonium and Nico's deep, brooding vocals, this album unveiled her singularly morose songwriting her first record featured none of her compositions. Owing more to European classical and folk music than rock, it found little favor with 1969 audiences. But like the work of the Velvet Underground, it proved to be quite influential in the long run on a future generation of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The quirky, orchestrated folk-rock of Nico's 1968 debut album, Chelsea Girl, in no way prepared listeners for the stark, almost avant-garde flavor of her 1969 follow-up, The Marble Index. The chanteuse presented an uncompromisingly bleak, gothic soundscape on her second album. Dominated by spare harmonium and Nico's deep, brooding vocals, this album unveiled her singularly morose songwriting her first record featured none of her compositions. Owing more to European classical and folk music than rock, it found little favor with 1969 audiences. But like the work of the Velvet Underground, it proved to be quite influential in the long run on a future generation of black-clad goth rockers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2004
  • Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
  • UPC: 090771513113
  • Catalog Number: 5131
  • Sales rank: 82,833

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prelude (0:50)
  2. 2 Lawns Of Dawns (3:12)
  3. 3 No One Is There (3:36)
  4. 4 Ari's Song (3:20)
  5. 5 Facing The Wind (4:52)
  6. 6 Julius Caesar (Memento Hodie) (4:57)
  7. 7 Frozen Warnings (4:00)
  8. 8 Evening Of Light (5:33)
  9. 9 Roses In The Snow (4:06)
  10. 10 Nibelungen (2:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nico Primary Artist, Marimbas, Vocals
John Cale Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Technical Credits
John Cale Arranger
John Haeny Engineer
Frazier Mohawk Producer
William S. Harvey Art Direction
Gerard Malanga Creative Consultant
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Future Of Goth Rock: Nico-The Marble Index

    Although it didn't find much of a following when it was released in 1968,Nico's second album is now considered a gothic masterpiece.Much because it was practically the first. With her haunting voice, chilling arrangements,and morose poetry, she made an album that few females had the gull to make in the late 60's and in the long run influcenced a whole new genre of music

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