Can - Remastered SACD Collection (13x SACD 1968-1989) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

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Can - Remastered SACD Collection (13x SACD 1968-1989) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Can - Remastered SACD Collection (13x SACD 1968-1989)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 18,45 GB
FLAC Stereo (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | 576:19 minutes | Scans included | 7,56 GB
Includes 13 albums | Spoon Records, U.K., Ltd. | Featuring Remasters 2004-2006

Can was an experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany in 1968. Later labeled as one of the first krautrock groups, they transcended mainstream influences and incorporated strong minimalist and world music elements into their often psychedelic music.

Always at least three steps ahead of contemporary popular music, Can were the leading avant-garde rock group of the '70s. From their very beginning, their music didn't conform to any commonly held notions about rock & roll – not even those of the countercultures. Inspired more by 20th century classical music than Chuck Berry, their closest contemporaries were Frank Zappa or possibly the Velvet Underground. Yet their music was more serious and inaccessible than either of those artists. Instead of recording tight pop songs or satire, Can experimented with noise, synthesizers, nontraditional music, cut-and-paste techniques, and, most importantly, electronic music; each album marked a significant step forward from the previous album, investigating new territories that other rock bands weren't interested in exploring.
Throughout their career, Can's lineup was fluid, featuring several different vocalists over the years; the core bandmembers remained keyboardist Irmin Schmidt, drummer Jaki Leibezeit, guitarist Michael Karoli, and bassist Holger Czukay. During the '70s, they were extremely prolific, recording as many as three albums a year at the height of their career. Apart from a surprise U.K. Top 30 hit in 1978 – "I Want More" – they were never much more than a cult band; even critics had a hard time appreciating their music.
Monster Movie
Can debuted in 1969 with the primitive, bracing Monster Movie, the only full-length effort to feature American-born vocalist Malcolm Mooney. 1970's Soundtracks, a collection of film music, introduced Japanese singer Kenji "Damo" Suzuki, and featured "Mother Sky," one of the group's best-known compositions. With 1971's two-record set Tago Mago, Can hit their visionary stride, shedding the constraints of pop forms and structures to explore long improvisations, angular rhythms, and experimental textures.
Ege Bamyasi
1972's Ege Bamayasi refined the approach, and incorporated an increasingly jazz-like sensibility into the mix; Future Days, recorded the following year as Suzuki's swan song, traveled even further afield into minimalist, almost ambient territory. With 1974's Soon Over Babaluma, Can returned to more complicated and abrasive ground, introducing dub rhythms as well as Karoli's shrieking violin. 1976's Unlimited Edition and 1977's Saw Delight proved equally restless, and drew on a wide range of ethnic musics.
Flow Motion
When the band split in 1978 following the success of the album Flow Motion and the hit "I Want More," they left behind a body of work that has proven surprisingly groundbreaking; echoes of Can's music can be heard in Public Image Limited, the Fall, and Einstürzende Neubauten, among others. As with much aggressive and challenging experimental music, Can's music can be difficult to appreciate, yet their albums offer some of the best experimental rock ever recorded.


Can - Remastered SACD Collection (13x SACD 1968-1989) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Can - Monster Movie (1969) [2004 Remaster]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:00 min | Scans included | 1,19 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Scans included | 484 MB

