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Limited 13 disc (12 CDs + DVD) set. Baker's Dozen is a box set of nearly all previously unreleased live and studio recordings from 1975 - 2010! It includes a huge, informative booklet. The entire box is a treasure trove of never seen and never heard material. The Muffins were a Washington, D.C. area band who existed from 1974-81and then again with their best-known line-up still intact from 1993-2015. They were called, "... The finest progressive band that America produced... even at it's most complicated, (they) sounded effortless & convincing" by Fred Frith. They also acted as Fred's backing band on his first post-Henry Cow solo album, Gravity. The Muffins, a group equally influenced by the then-current British progressive rock sounds of bands such as Henry Cow, National Health and Soft Machine as they were by contemporary American jazz and improvisational artists like Anthony Braxton, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra and Miles Davis, were formed in Washington, DC in the early 1970s and recorded three albums before disbanding in 1981. In 1998 the group reformed and recorded a further six albums. AllMusic describes their music as a 'unique blend of Canterbury progressive, fusion, improvisation and much more.'
Limited 13 disc (12 CDs + DVD) set. Baker's Dozen is a box set of nearly all previously unreleased live and studio recordings from 1975 - 2010! It includes a huge, informative booklet. The entire box is a treasure trove of never seen and never heard material. The Muffins were a Washington, D.C. area band who existed from 1974-81and then again with their best-known line-up still intact from 1993-2015. They were called, "... The finest progressive band that America produced... even at it's most complicated, (they) sounded effortless & convincing" by Fred Frith. They also acted as Fred's backing band on his first post-Henry Cow solo album, Gravity. The Muffins, a group equally influenced by the then-current British progressive rock sounds of bands such as Henry Cow, National Health and Soft Machine as they were by contemporary American jazz and improvisational artists like Anthony Braxton, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra and Miles Davis, were formed in Washington, DC in the early 1970s and recorded three albums before disbanding in 1981. In 1998 the group reformed and recorded a further six albums. AllMusic describes their music as a 'unique blend of Canterbury progressive, fusion, improvisation and much more.'
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Format: CD
Label: CUNEIFORM
Rel. Date: 11/18/2022
UPC: 045775050027

Baker's Dozen (W/Dvd) (Box) [Limited Edition]
Artist: Muffins
Format: CD
New: Available $199.98
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Prelude
2. Phase - Portable Hollow
3. Interlude
4. Phase - Buzz Aldrin
5. Interlude
6. Phase - What a Place for a Wart
7. Brix
8. Three Days That Won't Soon Fade
9. English
10. Bartok Stockpot
11. The Return of Uncle Don
12. Blind Cave Tetra
13. English
14. Teddy Roosevelt
15. Egress Gnome Odd/Impromptu Factory
16. Wombat
17. /Why Pursue It/Captain Tugg Tocatta/Swashbuckler with a Brainblock
18. Courtest of Your Focal Interest Span/Please Do Not Open Dr Fisher
19. The Manilla Robots/Joe Crop on a Toxic Planet/The Bush
20. Chronometers
21. Creznor Okay
22. Intro
23. Solemn Music
24. President Nixon's Retirement
25. Ways Till Sunday
26. Carbons
27. Expected Freedom
28. Prince Albert in the Can
29. Monkey with the Golden Eyes
30. Amelia Earhart
31. Intro
32. Expected Freedom
33. Band of Brothers
34. Expected Freedom
35. Not Alone Solo
36. Amelia Earhart Solo
37. Imprimatur
38. Not Alone
39. Closing Hours
40. Monkey in the Middle
41. Lady in a Brown Paper Bag
42. Amelia Earhart
43. Monkey with the Golden Eyes/Hobart Got Burned
44. The Adventures of Captain Boomerang
45. Not Alone Solo
46. Whistling While We Work
47. To-Ing and Fro-Ing
48. Children and Art
49. Not Alone
50. Under Dali's Wing
51. Horsebones
52. The Grammy Snap
53. Under Dali's Wing (False Start)
54. Under Dali's Wing
55. Horsebones
56. Horsebones
57. Zoom Resume
58. Boxed and Crossed
59. Zoom Resume
60. Bit Hand
61. Wonder World
62. Not Alone Solo
63. Silence
64. Chrestomathy
65. Through Shawn's Lens
66. Father Tongue
67. Dirty Trousers
68. Horsebones
69. Under Dali's Wing
70. Squeaker's Dream
71. Boxed and Crossed
72. Zoom Resume
73. Queenside
74. Angle Dance
75. Antidote to Drydock
76. World Maps
77. Bob the Bat
78. In the Black Room
79. Ups and Downs
80. Poetry Drive
81. North of Muffin Head
82. She Wears Her Dead Mother's Hat
83. Talking with the Planets
84. Down from the Sun Tower/Impossible John
85. Dancing in the Street
86. Horny Toads
87. There Not There
88. Vocabulario
89. Hobart Got Burned
90. Silence
91. The Highlands
92. The Two Georges
93. Breaking the X ^1
94. Walking the Duck ^1
95. These Castle Children ^1
96. World Maps/Down from the Suntower/Impossible John/Military Road ^1
97. Under Dali's Wing ^1
98. Horsebones ^1
99. Dear Mona ^1
100. People in the Snow ^1
101. Out of the Boot/Nan True's Hole ^1
102. East of Diamond/The Adventures of Captain Boomerang ^1
103. Silence ^1
104. Writing Blind ^1
105. Combo ^1
106. Intro ^1
107. These Castle Children ^1
108. The Adventures of Captain Boomerang ^1
109. The Ugly Buttling ^1
110. Walking the Duck ^1
111. Dear Mona/Impossible John/People in the Snow ^1
112. East of Diamond ^1
113. The Man in the Skin-Painted Suit ^1
114. Childhood's End ^1
115. Stethorus Punctum ^1
116. Intro ^1
117. Exquisite Corpse/Out of the Boot/Sam's Room ^1
118. Smaller But More Heads ^1
119. Maya ^1
120. Aquatone ^1
121. Angel from Lebanon ^1
122. Queenside/Antidote to Drydock/Angle Dance ^1
123. Choombachang ^1
124. Amelia Earhart ^1
125. Beat /In the Ghost Light ^1
126. KGB ^1
127. Palindrome ^1
128. The Angel's Shard ^1
129. Not Yet Awake ^1
130. Fishing in America ^1
131. Dynamite Is Not the Solution ^1
132. When Fela Comes to Town ^1
133. King Fish ^1
134. Bats and Birds ^1
135. Yukapoe's Lament

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Limited 13 disc (12 CDs + DVD) set. Baker's Dozen is a box set of nearly all previously unreleased live and studio recordings from 1975 - 2010! It includes a huge, informative booklet. The entire box is a treasure trove of never seen and never heard material. The Muffins were a Washington, D.C. area band who existed from 1974-81and then again with their best-known line-up still intact from 1993-2015. They were called, "... The finest progressive band that America produced... even at it's most complicated, (they) sounded effortless & convincing" by Fred Frith. They also acted as Fred's backing band on his first post-Henry Cow solo album, Gravity. The Muffins, a group equally influenced by the then-current British progressive rock sounds of bands such as Henry Cow, National Health and Soft Machine as they were by contemporary American jazz and improvisational artists like Anthony Braxton, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra and Miles Davis, were formed in Washington, DC in the early 1970s and recorded three albums before disbanding in 1981. In 1998 the group reformed and recorded a further six albums. AllMusic describes their music as a 'unique blend of Canterbury progressive, fusion, improvisation and much more.'
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