3 LP set with the 1974 original mono mix (record 1), the 1977 stereo mix (record 2), and outtakes / ephemera (record 3) Formed in the early 1970s, The Residents have now been charting a unique path through the musical landscape for half a century. To commemorate their 50th Anniversary, the group revisit their 'classic' early period, presenting here the first in a series of expanded vinyl reissues featuring previously unreleased and newly rediscovered 1970s material from their ever-expanding archive. The whole, bizarre Residents trip started here (at least officially). Mixing everything from Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart to Raymond Scott and Sun Ra in the world's most bizarre blender, this one is the place to start in the wild and weird world of the Residents.
Produced with The Cryptic Corporation, and with full access to the band's extensive tape archive, this package explores and expands the classic debut album, including both mono and stereo mixes of Meet The Residents, alongside alternate versions, outtakes, recently re-discovered unreleased material and a fascinating audio tour of their studios and other business premises by Hardy Fox. Remastered, expanded, and pREServed for future generations -- this is the latest in a series of archival Residents reissues that will continue throughout 2023 and beyond.