Though Monster Movie was the first full-length album in what would become a sprawling and often genre-defining discography, Can were on a level well ahead of the curve even in their most formative days. Recorded and released in 1969, Monster Movie bears many of the trademarks that Can would explore as they went on, as well as elements that would set the scene for the burgeoning Krautrock movement. This would be the only album Can's first singer Malcolm Mooney would sing the entirety of, as he was replaced by Damo Suzuki by the time of 1970's Soundtracks, leaving the band after going through a highly unstable time. Mooney was known for his erratic ways, and some of that mania undoubtedly comes through here, with his caterwauling howls on the unexpectedly garage-influenced "Outside My Door" as well as the sung-spoken pseudo-poetry rants of album opener "Father Cannot Yell." Riding a particularly Velvet Underground vibe, "Father Cannot Yell" sounds like post-punk before punk even existed. Irmin Schmidt's brittle keyboard squalls and dissonant rhythms and Mooney's buried recitations predated the Fall, Swell Maps, the noise scene, and generations of difficult sound by years and in some cases decades. Holger Czukay's pensive basslines are also an already distinctive calling card of the band on this debut, providing a steadfast glue for the barrages of noisy tones, edits, and pulses the record offers from all angles. The 20-minute album closer "Yoo Doo Right" is an enormous highlight, cementing the locked-in hypnotic exploration Can would extrapolate on for the rest of their time and come to be known for. Mooney's raspy vocals range from whispery incantations to throaty rock & roll shouts, building with the band into an almost mantra-level meditation as the song repeats its patterns and multi-layered grooves into what feels like infinity. Legend has it that the final side-long version of the song was edited down from a six-hour recording session focusing on that tune alone. Given the level of commitment to experimentation Can would go on to show, it's not hard to believe they'd play one song for six hours to find its core, nor is it unfathomable that Monster Movie was the more accessible album they recorded after their first attempts were deemed too out there to be commercially released. Even in their earliest phases, Can were making their name by blowing away all expectations and notions that rock & roll had limits of any kind.

Tracklist:

01. Father Cannot Yell
02. Mary, Mary So Contrary
03. Outside My Door
04. Yoo Doo Right

foobar2000 1.4.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: CAN / MONSTER MOVIE
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -5.96 dB -19.37 dB 7:03 01-Father Cannot Yell
DR11 -6.75 dB -20.31 dB 6:19 02-Mary, Mary So Contrary
DR10 -6.85 dB -18.91 dB 4:08 03-Outside My Door
DR11 -5.89 dB -19.95 dB 20:30 04-Yoo Doo Right
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Number of tracks: 4
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64


Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,53 GB


Can - Remastered SACD Collection (13x SACD 1968-1989) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Can - Soundtracks (1970) [2004 Remaster]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:09 min | Scans included | 1,17 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Scans included | 461 MB

Soundtracks is a compilation album by the Krautrock group Can. It was first released in 1970 and consists of tracks written for various films. The album marks the departure of the band's original vocalist Malcolm Mooney, who sings on two tracks, to be replaced by new member Damo Suzuki. Stylistically, the record also documents the transition from the psychedelia-inspired jams of their earliest recordings (i.e. Monster Movie and Delay 1968) to the more meditative, electronic, and experimental mode of the studio albums that followed (such as Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi). In March 2005, Q magazine placed "Mother Sky" at number 48 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.

Tracklist:

01. Deadlock
02. Tango Whiskyman
03. Deadlock
04. Don't Turn The Light On, Leave Me Alone
05. Soul Desert
06. Mother Sky
07. She brings the Rain

foobar2000 1.4.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: CAN / SOUNDTRACKS
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -4.68 dB -16.06 dB 3:25 01-Deadlock
DR10 -4.31 dB -16.92 dB 4:03 02-Tango Whiskyman
DR9 -4.51 dB -16.69 dB 1:40 03-Deadlock
DR10 -4.21 dB -16.57 dB 3:42 04-Don't turn the Light on, leave me alone
DR10 -4.20 dB -16.12 dB 3:46 05-Soul Desert
DR9 -4.05 dB -14.86 dB 14:29 06-Mother Sky
DR12 -4.54 dB -18.32 dB 4:05 07-She brings the Rain
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Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64


Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,41 GB


Can - Remastered SACD Collection (13x SACD 1968-1989) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Can - Tago Mago (1971) [2004 Remaster]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 73:18 min | Scans included | 2,28 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Scans included | 949 MB

With the band in full artistic flower and Damo Suzuki's sometimes moody, sometimes frenetic speak/sing/shrieking in full effect, Can released not merely one of the best Krautrock albums of all time, but one of the best albums ever, period. Tago Mago is that rarity of the early '70s, a double album without a wasted note, ranging from sweetly gentle float to full-on monster grooves. "Paperhouse" starts things brilliantly, beginning with a low-key chime and beat, before amping up into a rumbling roll in the midsection, then calming down again before one last blast. Both "Mushroom" and "Oh Yeah," the latter with Schmidt filling out the quicker pace with nicely spooky keyboards, continue the fine vibe. After that, though, come the huge highlights – three long examples of Can at its absolute best. "Halleluwah" – featuring the Liebezeit/Czukay rhythm section pounding out a monster trance/funk beat; Karoli's and Schmidt's always impressive fills and leads; and Suzuki's slow-building ranting above everything – is 19 minutes of pure genius. The near-rhythmless flow of "Aumgn" is equally mind-blowing, with swaths of sound from all the members floating from speaker to speaker in an ever-evolving wash, leading up to a final jam. "Peking O" continues that same sort of feeling, but with a touch more focus, throwing in everything from Chinese-inspired melodies and jazzy piano breaks to cheap organ rhythm boxes and near babbling from Suzuki along the way. "Bring Me Coffee or Tea" wraps things up as a fine, fun little coda to a landmark record.

