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Soundtracks (Can album)

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Released  September 1970
Soundtracks (1970)  Tago Mago (1971)
Release date  September 1970
Producer  Can
Length  35:09
Artist  Can
Label  Liberty
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Recorded  November 1969 – August 1970 at Schloss Nörvenich, Germany
Genres  Krautrock, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock
Similar  Can albums, Krautrock albums, Other albums

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Soundtracks is a compilation album by the Krautrock group Can. It was first released in 1970 and consists of tracks written for various films. The album marks the departure of the band's original vocalist Malcolm Mooney, who sings on two tracks, to be replaced by new member Damo Suzuki. Stylistically, the record also documents the transition from the psychedelia-inspired jams of their earliest recordings (i.e. Monster Movie and Delay 1968) to the more meditative, electronic, and experimental mode of the studio albums that followed (such as Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi).


The back cover of the album states: ""CAN SOUNDTRACKS" is the second album of THE CAN but not album no. two...Album no. two [Tago Mago] will be released in the beginning of 1971."

"She Brings the Rain", originally appearing in the 1969 film Ein großer graublauer Vogel by Thomas Schamoni (brother to directors Ulrich Schamoni and Peter Schamoni), was later featured in Wim Wenders' 1994 film Lisbon Story, the 2000 Oskar Roehler film Die Unberührbare and Tran Anh Hung's film Norwegian Wood, released in 2010.

"Don't Turn the Light On, Leave Me Alone" features Damo Suzuki's first recorded performance with Can.

In March 2005, Q magazine placed "Mother Sky" at number 48 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.

Best epic soundtracks from movies that will give you chills


  • Holger Czukay – bass, double bass
  • Michael Karoli – guitar, violin
  • Jaki Liebezeit – drums, percussion, flute
  • Malcolm Mooney – vocals on "Soul Desert" and "She Brings the Rain"
  • Irmin Schmidt – keyboards, synthesizers
  • Damo Suzuki – vocals on "Deadlock", "Tango Whiskyman", "Don't Turn the Light On, Leave Me Alone" and "Mother Sky"; percussion
  • Songs

    2Tango Whiskeyman4:03
    3Deadlock (instrumental title melody)1:40


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