The Residents – 80 Aching Orphans: 45 Years Of The Residents Hardback Book (2017)

Posted by Zorn on October 12, 2017as

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4CD anthology set chronicling the career of the legendary San Francisco experimentalists and curated with the band themselves, from the debut 1972 single to the band’s most recent album, The Ghost Of Hope. Singles, fan favourites, album highlights, live recordings and material never before available on CD. Detailed track-by-track sleevenotes, new imagery produced exclusively for this collection and an introduction from Homer Flynn of The Cryptic Corporation. 80 tracks across 4CDs, presented in hardback book package. Includes Santa Dog, Satisfaction, Constantinople, Diskomo, It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World, Hit The Road Jack, Don’t Be Cruel, Hello Skinny, Smelly Tongues, Jello Jack, Rushing Like A Banshee, plus material from numerous classic albums. An ideal introduction for the curious, and a fresh perspective for the band’s dedicated fanbase. Since 1972, The Residents have produced a remarkable run of singles, classic albums and off-the-wall projects defying categorisation. Produced with The Cryptic Corporation, this is The Residents as they’ve never been heard before. Includes rare recordings, live versions and exclusive extracts and edits, and is packed with photographs and insightful commentary. The Residents’ most recent album, The Ghost Of Hope, received critical acclaim and proved their appetite for innovation and musical exploration hasn’t diminished, forty five years after their first release. Extensive promotion across social media – The Residents have approximately 100K followers at facebook.com/TheOfficialResidents and a dedicated fanbase across the world. We also expect excellent print media coverage – comment from the artists and all relevant imagery and information is available by request. The Residents will soon embark on the ‘pREServed’ archival album reissue series, including previously unheard material, b-sides, rare recordings and extensive sleevenotes.

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