“…they were perfect…they were eternal, and we can share it” – Alan Warner
Following on from the success of The Lost Tapes, Mute and Spoon are delighted to announce the release of the long-awaited remastered catalogue vinyl box set, a 17 piece vinyl set on 180g vinyl housed in a linen wrapped box, out on 2 December 2013.
The box set features 13 of the band’s classic albums, alongside Out Of Reach, which has been unavailable in any official format since its original release in 1978 plus Can Live, a bonus live disc featuring the classic Can line up of Holger Czukay (bass), Michael Karoli (guitar), Jaki Liebezeit (drums) and Irmin Schmidt (keyboards) Can Live was recorded at Sussex University in 1975 and will be unavailable in any format outside of the Can Vinyl Box.
The artwork for the individual albums is all in its original form and five posters and a 20-page 12” booklet accompanies the box set featuring unseen photographs from the Can archive and sleevenotes by the acclaimed author, Alan Warner (Morven Caller).
CAN VINYL BOX CONTENTS
Tago Mago (over two vinyl)
Soon Over Babaluma
Unlimited Edition (over two vinyl)
Out Of Reach
Can Live, Sussex University 1975
Can was founded in 1968 by Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit who formed a group which would utilise and transcend all boundaries of ethnic, electronic experimental and modern classical music. The box reflects the changing eras of the band, the different powerful singers like Malcom Mooney and Damo Suzuki and collaborators such as Reebob Kwaku and Rosko Gee.
The band’s powerful influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely acknowledge their importance – from Portishead, James Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Kanye West (who sampled ‘Sing Swan Song’) and Radiohead – as well as across other disciplines such as visual art and literature.
Can Vinyl Box follows the phenomenal success of 2011’s 40th anniversary release of Tago Mago (awarded 5* from MOJO, Uncut, Artrocker and Record Collector), The Lost Tapes (which featured heavily in the Albums of the Year 2012) and this year’s Cyclopean EP (Irmin Schmidt, Jaki Liebezeit, Jono Podmore, and Burnt Friedman)
The Can Vinyl Box was mastered and cut to vinyl by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London. Remasters and vinyl processing was coordinated by long time collaborator, Jono Podmore.
Irmin Schmidt: www.irminschmidt.com
Holger Czukay: www.dignose.com
Jaki Liebezeit: www.nonplace.de
Malcolm Mooney: www.malcolmmooney.com
Damo Suzuki: www.damosuzuki.de