Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band - Sun, Zoom, Spark: 1970 to 1972

 (Remastered Edition + Liner Notes & Artwork)





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ARHI 541728
UPC: 081227958626
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Vinyl Box Sets

No. of Discs: 4
Note: 180 Gram


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Limited edition 180-gram, four LP set

Cut from the original analog master tapes

Includes an LP of previously unreleased outtakes and rarities

Liner notes by Rip Rense and artwork by Don Van Vliet

Shortly after Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band released their classic album Trout Mask Replica, Don Van Vliet released three Beefheart LPs: Lick My Decals Off, Baby in 1970, The Spotlight Kid in 1972, and that same year, Clear Spot. Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972 collects those three albums plus 14 previously unreleased outtakes.

Recorded over a couple of weeks in the summer of 1970 at United Recording Group in Hollywood, Lick My Decals Off, Baby was released the following October. One of Van Vliet's favorites, the album represents the apex of his dissonant style and includes such standout tracks as the quirky-funny "I Love You, You Big Dummy" and the exquisite solo guitar piece "One Red Rose That I Mean."

Disc 1 - Lick My Decals Off, Baby (October 1970)
1 Lick My Decals Off first, baby
2 Doctor Dark
3 I Love You, You Big Dummy
4 Peon
5 Bellerín ‘Plain
6 Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop
7 Japan In A dishpan
8 I Wanna Find A Woman That’ll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go
9 Petrified Forest
10 One Red Rose That I Mean
11 The Buggy Boogie Woogie
12 The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig)
13 Space-Age Couple
14 The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye)
15 Flash Gordon’s Ape

Disc 2 - The Spotlight Kid (January 1972)
1 I’m Gonna Booglarize You Baby
2 White Jam
3 Blabber ‘N Smoke
4 When It Blows Its Stacks
5 Alice In Blunderland
6 The Spotlight Kid
7 Click Clack
8 Grow Fins
9 There Is not No Santa Claus On The Evenin ‘Stage
10 Glider

Disc 3 – Clear Spot (November 1972)
1 Low Yo Yo Stuff
2 Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man
3 Too Much Time
4 Circumstances
5 My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
6 Sun Zoom Spark
7 Clear Spot
8 Crazy Little Thing
9 Long Neck Bottles
10 Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
11 Big Eyed Beans From Venus
12 Golden Birdies

Disc: 4 – Outtakes
1 Alice In Blunderland (Alternate Version)
2 Harry Irene
3 I Can not Do This Unless I Can Do This / Seam Crooked Sam
4 Pompadour Swamp / Suction Prints
5 The Witch Doctor Life (Instrumental Take)
6 Two Rips In A Haystack / Kiss Me My Love
7 Best Batch Yet (Track) [Version 1]
8 Your Love Brought Me To Life (Instrumental)
9 Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 1)
10 Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man (Early Mix)
11 Kiss Where I Kain’t
12 Circumstances (Alternate Vesion 2)
13 Little Scratch
14 Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 3)

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