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limited edition numbered 10" square, old fashioned tape box style packaging with 24 page 10" booklet. includes exclusive sleeve notes by irmin schmidt and ian harrison. not lost at all, but just forgotten about in can's cluttered studio until archived by the classic german psych-rock explorers' irmin schmidt recently, this three-disc dump of material is unfeasibly good considering it managed to avoid the light of day until almost half a decade ago. where to start with the 30 tracks therein? some might be familiar, including live versions of 'spoon' and 'mushroom' and the teasingly-titled 'on the way to mother sky', a less focused, more freaked-out version of one of their greatest songs. then there is a plethora of new and never-heard-before tracks: the hissing stammer of 'messers, scissors, fork and light'; the staggering rhythm 'n' spacerock exploration of 'midnight men'; the punishing, fuzzed-up guitar blues of 'bubble rap', and so many more besides. not just for completists, this is an essential entry in the canography.
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