The Residents ‎– Gingerbread Man

Euro Ralph ‎– CD 009, Euro Ralph ‎– No 009
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"This recording is also available in a CD-Rom interactive format." (note from release)

Music mastered by Master & Servant, Hamburg, Germany.

© & ℗ 1994, The Cryptic Corporation
Made in Denmark (printed on CD)

Digipak® Manufactured by Van de Steeg, Holland, under license from AGI, USA

Catalog number "CD 009" on rear cover, "No 009" on CD

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 016368 212920
  • Barcode (String): 4016368212920
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L357
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5231
  • Matrix / Runout: DOCdata Germany INDIGO 2129-2
  • Rights Society (Copyright): BMI
  • Label Code: LC 5483

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none The Residents Gingerbread Man(CDr, Album, Unofficial) M.A.D. Records (4) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
MVD8193A The Residents Gingerbread Man(CD, Album, RE) MVD Audio MVD8193A US 2016 Sell This Version
ESD 81072 The Residents Gingerbread Man(CD, Album) East Side Digital ESD 81072 US 1994 Sell This Version
ESD 81072 The Residents Gingerbread Man(CD, Album, Promo) East Side Digital ESD 81072 US 1994 Sell This Version



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March 20, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

Although only thirty-six minutes long this is one The Residents' most interesting and musically fascinating albums. The reason being that the album is more an extended song rather than an LP and the song is very, very good. The Residents, realising this was one catchy little number, decided to use this 'theme tune' as a leit motif that recurs constantly throughout the album as the basis for each song from which each song then branches off into it's own sub-song before coming back to the recurring theme of the LP. Superb.
And aside from the music itself, the lyrics are of course deeply profound, moving, sarcastic, twisted and funny in their own strange way - everything you might expect from this unique group of musicians.
The album's surprising lack of musical harshness (as can often be found in many Residents' recordings) as well as its brevity makes it an ideal start for the novice Residents listener.
It is absolutely outstanding. Go find it if you haven't heard it already.