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The Residents Discography

Last updated: May 2011

AUDIO (2005-now)


Animal Lover [more]

  CD 2005 Mute STUMM 247 UK
  • The UK pressing listed above is the same as what is sold in the US, but US copies have a sticker covering the original barcode with a new one. The worldwide copies (excluding Japan) were made in the UK.

Disk 1: Animal Lover

Disk 2: ...Imaginary Jack

Note: The 2nd disk is listed above as "...Imaginary Jack" for convenience, but according to the Cryptic Corporation, the full title is actually the entire text on the disk (see disk for full text). Also according to the Cryptic Corporation, the music of the 2nd disk is "one track" but is divided into 6 parts for the convenience of the listener. So, although there appears to be 6 discrete tracks, it's to be considered one (with a very long title).


The Way We Were [more]

  CD/DVD 2005 Ralph America RA19 US

Disk 1: Audio

Disk 2: Video

Note: Numbered edition of 1000.


The River of Crime!

  2xCDR 2006 Cordless CDL20 US
Note: This 2-CDR set was released as blank media, to be burned as eventual hard copies and packaging for the River Of Crime tracks, that were distributed via the internet, in a subscription series, each “CrimeCast” episode being released every two weeks, over a 10-week period. These subscription downloads also included exclusive material, including scripts, icons and CRT wallpaper, as well as unrelated bonus tracks. The track marked * was not released on the “standard” release (CDL38).

Disk 1:

Disc 2

  2xCD 2006 Cordless CDL38 US

Disk 1:

Disc 2

Note: The material on Disk 2 was not part of the Crimecast series and is exclusive to this release.


Best Left Unspoken: Volume One

x CD 2006 Ralph America RA022 US

Note: The CD cover reversed the titles for tracks 13 and 14. The track list above is how they actually appear on the CD, as intended. Tracks marked * were previously unreleased, the other tracks taken from rare, obscure or out-of-print releases.


Tweedles!

  CD 2006 Mute LCDSTUMM282 UK
  CD 2006 Mute CDSTUMM282 UK

Note: LCDSTUMM282 is the hardcover "full" edition, CDSTUMM282 is the jewel-case edition with a smaller booklet. All copies of this Mute CD were manufactured in the EU, but hardcover copies are distributed in the US as domestic. Jewel-case copies are for the rest of the world, outside the US.


Best Left Unspoken: Volume Two

  CD 2007 Ralph America RA023 US

Note: Tracks marked * were previously unreleased, the other tracks taken from rare, obscure or out-of-print releases.


Best Left Unspoken: Volume Three

  CD 2007 Ralph America RA024 US

Note: Tracks marked * were previously unreleased, the other tracks taken from rare, obscure or out-of-print releases.


Night of the Hunters

  2xCD 2007 Ralph America RA025 US

Disk A (Dusk):

Disk B (Dawn):

Note: Hand-numbered edition of 1000 copies.


The Voice Of Midnight

  CD 2007 Mute LCDSTUMM291 UK
  CD 2007 Mute CDSTUMM291 UK

Note: The above titles are listed as "scenes" on the cover, not songs - This album is The Residents' adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann's Der Sandman, so the above are not song titles per se.  LCDSTUMM291 is the hardcover "full" edition, CDSTUMM291 is the jewel-case edition with a smaller booklet. All copies of this Mute CD were manufactured in the EU, but hardcover copies are distributed in the US as domestic. Jewel-case copies are for the rest of the world, outside the US.


The Sandman Waits

  CD-R 2007 eL Ralpho (no serial #) US

Note: This disk was offered as a bonus for people who pre-ordered The Voice Of Midnight from Ralph America.  Originally announced to be limited to 300 copies, preorders exceeded expectations and the number of copies manufactured was bumped up to 500.  This disk was manufactured by Ralph America for the Cryptic Corporation, but the label is listed as eL Ralpho.  Issued in a plastic envelope with a single card inlay.


Animal Lover Instrumental

  CD 2008 Ralph America RA026 US

Note: Limited to 1000 numbered copies.


Smell My Picture

  CD 2008 Ralph America RA027 US

Note: Limited to 1000 numbered copies.


The Bunny Boy

  CD 2008 MVD MVDA4775 US
  CD 2008 Mute CDSTUMM301 UK
  CD 2008 SBA/Gala 264858-2 RU

Postcards from Patmos

  CD 2008 Santa Dog Records / Ralph America (RA028) US

Note: This is a single CD release, but the gatefold digipack cover comes with two spindles, so the buyer has the option of putting "The Bunny Boy" CD (sold separately) along with it.  While this CD displays no serial number or Ralph America logo, it should be stated that this CD was made by Ralph America for Santa Dog Records.  This absense on the release is a typo, but the info is included here for documentation purposes.