Tracklist:

01. Paperhouse
02. Mushroom
03. Oh Yeah
04. Halleluwah
05. Aumgn
06. Peking O
07. Bring Me Coffee Or Tea

foobar2000 1.4.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: CAN / TAGO MAGO
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -6.24 dB -20.61 dB 7:29 01-Paperhouse
DR10 -6.14 dB -18.14 dB 4:04 02-Mushroom
DR11 -6.26 dB -20.04 dB 7:22 03-Oh Yeah
DR11 -5.95 dB -19.13 dB 18:31 04-Halleluwah
DR10 -5.96 dB -18.99 dB 17:30 05-Aumgn
DR11 -6.30 dB -20.66 dB 11:36 06-Peking O
DR12 -6.46 dB -21.00 dB 6:47 07-Bring Me Coffee Or Tea
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Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64


Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 2,94 GB


Can - Remastered SACD Collection (13x SACD 1968-1989) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Can - Ege Bamyasi (1972) [2004 Remaster]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:06 min | Scans included | 1,25 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Scans included | 541 MB

The follow-up to Tago Mago is only lesser in terms of being shorter; otherwise the Can collective delivers its expected musical recombination act with the usual power and ability. Liebezeit, at once minimalist and utterly funky, provides another base of key beat action for everyone to go off on – from the buried, lengthy solos by Karoli on "Pinch" to the rhythm box/keyboard action on "Spoon." The latter song, which closes the album, is particularly fine, its sound hinting at an influence on everything from early Ultravox songs like "Hiroshima Mon Amour" to the hollower rhythms on many of Gary Numan's first efforts. Liebezeit and Czukay's groove on "One More Night," calling to mind a particularly cool nightclub at the end of the evening, shows that Stereolab didn't just take the brain-melting crunch side of Can as inspiration. The longest track, "Soup," lets the band take off on another one of its trademark lengthy rhythm explorations, though not without some tweaks to the expected sound. About four minutes in, nearly everything drops away, with Schmidt and Liebezeit doing the most prominent work; after that, it shifts into some wonderfully grating and crumbling keyboards combined with Suzuki's strange pronouncements, before ending with a series of random interjections from all the members. Playfulness abounds as much as skill: Slide whistles trade off with Suzuki on "Pinch"; squiggly keyboards end "Vitamin C"; and rollicking guitar highlights "I'm So Green." The underrated and equally intriguing sense of drift that the band brings to its recordings continues as always. "Sing Swan Song" is particularly fine, a gentle float with Schmidt's keyboards and Czukay's bass taking the fore to support Suzuki's sing-song vocal.

Tracklist:

01. Pich
02. Sing Swan Song
03. One More Night
04. Vitamin C
05. Soup
06. I'm so green
07. Spoon

foobar2000 1.4.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: CAN / EGE BAMYASI
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -6.06 dB -19.96 dB 9:30 01-Pich
DR10 -6.13 dB -19.03 dB 4:47 02-Sing Swan Song
DR11 -5.87 dB -18.72 dB 5:34 03-One More Night
DR13 -6.24 dB -22.43 dB 3:32 04-Vitamin C
DR11 -6.14 dB -20.58 dB 10:32 05-Soup
DR8 -5.87 dB -16.83 dB 3:04 06-I'm so green
DR10 -5.98 dB -19.28 dB 3:07 07-Spoon
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Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64


Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,61 GB


Can - Remastered SACD Collection (13x SACD 1968-1989) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Can - Future Days (1973) [2005 Remaster]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:57 min | Scans included | 1,32 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Scans included | 557 MB

