Sunday, January 4

Can - Unlimited Edition

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.

- Wikipedia entry for Can "Unlimited Edition"

Essentially, this album is a collection of tracks over the bands existence from 1968 to 1976. It was a expanded version of their album "Limited Edition" which was released in 1974. As the name suggests, it had a limited press. This particular album added tracks 14 - 19 and was released as a double LP.

It also should be noted that Can's most recognized vocalists, Damo Suzuki and Malcolm Mooney are featured on here.

Many times collections like these can be lack luster, but Can pretty much manages the "keep things interesting" department in check. Definitely worth your time if you enjoy this group.

Unlimited Edition

1. Gomorrha – 5:41
2. Doko E – 2:26
3. LH 702 – 2:11
4. I'm Too Leise – 5:10
5. Musette – 2:08
6. Blue Bag (Inside Paper) – 1:16
7. E.F.S. No. 27 – 1:47
8. TV Spot – 3:02
9. E.F.S. No. 7 – 1:05
10. The Empress And The Ukraine King – 4:40
11. E.F.S. No. 10 – 2:01
12. Mother Upduff – 4:28
13. E.F.S. No. 36 – 1:55
15. Connection – 2:20
16. Fall Of Another Year – 3:20
17. E.F.S. No. 8 – 1:37
18. Transcendental Express – 4:37
19. Ibis – 5:00


Ploni said...

thanks for this! I'm really happy to find it! You have a great blog. I tried to get a few other things here as well but I needed some guest code (?) to download? I could not figure it out for the life of me...

Alan Parsons said...

Hey, thanks for the compliment! Sorry I haven't posted anything new in ages. I certainly need to.

As for the links, I think some of them have expired. If there's a few you want, let me know and I'll upload them again.