Unlimited Edition (album)

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Unlimited Edition
Unlimited Edition (Can).jpg
Compilation album by Can
Released May 1976
Recorded 1968-1975
Genre Krautrock
Length 77:22
Label Harvest, Caroline
Producer Can
Can chronology
Landed
(1975)
Unlimited Edition
(1976)
Flow Motion
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork 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]

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

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recorded Length
1. "Gomorrha" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt December 73 5:41
2. "Doko E" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Suzuki August 73 2:26
3. "LH 702 (Nairobi/München)" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt March 72 2:11
4. "I'm Too Leise" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Suzuki March 72 5:10
5. "Musette" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt January 70 2:08
6. "Blue Bag (Inside Paper)" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Suzuki October 70 1:16
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Recorded Length
7. "E.F.S. No. 27" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Suzuki December 70 1:47
8. "TV Spot" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Suzuki April 71 3:02
9. "E.F.S. No. 7" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt September 68 1:05
10. "The Empress and the Ukraine King" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Mooney January 69 4:40
11. "E.F.S. No. 10" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt January 69 2:01
12. "Mother Upduff" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Mooney May 69 4:28
13. "E.F.S. No. 36" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt May 74 1:55
Side three
No. Title Writer(s) Recorded Length
14. "Cutaway" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt March 69 18:49
15. "Connection" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Mooney March 69 2:20
Side four
No. Title Writer(s) Recorded Length
16. "Fall of Another Year" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Mooney August 69 3:20
17. "E.F.S. No. 8" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt November 68 1:37
18. "Transcendental Express" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt July 75 4:37
19. "Ibis" Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt 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