5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic band - fantastic album.,
This review is from: Unlimited Edition (Remastered Sacd/CD Hybrid) (Audio CD)
This is wonderful. Slightly pretentious in places, some of the tracks might be a bit over-long; but it's mesmerising in a way that only THE CAN are.
There some surprises to; for instance the two back-to-back classic tracks 'Connection' and 'Fall of Another Year' would send any serious rock fan into fits of self-doubt and recrimination at not having heard such classics years ago. Holger Czukay, the bands bass player (and engineer/producer) said in an interview on the CAN DVD that all the tracks on this album were recorded without the bands knowledge. That's as may be, it would explain some of the spontaneity and sheer inventiveness present here, but don't think that any of these performances are sloppy or in any way unworthy.
Strange, after buying Cannibalism in 1979, being totally shocked, stunned and then appreciative of this wonderful bands music, they still keep sounding better as each year passes. There is a lot to explore in this one album alone, each track a different and beautiful facet of an amazing piece of rock history (note that rock is used loosely here - it's actually far too narrow a term). Buy it!