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ARTIST
TITLE
Canta Mientras Puedas
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SOL 047CD SOL 047CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/10/1996

1996 release, repressed. "Canta Mientras Puedas is of course Spanish for 'Sing While You May', and there are doubtless many people who will be asking themselves why The Legendary Pink Dots have chosen this unfamiliar language to give their second anthology album a title. The reason is that all members of The Legendary Pink Dots recently became followers of the obscure Romanian philosopher Iancu Ponguthrescu, who -- unlike many visionaries -- saw a wonderful, optimistic future for the world. Indeed the blessed Iancu predicted that a glorious golden age would begin for the planet in 1997 and would last for 25 million years. To this end, all wars would cease on December 31, 1996, all races and religions would unite, everyone would simultaneously turn into vegetarians, the city of Frankfurt would become a permanent free festival, and all borders would be cast aside. People would smile ALL THE TIME. The only exception would be a small village in Argentina called Los Voyos, where a mysterious cloud would hover, causing sore throats for the entire population of 68 people. This ailment would be incurable -- the people would never be able to sing again! Hence, the Pink Dots feel it's necessary to warn these innocent villagers now so they can move a little down the dusty path to a safer place. But how could the Pink Dots do this? The answer naturally is an album collecting together all of their seductive songs of the last five years. An album so beautiful and melodic that it would be piped through loudspeakers in the streets of Buenos Aires, and just maybe someone visiting the city would buy it and take heed of its very serious message. Including rare tracks and previously unreleased versions is the icing on the cake."