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The Residents

NOT AVAILABLE: PRESERVED EDITION

New Ralph



2CD

Released: 8th Nov 2019

£13.99


Formed in the early 1970s, The Residents have been charting a unique path through the musical landscape for almost fifty years.

From far-out, experimental recordings to highly conceptual, innovative multi-platform projects, the band refuses to stand still, and continues to move in several different directions at once. 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 recognisable 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. Look out for forthcoming ‘American Composers’, ‘Cube-E’, ‘Freak Show’ and ‘Gingerbread Man’ sets.

NOT AVAILABLE: PRESERVED EDITION

Tracklist

  1. PART ONE: EDWEENA
  2. PART TWO: THE MAKING OF A SOUL
  3. PART THREE: SHIP'S A'GOING DOWN
  4. PART FOUR: NEVER KNOWN QUESTIONS
  5. EPILOGUE
  6. SHIPS A'GOING DOWN (1982 REHEARSAL)
  7. SHIPS A'GOING DOWN (LIVE, 1986)
  8. MOURNING GLORIES (LIVE, 2014)
  9. MEHICO RON DEVOO
  10. THEME FROM X (WITH ROMAN OVERTONES)
  11. THEME FROM X (PT 2)
  12. SOLOME AND GOITER
  13. NEW MEXICO DREAM
  14. HO HO BUMPED HIS TOE
  15. WHERE TO BEGIN?
  16. FAIRLY WELL
  17. LOVE SPRONG
  18. AH SPARE US, GUS
  19. SLOW TEXTURE
  20. TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
  21. LITTLE A (AN AUTHENTIC FOLK SONG)
  22. ASONAROSE
  23. ANACONDA MONTANA
  24. TUNE OF THE UNKNOWN
  25. SOUNDTRACK MUSIC PIECE 17
  26. O SOLO MEOW
  27. MEHICO RON DEVOO FINALE