CAN - Unlimited Edition 12" Vinyl LP Album

- SPOON Records

Unlimited Edition is a compilation album by the band Can. Released in 1976 as a double album, it was an expanded version of the 1974 LP Limited Edition on United Artists Records which, as the name suggests, was a limited release of 15,000 copies (tracks 14-19 were added). The album collects unreleased music from throughout the band's history from 1968 until 1976, and both the band's major singers (Damo Suzuki and Malcolm Mooney) are featured. The cover photos are taken in Pantheon room of The British Museum.

CAN - Unlimited Edition 12" Vinyl LP Album front cover

"Unlimited Edition" Description

Can's "Unlimited Edition", a double-album compilation released in 1976 on Spoon Records, is a must-have for any serious Krautrock collector. Offering a glimpse into the legendary band's creative process, it's a unique collection of outtakes, unreleased recordings, and sonic experiments from throughout their dynamic career.

Originally issued as a limited release in 1974, "Unlimited Edition" expanded to encompass even more oddities and rarities. It features tracks from both the Damo Suzuki and Malcolm Mooney eras, showcasing Can's diverse vocal stylings and ever-evolving sound. From the raw, primal energy of cuts like "Mother Upduff" to the sprawling sonic landscapes of "Cutaway", this collection reveals the band's relentless creativity.

The album highlights Can's willingness to blend genres and push boundaries. Listeners will find elements of funk, psychedelia, world music, and pure sonic experimentation woven throughout the tracks. "Unlimited Edition" isn't just a collection of leftover material; it's a testament to Can's dedication to exploration, making even their outtakes sound captivating.

"Cutaway": Description

Absolutely! Here's a more concise summary of "Cutaway": "Cutaway" is a long-form experimental track showcasing Can's signature Krautrock sound. It features a blend of swirling organs, dissonant guitars, and driving rhythms, creating an immersive and hypnotic atmosphere. The piece evolves organically, shifting between sections and incorporating psychedelic and jazz influences. "Cutaway" is a testament to Can's restless creativity and a journey for listeners willing to explore its sonic depths.

Listen to Cutaway:

Music Genre:

 Krautrock, German Acid Psychedelic

Album Production Information:


Produced by CAN

Recorded at Inner Space Studio and CAN-studio, Weilerswist

Album cover: Trevor Key

Photo: Mick Rock

Mick Rock, born on 24 November 1948, is a renowned British photographer widely known for his iconic images of rock and roll legends. Dubbed "The Man Who Shot the Seventies", Rock's distinctive style and uncanny ability to capture the essence of the music and artists he photographed have solidified his position as one of the most influential rock photographers of all time.


Early Life:

Michael David Rock was born in London, England. From an early age, he displayed a deep interest in the arts and music. He attended Cambridge Arts College, where he further honed his artistic skills and developed a passion for photography. During this time, he experimented with various techniques and styles that would eventually define his unique visual language.

Rise to Fame:

In 1969, Mick Rock's career took a serendipitous turn when he met a young and relatively unknown musician named David Bowie (then known as David Jones). The meeting marked the beginning of a transformative partnership and close friendship between the two artists. Rock's camera lens would go on to capture some of the most iconic moments of Bowie's Ziggy Stardust era, helping to cement Bowie's status as a legendary rock star.

Rock's ability to capture the raw and flamboyant energy of the emerging glam rock movement brought him to the forefront of the music scene. Throughout the 1970s, he became the go-to photographer for rock and roll royalty, working with iconic acts such as Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Queen, The Ramones, and many others.

Photographic Style:

Mick Rock's style was characterized by a unique mix of intimate, candid shots, and staged, imaginative portraits. He had a keen eye for detail, and his use of lighting and composition brought a surreal and theatrical quality to his photographs. His pictures often managed to capture the vulnerability and charisma of his subjects, revealing the human side behind the rock star fa├žade.

The visual language he developed became synonymous with the glam rock era and significantly influenced the perception of rock and roll culture during that time. His images exuded an aura of decadence and hedonism, reflecting the spirit of the era's music and lifestyle.

Later Career:

As the music scene evolved, so did Mick Rock's photography. In the 1980s and beyond, he continued to collaborate with musicians from various genres, documenting the rise of new wave, punk, and post-punk acts. His versatility as a photographer allowed him to adapt to changing musical landscapes, capturing the essence of each unique era.

In addition to his photography work, Mick Rock has also directed music videos for prominent artists like David Bowie, including the iconic video for "Life on Mars?" He has published several acclaimed photography books, showcasing his vast collection of images from his decades-long career.

Legacy and Recognition:

Mick Rock's contributions to the world of rock and roll photography have earned him widespread recognition and numerous accolades. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, and he continues to be celebrated as one of the pioneers of his craft. Rock's images have become an integral part of music history, immortalizing the spirit of some of the most legendary and influential musicians of all time.

Mick Rock a selection of album covers for which he has done the photography: Queen , David Bowie , Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Geordie, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Joan Jett, Talking Heads , Roxy Music , Crossfade, Thin Lizzy, Mötley Crüe , and Blondie. Often referred to as "The Man Who Shot the Seventies", most of the memorable images of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust were shot by Mick Rock, in his capacity as Bowie's official photographer.

Heavy Metal bands he has photographed include: Attila, Def Leppard , Doro , Fates Warning, Hallows Eve, Piece Dogs, Riot V, Thin Lizzy, Voivod , Yngwie J. Malmsteen.

Record Label Information:

 White Label Spoon 023/024

Media Format:

 12" Vinyl Double LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 380 gram  

Year & Country:

 1976 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: Can Unlimited Edition
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Holger Czukay: bass guitar
  • Michael Karoli: guitar, shehnai
  • Jaki Liebezeit: drums, percussion, winds
  • Irmin Schmidt: keyboards, synthesizer, schizophone
  • Damo Suzuki: vocals
  • Malcolm Mooney: vocals _
Track Listing of: Unlimited Edition

The Song/tracks on "Unlimited Edition" are

  • Gomorrha 5:41 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt)
  • Doko E 2:26 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt)
  • LH 702 2:11 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Suzuki)
  • I'm Too Leise 5:10 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt)
  • Musette 2:08 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Suzuki)
  • Blue Bag (Inside Paper) 1:16 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt)
  • E.F.S. No. 27 1:47 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Suzuki)
  • TV Spot 3:02 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Suzuki)
  • E.F.S. No. 7 1:05 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Suzuki)
  • The Empress And The Ukraine King 4:40 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Mooney)
  • E.F.S. No. 10 2:01 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt)
  • Mother Upduff 4:28 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Mooney)
  • E.F.S. No. 36 1:55 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt)
  • Cutaway 18:49 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt)
  • Connection 2:20 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Mooney)
  • Fall Of Another Year 3:20 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Mooney)
  • E.F.S. No. 8 1:37 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt)
  • Transcendental Express 4:37 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt)
  • Ibis 5:00 (Karoli, Czukay, Liebezeit, Schmidt)


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CAN - Unlimited Edition 12" Vinyl LP Album front cover

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"Unlimited Edition" Record Label Details: Spoon 023/024

"Unlimited Edition" Record Label Details: Spoon 023/024

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