On Future Days, Can fully explored the ambient direction they had introduced into their sound on the previous year's Ege Bamyasi, and in the process created a landmark in European electronic music. Where Ege Bamyasi had played fast and loose with elements of rock song structure, Future Days dispensed with these elements altogether, creating hazy, expansive soundscapes dominated by percolating rhythms and evocative layers of keys. Vocalist Damo Suzuki turns in his final and most inspired performance with the band. His singing, which takes the form here of a rhythmic, nonsensical murmur, is all minimal texture and shading. Apart from the delightfully concise single "Moonshake," the album is comprised of just three long atmospheric pieces of music. The title track eases us into the sonic wash, while "Spray" is built around Suzuki's eerie vocals, which weave in and out of the shimmering instrumental tracks. The closing "Bel Air" is a gloriously expansive piece of music that progresses almost imperceptibly, ending abruptly after exactly 20 minutes. Aptly titled, Future Days is fiercely progressive, calming, complex, intense, and beautiful all at once. It is one of Can's most fully realized and lasting achievements.

Tracklist:

01. Future Days
02. Spray
03. Moonshake
04. Bel Air

foobar2000 1.4.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: CAN / FUTURE DAYS
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -3.42 dB -18.69 dB 9:31 01-Future Days
DR12 -2.35 dB -17.31 dB 8:29 02-Spray
DR12 -1.89 dB -16.91 dB 3:04 03-Moonshake
DR10 -2.74 dB -16.35 dB 19:53 04-Bel Air
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Number of tracks: 4
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64


Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,64 GB


Can - Remastered SACD Collection (13x SACD 1968-1989) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Can - Soon Over Babaluma (1974) [2005 Remaster]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:50 min | Scans included | 1,24 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Scans included | 511 MB

With Suzuki departed, vocal responsibilities were now split between Karoli and Schmidt. Wisely, neither try to clone Mooney or Suzuki, instead aiming for their own low-key way around things. The guitarist half speaks/half whispers his lines on the opening groover, "Dizzy Dizzy," while on "Come Sta, La Luna" Schmidt uses a higher pitch that is mostly buried in the background. Czukay sounds like he's throwing in some odd movie samples on that particular track, though perhaps it's just heavy flanging on Schmidt's vocals. Karoli's guitar achieves near-flamenco levels on the song, an attractive development that matches up nicely with the slightly lighter and jazzier rhythms the band comes up with on tracks like "Splash." Also, his violin work – uncredited on earlier releases – is a bit more prominent here. Musically, if things are a touch less intense on Babaluma, the sense of a band perfectly living in each other's musical pocket and able to react on a dime hasn't changed at all. "Chain Reaction," the longest track on the album, shows that the combination of lengthy jam and slight relaxation actually can go together rather well. After an initial four minutes of quicker pulsing and rhythm (which sounds partly machine provided), things downshift into a slower vocal section before firing up again; Karoli's blistering guitar work at this point is striking to behold. "Chain Reaction" bleeds into Babaluma's final song, "Quantum Physics," a more ominous piece with Czukay's bass closer to the fore, shaded by Schmidt's work and sometimes accompanied by Liebezeit. It makes for a nicely mysterious conclusion to the album.

Tracklist:

01. Dizzy Dizzy
02. Come sta, La Luna
03. Splash
04. Chain Reaction
05. Quantum Physics

foobar2000 1.4.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: CAN / SOON OVER BABALUMA
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -1.47 dB -15.87 dB 5:41 01-Dizzy Dizzy
DR12 -3.29 dB -17.21 dB 5:43 02-Come sta, La Luna
DR11 -2.58 dB -15.49 dB 7:46 03-Splash
DR12 -0.90 dB -16.29 dB 11:09 04-Chain Reaction
DR16 -3.36 dB -23.34 dB 8:31 05-Quantum Physics
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Number of tracks: 5
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64


Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,55 GB


Can - Remastered SACD Collection (13x SACD 1968-1989) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Can - Landed (1975) [2005 Remaster]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:18 min | Scans included | 1,29 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Scans included | 529 MB

