Can ‎– The Lost Tapes

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Spoon Records ‎– CDSPOON55
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1-1 Millionenspiel
Flute – David Johnson (4)Saxophone – Gerd DudekVocals – Damo Suzuki
5:49
1-2 Waiting For The Streetcar
Music By [Additional Music By], Lyrics By, Vocals – Malcolm Mooney
10:08
1-3 Evening All Day 6:58
1-4 Deadly Doris
Music By [Additional Music By], Lyrics By, Vocals – Malcolm Mooney
3:10
1-5 Graublau 16:47
1-6 When Darkness Comes
Vocals – Malcolm Mooney
3:48
1-7 Blind Mirror Surf
Music By [Additional Music By], Flute – David Johnson (4)
8:39
1-8 Oscura Primavera
Music By [Additional Music By], Flute – David Johnson (4)
3:19
1-9 Bubble Rap
Music By [Additional Music By], Lyrics By – Damo Suzuki
9:24
2-1 Your Friendly Neighbourhood Whore
Music By [Additional Music By], Lyrics By, Vocals – Malcolm Mooney
3:43
2-2 True Story
Music By [Additional Music By], Lyrics By, Vocals – Malcolm Mooney
4:30
2-3 The Agreement
Music By [Additional Music By], Lyrics By, Vocals, Performer [Toilet] – Mooney*Vocals, Performer [Toilet] – Schmidt*, Karoli*
0:37
2-4 Midnight Sky
Music By [Additional Music By], Lyrics By, Vocals – Malcolm Mooney
2:44
2-5 Desert
Music By [Additional Music By], Lyrics By, Vocals – Malcolm Mooney
3:20
2-6 Spoon - Live
Music By [Additional Music By], Lyrics By, Vocals – Damo Suzuki
16:47
2-7 Dead Pigeon Suite
Music By [Additional Music By], Lyrics By, Vocals – Damo Suzuki
11:47
2-8 Abra Cada Braxas
Music By [Additional Music By], Lyrics By, Vocals – Damo Suzuki
10:12
2-9 A Swan Is Born
Music By [Additional Music By], Lyrics By, Vocals – Damo Suzuki
3:00
2-10 The Loop 2:33
3-1 Godzilla Fragment 1:59
3-2 On The Way To Mother Sky 4:35
3-3 Midnight Men 7:35
3-4 Networks Of Foam 12:36
3-5 Messer, Scissors, Fork And Light
Music By [Additional Music By], Lyrics By, Vocals – Damo Suzuki
8:24
3-6 Barnacles
Drums – Liebezeit*Guitar – Karoli*Keyboards – Schmidt*Music By [Additional Music By], Bass – Rosco Gee*Performer [Wave Receiver & Spec. Sound] – Czukay*
7:46
3-7 E.F.S. 108 2:07
3-8 Private Nocturnal 6:49
3-9 Alice 1:56
3-10 Mushroom - Live
Music By [Additional Music By], Lyrics By, Vocals – Damo Suzuki
8:18
3-11 One More Saturday Night - Live
Music By [Additional Music By], Lyrics By, Vocals – Damo Suzuki
6:34

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Unreleased studio, soundtrack and live material from 1968-1977.
10" square tape-box style packaging with 28-page 10" booklet.

Recorded in
1968: CD1 Track 2 + 4 + 7 + 8, CD2 Track 2 + 4
1969: CD1 Track 1 + 2 + 5 + 6, CD2 Track 1 + 5
1970: CD3 Track 2
1971: CD2 Track 3, CD3 Track 5
1972: CD1 Track 3, CD2 Track 6 + 7 + 9, CD3 Track 10
1973: CD2 Track 8, CD3 Track 11
1974: CD2 Track 10, CD3 Track 9
1975: CD3 Track 1 + 3 + 4 + 8
1976: CD3 Track 7
1977: CD3 Track 6

The front cover gives the dates "1968 1975" as the timespan of the recordings. This is incorrect: the latest recording included ("Barnacles") is from 1977, as detailed above.

