The fifth Amon Düül studio album, Wolf City, saw the light of day in September 1972. While its predecessor, Carnival In Babylon, had, according to Karrer, still been produced "with revolvers drawn", the recordings of Wolf City went off comparably peacefully. The same applied to the musical direction of the album, which sounded more song-oriented, not as multi-layered and more geared to Renate Knaup’s unusual vocal style. Even the sweeping improvisations of earlier days were a thing of the past, only the seven-minute opener ‘Surrounded By The Stars’ coming close to the playing time of their previous cuts. Atmospheric numbers such as ‘Wie der Wind am Ende einer Straße’ or the brief, avant-garde ‘Deutsch Nepal’ were definite highlights of Amon Düül`s creative oeuvre.