1975's Landed was the first Can record to get what Czukay describes as a "professional mix", as the band upgraded to 16 tracks and had the opportunity to bring out many more layers of sound. However, what might have sounded like a godsend to fans craving as much Can magic as they could get didn't quite turn out as we expected. Gone were the epic, funky ambient songs or minimalist rock experiments in favor of some pretty straightforward jam-band tunes. "Full Moon on the Highway" bursts out of the gate with a deft pace and Karoli's thin, decidedly non-rock chipmunk chorus. Luckily, his guitar is front and center, though it was clear the band weren't playing space age physics music anymore. "Half Past One", "Vernal Equinox" and "Hunters and Collectors" are variations on the idea of bare-basic chord progression and high-speed beats serving as launching pads for lengthy solos. "Red Hot Indians" is more interesting, sounding like bizarre tropical jazz-pop, and featuring Olaf Kübler from Amon Düül guesting on dual sax solos. The 13-minute sound-art closer "Unfinished" doesn't really fit with the rest of the record, but does at least give Can the chance to stretch out their most experimental ideas into 16 tracks, and is reminiscent of "Cutaway" or some of the more out-there moments on Tago Mago.

Tracklist:

01. Full Moon On The Highway
02. Half Past One
03. Hunters And Collectors
04. Vernal Equinox
05. Red Hot Indians
06. Unfinished

foobar2000 1.4.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: CAN / L A N D E D
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -3.78 dB -15.40 dB 3:32 01-Full Moon On The Highway
DR12 -3.78 dB -17.96 dB 4:39 02-Half Past One
DR11 -4.28 dB -18.00 dB 4:20 03-Hunters And Collectors
DR10 -3.58 dB -15.25 dB 8:48 04-Vernal Equinox
DR11 -3.44 dB -15.99 dB 5:38 05-Red Hot Indians
DR12 -4.07 dB -19.97 dB 13:21 06-Unfinished
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Number of tracks: 6
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64


Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,61 GB


Can - Remastered SACD Collection (13x SACD 1968-1989) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Can - Unlimited Edition (1976) [2005 Remaster]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 77:32 min | Scans included | 2,43 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Scans included | 979 MB

Expanding the original Limited Edition release to a full double-LP/single-CD set, Unlimited is very much a dog's breakfast – albeit a highly entertaining one – of previously unreleased performances. Suzuki and Mooney take the spotlight on some songs, while on others the key foursome go at it in their usual way. A number of songs are mere snippets, like the vaguely tribal-sounding "Blue Bag," while one tune, the 20-minute "Cutaway," from 1969, is a sprawling pastiche of oddities. (Keep an ear out for the very formal request to keep modulations in frequency with other bandmembers!) Five cuts are listed as part of the band's continuing Ethnological Forgery Series, on which they recreate or interpret a variety of world musics through their own vision. The majority of songs come from 1968-1971 – manna from heaven for those interested in the band's roots. Many cuts show off the varying abilities of the players. Leibezeit plays wind instruments on five separate cuts, while Schmidt is credited with "schizophone" on the Mooney-sung funk-soul of "The Empress and the Ukraine King." Though a few tracks are seemingly here to fill space, a lot of what's present easily stands up on its own, and with the band's legend as well. The opening cut, "Gomorrha," recorded after Suzuki's departure, is quite fine, an understated but still epic piece with lovely keyboards from Schmidt and intoxicating Karoli guitar. On the Suzuki-era cut "I'm Too Leise," Leibezeit's medieval flutes and light percussion add to a half-folk/half-something-else vibe. Mooney gets an interesting moment of glory with "Mother Upduff," a spoken-word tale of tourists in Europe that turns increasingly strange after the encounter with the octopus.

Tracklist:

01. Gomorrah
02. Doko E
03. LH 702
04. I'm Too Leise
05. Musette
06. Blue Back (Inside Paper)
07. E.F.S. No. 27
08. TV Spot
09. E.F.S. No. 7
10. The Empress And The Ukraine King
11. E.F.S. No. 10
12. Mother Upduff
13. E.F.S. No. 36
14. Cutaway
15. Connection
16. Fall of Another Year
17. E.F.S. No. 8
18. Transcentdental Express
19. Ibis