Additional Info
CD1 Track 1 - Score for the film "Das Millionenspiel"
CD1 Track 5 - Score for the film "Ein großer graublauer Vogel"
CD2 Track 7 - Score for the film "Tote Taube in der Beethovenstrasse"
CD3 Track 3 - Score for the series "Euro Gang"
CD3 Track 5 - Score for the film "Das Messer"
CD3 Track 9 - Score for the film "Alice in den Städten"

Can released exclusively by:
Spoon Records UK Ltd / Warner Music for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Poland.
Spoon Records / Mute Artists Ltd for ROW (excluding Japan).

(P) 2012 Spoon Records
(C) 2012 Spoon Records
Published by Spoon Music/Gema, Messer Music/UK.

Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Stickered): 5099962448420
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI LP 73
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 0794
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): 55081788/CDSPOON55-1 21
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI LB47
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 0768
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): 55081794/CDSPOON55-2 21
  • Mastering SID Code (CD3): IFPI LB47
  • Mould SID Code (CD3): IFPI 0770
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): 55081810/CDSPOON55-3 21
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 07395

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDSPOON55 Can The Lost Tapes(3xCD, Album) Spoon Records CDSPOON55 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
CDSPOON55, CDSPOON55USA, 9527-2 Can The Lost Tapes(3xCD + Box, Album, Ltd) Spoon Records, Spoon Records, Mute CDSPOON55, CDSPOON55USA, 9527-2 US 2012 Sell This Version
CDSPOON55, LCDSPOON55 Can The Lost Tapes(3xCD, Album) Spoon Records, Spoon Records CDSPOON55, LCDSPOON55 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
724596954324, 9543-2 Can The Lost Tapes(3xCD, Album) Spoon Records, Spoon Records 724596954324, 9543-2 US 2012 Sell This Version
SPOON55 Can The Lost Tapes(5xLP, 180 + Box, Ltd) Spoon Records SPOON55 Europe 2012 Sell This Version

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music_emporium

music_emporium

September 28, 2017
As is now known, when the legendary Can studio in Weilerswist was sold to the German Rock N Pop Museum, they bought everything, including the army mattresses that covered the walls for sound protection and relocated it to Gronau. Whilst dismantling the studio, master tapes were found and stored in the Spoon archive. With barely legible labeling, no one was sure what was on these until Irmin Schmidt and long time collaborator Jono Podmore started to go through over 50 hours of music. What they found was years of archived material, not outtakes, but rather full tracks that have been shelved for a variety of reasons. These included soundtracks to films that were never released and tracks that didn't make it onto the final versions of albums due to space. The final cut of tracks, dating from 1968-1977, features studio material recorded at Schloss Norvenich and Can Studio, Weilerswist with the Can line-up of Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt and vocals by Malcolm Mooney or Damo Suzuki. Can's influence is well known and far-reaching and the impact they made on music is felt today as keenly as it ever has been.

The Lost Tapes was curated by Irmin Schmidt and Daniel Miller and includes a 28 page booklet with sleeve notes. Highest recommendation!

Bradx

Bradx

July 31, 2017

Five years after its release this Can box just gets better and better. Lots of deep listening, I keep turning up new things to listen to and delight in. Great for hardcore Canheads. The Malcolm Mooney tracks showcase just how out-there he was, using his voice akin to a sampler or tape loop, just press 'repeat'. Virtually every track in the set sheds new light on the Can back catalogue with proto versions of Can classics, for instance - Vitamin C (Dead Pigeon Suite) and Mother Sky (On the Way To....).
The live tracks are good too and seem to be better quality than some other live releases I've heard (like the CD that came with the Can Box which I was never that impressed by).
Niggles are tiny - I might not have put on Godzilla Frgment which is too short and truncated to be of much interest. Apart from that this is all great stuff.
bobbydriver

bobbydriver

July 17, 2017
During Track 2 "Waiting For The Streetcar", Malcolm Mooney sings the phrase "Waiting For The Streetcar" 170 times.
laughing-gor

laughing-gor

September 28, 2015

Absolutely ESSENTIAL in any form for any serious Can fan.

Love the concept, love the packaging, love the music.

It all passes way too quickly, I wish it had been at least a 5-disc set.

Too many highlights to mention - there's simply no point describing the music as anyone who loves Can will love this, without fail.
chispita

chispita

October 22, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
This is getting released on quintuple vinyl on December 3rd. There is also a single bootleg LP sampler of this, mixing up the tracklist and even using parts of the actual boxset artwork.