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Faust - The Faust Tapes download album

  • Performer: Faust
  • Title: The Faust Tapes
  • Genre: Electronic / Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Style: Krautrock, Experimental
  • MP3 album: 1734 mb
  • FLAC album: 1353 mb
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Faust - The Faust Tapes download album

The Faust Tapes is the third album by the German krautrock group Faust, released in 1973. The album sold well in the United Kingdom (60,000 copies) because of a marketing gimmick by Virgin Records that saw it go on sale for the price of a single. This exposure introduced British audiences to Faust. Recommended Records reissued the album on LP in 1980, and on CD in 1996 and 2001, both mastered from vinyl sources.

The Faust Tapes ‎(CD, Album, RE). ReR Megacorp, Cuneiform Records, Locus Solus. The front cover is basically a collection of press releases from various British and French rock critics from various magazines regarding Faust (I noticed John Peel was one of them, but I guess that isn't too surprising), most of them in English, a couple of them in French. The back features artwork from Bridget Riley called Crest, which was done in 1964. Virgin gave no permission from her to include the artwork on the album, therefor latter pressings never featured that artwork. Even though it's from 1964, it still gives that '70s feel perfect for an album released in 1973

The Faust Tapes" is yet another Faust masterpiece in which their collage-oriented ideology meets a more robust and aggressive expression than in their debut album (which was, indeed, quite intense)  . The Faust Tapes" is the 3rd full-length studio album by German krautrock act Faust. The album was released in 1973 through Virgin Records. The album is quite the oddity as it was originally sold for the price of a single to increase the UK audiences interest in Faust.

By: Faust (1973, Electronic). Wrong audio? Try another! More albums from Faust: The Faust Concerts Vol. II by Faust. The Last LP by Faust. Outside The Dream Syndicate by Faust. Let It Blow by Faust. Edinburgh 1997 by Faust. Seventy One Minutes O. y Faust. View all albums . The Faust Tapes. By: Faust (1973, Electronic). More albums from Faust: The Faust Concerts Vol.

This was the release that "broke" Faust to a British audience, mostly because of a marketing gimmick whereby the then-infant Virgin label sold it in shops for half a pound. Still, it's no mean feat to sell 50,000 copies of rock this avant-garde, no matter what the cost

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1 Exercise - With Several Hands On A Piano 0:52
2 Exercise - With Voices, Drum And Sax 0:21
3 Flashback Caruso 4:01
4 Exercise - With Voices 1:48
5 J'ai Mal Aux Dents 7:14
6 Untitled 1:03
7 Untitled - Arnulf And Zappi On Drums 1:42
8 Dr. Schwitters - Intro 0:25
9 Exercise (Continues Track 1) 1:11
10 Untitled 1:18
11 Untitled 0:50
12 Dr. Schwitters (Snippet) 0:49
13 Untitled - Arnulf On Drums 1:03
14 Untitled - Arnulf On Drums 0:47
15 Untitled - All On Saxes 4:33
16 Untitled 2:18
17 Untitled - Rudolf 0:34
18 Untitled - Rudolf 0:51
19 Untitled - Rudolf 1:15
20 Untitled 2:28
21 Untitled 0:20
22 Untitled 1:13
23 Untitled 0:59
24 Stretch Out Time 1:35
25 Der Baum 3:49
26 Chère Chambre 3:07

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  • Recorded At – Wümme


  • Artwork [Booklet, Inlay, Label] – Chris Cutler
  • Engineer – Kurt Graupner
  • Performer – Gunther Wüsthoff, Joachim Irmler*, Jean-Herve Peron*, Rudolf Sosna, Werner Diermaier
  • Producer – Uwe Nettelbeck


All tracks are untitled. Titles are derived from the edition in the Wümme Years boxset.

Recorded at Wümme between June 1971 and June 1973.

Made in USA

There is no barcode or release Date given. Comes with additional 4 page booklet in Japanese & OBI.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VC501, VC 5o1 Faust The Faust Tapes ‎(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin VC501, VC 5o1 UK 1973
R.R. SIX Faust The Faust Tapes ‎(LP, Album, RE) Recommended Records R.R. SIX UK 1980
ReR F2 Faust The Faust Tapes ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) ReR Megacorp ReR F2 UK 2000
ReR F2 Faust The Faust Tapes ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, Dig) ReR Megacorp ReR F2 UK Unknown
RéR F2CD Faust The Faust Tapes ‎(CD, Album, RE) ReR Megacorp RéR F2CD UK Unknown

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