Captain Beefheart boxset, including unheard outtakes, to be released in November

Previously unheard Captain Beefheart recordings are set to be released as part of a new boxset.

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Previously unheard Captain Beefheart recordings are set to be released as part of a new boxset.

Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 To 1972 features the three albums that Beefheart and the Magic Band released over that period – Lick My Decals Off, Baby, The Spotlight Kid and Clear Spot – as well as an extra disc of alternate versions.

The whole limited-edition set, which will be released as four LPs, four CDs or digitally, has also been newly remastered.

Sun Zoom Spark is released through Rhino on November 10, 2014.

The fourth disc of outtakes is as follows:

“Alice In Blunderland” – Alternate Version
“Harry Irene”
“I Can’t Do This Unless I Can Do This/Seam Crooked Sam”
“Pompadour Swamp/Suction Prints”
“The Witch Doctor Life” – Instrumental Take
“Two Rips In A Haystack/Kiss Me My Love”
“Best Batch Yet” – (Track) Version 1
“Your Love Brought Me To Life” – Instrumental
“Dirty Blue Gene” – Alternate Version 1
“Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man” – Early Mix
“Kiss Where I Kain’t”
“Circumstances” – Alternate Version 2
“Little Scratch”
“Dirty Blue Gene” – Alternate Version 3



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