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LIVE IN STUTTGART 1975

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3.90 | 12 ratings | 1 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2021

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Stuttgart 75 Eins (20:11)
2. Stuttgart 75 Zwei (14:00)
3. Stuttgart 75 Drei (35:58)
4. Stuttgart 75 Vier (10:24)
5. Stuttgart 75 Fünf (9:32)

Total Time 90:05

Line-up / Musicians

- Holger Czukay / bass
- Jaki Liebezeit / drums
- Michael Karoli / guitars
- Irmin Schmidt / keyboards

Releases information

- "Live in Stuttgart 1975" is the first part of a live album series by Can to be released starting in 2021.
- "Live in Stuttgart 1975" and the other releases in the Can Live series were compiled from the best bootleg recordings available and mixed and mastered using 21st century technology.
- Can founding member Irmin Schmidt and the band's longtime producer and sound engineer Rene Tinner led the project.
- Triple Gatefold Cover
- incl. booklet and detailed liner notes
- Includes Downloadcode for MP3 and FLAC (just LP Version)

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CAN Live in Stuttgart 1975 ratings distribution


3.90
(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
17%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(58%)
58%
Good, but non-essential (8%)
8%
Collectors/fans only (17%)
17%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

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Review by Syzygy
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Can's concerts were the stuff of legend, but for a long time there were no official live releases. Unlike some of their contemporaries such as Soft Machine, Tangerine Dream or King Crimson, they have issued little in the way of archival material; this is the first full concert to get an official release. It is the start of a planned series of double disc concert recordings from the 1970s, courtesy of a bootlegger who had a good quality cassette recorder, two decent microphones and permission to set up his gear on the mixing desk.

This particular recording comes from 1975. Can had slimmed down to the core quartet of Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit and Schmidt in 1973, and had released Soon Over Babaluma in 1974 and Landed at around the time of this performance. Can's concerts were completely improvised, although familiar themes from their albums would occasionally emerge; on this occasion a couple of fragments from Soon Over Babaluma can be heard, and the overall feel is generally closer to that album than, say, Tago Mago. The five tracks are numbered rather than named, ranging in length from about 10 to 36 minutes.

And what of the music? At this stage in their career Can had a near telepathic interplay that enabled them to conjure spontaneous compositions out of thin air. Jaki Liebezeit plays some powerhouse grooves that drive the music forward, but his drum patterns constantly evolve rather than settling down to give a backbeat while the others take solos. Michael KarolI weaves intricate patterns all over the fretboard and is often the melodic lead. On closer listening Holger Czukay, whose metronomic 2 note basslines are in perfect sync with the drums, occasionally cuts loose and pushes the band to a harmonic shift. Irmin Schmidt provides washes of sound and some very nimble arpeggios on his keyboards (which I don't think included any synths at this point) but also takes the melodic lead at times. It's very much a collective work by four musical equals who listened to each other, the room and to any music floating in the ether.

The sound quality is very good for a mid 70s bootleg, and credit is due to longtime Can sound engineer Renee Tinner for polishing this up. This is a very promising start to Can's bootleg series, and is strongly recommended.

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