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Release Round-Up: Week of June 19

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The Ventures, The Ventures On StageWild Things! / Super Psychedelics / Hawaii Five-O (Sundazed)

Four classic Ventures albums, remastered on CD and LP.

Bob Mould, Bob Mould / The Last Dog + Pony Show / LiveDog98 (Edsel)

After the revelatory Sugar reissues, Mould’s late ’90s albums (plus one rare live disc from the same time period) are collated into one last deluxe set from the label.

Can, The Lost Tapes (Mute)

A triple-disc box set of completely unreleased works from the German band.

Ernie Kovacs, Percy Dovetonsils…Thpeaks / Buck Owens, Live at the White House (Omnivore)

The two newest from Omnivore: an unreleased set from iconic comedian Kovacs, and an expanded live album from Bakersfield’s favorite country musician.

BJ Thomas, The Complete Scepter Singles (Real Gone)

Cryin’s not for you with this collection of Thomas’ A and B-sides for the Scepter label.

Kylie Minogue, The Best of Kylie Minogue (EMI)

The U.S. release of Kylie’s newest greatest hits set, available as a deluxe CD/DVD edition.

Written by Mike Duquette

June 19, 2012 at 08:21

Uncanned: Legendary Krautrock Band to Release Box of Unreleased Songs

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Notable German rockers Can are releasing 30 unreleased tracks in a new box set coming this June from Mute Records.

The Lost Tapes, co-curated by founding band member Irmin Schmidt, draws from over 30 hours of uncovered tapes that lay hidden in the band’s studio in Weilerswist, discovered when the studio and all its possessions was sold to the German Rock N Pop Museum. Best of all for collectors, the tracks, spanning through the band’s classic period from 1968 to 1977, are all entirely unreleased. These aren’t outtakes or alternate arrangements, but music that has never been heard, commissioned for unreleased soundtracks or cut from albums due to space.

With artists from David Bowie and Public Image Ltd. to The Fall and The Flaming Lips citing Can as an influence, this set is going to be one to check out when it streets on June 18. In the meantime, check out the first track from the box below and hit the jump for the full track list.

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Written by Mike Duquette

March 29, 2012 at 16:41

Posted in Box Sets, Can, News