Can’s ground-breaking album ‘Tago Mago’ is getting a re-release

The album's 40th anniversary will see it re-released in a two-CD edition with its original 1971 artwork, as well as commemorated in a dedicated art exhibition.


Words by: Charlie Jones

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the release of Can’s) convention-shifting double album Tago Mago , Spoon Records are set to give the record a new lease of life this November.

Packaged in its original 1971 UK artwork and containing 50 minutes of previously unreleased live material, the re-release will be a worthy tribute to what was a genre-defining work of psychedelic, experimental rock music.

In a further act of tribute to the seminal album, Abtart gallery in Stuttgart and Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin will be hosting an art-based event inspired by the record, from the 16th September – 5th November and the 24th November – 18th December, respectively. The exhibition, entitled Halleluwah! , will consist of a visual homage to Can’s composition and dynamics, created by several prominent artists. More details, including a full list of participating artists, can be found here .

Spoon Records will re-release ‘Tago Mago’ on the 14th November 2011.

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