foobar2000 1.4.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: CAN / UNLIMITED EDITION
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -3.80 dB -16.97 dB 5:46 01-Gomorrah
DR18 -3.62 dB -24.37 dB 2:28 02-Doko E
DR13 -3.75 dB -20.18 dB 2:14 03-LH 702
DR12 -3.72 dB -17.98 dB 5:11 04-I'm Too Leise
DR16 -3.97 dB -28.18 dB 2:14 05-Musette
DR16 -3.68 dB -23.44 dB 1:18 06-Blue Back (Inside Paper)
DR11 -3.76 dB -19.39 dB 1:49 07-E F S No. 27
DR11 -3.46 dB -16.51 dB 3:03 08-TV Spot
DR12 -3.95 dB -17.50 dB 1:07 09-E F S No. 7
DR10 -2.71 dB -13.76 dB 4:42 10-The Empress And The Ukraine King
DR14 -4.09 dB -20.67 dB 2:02 11-E F S No. 10
DR10 -3.69 dB -15.04 dB 4:30 12-Mother Upduff
DR12 -3.84 dB -18.25 dB 1:58 13-E F S No. 36
DR13 -3.18 dB -20.06 dB 17:11 14-Cutaway
DR9 -3.48 dB -13.42 dB 2:59 15-Connection
DR11 -3.81 dB -15.78 dB 3:24 16-Fall of Another Year
DR11 -3.89 dB -16.99 dB 1:37 17-E F S No. 8
DR14 -3.47 dB -19.75 dB 4:40 18-Transcentdental Express
DR10 -3.58 dB -18.19 dB 9:20 19-Ibis
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Number of tracks: 19
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64


Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 3,1 GB


Can - Remastered SACD Collection (13x SACD 1968-1989) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Can - Flow Motion (1976) [2006 Remaster]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:47 min | Scans included | 1,24 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Scans included | 525 MB

The second of Can's three Virgin albums, 1976's Flow Motion, is a divisive record in the group's canon. It was their most commercially successful album (the opening track, "I Want More," was released as a single in the U.K. and actually charted, thanks to its smoothly percolating near-disco groove, which makes it resemble a late-period Roxy Music hit), but many fans dismiss it as the group's feint toward commercial success. That fluke hit aside, the charge doesn't really hold water. There's a newfound smoothness to the group's interplay, which Holger Czukay attributes to an interest in reggae music, yet the Caribbean influence is quite subtle; only on "Cascade Waltz" and, particularly, "Laugh Till You Cry Live Till You Die" is there a noticeable reggae lilt. The two highlight tracks are "Smoke," a wild, Moroccan-styled entry in their ever-growing Ethnological Forgery Series, and the limber title track, a ten-and-a-half minute instrumental groove that recalls the best moments of earlier albums like Soon Over Babaluma. By no means one of Can's very best albums, Flow Motion deserves better than its poor reputation in some circles.

Tracklist:

01. I Want More
02. Cascade Waltz
03. Laugh Till You Cry, Live Till You Die
04. …….. And More
05. Babylonian Pearl
06. Smoke (E.F.S. No. 59)
07. Flow Motion

foobar2000 1.4.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: CAN / FLOW MOTION
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -3.20 dB -16.06 dB 3:31 01-I Want More
DR12 -3.46 dB -17.75 dB 5:36 02-Cascade Waltz
DR14 -3.18 dB -18.46 dB 6:38 03-Laugh Till You Cry, Live Till You Die
DR12 -3.02 dB -16.39 dB 2:46 04-…….. And More
DR12 -2.76 dB -16.71 dB 3:28 05-Babylonian Pearl
DR8 -2.26 dB -12.09 dB 5:16 06-Smoke (E.F.S. No. 59)
DR11 -2.72 dB -15.87 dB 10:30 07-Flow Motion
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Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64


Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,52 GB


Can - Remastered SACD Collection (13x SACD 1968-1989) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Can - Saw Delight (1977) [2006 Remaster]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:48 min | Scans included | 1,27 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Scans included | 558 MB

