Klaus Nomi CD Discography & Song List

Simple Man, 1982Encore, 1983Klaus Nomi, 1985The Collection, 1991Klaus Nomi, 1994Eclipsed, 1999Silent Night/ZaBakDaz, 1999

Discography:

Simple Man (RCA 74422, 1982)
Encore! (RCA 74421, 1983)
Klaus Nomi (RCA 74420, 1985)
The Collection (RCA 75004, 1991)
Klaus Nomi (RCA 74321226902, 1994, France)
Eclipsed (Razor & Tie 7930182207, 1999)
Silent Night/Za Bak Daz (Heliocentric, 1998, CD single)

Song List:

In his short recording career, Klaus Nomi did not have an extensive list of recorded songs, just 27.
And only two CDs were released before his death in 1983. Four more compilations have been issued,
with so much duplication that I've prepared the "chart" below to sort it out. I think the French
CD from 1994 has the most value, with 20 tracks, although you'll find "I Feel Love" only on "Eclipsed."
The rarest is the CD single with "Silent Night" and "Za Bak Daz," which surfaced in 1998. And in
conjunction with the "The Nomi Song" DVD in 2005 a CD was released of "The Nomi Song - Remixes."
It has five tracks, with two mixes of "Total Eclipse," and two of "Mon Coeur," (the Saint-Saens aria)
and one called "Coeur Total." The CD is scarce but downloads are plentiful on the net.

remixes

For the real fanatics, there are also a number of foreign 45s, most with picture sleeves,
from France, Germany and other countries, at generally high prices, when you can find them.
Nomi also contributed backing vocals on the track "Six Simple Synthesizers" to the 1982 album
"Hip Hop Bee Bop," produced by Man Parrish. In the soundtrack to the 1982 movie
"Urgh! A Music War,"( A&M 6019) he sings live in concert "Total Eclipse."

   

and for those who Must have everything, a promo 12" came out on A&M in conjunction with the movie "Urgh!"

Also a live concert album surfaced in 1986, which I don't have (yet)

Live Performance recorded at Hurrah's in New York, 1979
RCA PL 71145, F: RC 270

Keys of life 5'24
Falling in love again 2'47
Lightning Strikes 1'40
Nomi Song 3'12
The Twist 3'20

Total Eclipse 4'42
I Feel Love 5'25
Samson and Delilah Aria 5'46

I'm told "Keys of Life" and "The Twist" had
lyrics different from other recordings.

Song List:

As it's hard to figure out which CD to buy, here are the songs graphically


After the Fall
(Kristian Hoffman)
4:43

Simple Man, 1982

      Klaus Nomi, 1994 Eclipsed, 1999  

Can't Help Falling In Love
(Peretti-Creatore-Weiss)
3:55

  Encore, 1983   The Collection, 1991 Klaus Nomi, 1994 Eclipsed, 1999  

Cold Song
(H. Purcell)
4:03
  Encore, 1983 Klaus Nomi, 1985 The Collection, 1991 Klaus Nomi, 1994 Eclipsed, 1999  

Death
(H. Purcell)
4:18
Simple Man, 1982     The Collection, 1991      

Der Nussbaum
(Schuman)
3:04
  Encore, 1983   The Collection, 1991 Klaus Nomi, 1994    

Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead
(Arlen-Harburg)
3:03
Simple Man, 1982 Encore, 1983   The Collection, 1991 Klaus Nomi, 1994 Eclipsed, 1999  

Falling In Love Again
(Lerner-Hollander)
2:39
Simple Man, 1982     The Collection, 1991 Klaus Nomi, 1994    

From Beyond
(John Dowland)
2:51
Simple Man, 1982     The Collection, 1991 Klaus Nomi, 1994    

ICUROK
(George Elliot)
4:24
Simple Man, 1982     The Collection, 1991 Klaus Nomi, 1994 Eclipsed, 1999  

I Feel Love
(Bellate-Moroder-Summer)
5:32
          Eclipsed, 1999  

Just One Look
(Payne-Caroll)
3:19
Simple Man, 1982     The Collection, 1991 Klaus Nomi, 1994 Eclipsed, 1999  

Keys of Life
(Klaus Nomi)
2:26
    Klaus Nomi, 1985   Klaus Nomi, 1994 Eclipsed, 1999  

Lightning Strikes
(Christie-Herbert)
2:59
  Encore, 1983 Klaus Nomi, 1985   Klaus Nomi, 1994 Eclipsed, 1999  

Nomi Chant
(Man Parrish)
1:55
    Klaus Nomi, 1985 The Collection, 1991      

Nomi Song
(Kristian Hoffman)
2:47
    Klaus Nomi, 1985   Klaus Nomi, 1994    

Return
(John Downland)
2:07
Simple Man, 1982            

Rubberband Lazer
(Arias-Frere)
4:20
Simple Man, 1982     The Collection, 1991 Klaus Nomi, 1994 Eclipsed, 1999  

Samson and Delilah (Aria)
(Saint-Saens)
3:52, live
  Encore, 1983 Klaus Nomi, 1985   Klaus Nomi, 1994    

Silent Night
(public domain)
1:36
            Silent Night/ZaBakDaz, 1999

Simple Man
(Kristian Hoffman)
4:17
Simple Man, 1982 Encore, 1983     Klaus Nomi, 1994 Eclipsed, 1999  

Three Wishes
(Elliot-Dalglish-Sierra)
3:18
Simple Man, 1982     The Collection, 1991   Eclipsed, 1999  

Total Eclipse
(Kristian Hoffman)
3:29
  Encore, 1983 Klaus Nomi, 1985 The Collection, 1991 Klaus Nomi, 1994 Eclipsed, 1999  

Twist, The
(Chubby Checker)
3:10
  Encore, 1983 Klaus Nomi, 1985 The Collection, 1991 Klaus Nomi, 1994    

Wasting My Time
(Nomi-Woody)
4:14
  Encore, 1983 Klaus Nomi, 1985 The Collection, 1991 Klaus Nomi, 1994 Eclipsed, 1999  

Wayward Sisters
(H.Purcell)
1:43
Simple Man, 1982 Encore, 1983   The Collection, 1991   Eclipsed, 1999  

You Don't Own Me
(Madera-White)
3:39
  Encore, 1983 Klaus Nomi, 1985   Klaus Nomi, 1994 Eclipsed, 1999  

Za Bak Daz
(Nomi-Elliot-Wood)
5:24
            Silent Night/ZaBakDaz, 1999

And, for the hardcore collector there seems to be countless foreign released 45s, like the two below

   

And, larger scans of the CDs:

   

   

   

  

And below, a new release (2007), for the hardcare fan only

http://zabakdaz.com/

and check out this link for some great Klaus video clips

http://www.myspace.com/angidiller

and, more scans of Nomi recordings: