CAN Live in Cruxhaven, 1978

CAN, Live in Cuxhaven 1976

Mute and Spoon Records have joined to announce new details of the third in a series of live albums from Can. The latest release is, Can Live in Cuxhaven 1976. It’s the latest in the highly rated series which began last year with Can Live in Stuttgart 1975.


The Can Live series was recorded by Andrew Hall, who unfortunately passed away last year. Irmin Schmidt and producer René Tinner were tasked with cleaning up these live bootleg recordings and making sure they sound amazing to both new and old fans worldwide.


The liner notes for Can Live in Cuxhaven 1976 was written by Pascal Bussy, author of The Can Story (with Andy Hall) and Kraftwerk: Man, Machine and Music. Bussy said, “Until the end, Can gigs were not only logical extensions of their studio work, they were definitely a work in itself. And we are so fortunate to still have a lot to discover.”


Founded in 1968 in Cologne, Germany by Holger Czukay, Irmin Schmidt, Michael Karoli, and Jaki Liebezeit, Can created original music on the experimental side. Hypnotic grooves and avant-garde instrumentals made them one of the most important and innovative bands of all time.

The new album is set for release on limited edition blue vinyl, digital, and compact disc next Friday, October 14, 2022.

Here’s a preview: