Residents Not Available Preserved Edition

Release date:
June 16, 2023
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Formed in the early 1970s, The Residents have now been charting a unique path through the musical landscape for 50 years. In celebration of that remarkable and unlikely anniversary, we present an expanded vinyl reissue of the classic 1978 album 'Not Available'. Among the band's extensive back catalogue, one album sits alone - composed in accordance with the group's Theory Of Obscurity in 1974, 'Not Available' (or 'X Is For Xtra - A Conclusion' as it was originally known), and the saga that surrounded its release, comprises perhaps the most truly 'Residential' work the group ever produced, and remains their most intriguing album among fans and critics alike. Now, almost 45 years after that saga unfolded, this set explores and expands the classic original album with those 1974 'X Is For Xtra' recordings which were adapted, edited, remixed and reprocessed into 'Not Available' by Ralph Records in 1978. A perfect 'before and after' companion set, and an unprecedented insight into one of the most mysterious and mythologised recordings of the 20th Century. Remastered, expanded, and pREServed for future generations - this is The Residents as we've always wanted to hear them, and the latest in a series of archival reissues that will continue throughout 2023 and beyond. Look out for forthcoming 'American Composers', 'Demons Dance Alone' and 'Animal Lover' sets.

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