Unlimited Edition (album)

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Unlimited Edition
Compilation album by Can
Released May 1976
Recorded 1968-1975
Genre Krautrock
Length 77' 22"
Label Harvest Records, Caroline Records
Producer Can
Can chronology
Landed
(1975)
Unlimited Edition
(1976)
Flow Motion
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10) [2]
Limited Edition
Compilation album by Can
Released 1974
Recorded 1968-1974
Genre Krautrock
Length 38' 14"
Label United Artists Records
Producer Can
Can chronology
Future Days
(1973)
Limited Edition
(1974)
Soon Over Babaluma
(1974)

Unlimited Edition is a compilation album by the band Can. Released in 1976 as a double album, it was an expanded version of the 1974 LP Limited Edition on United Artists Records which, as the name suggests, was a limited release of 15,000 copies (tracks 14-19 were added). The album collects unreleased music from throughout the band's history from 1968 until 1976, and both the band's major singers (Damo Suzuki and Malcolm Mooney) are featured. The cover photos are taken in Pantheon room of The British Museum.

Track notes[edit]

The abbreviation "E.F.S.", appearing in several of the track titles, refers to Ethnological Forgery Series, a series of songs in which Can self-consciously imitated various "world music" genres. "Mother Upduff" is a retelling of an urban legend involving a family whose grandmother dies while they are on holiday together, and whose corpse – left wrapped up on the roof of the family car – is later stolen along with the car.[3] Recording of tracks "I'm Too Leise" and "LH 702 (Nairobi/München)" is seen in the film "Can Free Concert 1972" by Peter Przygodda.

Track listing[edit]

First LP released on both Limited Edition and Unlimited Edition[edit]

All songs written and composed by Can[4]

No. Title Recorded Length
1. "Gomorrha"   December 73 5:41
2. "Doko E"   August 73 2:26
3. "LH 702 (Nairobi/München)"   March 72 2:11
4. "I'm Too Leise"   March 72 5:10
5. "Musette"   January 70 2:08
6. "Blue Bag (Inside Paper)"   October 70 1:16
7. "E.F.S. No. 27"   December 70 1:47
8. "TV Spot"   April 71 3:02
9. "E.F.S. No. 7"   September 68 1:05
10. "The Empress and the Ukraine King"   January 69 4:40
11. "E.F.S. No. 10"   January 69 2:01
12. "Mother Upduff"   May 69 4:28
13. "E.F.S. No. 36"   May 74 1:55

Second LP released on Unlimited Edition[edit]

No. Title Recorded Length
14. "Cutaway"   March 69 18:49
15. "Connection"   March 69 2:20
16. "Fall of Another Year"   August 69 3:20
17. "E.F.S. No. 8"   November 68 1:37
18. "Transcendental Express"   July 75 4:37
19. "Ibis"   September 74 9:19

Personnel[edit]

Production credits[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Unlimited Edition". Allmusic Guide. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  2. ^ Leone, Dominique. "Can: Future Days / Soon Over Babaluma / Unlimited Edition / Landed – Album Reviews". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  3. ^ Snopes.com article
  4. ^ CAN – Unlimited Edition Remastered Edition LC07395 Spoon Records 2007