Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica

Double 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl Records Remaster

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Trout Mask Replica is the third studio album by American musician Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, originally released in June 1969 via Straight Records.

Noted for his powerful singing voice and his wide vocal range, Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) was one of modern music's true innovators. Often recording with a rotating lineup of session musicians known as The Magic Band, his body of work was virtually unrivalled in its daring and fluid creativity. Although he achieved little commercial or mainstream critical success, his combination of blues, rock, psychedelia, and free jazz with experimental composition gained him a cult following, and influenced many new wave, punk, post-punk, experimental and alternative rock musicians.

Trout Mask Replica is a touchstone in the history of recorded music.

The mix of dada absurdist blues and previously unexplored experimental avenues has long been praised as one of the greatest albums of all time. As so eloquently put by John Peel, "If there has been anything in the history of popular music which could be described as a work of art in a way that people who are involved in other areas of art would understand, then Trout Mask Replica is probably that work." The album was produced by Frank Zappa.

In full partnership with the Zappa Family Trust and to celebrate the relaunch of the seminal Bizarre label imprint, Third Man Records is proud to announce Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's Trout Mask Replica. Out of print on vinyl for nearly ten years, this remaster was helmed by industry legend Bob Ludwig and cut by the estimable Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Utilizing crystalline-quality safety masters kept in the Zappa family vault for decades by the trustworthy Joe Travers, the audio here is positively glorious. Every last skronk breathes full life into the room. Every twisted guitar figure uncurls onto paths previously unpaved. Every last bark and howl shines resolute through the vast emptiness of your mind.

Previous countless Trout Mask Replica re-pressings used scans of scans of scans of the cover image, but for the Third Man pressing the original Cal Schenkel cover photo has been tracked down and reproduced here at its clearest - its resolution from the original release in 1969. If you've only ever seen a jpg online or fuzzy, smeared-looking CD issues from the 90's, be prepared to be wowed by the fully engaging spectrum this iconic image casts.

This 2xLP is pressed on heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl for that full-on frenetic feeling.

This double album 2LP record set is a 2019 reissue on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed insert and remastered audio, pressed in the US via Third Man Records.

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Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Frownland

1:40

A2

The Dust Blows Forward 'N The Dust Blows Back

1:53

A3

Dachau Blues

2:22

A4

Ella Guru

2:26

A5

Hair Pie: Bake 1

4:58

A6

Moonlight On Vermont

3:59

B1

Pachuco Cadaver

4:39

B2

Bills Corpse

1:49

B3

Sweet Sweet Bulbs

2:21

B4

Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish

2:26

B5

China Pig

4:02

B6

My Human Gets Me Blues

2:46

B7

Dali's Car

1:26

C1

Hair Pie: Bake 2

2:23

C2

Pena

2:34

C3

Well

2:07

C4

When Big Joan Sets Up

5:18

C5

Fallin' Ditch

2:08

C6

Sugar 'N Spikes

2:30

C7

Ant Man Bee

3:57

D1

Orange Claw Hammer

3:34

D2

Wild Life

3:09

D3

She's Too Much For My Mirror

1:40

D4

Hobo Chang Ba

2:02

D5

The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica)

2:04

D6

Steal Softly Thru Snow

2:18

D7

Old Fart At Play

1:51

D8

Veteran's Day Poppy

4:30

SKU 813547025890
Record Label Third Man Records
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number TMR-546
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 13 April 2019
Original Release Date (Year) 16 June 1969
Barcode # 813547025890
Shipping Weight 0.7500kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavywegith Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Insert, Restored Album Artwork, Remastered Audio, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Progressive Rock
Format VINYL LP

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