Captain Beefheart / Sun Zoom Spark :1970 to 1972 box set


Sun Zoom Spark 1970 to 1972, a new four-CD Captain Beefheart box set will be released next month.

The collection brings together Lick My Decals Off, Baby from 1970 and The Spotlight Kid  and Clear Spot from 1972. Everything has been newly remastered for the first time.

What is perhaps of most interest is a fourth bonus disc that features  plenty of outtakes; early mixes, alternates, instrumental versions – all previously unreleased. Even better, there is a choice of CD box or vinyl set.

Sun Zoom Spark 1970 to 1972 is released on 10 November 2014

4CD Edition


4LP Vinyl Edition

Track listing

Disc 1 – Lick My Decals Off, Baby (October 1970)
Lick My Decals Off first, baby
2nd Doctor Dark
3 I Love You, You Big Dummy
4 Peon
5 Bellerín ‘Plain
6 Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop
7 Japan In A dishpan
8 I Wanna Find A Woman That’ll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go
9 Petrified Forest
10 One Red Rose That I Mean
11 The Buggy Boogie Woogie
12 The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig)
13 Space-Age Couple
14 The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye)
15 Flash Gordon’s Ape

Disc 2 – The Spotlight Kid (January 1972)
1 I’m Gonna Booglarize You Baby
2 White Jam
3 Blabber ‘N Smoke
4 When It Blows Its Stacks
5 Alice In Blunderland
6 The Spotlight Kid
7 Click Clack
8 Grow Fins
9 There Is not No Santa Claus On The Evenin ‘Stage
10 Glider

Disc 3 – Clear Spot (November 1972)
1 Low Yo Yo Stuff
2 Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man
3 Too Much Time
4 Circumstances
5 My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
6 Sun Zoom Spark
7 Clear Spot
8 Crazy Little Thing
9 Long Neck Bottles
10 Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
11 Big Eyed Beans From Venus
12th Golden Birdies

Disc:  4
1 Alice In Blunderland (Alternate Version)
2 Harry Irene
3 I Can not Do This Unless I Can Do This / Seam Crooked Sam
4 Pompadour Swamp / Suction Prints
5 The Witch Doctor Life (Instrumental Take)
6 Two Rips In A Haystack / Kiss Me My Love
7 Best Batch Yet (Track) [Version 1]
8 Your Love Brought Me To Life (Instrumental)
9 Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 1)
10 Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man (Early Mix)
11 Kiss Where I Kain’t
12 Circumstances (Alternate Vesion 2)
13 Little Scratch
14 Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 3)

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warning on vinyl box set : the cover for Clear Spot is not embossed and the clear spot logo is not printed on the insert either ; Lick My Decals Off Baby misses the lyrics insert

Spotlight Kid is ok : reprinted as per the 1st issue

Jon Shaw

why does it need to be 4 discs? you can get spotlight kid and clear spot on one disc and decals is only 40 minutes long. does anyone know the playing time the bonus disc?


Hello Paul

Do you know if you get download card or mp3 versions with the vinyl?