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Faust’s first ever boxset of early recordings will include never-released Moroder sessions

New box set details their work from 1971-4

Faust have announced the release of their next boxset: the definitive, limited edition ‘Faust 1971-1974’.

The new boxset from the original Krautrockers includes eight CDs, seven LPs and two singles, and will be released on Bureau B. It’s the first virtually complete collection of Faust’s official studio releases from the band’s early years, spanning 1971-74. With the vinyl and CD versions of the boxset limited to 2,000 and 1,000 copies, it will make for a collectors’ item.

In addition to their debut album, the boxset includes 1972’s So Far, the 1973 Virgin release The Faust Tapes, their classic Faust IV, and – for the first time ever – the long-lost, colloquially-dubbed ‘Munich album’, officially called Punkt, which the band recorded at Giorgio Moroder’s Musicland Studios in 1974. Until now, Punkt has never been released.

The set also includes bonus albums ‘Momentaufnahme I’ and ‘Momentaufnahme II’, which feature unreleased studio material from Faust’s recording phase at Wümme studio. 

Two 7-inch singles round off the compendium: ‘Lieber Herr Deutschland’ is the demo recording Faust sent to Polydor in 1971, triggering a contract offer from the label who had something of a conservative reputation at the time. Its B-side, ‘Baby,’ was rejected by the label, only to be released after they signed the band. The second 7-inch is a rerelease of ‘So Far’, the only officially released Faust single, originally issued in 1972. 

Hear the lead single from the compilation, ‘Fernlicht’, below.

Faust 1971-1974 will be released on October 8.