Can ‎– Tago Mago

Label:
Spoon Records ‎– XSPOON6/7, Mute ‎– 9519-1
Format:
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold
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Tracklist

A1 Paperhouse 7:29
A2 Mushroom 4:08
A3 Oh Yeah 7:22
B Halleluwah 18:22
C Aumgn 17:22
D1 Peking O. 11:35
D2 Bring Me Coffee Or Tea 6:47

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

℗ & © 2014 Spoon Records under exclusive license to Mute Artists Limited.

Remastered Edition appears on spine.

Comes with download card.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 724596951910
  • Barcode: 7 24596 95191 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamped): X SPOON 6-A -21603-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): S-91658
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamped): X SPOON 6-B -21603-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): S-91659
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Stamped): X SPOON 7-A -21604-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Etched): S-91660
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Stamped): X SPOON 7-B -21604-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Etched): S-91661 THE SOUNDMASTERS

Other Versions (5 of 92) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UAS 29 211/12 X Can Tago Mago(2xLP, Album, Gat) United Artists Records UAS 29 211/12 X Germany 1971 Sell This Version
XLSPOON6-7 Can Tago Mago(2xLP, Album, RE, Ora) Spoon Records XLSPOON6-7 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2019 Sell This Version
spoon CD 006/7, spoon CD 006/7 WY Can Tago Mago(CD, Album) Spoon Records, Spoon Records spoon CD 006/7, spoon CD 006/7 WY Germany 1989 Sell This Version
UAS 29 211, UAS 29 211 X Can Tago Mago(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Bro) United Artists Records (2), United Artists Records (2) UAS 29 211, UAS 29 211 X US 2007 Sell This Version
SPOON 006/7, CEL 6606/7 Can Tago Mago(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Spoon Records, Celluloid SPOON 006/7, CEL 6606/7 France 1981 Sell This Version

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El_Jefe_651

El_Jefe_651

July 18, 2020
I think this pressing sounds great, especially for a lo-fi recording. Soundstage is holographic and absolutely three dimensional. I heard sounds go in a circle in my two-way system! Rarely do I hear that. Great imaging. Highly recommended.
BethesdaMD

BethesdaMD

February 28, 2020
edited 6 months ago
Worst inner sleeve of all time. Be sure to replace it with a much better one. Otherwise this isn't a bad reissue IMHO.
dihdrecords

dihdrecords

September 11, 2019
Bought a new sealed copy of the 2014 remastered reissue: https://www.discogs.com/Can-Tago-Mago/release/6050862.

There are 3 deep short scratched across A1. It skips. Very disappointing and unusual for sealed copy.
mcphranklee

mcphranklee

September 2, 2019
Bought brand new/sealed but has a 3/4" scratch straight across A1. Skipped the 1st time but seems ok on successive plays. Never seen anything cosmetically that bad/obvious on a brand new record.
sam.r.smith

sam.r.smith

April 7, 2019
I think it's interesting when people say a record "sounds digital" and make other statements along those lines. The sampling rate on a CD (for example) is 44.1 kHz. That's each second divided by 44,100. I'm not saying there's no difference; rather, I don't know whether my ears (or anyone's) are sensitive enough to identify a "digital" source with absolute confidence. Undoubtedly, people will argue they can, and maybe so, but I have my doubts.

Now, a bad pressing is another thing. Too much compression or a bad mix can ruin an LP. But these are problems that plague LPs pressed from analog sources, too. I was really disappointed by Dinosaur Jr. - Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not (for example) and that was recorded and pressed in 2016! The compression is horrible on the LP and I think the digital formats are superior.

As people often write on Discogs, no record sounds bad in isolation. The question is whether this pressing sounds superior to other pressings. I have only heard this particular pressing (plus CDs, back in the day). It sounds good to me: quiet, and reasonably dynamic. Not shrill, and not muddy. Most of us have not heard a pristine copy of the 1971 German Can - Tago Mago. If anybody here owns or has heard both a first pressing and this 2014 remaster side-by-side, I would be very interested in reading a comparison. (Actually, I would love to hear the 1971 LP and compare the two myself!) I can't say this pressing is "as dynamic" as a 1971 pressing. I can't say it's "more (or less) quiet." I certainly can't say it sounds "digital." Taken in isolation, I think this is a pretty good sounding pressing, especially if you're not inclined to spend a lot more for an original LP.
fatdogrecords

fatdogrecords

May 13, 2017
sounds like a mp3, shocking pressing, thought i had a damaged needle
onemanclap

onemanclap

April 2, 2017
My pressing is a disgrace. Bought it brand new but left channel completely compromised with a lot of noise. Buyers beware.
Catcher10

Catcher10

November 26, 2016

All these Can reissues are brilliant, some of the best pressings and mastering/remix from tapes.......BOOM!
baconizgud4me

baconizgud4me

August 26, 2016
My labels, both sides on both LPs have some kind of 'groove' anyone elses like this? They don't seem to play.
Nick.Vinyl

Nick.Vinyl

March 11, 2016
Sounds fantastic. This album is a classic. Or at least it should be.... If you have an ear and a mind that is open to creative groundbreaking music, this album and the band Can in general are for you. I will never ever forget the first time my ears were graced with Tago Mago. Just a great album. Aumgn and Peking O will take some getting use to, and they are very good songs. But even after that, you still won't play them often... LOL but the rest of the album is just so good and you will be repeating over and over. My record 1 is just beat, record 2 is lightly beat. Amazing album.