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Walter Carlos, Bach - Switched-On Bach II album

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Walter Carlos, Bach ‎– Switched-On Bach II. Label: Columbia Masterworks ‎– M 32659, Columbia Masterworks ‎– KM 32659. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Catalog number M 32659 stated on spine, front and back of cover, catalog number KM 32659 stated on vinyl labels and back of cover only.

Switched-On Bach is the first studio album by the American composer Wendy Carlos, released under her birth name Walter Carlos in October 1968 by Columbia Records.

The album was also certified platinum and broke new ground for Electronic music. Following the release of Switched On Bach, Wendy Carlos composed the highly influential and hugely successful soundtrack for the film A Clockwork Orange. Over the years following the original release of Switched-On Bach in 1968, CBS was overwhelmed with requests for more SOB! Thus the sequel, Switched-On Bach II evolved in 1974. Disc: 1. 1. Suite in B Minor: Badinerie. 2. Suite in B Minor: Minuet

The sixties counter-culture movement was in full swing, giving rise to electronic music that reflected the unrestricted freedom of the era - groovy, but not especially musical. Wendy Carlos, who was born Walter Carlos but later changed her name - and gender - experienced this hostility first hand when she recorded Switched-On Bach. A music and physics student at two Ivy League universities, "Carlos encountered 'alienation and condescension' both students and faculty traditional musical values.

Switched-On Bach is a musical album by Wendy Carlos(originally released under the name of Walter Carlos) and released in March 1968 by Columbia Masterworks Records. Switched-On Bach was one of the first classical albums to sell 500,000 copies.

Released October 1968. Switched-On Bach Tracklist. Sinfonia to Cantata No. 29 Lyrics. Air on a G String Lyrics. About Switched-On Bach. Bearing Carlos' original name of Walter Carlos, the album was conceived by Carlos not as an attempt to revive Bach but because she was dissatisfied with the use of electronic instruments before 1968 and wanted to use them to play appealing music. The album was a smash, peaking at No. 10 on the Billboard chart, staying at the top of Billboard’s classical chart for three years, being certified platinum, and winning three Grammy Awards. Switched-On Bach Q&A


Selections From Suite No. 2 In B Minor, BWV 1067
A1.a Badinerie 1:25
A1.b Minuet 1:20
A1.c Bourrée 1:40
A2 Two-Part Invention In A Minor, BWV 784 1:20
A3 Two-Part Invention In A Major, BWV 783 1:10
A4 Sheep May Safely Graze, From "Cantata No. 208", BWV 208 5:00
Suite From Anna Magdalena Notebook
A5.a Musette In D Major, Anh. 1:26 1:10
A5.b Minuet In G Major, Anh. 114 1:40
A5.c Bist. Du Bei Mir, BWV 508 2:15
A5.d Marche In D Major, Anh. 122 1:00
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 In D Major, BWV 1050
B1 Allegro 10:45
B2 Affettuoso 5:35
B3 Allegro 4:50

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Columbia Records


  • Composed By – Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Design [Cover] – John Berg
  • Photography By – Horn/Griner
  • Producer – Rachel Elkind


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℗ © 1973 CBS, Inc.

Box marked with incorrect tape speed (3¾ IPS). Actual speed is 7½ IPS.

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
KM 32659 Walter Carlos Switched-On Bach II ‎(LP, Album) Columbia Masterworks KM 32659 US 1973
KM 32659 Walter Carlos, Bach* Walter Carlos, Bach* - Switched-On Bach II ‎(LP, Album) Columbia Masterworks KM 32659 US 1973
65974, S 65974, KM 32659 Walter Carlos Switched-On Bach II ‎(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS, CBS 65974, S 65974, KM 32659 UK Unknown
65974 Walter Carlos Switched-On Bach II ‎(LP, Album) CBS 65974 Italy 1974
S 65974 Walter Carlos Switched-On Bach II ‎(LP, Album) CBS S 65974 Europe 1974

Walter Carlos, Bach - Switched-On Bach II album
Modern Classical
Performer: Walter Carlos
Title: Switched-On Bach II
Category: Electronic / Classical
Country: US
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