The Residents ‎– Freak Show (CD-ROM Original Soundtrack)

Euro Ralph ‎– CD 006, Euro Ralph ‎– CD 005
CD, CD-ROM, Album, Remastered


1 CD-ROM Data Track
2 Everyone Comes To The Freak Show 3:02
3 Harry The Head 2:56
4 Herman The Human Mole 3:57
5 Wanda The Worm Woman 4:37
6 Jelly Jack The Boneless Boy 5:57
7 Benny The Bouncing Bump 6:07
8 Mickey The Mumbling Midget 4:28
9 Lillie 6:59
10 Nobody Laughs When They Leave 5:47

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The Residents recorded <i>Freak Show</i> in 1991, following a demanding world tour of their teatrical production <i>CUBE-E: The History of American Music in 3 E-Z Pieces</i>. The album was conceived to present a series of musical short stories about several imaginary circus freaks.

The musical album received great critical acclaim but the stories begged to be told through a visual medium. Dark Hose Publishing invisioned a graphic novel, which was published in 1992. But The Residents had always been interested in developping new media for artistic expression. So they approached The Voyager Company in early 1992 with a proposal for an interactive CD-ROM that would expand upon the existing music and graphic works.

Voyager released the CD-ROM version of <i>Freak Show</i> in January 1994. This remastered and reedited version of the album is thus the original soundtrack to the CD-ROM, possibly the first CD-ROM soundtrack ever released.

The data track contains a Quicktime video for "Harry the Head" and an interactive trailer.

Catalog# is given as CD 005 on the cover, and 006 on the CD itself.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 016368 212623
  • Matrix / Runout: INDIGO 2126-2
  • Label Code: LC 5483
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (5 of 20) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TORSO 33183 The Residents Freak Show(LP, Album) Torso TORSO 33183 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
LCDSTUMM283, 0094638361022 The Residents Freak Show(CD, Album, RE + DVD-V, NTSC + Jew) Mute, Mute LCDSTUMM283, 0094638361022 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
CD STUMM 283 The Residents Freak Show(CD, Album + DVD, NTSC) Mute CD STUMM 283 UK 2006 Sell This Version
GP-07 GT 000848 The Residents Freak Show(CD, Album, Unofficial + DVD, Unofficial) G. & P. Essential Music GP-07 GT 000848 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
OP 1.2, OP 12 The Residents Freak Show(CD, Album) Cryptic Corporation, Cryptic Corporation OP 1.2, OP 12 US 1990 Sell This Version