Can ‎– The Lost Tapes

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Spoon Records ‎– CDSPOON55, Spoon Records ‎– CDSPOON55USA, Mute ‎– 9527-2
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3 × CD
Box Set, Album, Limited Edition
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1-1 Millionenspiel
Flute – David Johnson (4)Saxophone – Gerd Dudek
5:49
1-2 Waiting For The Streetcar
Vocals – Malcolm Mooney
10:08
1-3 Evening All Day 6:57
1-4 Deadly Doris
Vocals – Malcolm Mooney
3:10
1-5 Graublau 16:46
1-6 When Darkness Comes
Vocals – Malcolm Mooney
3:47
1-7 Blind Mirror Surf
Flute – David Johnson (4)
8:39
1-8 Obscura Primavera
Flute – David Johnson (4)
3:19
1-9 Bubble Rap
Vocals – Damo Suzuki
9:23
2-1 Your Friendly Neighborhood Whore
Vocals – Malcolm Mooney
3:42
2-2 True Story
Vocals – Malcolm Mooney
4:30
2-3 The Agreement
Vocals, Performer [Toilet] – Schmidt*, Mooney*, Karoli*
0:36
2-4 Midnight Sky
Vocals – Malcolm Mooney
2:44
2-5 Desert
Vocals – Malcolm Mooney
3:19
2-6 Spoon - Live
Vocals – Damo Suzuki
16:46
2-7 Dead Pigeon Suite
Vocals – Damo Suzuki
11:46
2-8 Abra Cada Braxas
Vocals – Damo Suzuki
10:12
2-9 A Swan Is Born
Vocals – Damo Suzuki
3:00
2-10 The Loop 2:32
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
Vocals – Damo Suzuki
8:23
3-6 Barnacles
Bass – Rosco Gee*Electronics [Wave Receiver], Effects [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
Vocals – Damo Suzuki
8:18
3-11 One More Saturday Night - Live
Vocals – Damo Suzuki
6:34

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Notes

Collection released in a mock reel-to-reel tape box with 28-page booklet.

Recorded in:
Schloss Norvenich: 1-1, 1-2, 1-4 to 1-8, 2-1, 2-2, 2-4, 2-5, 3-2
Can Studio - Weilerswist: 1-3, 1-9, 2-3, 2-7, 2-9, 2-10, 3-3, 3-5 to 3-9
Live: 2-6, 2-8, 3-1, 3-4, 3-10, 3-11

Recorded in (year):
1968: 1-2, 1-4, 1-7, 1-8, 2-2, 2-4
1969: 1-1, 1-5, 1-6, 2-1, 2-5
1970: 3-2
1971: 2-3, 3-5
1972: 1-3, 1-9, 2-6, 2-7, 2-9, 3-10
1973: 2-8, 3-11
1974: 2-10, 3-9
1975: 3-1, 3-3, 3-4, 3-8
1976: 3-7
1977: 3-6

All photos of original Can Studio, Weilerswist, by Thorsten Güttes.
Band photos from the Spoon Archives.

Mastered at The Soundmasters, London.

Printed in the EU.

The US catalog number and barcode only appear on a sticker attached to the shrinkwrap.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 24596 95272 6
  • Label Code: LC 07395
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Rights Society: GEMA

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CDSPOON55 Can The Lost Tapes(3xCD + Box, Album, Ltd) Spoon Records CDSPOON55 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
CDSPOON55 Can The Lost Tapes(3xCD, Album) Spoon Records CDSPOON55 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
CDSPOON55, LCDSPOON55 Can The Lost Tapes(3xCD, Album) Spoon Records, Spoon Records CDSPOON55, LCDSPOON55 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
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Bradx

Bradx

August 7, 2014
For hardcore Can fans this is a treasure trove - for everybody else get the first six albums first.
Slavek

Slavek

January 18, 2013
I love Can! But I am always fascinated that people from record company (mayby group itself) after of a long pause collect hardened leftovers after dinner, nicely wrap and served again.... for some baksheesh of course... legend is legend
manutz

manutz

October 18, 2012
5 LP box is out now
pauldient

pauldient

June 28, 2012
THE EAGLE HAS FINALLY LANDED!!!
Any CAN fanatic who has read up on the volumes of tapes recorded during the band's official 10 year existence (like me) has ached to know & hear what some of those shelved recordings may have sounded like. Thanks to Hildegaard (Mrs. Irmin) Schmidt "nagging" (per Irmin's booklet notes) and Jono Podmore's encouragement & enthusiasm approximately 50 hours of music was salvaged, digitized & remastered from decaying & poorly labelled reel tapes. This boxset consists of what would have equalled SIX LPs worth of music back in the days they were recorded of the material that Irmin, Jono, & Daniel Miller of Mute agreed would be the choicest selections to release. It is undoubtedly the MOTHERLODE of unreleased Can. While there are definitely echoes of beloved themes present from the Malcolm & Damo years, the majority of this collection is truly unheard before & in my opinion a more fulfilling "Delay" release than the 1981 "Delay 1968". There are the phenomenal monster jams that hold up to Can classics like "Pinch" or "Spray" but there are also plenty of oblique, almost ambient selections comparable to "Ibis", "Quantum Physics" or "Unfinished".
This boxset is an ABSOLUTE MUST for any diehard Can fan, and the 10"x10" booklet with ample notes by Irmin Schmidt in both English & German is almost as much of a treat as the music itself. I would not recommend it as a starting point for the uninitiated though as it may be too much of a Can crash course for anyone unfamiliar with "You Doo Right" or "Mother Sky".