CanTago Mago

Label:Spoon Records – XSPOON6/7, Mute – 9519-1
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold
Style:Krautrock, Experimental, Avantgarde


A3Oh Yeah7:22
D1Peking O.11:35
D2Bring Me Coffee Or Tea6:47

Companies, etc.



℗ & © 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

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Tago Mago (2×LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)United Artists RecordsUAS 29 211/12 XGermany1971
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Tago Mago (2×LP, Album)United Artists Records, United Artists RecordsUAD 60009, UAD 60010UK1971
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Tago Mago (2×LP, Album)United Artists RecordsUAS 29 211/12 XFrance1971
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Tago Mago (2×LP, Album)United Artists Records, United Artists RecordsUAD 60009, UAD 60010UK1971
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Tago Mago (2×LP, Album, Promo, Gatefold)LibertyLP-93025BJapan1971
  • GenoCyboPunx's avatar
    Have to give it 5 stars since it knocks the freaking socks off the CD version. Super dynamic with a full range of separation of sounds. Mastered loud. Sounds hot and bright in certain areas but I really can't detract from that as it seems that's what they were going for with this remastering. Definitely a must own on vinyl and I'm glad that I finally got it.
    • satchidanandian's avatar
      Get this to have the album, but if you ever come across an Original or 1981 pressing, BUY IT!
      • theyungcujo's avatar
        Have to agree that this pressing is on fire. Loving it.
        • El_Jefe_651's avatar
          Edited 2 years ago
          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-channel system! Rarely do I hear that. Great imaging. Highly recommended.
          • BethesdaMD's avatar
            Edited 2 years 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.
            • mcphranklee's avatar
              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's avatar
                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's avatar
                  sounds like a mp3, shocking pressing, thought i had a damaged needle
                  • onemanclap's avatar
                    My pressing is a disgrace. Bought it brand new but left channel completely compromised with a lot of noise. Buyers beware.
                    • Catcher10's avatar
                      All these Can reissues are brilliant, some of the best pressings and mastering/remix from tapes.......BOOM!



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