September 07, 2011

Can: "Tago Mago – 40th Anniversary 2CD Edition" 11/15, Vinyl box set, The Lost Tapes box set

Tago Mago, the legendary album by German progressive masters Can, will be released as an expanded 2CD set in November:

Can: Tago Mago – 40th Anniversary 2CD Edition
The new edition of this genre-defying album comes packaged in the original UK artwork for the first time since 1971, and includes a bonus CD featuring 50 minutes of unreleased live material from 1972, remastered in 2011.

Tago Mago, the first album with Damo Suzuki on vocals, features the Can line up of Holger Czukay on bass, Michael Karoli on guitars, Jaki Liebezeit on drums and Irmin Schmidt on keyboards, and was recorded at Schloss Nörvenich in 1971, released later that year on United Artists.

There is more: Halleluwah!, a special arts exhibition, opens in Stuttgart:

To further celebrate this landmark album, Abtart gallery in Stuttgart (16 Sep – 5 Nov) ( and Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin (24 Nov – 18 Dec) ( will host Halleluwah!, a visual homage to Can. Artists have been invited to interpret Can’s pioneering role in composition, sound, playing technique, and group dynamics.

Tago Mago is released on MUTE. Release date: November 15, 2011

Still more: the full back catalog is re-released on vinyl, a box set with lost tapes, and there will be free download of Micheal Karoli material.

All 14 of Can’s studio albums have been newly cut to vinyl from the remastered tapes for release as a vinyl deluxe box set in early 2012. This will include CDs of all the albums, extensive booklets, an exclusive never released live album (vinyl only) and a newly remastered “Out Of Reach” previously unavailable! The vinyl deluxe box set will be available for pre-order at the beginning of October 2011.

The long awaited box set, The Lost Tapes, will be released in March 2012. Curated by Irmin Schmidt and Daniel Miller, and edited and compiled by Jono Podmore, this will include unreleased studio, soundtrack and live material.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Michael Karoli’s death on 17 November 2011, Spoon Records will offer a Best Of Michael Karoli Edit for free download on their site

Tracks listing Tago Mago – 40th Anniversary 2CD Edition:

  1. Paperhouse (07:29)
  2. Mushroom (04:04)
  3. Oh Yeah (07:23)
  4. Halleluwah (18:33)
  5. Aumgn (17:37)
  6. Peking O (11:38)
  7. Bring Me Coffee Or Tea (06:47)
  1. Mushroom (Live 1972) (08:42)
  2. Spoon (Live 1972) (29:55)
  3. Halleluwah (Live 1972) (09:12)

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