The best for me are those with Mooney, particularly Waiting for the Street Car which involves him, as usual, reciting the title over & over for 10 minutes against a hypnotic Can groove (it probably went on for an hour or more originally); he does the same with Deadly Doris. I'm less keen on the drifty mid-70s stuff.
Full marks to Irmin Schmidt and Jono Podmore for what must have been a mammoth job of sifting through 50 hours of stuff, choosing, editing and cleaning everything up.
I never saw Can live and only ever met one of them, Irmin Schmidt, in 1982. I did a radio show interview with him with a friend Francois Grapard, funnily enough in recently visited Aix-en-Provence. He's lived in a nearby village for over 30 years. I still have a photo of the event.
I got so lost in listening that almost forgot about a gig tonight, so jumped on my bike to arrive halfway through an open-air set by Hanggai who play Mongolian-influenced world/folk or whatever you want to call it. A sort of cross between Huun-Huur-Tu (who specialise in Mongolian throat-singing but are actually Russian) and The Pogues?