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2.48 | 14 ratings | 2 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

Side 1
1. Gomorrha (5:46)
2. Doko E (2:28)
3. LH 702 (Nairobi-Munchen)(2:15)
4. I'm too leise (5:13)
5. Musette (2:15)
6. Blue Bag (Inside Paper) (1:16)
Side 2
7. E.F.S.* No. 27 (1:49)
8. TV Spot (3:03)
9. E.F.S.* No. 7 (1:07)
10. The Empress and the Ukraine King (4:34)
11. E.F.S.* No. 10 (2:01)
12. Mother Upduff (4:28)
13. E.F.S* No. 36 (1:56)

Total Time: 38:15

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Lps-United Artist records-USP.103 England

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CAN Limited Edition 1974 ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(21%)
Good, but non-essential (29%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

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Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
1 stars Unfortunately, not limited enough!

I bought this album in 1974 for one reason, it cost 54 pence (Sterling) at a time when a full priced album was over 2. This was one of a number of albums released in the UK, mainly by German bands, at a budget price in an effort to find a wider audience.

Unfortunately, the music invariably fell short, and the albums while selling well, only served to alienate people like myself from investigating the bands further.

"Limited edition" is a collection of incoherent ramblings, ambient sounds, and repetitive monotones, recorded between 1968 and 1974. There are occasional pockets of mildly melodic pieces, in fact the first track "Gomorrha" raises initial hopes that the album may contain something of interest. A number of the tracks are named "EFS no. (number)", the initials standing for "Ethnological Forgery Series", but there nothing obvious to link them together. The final track, "EFS no.30" is a jazz trumpet melody, which almost sounds like an apology for the rest of the album.

My apologies to those who enjoy this album, I can find nothing here or merit. I do however have the consolation that it seems to have been a good investment!

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4 stars I picked up 'Limited Edition' from a secondard record shop in about 1987/8. This follows more of the freeform style that is Can's signature. The experimental nature of Can's work can be in inaccessable to those with a limited understanding of their roots (Stockhausen) and an insight into the ... (read more)

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