Tortoise ‎– A Lazarus Taxon

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3 × CD, Compilation
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CD1-1 Tortoise Gamera 11:53
CD1-2 Tortoise The Source Of Uncertainty
Remix – JM*
CD1-3 Tortoise Blackbird 5:01
CD1-4 Five Deez Sexual For Elizabeth (Tortoise Remix)
Lyrics By – Fat Jon, Pase*, Shing02Remix [Uncredited] – TortoiseWritten By – P. Johnson / J. Marshall / S. Annen / J. Parker / J. McEntire / D. McCombs / D. Bitney / J. HerndonWritten-By – D. Bitney*, D. McCombs*, J. Parker*, J. Herndon*, J. McEntire*, J. Marshall*, P. Johnson*, S. Annen*
CD1-5 Tortoise To Day Retreival
Remix – Autechre
CD1-6 Tortoise Whitewater 5:06
CD1-7 Tortoise Didjeridoo 4:33
CD1-8 Yo La Tengo Autumn Sweater
Remix – BKB*, DP*, DM*, JH*Written By – Hubley / Kaplan / McNewWritten-By – Hubley*, Kaplan*, McNew*
CD1-9 Tortoise Wait
Written-By – J. Parker*
CD1-10 Tortoise, Designer A Grape Dope 4:12
CD1-11 Tortoise Restless Waters 3:41
CD1-12 Tortoise Vaus 5:01
CD1-13 Tortoise Blue Station
Electric Bass [Source Material] – DM*Sounds [Source Material Heavily Processed] – Curtis Roads
CD2-1 Tortoise Madison Area 3:27
CD2-2 Tortoise TNT (Nobukazu Takemura Remix)
Remix – Nobukazu Takemura
CD2-3 Tortoise Why We Fight 4:23
CD2-4 Tortoise Elmerson, Lincoln, And Palmieri 2:39
CD2-5 Tortoise Peering 5:11
CD2-6 Tortoise Goriri
Remix [Of "Gamera"] – BKB*, JM*
CD2-7 Tortoise As You Said
Written-By – Joy Division
CD2-8 Tortoise CTA
Remix [Reworking Of "Gamera"] – JM*
CD2-9 Tortoise Deltitnu 5:50
CD2-10 Tortoise Adverse Camber
Remix – Autechre
CD2-11 Tortoise Cliff Dweller Society
Composed By [Long Centerpiece] – Dan FliegelGuitar – JP*Written By – D. Fliegel / D. Bitney / K. Brown / J. Herndon / D. McCombs / J. McEntireWritten-By – K. Brown*, D. Bitney*, D. Fliegel*, D. McCombs*, J. Herndon*, J. McEntire*
CD2-12 Tortoise Waihopai 4:13
CD3-1 Tortoise Alcohall
Remix [Of "On Noble"] – JM*
CD3-2 Tortoise Your New Rod
Remix [Of "Flyrod"] – Rick Brown
CD3-3 Tortoise Cobwebbed
Remix [Of "Spiderwebbed"] – Casey Rice
CD3-4 Tortoise The Match Incident
Remix [Of "Ry Cooder"] – Steve AlbiniVoice Actor [Radio Drama "Actor"] – JM*
CD3-5 Tortoise Tin Cans (Puerto Rican Remix)
Remix [Of "Tin Cans And Twine"] – Brad Wood
CD3-6 Tortoise Not Quite East Of The Ryan
Remix – BKB*
CD3-7 Tortoise Initial Gesture Protraction
Remix [Of "His Second Story Island"] – Jim O'Rourke
CD3-8 Tortoise Cornpone Brunch (Watt Remix)
Bass [Extra Basses] – Kira Roeseler*, Mike WattRemix [Of "Cornpone Brunch"] – Mike WattTechnician [DAT Repair] – BKB*
DVD-1 Tortoise Salt The Skies
Film Director – Christoph GreenFilm Producer – Brendan Canty
DVD-2 Tortoise Dear Grandma And Grandpa 2:58
DVD-3 Tortoise Glass Museum 2:05
DVD-4 Tortoise Seneca 6:23
DVD-5 Tortoise Four Day Interval 3:22
DVD-6 Tortoise The Suspension Bridge At Iguazu Falls 5:36
Tortoise Live At Primavera Sound 2005 (4:18)
DVD-7 Monica
Cameraman – Rafa de los Arcos, Andrés Bujardon, Aram Garriga, Dani Garcia (4)Film Director, Film Editor – Aram Garriga
Tortoise Live In Toronto 1997
Film Director [Filmed By] – Christopher MillsManagement [Enabled By] – Amy Hersenhoren
DVD-8.1 Gamera 9:03
DVD-8.2 Glass Museum 5:24
DVD-8.3 Reservoir 3:55
DVD-8.4 Djed 4:04
DVD-8.5 The Equator 4:06
DVD-8.6 Vaus 5:22
DVD-8.7 Cornpone Brunch 9:33
Tortoise Live At Deutches Jazz Festival 1999 (18:59)
DVD-9.1 Ten Day Interval
Guest – Chicago Underground Trio
DVD-9.2 Othello
Guest – Fred Anderson, Chicago Underground TrioWritten-By – C. Taylor*
Tortoise Live On "Chic-A-Go-Go" 2005 (6:23)
DVD-10 Seneca
Film Director – Jake AustenMusical Assistance – Wayne Montana, Damon Locks
Tortoise Live For "Burn To Shine" 2004 (4:39)
DVD-11 Salt The Skies 4:39

