Unlimited Edition (album)

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Unlimited Edition
Unlimited Edition (Can).jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedMay 1976
Recorded1968–1975
GenreKrautrock
Length77:22
LabelHarvest, Caroline
ProducerCan
Can chronology
Landed
(1975)
Unlimited Edition
(1976)
Flow Motion
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork7.9/10[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[4]
Limited Edition
Compilation album by
Released1974
Recorded1968–1974
GenreKrautrock
Length38:14
LabelUnited Artists Records
ProducerCan
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 were 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.[5] 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]

Note: Tracks 14–19 were only on Unlimited Edition.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)RecordedLength
1."Gomorrha"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, SchmidtDecember 19735:41
2."Doko E"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, SuzukiAugust 19732:26
3."LH 702 (Nairobi/München)"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, SchmidtMarch 19722:11
4."I'm Too Leise"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, SuzukiMarch 19725:10
5."Musette"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, SchmidtJanuary 19702:08
6."Blue Bag (Inside Paper)"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, SuzukiOctober 19701:16
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)RecordedLength
7."E.F.S. No. 27"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, SuzukiDecember 19701:47
8."TV Spot"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, SuzukiApril 19713:02
9."E.F.S. No. 7"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, SchmidtSeptember 19681:05
10."The Empress and the Ukraine King"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, MooneyJanuary 19694:40
11."E.F.S. No. 10"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, SchmidtJanuary 19692:01
12."Mother Upduff"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, MooneyMay 19694:28
13."E.F.S. No. 36"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, SchmidtMay 19741:55
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)RecordedLength
14."Cutaway"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, SchmidtMarch 196918:49
15."Connection"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, MooneyMarch 19692:20
Side four
No.TitleWriter(s)RecordedLength
16."Fall of Another Year"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, MooneyAugust 19693:20
17."E.F.S. No. 8"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, SchmidtNovember 19681:37
18."Transcendental Express"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, SchmidtJuly 19754:37
19."Ibis"Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, SchmidtSeptember 19749:19

Personnel[edit]

Production credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Unlimited Edition". Allmusic Guide. Retrieved 2012-04-30.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). "Can". Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0857125958.
  3. ^ Leone, Dominique. "Can: Future Days / Soon Over Babaluma / Unlimited Edition / Landed – Album Reviews". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2012-04-30.
  4. ^ Nathan Brackett; Christian David Hoard (2004). The new Rolling Stone album guide. New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 134. ISBN 978-0-7432-0169-8.
  5. ^ Snopes.com article

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