Krautrock of the First Water

I note with delight that Krautrock pioneers CAN are releasing remasters of their legendary 1970s albums:

Spoon Records, in collaboration with Warner Music (for Germany/ Austria/ Switzerland) and Mute/ EMI Records London (for the rest of the world, excluding Japan), is releasing remastered versions of the classic CAN albums. Included are exclusive unseen photos from the time and new sleeve notes.

The albums were all remastered from the original master tapes and were overseen and attended by Holger Czukay, Irmin Schmidt and Jono Podmore, so that they finally sound on CD how they were always intended to sound. These releases follow the recent success of the DVD release, CAN DVD, which marked the 35th anniversary of the founding of the group.

I’ve picked up a few so far at zweitausendeins, and they sound fabulous.  If you’re looking to cheaply dip your toe into the most accessible (but really not the most exciting) part of CAN’s oeuvre, you can’t go wrong with a CD called The Legendary CAN, which costs only 3 Euro at your local zweitausendeins store.

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