The Residents

Gingerbread Man


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LP

• THE CLASSIC 1994 ALBUM – NEVER BEFORE RELEASED ON VINYL!

• FEATURES TODD RUNDGREN ALONGSIDE REGULAR RESIDENTS COLLABORATORS LAURIE AMAT, DIANA ALDEN AND MOLLY HARVEY.

• PRODUCED BY THE RESIDENTS.

Originally released in 1994 (on CD only) and developed into an interactive CD-Rom project, ‘Gingerbread Man’ remains one of The Residents’ standout works, exploring their own twisted counter-take on the classic 1875 fairy tale.

Nine curious tales of love, hate, pain, art, death, time, age, fear, doubt, confusion and orchids.

Never before released on vinyl, this edition, finally, meets public demand.

Remastered and resplendent in restored original artwork and a picture inner sleeve.

3CD pREServed Edition

• THE CLASSIC 1994 ALBUM, PLUS RELATED LIVE RECORDINGS, UNRELEASED MATERIAL AND CONTEMPORARY CURIOS.

• ALSO INCLUDES THE LITTLE-KNOWN “HUNTERS” ALBUM AND A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED INSTRUMENTAL MIX OF ‘GINGERBREAD MAN’ IN ITS ENTIRITY.

• 33 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS!

• FEATURES TODD RUNDGREN ALONGSIDE REGULAR RESIDENTS COLLABORATORS LAURIE AMAT, DIANA ALDEN AND MOLLY HARVEY.

• REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES AND PRODUCED WITH THE RESIDENTS AND THE CRYPTIC CORPORATION.

• ESSAY BY JIM KNIPFEL AND SLEEVENOTES BY THE RESIDENTS’ MYSTERIOUS ARCHIVIST.

Formed in the early 1970s, The Residents have been charting a unique path through the musical landscape for almost fifty years. From far-out, experimental recordings to highly conceptual, innovative multi-platform projects, the band refuses to stand still, and continues to move in several different directions at once.

Produced with The Cryptic Corporation using archival tapes supplied by the group themselves, this package explores and expands the classic 1994 album – another series of character studies, as first explored on the Freak Show project – alongside the contemporary “Hunters” OST recording, an instrumental suite composed to accompany the 1995 TV show of the same name. Disc Two also includes, in full, the previously unreleased “Fat Boy” tape, a collection of material compiled by the group in early 1994 and either adapted and incorporated into “Gingerbread Man” and “Hunters” or quickly forgotten… until now.

Remastered, expanded, packed with previously unheard music and pREServed for future generations – this is The Residents as we’ve always wanted to hear them, and the latest in a series of archival reissues that will continue throughout 2021 and beyond. Look out for forthcoming “Wormwood” and “Icky Flix” sets, as well as a number of special vinyl releases.

The Residents will, of course, be resuming their sure-to-be-smash Dog Stab world tour the moment normality is resumed.

Tracklist

LP

SIDE A
1. THE WEAVER: THE FOOL AND THE DEATH-MAKER DIE ALONE
2. THE DYING OILMAN: BLINDED BY THE HOSTAGES OF FORTUNE
3. THE CONFUSED TRANSSEXUAL: STAMEN AND PISTILLATE TOGETHER AGAIN
4. THE SOLD-OUT ARTIST: BLACK ARE THE LEGS INSIDE THE WHITE SEPULCHRE
5. THE ASCETIC: SHADOWS DOUBT THE STRENGTH OF THE SUN

SIDE B
1. THE OLD SOLDIER: SAFETY SELLS, BUT WAR ALWAYS WINS
2. THE AGING MUSICIAN: NARCISSUS KNOWS NO ONE NAKED
3. THE BUTCHER: THE FLESH OF ANIMALS ANGERS ANEW… AND MOOS
4. THE OLD WOMAN: KISSLESS ARE THE ISOLATED, ROOTLESS ARE THEIR TONGUES
5. GINGER’S LAMENT

3CD

DISC ONE:
GINGERBREAD MAN

1. THE WEAVER
2. THE DYING OILMAN
3. THE CONFUSED TRANSSEXUAL
4. THE SOLD-OUT ARTIST
5. THE ASCETIC
6. THE OLD SOLDIER
7. THE AGING MUSICIAN
8. THE BUTCHER
9. THE OLD WOMAN
10. GINGER’S LAMENT

LIVE GINGER
11. THE GINGERBREAD MAN (1997)
12. THE AGING MUSICIAN (1997)
13. THE OLD WOMAN (1997)
14. THE SOLD-OUT ARTIST (1997)
15. GINGERBREAD MAN SUITE (2001)
16. THE OLD WOMAN (2011)
17. THE CONFUSED TRANSSEXUAL (2013)

DISC TWO:
THE FAT BOY TAPE

1. BANCO
2. LAST TON
3. SNOTS
4. E-Z
5. DEVISE LP
6. MOOD I
7. BLUES FOR TWOS
8. BURN 3
9. MALICE TIMBA
10. ANOTHER
11. COD RACK
12. LITTLE THOUGHTS
13. TRAIL MIX
14. PIZZA
15. LAUGHIN WATERS
16. UNCOMFORT
17. UNCOMFORT (2)
18. WARM PALLET
19. SUMMERTIME
20. WEEP NO MORE
21. BLACK FOREST
22. PROSANE
23. ROBBER BARON
24. HARTS
25. IMPLE
26. MIGHTY
27. NUTSTOYA
28. YAHOO
29. JANDINE
30. DUNLAP #2
31. ISOSCELES
32. BIG JUMBLE A
PLUS
33. GINGERBREAD MAN
(THE COMPLETE INSTRUMENTAL)

ALL MATERIAL PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC THREE:
HUNTERS

1. HUNTERS PRELUDE
2. THE DEADLY GAME
3. TOOTH AND CLAW
4. THE DANGEROUS SEA
5. RULERS OF THE DEEP
6. TRACK OF THE CAT
7. THE GIANT GRIZZLIES
8. DAWN OF THE DRAGONS
9. EYE OF THE SERPENT
10. THE CRAWLING KINGDOM
11. THE SAVAGE PACK
12. HUNTERS REPRISE

PRELUDE TO ‘THE TEDS’
13. TEDDY
14. I TRIED TO CRY
15. THE CRY OF A CROW
16. STRUGGLE

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