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Faust

1971-1974

bureau b



limited 7lp + 2x7" boxset (pre-order)

Expected Release: 8th Oct 2021

£167.99


limited 8cd boxset (pre-order)

Expected Release: 8th Oct 2021

£104.99


Boxset contains Faust, So Far, The Faust Tapes, Faust IV, Punkt (1974 album that has never been released), Momentaufnahme I (unreleased studio tracks), Momentaufnahme II (unreleased studio tracks), and two 7".

"There is no group more mythical than Faust." Julian Cope (Krautrocksampler) A band's fame can be measured in the sum of myths, legends and stories which are conjured up in their wake. In which case, Faust have been playing in the Champions League for quite some time. Few bands have been as innovative, influential or as irrepressible as FAUST -the way they revolutionized the history of music in the space of just four years puts them right up there with The Velvet Underground. What began in a Hamburg (Sternschanze) bunker in 1970 would send shockwaves around the world. Here's how Stephen Morris (Joy Division/New Order) remembers it: "The first Krautrock record which made a lasting impression on me was the debut album by Faust. The transparent disc looked spectacular and the music was mindblowing, not songs as such, it was something absolutely unique, the polar opposite of everything the Rolling Stones, Beatles and the like were doing. It was right up my street." This box is the first virtually complete collection of FAUST works from the years 1971-1974. In addition to the debut album, it includes the 1972 album So Far, the legendary 1973 Virgin UK release The Faust Tapes ("Some chose to play frisbee with the LP, others said it changed their lives" as Jean-Hervé Peron noted), Faust IV and, for the first time ever, the mythical, so-called "Munich album" Punkt, which Faust recorded at Giorgio Moroder's Musicland Studios in 1974. For one reason or another, this last album never saw the light of day - until now. The bonus albums Momentaufnahme I and Momentaufnahme II also feature unreleased material, simultaneously affording us a fascinating glimpse of Faust's creativity in their Wümme studio phase. Two 7-inch singles round off the Faust 1971-1974 compendium: Lieber Herr Deutschland is the demo recording they sent to Polydor in 1971, remarkably triggering a contract offer from the label who had something of a conservative reputation at the time. The track later resurfaced as the B-side to their single Baby, a song which had been rejected by the aforementioned label. The second 7-inch single in the box is a rerelease of So Far, the first FAUST single on Polydor, originally issued in 1972. It is by no means overstating the case to assert that FAUST created and christened a genre (the name would prove emotive) in one fell swoop (track 1 on Faust IV). This box is no more and no less than the holy grail of Krautrock. Even 50 years (or perhaps all the more so) after they took their first musical steps in a bunker near Hamburg's Sternschanze station, Faust still sound revolutionary, timeless, irrepressible and, above all, unique.

1971-1974

Tracklist

LP1/CD1 Faust

A1) Why Don't You Eat Carrots? A2) Meadow Meal B1) Miss Fortune
 

LP2/CD2 So Far 

A1) It's A Rainy Day Sunshine Girl A2) On The Way To Abamäe A3) No Harm B1) So Far

B2) Mamie Is Blue B3) I've Got My Car And MyTV B4) Picnic On A Frozen River B5) Me Lack Space…

B6) …In The Spirit
 

LP3/CD3 The Faust Tapes

A1) Several Hands On Our Piano A2) Don't! A3) Flashback Caruso A4) Voices And Trumpet And All

A5) J'ai Mal Aux Dents A6)Beim nächsten Ton ist es… A7) Two Drums, Bass, Organ A8) Dr. Schwitters

Intro A9) Several Hands On Our Piano (Continued) A10) Beam Me Up, Scotty A11) Elerimomuvid

A12) Dr. Schwitters (Continued) A13) Have A Good Time, Everybody A14) Above And Under Our

Piano B1) Hermanns Lament B2) Donnerwetter B3) Was ist hier los? B4) Rudolf der Pianist

B5) Ricochets B6) I've Heard That One Before B7) Watch Your Step B8) Under Our Piano Again

B9) Fluid Chorus B10) Stretch Out TimeB B11) Der Baum B12) Chère Chambre
 

LP4/CD4 Faust IV

A1) Krautrock A2) The Sad Skinhead A3) Jennifer B1) Just A Second / Picnic On A Frozen River,

Deuxième Tableau B2) Giggy Smile B3) Läuft… Heisst das, es läuft oder es kommt bald?… Läuft!

B4) It's A Bit Of A Pain
 

LP5/CD5 Punkt

A1) Morning Land A2) Crapolino A3) Knochentanz B1) Fernlicht B2) Juggernaut B3) Schön Rund

B4) Prends Ton Temps
 

LP6/CD6 Momentaufnahme I

A1) Naja A2) Flaflas A3) Es Ist Wieder Da A4) Mechanika A5) Weird Sounds Sound Bizarre

A6) Karotten A7) RéMaj7 A8) Fin De Face B1) Vorsatz B2) Acouphènes B3) Interlude 18. Juni

B4) Dadalibal B5) Bonne Soupe Au Fromage B6) Rückwärts durch die Drehtür
 

LP7/CD7 Momentaufnahme II

A1) Danach A2) Gegensprechanlage A3) Lampe an, Tür zu, Leute rein! A4) Purzelbaum mit

Anschubsen A5) Tête-à-Tête im Schredder A6) Dampf A7) Testbildhauer A8) I am... an Artist

B1) Wir wollen mehr Volumen kriegen B2) Arrampicarsi Sul Vesuvio B3) …und alles

durcheinander B4) The Fear Of Missing Out B5) Ma Trompette B6) As-tu Vu Mon Ombre?
 

7 “Single 1 /CD8

A1) Lieber Herr Deutschland

B1) Baby
 

7” Single 2 /CD8

A1) So Far (Single Version)

B1) It's A Bit Of A