Faust Launch Massive Boxset With Previously Unseen Video

Vorsatz comes from the Krautrock legends’ Faust 1971-1974 boxset. Read their incredible story in the new MOJO


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An 8CD boxset of Faust’s early ‘70s music is due on October 8, and there’s plenty of unreleased music among more familiar tracks from the Krautrock legends. Exhibit A: Vorsatz, previewed here exclusively by MOJO and accompanied by Super 8 film footage shot by bandmember Gunther Wüsthoff in 1972.

Vorsatz was recorded by Faust in their studio in Wümme, Northern Germany and has been mixed for the first time to be released on one of two bonus albums available in the Faust 1971-1974 box set, which celebrates 50 years of the band.

Faust 1971-1974 will be released on October 8, available in both CD and vinyl formats - an 8 CD version or one containing or 7 LPs and 2 singles. Only 2000 vinyl and 1000 CD box sets are available here.

The Vorsatz video is premiered here by MOJO: https://youtu.be/8YJrRK66Uns

Faust’s full, eventful history is tackled by Ian Harrison in the new issue of MOJO, featuring interviews with many of the band’s surviving members. It’s a story of pneumatic drills, naked bassists, a debut gig that was also “an execution”, a dog called Crapeau, Richard Branson and much more. Of the boxset, and the legends surrounding the band, organist Hans-Joachim Irmler tells us, “I can’t say anything about myths. Just maybe this – Faust was the best, ultimate revolution in pop music…”

You can read the full Faust feature in our latest issue, available here

Joy Division and New Order’s Stephen Morris agrees. “The first Krautrock record which made a lasting impression on me was the debut album by Faust” he says. “The transparent disc looked spectacular and the music was mindblowing, not songs as such, it was something absolutely unique, the polar opposite of everything the Rolling Stones, Beatles and the like were doing. It was right up my street.”

Faust 1971-1974
Faust 1971-1974 ©Faust

The tracklisting for the Faust 1971-1974 boxset on vinyl is as follows:

LP1 Faust A1) Why Don't You Eat Carrots? A2) Meadow Meal B1) Miss Fortune

LP2 So Far A1) It's A Rainy Day Sunshine Girl A2) On The Way To Abamäe A3) No Harm B1) So Far B2) Mamie Is Blue B3) I've Got My Car And MyTV B4) Picnic On A Frozen River B5) Me Lack Space… B6) …In The Spirit

LP3 The Faust Tapes A1) Several Hands On Our Piano A2) Don’t! A3) Flashback Caruso A4) Voices And Trumpet And All A5) J’ai Mal Aux Dents A6)Beim nächsten Ton ist es… A7) Two Drums, Bass, Organ A8) Dr. Schwitters Intro A9) Several Hands On Our Piano (Continued) A10) Beam Me Up, Scotty A11) Elerimomuvid A12) Dr. Schwitters (Continued) A13) Have A Good Time, Everybody A14) Above And Under Our Piano B1) Hermanns Lament B2) Donnerwetter B3) Was ist hier los? B4) Rudolf der Pianist B5) Ricochets B6) I’ve Heard That One Before B7) Watch Your Step B8) Under Our Piano Again B9) Fluid Chorus B10) Stretch Out TimeB B11) Der Baum B12) Chère Chambre

LP4 Faust IV A1) Krautrock A2) The Sad Skinhead A3) Jennifer B1) Just A Second / Picnic On A Frozen River, Deuxième Tableau B2) Giggy Smile B3) Läuft… Heisst das, es läuft oder es kommt bald?… Läuft! B4) It's A Bit Of A Pain

LP5 Punkt A1) Morning Land A2) Crapolino A3) Knochentanz B1) Fernlicht B2) Juggernaut B3) Schön Rund B4) Prends Ton Temps

LP6 Momentaufnahme I A1) Naja A2) Flaflas A3) Es Ist Wieder Da A4) Mechanika A5) Weird Sounds Sound Bizarre A6) Karotten A7) RéMaj7 A8) Fin De Face B1) Vorsatz B2) Acouphènes B3) Interlude 18. Juni B4) Dadalibal B5) Bonne Soupe Au Fromage B6) Rückwärts durch die Drehtür

LP7 Momentaufnahme II A1) Danach A2) Gegensprechanlage A3) Lampe an, Tür zu, Leute rein! A4) Purzelbaum mit Anschubsen A5) Tête-à-Tête im Schredder A6) Dampf A7) Testbildhauer A8) I am... an Artist B1) Wir wollen mehr Volumen kriegen B2) Arrampicarsi Sul Vesuvio B3) …und alles durcheinander B4) The Fear Of Missing Out B5) Ma Trompette B6) As-tu Vu Mon Ombre?

Single 1 A1) Lieber Herr Deutschland B1) Baby

Single 2 A1) So Far (Single Version) B1) It's A Bit Of A Pain


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