Triple LP limited to 334 copies
Before No Wave there was China and after China there was Mars. For the first time on vinyl the complete Rehearsal Tapes and Alt - Takes NYC 1976 - 1978, an incredible document from this era. The rehearsal tapes are a chronological record of the 3 years of Mars' existence, the first year of which was spent forming their sound and musical identity, starting out with a lineup of upright piano, bass, acoustic guitar and percussion before going electric with guitars, bass and drums. This 3XLP includes the complete: Summer '76 - Piano Sessions, June '77 - China To Mars, December '77 - 11000 Volts, No New York Alt. Takes, July '78 – Scorn, November '78 - NN End.