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The pREServed series is a campaign of expanded and remastered re-issues of The Residents' discography via Cherry Red Records, MVD Audio and New Ralph Too (as well as Solid Records in Japan). The series is notable for issuing a large amount of previously unheard and unknown material from The Residents' archives.

The pREServed campaign began in January 2018 with the release of two-disc editions of Meet The Residents and The Third Reich 'n Roll, and continues to the present day, with the next release in the series being the seven-disc Cube-E Box, expected in October 2020.

Concept

The pREServed campaign is intended to ultimately represent a complete preservation of the vast discography of The Residents. Each release contains detailed liner notes and a considerable amount of previously unknown and unheard bonus material relevant to the time period covered by the release.

The first phase of the pREServed release campaign began in concluded in November 2019 with the release of a two-disc set of early recordings entitled A Nickle If Your Dick’s This Big, and an expanded reissue of Not Available, containing a second disc of previously unreleased session tapes. The second phase of the campaign began in August 2019 with the release of a three-disc God In Three Persons set, and is expected to continue in October 2020 with the release of the seven-disc Cube-E Box.

The pREServed campaign has also included two special vinyl releases (to date) on Record Store Day, including the first official release of the group's long unreleased 1971 demo tapes The W****** B*** Album and B.S., in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

In homage to the Theory of Obscurity which guided its creation, the group's second album Not Available was not made available for the first two years of the pREServed campaign, though it was listed as part of the series in the liner notes to Eskimo and Commercial Album (albeit crossed out) and had even been designated a catalogue number, NRT007. It was finally released in November 2019, alongside the 1971-1972 compilation set A Nickle If Your Dick's This Big.

Releases

Upcoming and expected releases

See also

External links and references

  1. Whilst not technically a pREServed release, 80 Aching Orphans features the same New Ralph Too catalog numbering system.
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