Bunny Boy Intermission Music

  Downloadable EP 2008     US

Note: This download-only release was sold on the Bunny Boy US tour as a code and password on the back of a Residents dog tag.  The single downloadable track contains excerpts of RMX versions of songs that were from projects associated with tours (though most of these songs were never played on tours): Secret Seed, Blue Tongues (Blue Rosebuds), Burning Love, I Hate Heaven, Vileness Fats, Make Me Moo, Secret Room.


Knife Fight

x CD 2009   LC 05699 DE

Note: This one-track single was a gift to the first 300 attendees to a Residents video and film retrospective at the Kunstmuseum Bremerhaven. Hand-numbered, attached to a lenticular card. Not for sale, this item was made with permission from the Cryptic Corporation.


The Ughs!

  CD 2009 MVD Audio MVDA4922 US

Ten Little Piggies

  CD 2009 MVD Audio MVDA4924 US

Arkansas

x CD 2009 Ralph America RA029 US

Note: This CD was pressed in a single production run of 1000 copies. The first 500 copies were hand-numbered (says "# / 500") on the back cover and sold via mail order through Ralph America. The remaining unnumbered copies were sold on the 2010 Talking Light tour and through Ralph America.


Chicken Scratching With The Residents

x Dogtag 2010 Ralph America/Cryptic none US

Note: Manufactured by Ralph America for Cryptic, this item is a red-ink dogtag which has a web address and code to download the above programme of music. Sold on the 2010 Talking Light tour, remaining copies sold by Ralph America.


Ozan

x Laminate/Pass 2010 Ralph America/Cryptic none US

Note: Manufactured by Ralph America for Cryptic, this item is a "backstage pass" which features a web address and code to download the above programme of music. Pass says 2010 on front, red lanyard says "The Residents" in black ink. Sold on the 2010 Talking Light tour, remaining copies sold by Ralph America.


Dollar General - One Lost Night In Van Horn, Texas

x CD 2010 Ralph America RA4924 US

Note: Realeased as 1000 numberred copies, this digipack was the last-ever by Ralph America. Not to be confused with an altered re-release, "Dolor Generar" (see below).


Brava

  CDR 2010 Cryptic/Ralph RZ1009 US

Note: This is The Residents' first on-demand CDR. Copies are made one-by-one as they are ordered so there is no known quantity manufactured.


Lost In A Vacant Lot

  CDR 2010 Cryptic/Ralph RZ1010 US

Note: This an on-demand CDR. Copies are made one-by-one as they are ordered so there is no known quantity manufactured.


Talking Light Live In Rehearsal, Santa Cruz, California

x CD 2010 RSD/Cryptic RSD4922 Europe

Note: Edition of 500, sold only in Europe on the Talking Light 2010 tour.


Dolor Generar - Una Noche Lost En Van Horn, Texas

x CDR 2011 Cryptic RZ1102 US
  • Approximately 200 copies

Note: This album is essentially a re-release of Dollar General. However, since it has all-new packaging ("Wet asphalt" cover in a jewel case), two extra tracks (*), and an altered title, it is getting its own listing to avoid confusion. This album was originally sold on the Talking Light 2011 tour.


Chuck's Ghost Music

  Laminate/Pass 2011 Cryptic none US

Note: First made available as a download through RSD, this item is a "backstage pass" which features a web address and code to download the above programme of music. Sold on the 2011 Talking Light tour, pass says 2011 on front, red lanyard says "Residents . com" in white ink. "Sleepwalker" is from the ghost story of that title, not the same as the Demons Dance Alone track which was also performed on some Talking Light shows. This instrumental release is chiefly culled from the Randy's Ghost Stories DVD, though some tracks are edited. "Talking Light" is not from the DVD but live in rehearsal, October 2009.


Lonely Teenager

x CDR 2011 Cryptic RZ1101 US
x CDR 2011 Cryptic RZ1101-A US
  CD 2011 Cryptic/MVD MVD5180A US

Notes: RZ1101 is an on-demand, pre-release version of the regular release (MVD5180A). RZ1101-A was sold on the Talking Light 2011 tour in an edition of approximately 200 copies, and is the only version to feature the bonus track (*).


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