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Irmin Schmidt

ANNOUNCE ‘THE SINGLES’

LISTEN: TURTLES HAVE SHORT LEGS

THE CAN PROJECT



CAN - THE SINGLES TRACKLISTING
- Soul Desert
- She Brings The Rain
- Spoon
- Shikako Maru Ten
- Turtles Have Short Legs
- Halleluwah (Edit)
- Vitamin C
- I’m So Green
- Mushroom
- Moonshake
- Future Days (Edit)
- Dizzy Dizzy (Edit)
- Splash (Edit)
- Hunters And Collectors (Edit)
- Vernal Equinox (Edit)
- I Want More
- ...And More
- Silent Night
- Cascade Waltz
- Don’t Say No (Edit)
- Return
- Can Can
- Hoolah Hoolah (Edit)

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CAN, Mute and Spoon Records are pleased to announce Can – The Singles, a brand new collection of all of the band’s single releases, out on 16 June 2017 on triple vinyl, download, CD and to stream.

This unique document is the first time the singles have been presented together and shows the breadth of their influential career, from well loved tracks like Halleluwah, Vitamin C and I Want More to more obscure singles such as Silent Night and Turtles Have Short Legs.

Listen to Turtles Have Short Legs, the rare 1971 7" single release. This was the band’s third single, never appeared on a studio album and was recorded around the time of the Tago Mago sessions with the line up of Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt and Damo Suzuki – https://youtu.be/my8T7hB992k

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, to Radiohead. Schmidt himself 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 but Schmidt never lost touch with his avant-garde classical upbringing, and it is to Schmidt that Can owed much of its musical eclecticism.

 

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