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Albums Of The Week: Can | Live In Stuttgart 1975

Germany's Krautrock pioneers are captured in full flight on this superb live offering.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Live in Stuttgart 1975 is the first of a curated series of Can live concerts available in full for the first time. Originally recorded on tape, these carefully restored live albums will comprise the entirety of each show in the format of a story with a beginning, middle and end, with Can’s performances taking on a life of their own.

The Can Live series of releases are culled from the group’s best bootleg recordings, which were remastered and engineered under the supervision of founding member Irmin Schmidt and producer/engineer Rene Tinner. The band’s lineup for this legendary 1975 performance features all four original members — Schmidt on keys, Jaki Leibezeit on drums, Michel Karoli on guitar, and Holger Czukay on bass. Can’s powerful influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in the bands and artists who freely acknowledge their importance — Portishead, James Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd., Mogwai, Madlib and Radiohead — as well as across other disciplines such as visual art and literature.”