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Compilation of early 70s Captain Beefheart albums and outtakes incoming

Rhino is releasing a box set titled Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 To 1972, which pulls together Lick My Decals Off, Baby, The Spotlight Kid and Clear Spot, along with 14 outtakes and alternate versions. All three albums have been remastered, and extra tracks include a sung version of Bat Chain Puller spoken word track “I Can’t Do This Unless I Can Do This/Seam Crooked Sam", and an instrumental rehearsal of “The Witch Doctor Life” which ended up on Ice Cream For Crow, although it doesn't include "Funeral Hill".

Full tracklisting for the outtakes disc here. The set is due out as a 4xLP and 4xCD set on 11 November.