Bearing bar none the worst title pun of any Can album – and with titles like Cannibalism, that's saying something – 1977's Saw Delight was the German progressive group's farewell. Clearly, the core quartet had found themselves in a rut by the recording of this album, bringing in percussionist Reebop Kwaku Baah and bassist Rosko Gee from a late-era lineup of Traffic to add a sort of Afro-Cuban jazz feel to their sound. What's frustrating is that this idea could have worked brilliantly, but the execution is all wrong. Instead of the polyrhythmic fireworks expected from a drum duel between Baah and the African-influenced Jaki Liebezeit, Can's senior drummer basically rolls over, keeping time with simple beats while the percussionist takes on the hard work. Similarly, Rosko Gee's handling of the bass duties (which he performs superbly throughout, adding an almost Mingus-like rhythmic intensity to even the loosest songs) frees Holger Czukay to add electronics and sound effects to the proceedings, an opportunity he doesn't make much of. On the up side, the opening "Don't Say No" recalls the controlled fury of earlier tunes like "Moonshake," and side two, consisting of Gee's lengthy, jazz-based composition "Animal Waves" and the lovely instrumental "Fly by Night," is largely excellent, but the two lengthy tracks that close side one are melodically and rhythmically pale in comparison, and there's a tired, somewhat dispirited vibe to the whole album that makes it an unsatisfying send-off to Can's career.

Tracklist:

01. Don`t Say No
02. Sunshine Day And Night
03. Call Me
04. Animal Waves
05. Fly By Night

foobar2000 1.4.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: CAN / SAW DELIGHT
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -3.16 dB -15.43 dB 6:33 01-Don`t Say No
DR11 -3.59 dB -16.02 dB 5:51 02-Sunshine Day And Night
DR10 -3.66 dB -15.17 dB 5:49 03-Call Me
DR11 -2.28 dB -15.93 dB 15:26 04-Animal Waves
DR10 -3.66 dB -15.80 dB 4:09 05-Fly By Night
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Number of tracks: 5
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64


Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,53 GB


Can - Remastered SACD Collection (13x SACD 1968-1989) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Can - CAN (1979) [2006 Remaster]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 39:16 min | Scans included | 1,3 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Scans included | 561 MB

The final studio effort from the first decade run of Can signifies not only a changing of the guard for the progressive Krautrock icons, but a nod to the shifting tastes of the times. Losing the great bassist Holger Czukay as a bandmember who moved into the production/editing room had a telling effect, but his replacement Rosko Gee was more than adequate. Percussionist Rebop Kwaku Baah and Gee (both coming off stints with Traffic) buoyed the band and modified Can's sound as they collectively continued exploring amplified and processed experimentation. Electric guitarist Michael Karoli continued expanding his horizons and sound palette, Irmin Schmidt dug deeper into keyboard sounds running parallel to fellow countrymen from the bands Passport, Cluster, and Kraftwerk, while Jaki Liebezeit, simply put, remained one of the more consistent and steady rock drummers of the era. But disco beats, on the way out in 1979, remained a part of Can's appeal, and a precursor for the acid jazz dance music to come. At their best, "All Gates Open" whips space blues harmonica, buried vocals, and Robert Fripp-inspired guitar into a clean and simple jam. The exotic influence of African music infused into the instrumental "Sunday Jam" suggests strains of the famous jazz standard "Caravan." The purely electric "Sodom" resonates along the lines of Cluster welded to Jimi Hendrix-style inferences, while also plodding. A campy take of the can can "Ethnological Forger Series #99" parallels the Love Sculpture/Dave Edmunds adaptation of "Sabre Dance." Of the more dance-oriented tracks, "A Spectacle" is relevant from a contemporary standpoint with Karoli's spiky, choppy wah-wah sound, while "Safe" is completely spaced out. A scintillating attempt at R&B fusion, "Can Be" veers into epic big hair arena corpo-rock territory, held together by Karoli's excellent playing. While Can emerged in ensuing years with different lineups and further sub-developments, this last vestige of the initial band holds firm in resolve, and is at the least an intriguing aside to their more potent earlier albums.

Tracklist:

01. All Gates Open
02. Safe
03. Sunday Jam
04. Sodom
05. Aspectacle
06. E.F.S. No. 99: "CAN CAN"
07. Ping Pong
08. Can Be

foobar2000 1.4.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: CAN / C A N
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -3.18 dB -15.58 dB 8:17 01-All Gates Open
DR10 -2.71 dB -14.74 dB 8:36 02-Safe
DR10 -1.52 dB -13.39 dB 4:27 03-Sunday Jam
DR9 -3.09 dB -15.68 dB 5:41 04-Sodom
DR12 -3.06 dB -17.23 dB 5:49 05-Aspectacle
DR10 -2.06 dB -13.24 dB 3:10 06-E.F.S. No. 99 : "CAN CAN"
DR20 -10.41 dB -32.85 dB 0:22 07-Ping Pong
DR11 -2.58 dB -15.00 dB 2:54 08-Can Be
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Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64


Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,58 GB


Can - Remastered SACD Collection (13x SACD 1968-1989) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Can - Delay 1968 (1981) [2006 Remaster]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:41 min | Scans included | 1,21 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Scans included | 507 MB

Delay 1968 is a compilation album of early outtakes by German experimental rock band Can during its work with singer Malcolm Mooney, including some of the band's earliest material. It notably features the song "The Thief", a slightly longer version of which had already been released officially on the United Artists compilation album "Electric Rock" in 1970. Although recorded in the late '60s, the material included on Delay…1968 most of material did not appear commercially until 1981. A collection of cuts featuring early vocalist Malcolm Mooney, these seven songs are among the very first Can tunes ever recorded; while nowhere near as intricate or assured as the group's later work, the visceral energy of tracks like the deranged "Uphill" and "Butterfly" is undeniable.

Tracklist:

01. Butterfly
02. Pnoom
03. Nineteen Century Man
04. Thief
05. Man named Joe
06. Uphill
07. Little Star of Bethlehem

foobar2000 1.4.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: CAN / DELAY 1968
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR9 -2.42 dB -14.00 dB 8:18 01-Butterfly
DR14 -3.53 dB -19.51 dB 0:26 02-Pnoom
DR9 -2.11 dB -13.81 dB 4:17 03-Nineteen Century Man
DR10 -2.96 dB -15.03 dB 5:02 04-Thief
DR12 -1.80 dB -16.05 dB 3:54 05-Man named Joe
DR11 -3.41 dB -15.55 dB 6:39 06-Uphill
DR11 -2.91 dB -15.62 dB 7:06 07-Little Star of Bethlehem
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Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64


Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,43 GB


Can - Remastered SACD Collection (13x SACD 1968-1989) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Can - Rite Time (1989) [2006 Remaster]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:37 min | Scans included | 1,4 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/48 kHz | Scans included | 580 MB

An unexpected reunion from Can (made even more unexpected by the presence of original singer Malcolm Mooney, who left the band in 1969), 1989's Rite Time is in large part a return to form for the group, especially when one considers how weak Can's last few '70s albums were. Wisely, the quintet doesn't try to replicate the sound they created over two decades before on albums like Monster Movie. Instead, Mooney and company make Rite Time a document of where they're at musically at the time. In short, it's funkier ("Give the Drummer Some"), funnier ("Hoolah Hoolah," which takes that old schoolyard rhyme about how they don't wear pants on the other side of France as the jumping-off point for its melody and lyrics), and more abstractly ambient (the elliptical closer "In the Distance Lies the Future") than before. Rite Time doesn't have the rubbery, polyrhythmic intensity of classic Can albums like Ege Bamyasi or Future Days, but it's a solidly listenable album that, unlike the majority of reunion albums, doesn't soil the memory of the band.

Tracklist:

01. On the Beautiful Side of a Romance
02. The Withoutlaw Man
03. Below This Level (Patient's Song)
04. Movin' Right Along
05. Like a New Child
06. Hoolah Hoolah
07. Give the Drummer Some
08. In the Distance Lies the Future

foobar2000 1.4.6 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: CAN / RITE TIME
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR8 -3.25 dB -13.14 dB 7:25 01-ON THE BEAUTIFUL SIDE OF A ROMANCE
DR9 -4.28 dB -14.91 dB 4:16 02-THE WITHOUTLAW MAN
DR8 -3.18 dB -13.89 dB 3:43 03-BELOW THIS LEVEL (PATIENT'S SONG)
DR9 -3.10 dB -13.55 dB 3:24 04-MOVIN` RIGHT ALONG
DR7 -4.14 dB -14.01 dB 7:35 05-LIKE A NEW CHILD
DR8 -3.18 dB -12.87 dB 4:30 06-HOOLAH HOOLAH
DR11 -3.17 dB -15.61 dB 6:44 07-GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME
DR9 -3.22 dB -14.76 dB 4:00 08-IN THE DISTANCE LIES THE FUTURE
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Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64


Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,68 GB
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