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[Box rear]
℗ 2006

[On inner sleeves:]
℗2006 Thrill Jockey [THRILL152]
Photograph © Urs Odermatt, Windisch (CH); courtesy Springer & Winckler Galerie Berlin

[On CD's and DVD:]
© 2006 Tortoise

All selections published by Wrapped in Rubber Music (ASCAP), except
track CD1-8 published by Roshashauna Music (BMI) & Excellent Classical Songs (BMI),
track CD1-9 published by Umjabuglafeesh Music (BMI),
track CD2-11 published by Dan Fliegel (BMI) & Wrapped in Rubber Music (ASCAP) and
DVD-9.2 published by Noel Kupersmith (BMI) and originally recorded by Chicago Underground Trio

Issued in a cardboard box with CDs and DVD inside extra card sleeves plus 20-page booklet. CD 3 contains the entirety of Rhythms, Resolutions & Clusters plus a previously unreleased remix by Mike Watt. Track DVD-1 produced for Trixie.

CD1-1 from Gamera / Cliff Dweller Society, a drastic, extended reinterpretation of His Second Story Island
CD1-2 from Headz 2A, JM's alternate Mix of Why We Fight
CD1-3 from Japanese version of Standards, a rework of material that was originally used for a piece commissioned by the Centre Pompidou
CD1-4 from Five Deez - Sexual For Elizabeth, an unusual endeavor in that the original piece was entirely rewritten and rerecorded
CD1-5 from Tortoise / Autechre - Adverse Camber / To Day Retreival, Autechre remix of Ten Day Interval
CD1-6 from Why We Fight, JM performing 3 instruments live to 2 track
CD1-7 from Red Hot + Indigo, a compilation of diverse artists doing Duke Ellington pieces
CD1-8 from Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater
CD1-9 from Offbeat - A Red Hot Sound Trip, remixed in 2005. A JP composition recorded with him before he was officially in the band
CD1-10 from Millions Now Living Will Never Die Japanese reissue bonus track. Originally recorded for a Grand Royal/Mo Wax compilation that never materilaized
CD1-11 from Various - The Lounge Ax Defense & Relocation Compact Disc, based on the same family of material that begat Dear Grandma And Grandpa
CD1-12 from Tortoise / Stereolab - Vaus / Speedy Car, to promote our 1996 tour
CD1-13 from same release as CD1-3

CD2-1 from Tour 1998, single released to promote the TNT world tour
CD2-2 from TNT Japanese bonus track
CD2-3 from same release as CD1-6, another version also appears as a section of Cliff Dweller Society
CD2-4 from It's All Around You Japanese bonus track
CD2-5 from Gently Cupping The Chin Of The Ape (Tortoise Tour 2001), tour single released in support of Standards. Originally written on guitar and transmuted into the present guitar-less version
CD2-6 from Macro Dub Infection Volume One, radical remix of Gamera
CD2-7 from A Means To An End (The Music Of Joy Division), contribution to a tribute compilation, which was initially rejected by the label
CD2-8 from Urban Renewal Program, JH's reworking of Blackbird
CD2-9 from same release as CD2-4
CD2-10 from same release as CD1-5, another Autechre remix of Ten Day Interval
CD2-11 from same release as CD1-1, almost all pieces improvised, they were recorded over the course of one evening, with exception of the long centerpiece which features an expanded lineup of three basses, two drummers, four horns and pre-Tortoise JP
CD2-12 from same release as CD2-5

CD3-1, remix of On Noble
CD3-2, remix of Flyrod
CD3-3, remix of Spiderwebbed
CD3-4, remix of Ry Cooder
CD3-5, remix of Tin Cans And Twine
CD3-6, remix of Spiderwebbed plus elements from other tracks
CD3-7, remix of His Second Story Island
CD3-8, previously unreleased remix of Cornpone Brunch

DVD-7 filmed live at Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, 28 May 2005
DVD-8 filmed live at Lee's Palace, Toronto, 1997
DVD-9 filmed live at Deutsches Jazz-Festival, Frankfurt, 1999. From the archives of Hessischer Rundfunk
DVD-10 playback performance filmed at Chic-a-Go-Go TV-show (CAN-TV), 2005
DVD-11 originally filmed as part of Burn To Shine Chicago IL 09.13.2004 Chicago, 13 September, 2004

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