BREAKING NEWS!
1 february 2018

i will spare you the details, but after a year of hopelessly suffering my quickly degenerating web host i have decided to discontinue our collaboration - and spread the word: freewebs sucks!

which means that with immediate effect captain beefheart electricity will be flashing on at the new address
beefheart.xyz
see you there, you're welcome...

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THE BLIMP
reviews and rants

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THE MIRROR MAN SESSIONS
content:
RE-MASTERED MIRROR MAN
 5 tracks i may be hungry but i sure ain't weird

go to the start - THIS is
PART 2 the REST


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the CEEDEE STOCK COPIES

captain beefheart - the mirror man sessions - remastered 'mirror man' album plus bonus tracks - plate stock copies
the european plate

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the
VINYL STOCK COPIES

captain beefheart - the mirror man sessions - remastered 'mirror man' album plus bonus tracks - audiophile double elpee england

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despite the revolution in sound reproducing technologies over the past decade, some people still love the good old vinyl. in what probably is the last convulsion of a dying breed there even sprouted up a record company specialized in re-releasing all kinds of classic recordings. but with a difference: as a start that english firm, simply vinyl, melts a larger amount of vinyl for an elpee (which guarantees a much better sound quality) and then they are realistic enough to use recently re-mastered and / or digital versions of the worn-out originals.

one of the latest additions to their catalogue is captain beefheart and the magic band. maybe inspired by the magnificently renewed 'buddha versions' of their (chronologically spoken) first two recordings, they started with transforming those records into - so-called audiophile - double albums. safe as milk was their first project, and of course the bonus tracks are neatly gathered on the second elpee. some time later plans arose to also re-release THE MIRROR MAN SESSIONS for the vinyl lovers!

john french / drumbo, jeff cotton / antennae jimmy semens, don van vliet / captain beefheart, jerry handley, alex snouffer/ alex st. claire - picture by guy webster - notes booklet 'the mirror man sessions'
picture by guy webster

a REVIEW

after a few months of delay the vinyl version also got available. a quite pricy double-album of which the package is a lot less sloppy than the easy-going outfit of 'safe as milk'. no wonder, as the manufacturers could take advantage of the fresh design for the re-named 'mirror man' album. front and back cover, and labels are basically the same as on the ceedee. all the new liner notes - except for the beefheart close-up picture - are reproduced on an insert sheet, which also contains the three original poems - and, you bet, 'one nest rolls after another' will keep its typing error for ever....

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click clack back to the records or return to the power station

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