Unlimited Edition (album)

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Unlimited Edition
Compilation album by Can
Released 1976
Recorded 1968-1975
Genre Krautrock
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]

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.

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]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Can (Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt), except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Recorded Length
1. "Gomorrha"     December 73 5:41
2. "Doko E"   Can and Suzuki August 73 2:26
3. "LH 702 (Nairobi/München)"     March 72 2:11
4. "I'm Too Leise"   Can and Suzuki March 72 5:10
5. "Musette"     January 70 2:08
6. "Blue Bag (Inside Paper)"   Can and Suzuki October 70 1:16
7. "E.F.S. No. 27"   Can and Suzuki December 70 1:47
8. "TV Spot"   Can and Suzuki April 71 3:02
9. "E.F.S. No. 7"     September 68 1:05
10. "The Empress and the Ukraine King"   Can and Mooney January 69 4:40
11. "E.F.S. No. 10"     January 69 2:01
12. "Mother Upduff"   Can and Mooney May 69 4:28
13. "E.F.S. No. 36"     May 74 1:55
14. "Cutaway"     March 69 18:49
15. "Connection"   Can and Mooney March 69 2:20
16. "Fall of Another Year"   Can and Mooney 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

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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