Residents - Not Available pREServed Edition (expanded / remastered) 2 x CDs

SKU 21-NRT 007
One of the group's early (their second), quite brilliant and inventive early classics. Highly recommended, and now it’s the entire story here!

“While there are a million stories about The Residents, one of the more intriguing concerns the recording of their second LP, Not Available. Early in the career of the band, the "theory of obscurity" was introduced to them by the German avant-guardist, N. Senada.
The plan called for the creation of complete projects that were literally not intended to be heard by anyone other than its creators. The Residents realized the truth in this ideal: that music really was difficult to record without considering the audience. They thought the experience gained by completing such a project would prove worthwhile toward achieving an independent attitude toward music. Not Available was completed in 1974 and stored."

“Among the band's extensive back catalogue, one record sits alone - composed in accordance with the group's infamous Theory Of Obscurity, 'Not Available', and the saga that surrounded its release, comprises perhaps the most truly 'Residential' work the group have yet produced, and remains their most intriguing album among fans and critics alike. Now, over forty years after that saga unfolded, and produced using the original masters and multitrack tapes, this package explores and expands the classic album in unprecedented detail - Disc 2 reveals the original 1974 'X Is For Xtra (A Conclusion)' recordings which were adapted, edited, remixed and reprocessed into 'Not Available' by Ralph Records in 1978.
Familiar and recognizable in places, entirely unheard in others, this revelatory new material sheds paradigm-shifting light on a masterpiece of 20th Century pop culture.
Remastered, expanded, and pREServed for future generations - this is The Residents as we've always wanted to hear them, and the latest in a series of archival reissues that will continue throughout 2020 and beyond.”

Disc 1:
Part One: Edweena
Part Two: The Making Of A Soul
Part Three: Ship's A'going Down
Part Four: Never Known Questions
Ships A'going Down (1982 Rehearsal)
Ships A'going Down (Live, 1986)
Mourning Glories (Live, 2014)

Disc 2:
Mehico Ron Devoo
Theme From X (With Roman Overtones)
Theme From X (Pt 2)
Solome And Goiter
New Mexico Dream
Ho Ho Bumped His Toe
Where to Begin
Fairly Well
Love Sprong
Ah Spare Us, Gus
Slow Texture
Tennessee Williams
Little A (An Authentic Folk Song)
Anaconda Montana
Tune of the Unknown
Soundtrack Music Piece 17
O Solo Meow
Mehico Ron Devoo Finale
  • LabelCryptic Corp
  • UPC5013929360730
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