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|1. Dizzy Dizzy|
|2. Come Sta, La Luna|
|4. Chain Reaction|
|5. Quantum Physics|
The second wave of Can reissues, freshly remastered by bassist/studio wizard Holger Czukay, keyboardist Irmin Schmidt, and engineer Jono Podmore repeats the trick pulled on the first batch, stripping away background hiss and muddiness and leaving these epochal recordings sounding impossibly fresh.
The pick is undeniably Future Days, considered by many to be the groups finest hour: the last album to feature deranged Japanese vocalist Damo Suzuki, it sees the band working as one, crafting long vistas of blissful ambient sound powered by Jaki Liebzeits steady, machine-like drumming. 1974s Soon Over Babaluma is an underrated Can moment, however: guitarist Michael Karoli switches to violin on "Dizzy Dizzy", even adding a hushed, mantric vocal, while the eleven-minute "Chain Reaction" offers the first taste of Cans disco-influenced future.
Something of a mixed bag, Unlimited Edition is most interesting as an example of Cans musical breadth: a compilation spanning five years, it features everything from the cranked Velvets garage of "Mother Upduff" featuring original vocalist Malcolm Mooney - to "Cutaway", seventeen minutes of dizzying tape-splice experiments. Finally, 1975s Landed: its far from a highlight of Cans back catalogue, but "Hunters And Collectors" and the raging "Vernal Equinox", featuring some furious Karoli soloing, are not without their charms. --Louis Pattison
Very interesting album, and one that needs some time to listen to, but very goodPublished 7 months ago by Brian E. Viercant
Well its ok but on the whole I felt it was a bit of an anticlimax. Well worth listening to their music though, at least once.Published on 3 Aug. 2013 by Timbeau57
What can i say or what can be said to this essential piece of music from CAN. Its their last gasp of greatness after Damo`s departure and its still a superb set. Read morePublished on 29 Jan. 2013 by D. Smith
Just a brief comment after perusing peoples reviews of various Can albums.The genius of Can was their sheer level of creativity and progression as proved by Babaluma quite... Read morePublished on 7 Jan. 2011 by Mw Puleston
Chain Reaction was problably the track that set me up for a lifetime of loving psycheldelic music. Some people consider heavy rock to be the most heavy music, but I think... Read morePublished on 26 April 2008 by Kavy