Thursday, June 1, 2017

Can singles anthology The Singles 3 LP set due June 16

The Singles  – available on triple vinyl, CD, digital download and via streaming services on June 16th – is a collection of all of CAN's single releases presented together for the first time including such well-loved tracks as “Halleluwah,” “Vitamin C” and “I Want More” to more obscure singles such as “Silent Night” and "Turtles Have Short Legs." The anthology also includes the non-LP track “Shikako Maru Ten” (listen below), originally issued as the B-side of CAN's “Spoon” single which was a Top 10 hit in Germany in 1972. The songs on this compilation are all presented in their original 7-inch edits.

CAN, founded in 1967, released their debut album Monster Movie (1969) which set them apart from the mainstream, carving out a sound that transcended the boundaries of experimental electronic, jazz and modern classical music. CAN’s influence extends from post-punk musicians such as Joy Division and Primal Scream, through avant-garde composers including Bernhard Lang and Radiohead. CAN mainman Irmin Schmidt began his musical career as a pupil of Stockhausen and Ligeti, and conducted numerous high-profile orchestras in his native Germany and abroad. Hearing the sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa in the ‘60s led to the formation of CAN, yet Schmidt never lost touch with his avant-garde classical upbringing.

The Barbican in London recently hosted a very special event to mark CAN’s 50th anniversary year: Irmin Schmidt conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, presenting the world premiere of an original orchestral work composed by Schmidt and Gregor Schwellenbach called CAN Dialog while a specially curated supergroup brought together by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and featuring CAN’s first singer Malcolm Mooney performed a set of CAN tracks, including “She Brings The Rain,” “Yoo Doo Right” and “Mother Sky.”

In spring 2018, Faber & Faber will publish a new book devoted to CAN titled All Gates Open. The special edition will come in two volumes: one will be the first complete, authorized biography of the band written by Wire contributor Rob Young (who wrote a Wire cover story on CAN in April 1997 and recalled his time spent with drummer Jaki Liebezeit here) and the second, CAN Kiosk by Irmin Schmidt, is a collage of thoughts, visuals and interviews collated by Max Dax and Robert Defcon.

1. Soul Desert
2. She Brings The Rain
3. Spoon
4. Shikako Maru Ten
5. Turtles Have Short Legs
6. Halleluwah (Edit)
7. Vitamin C
8. I’m So Green
9. Mushroom
10. Moonshake
11. Future Days (Edit)
12. Dizzy Dizzy (Edit)
13. Splash (Edit)
14. Hunters And Collectors (Edit)
15. Vernal Equinox (Edit)
16. I Want More
17. ...And More
18. Silent Night
19. Cascade Waltz
20. Don’t Say No (Edit)
21. Return
22. Can Can
23. Hoolah Hoolah (Edit)

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