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THE RESIDENTS present... So Long Sam (1945-2006)

2CD album | gg418
The Residents are an American art collective best known for their over 60 studio albums that were recorded over a period of over forty years. They also created some outstanding multimedia works, mainly three CD ROM projects and ten DVDs. Working as an anonymous collective, their identitites were kept secret until in 2017 Hardy Fox revealed himself as their primary composer. Hardy died in October 2018, but the group continue to record and perform. So Long Sam (1945-2006) was a one-off performance by The Residents, held at Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive on June 4th 2010. It was a work-in-progress version of lead singer Randy Rose's one-man cabaret performance Sam's Enchanted Evening, which Rose performed solo between October 2011 and March 2012. So Long Sam featured re-interpretations of popular hits from the mid-20th century, and told the story of Sam (personified by Rose) and his troubles with romance, his unhealthy sex addiction, and his questions about his sexuality. During the performance Rose and The Residents were accompanied by a small string orchestra. An EP of the same name credited to The Residents, featuring four songs recorded during the June 4th show, was released later that month on the group's Robot Selling Device. The rest has never been made available. Klanggaleri are proud to finally present you the full concert, plus an extra full of demos recorded for the show. Full tracklist: CD1 1. Introduction 2. Sam Opening Monolog 3. September Song 4. Sixteen Tons / September Song 5. Ode To Billie Joe 6. South Monolog 7. Ring Of Fire 8. Suette Monolog 9. True Love Never Runs Smooth 10. Only One Song Monolog 11. Livin' La Vida Loca 12. Young Stud Monolog 13. Who Do You Love? 14. Soft Stuff Monolog 15. Moon River 16. Walk On By 17. Car Monolog 18. Born To Be Wild 19. Drafted Monolog 20. Mack The Knife 21. Geenormous Whanger Monolog 22. Kissed and Captured Monolog 23. Paint It Black 24. Torture Monolog 25. The Windmills Of Your Mind 26. Mac Dies Monolog 27. Happy Trails CD2 1. September Song (Demo) 2. Sixteen Tons (Demo) 3. Ode To Billy Joe (Demo) 4. Ring Of Fire (Demo) 5. True Love Never Runs Smooth (Demo) 6. Livin' La Vida Loca (Demo) 7. Who Do You Love (Demo) 8. Moon River (Demo) 9. Walk On By (Demo) 10. Born To Be Wild (Demo) 11. Mack The Knife (Demo) 12. Paint It Black (Demo) 13. The Windmills Of Your Mind (Demo) 14. Happy Trails (Demo) 15. Mac Arthur Park (Demo). Price: € 24,-/copy incl. worldwide shipping.

So Long Sam is essentially made up of covers of popular hits from the mid-20th century through which the main character on stage Sam recounts his problems with love, his unhealthy addiction to sex and questions about his sexuality. During this unique event, Randy Rose and The Residents are joined by a small string orchestra... extremely valuable document in the varied and multifaceted discography of the most famous unknown band in the world...
(Alieno de Bootes, September 2022)