|Music Has the Right to Children|
|Label(s)||Skam Records |
|Release date(s)||20 April 1998 (Europe) |
20 August 1998 (United States)
|Format(s)||Gatefold 2xLP |
|Running time(s)||62:58 (Original release) |
70:42 (2004 re-release)
Music Has the Right to Children was the first commercially released album by Boards of Canada and probably their most well-known one. It has been called one of the greatest pieces of electronic music of its age and has introduced many to Boards of Canada. It was released 20 April 1998 in the United Kingdom and 20 August 1998 in the United States. It was later re-pressed in 2004.
The CD was jointly released by both Skam, BoC's original label, and Warp. Both labels were included on the credits and packaging. However, CDs ordered from Skam included a braille sticker reading "boardsofcanada".
"Our titles are always cryptic references which the listener might understand or might not. Some of them are personal, so the listener is unlikely to know what it refers to. Music Has the Right to Children is a statement of our intention to affect the audience using sound. The Color Of The Fire was a reference to a friend's psychedelic experience. Kaini Industries is a company that was set up in Canada ( by coincidence in the month Mike was born), to create employment for a settlement of Cree Indians. Olson is the surname of a family we know, and Smokes Quantity is the nickname of a friend of ours."
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|Rare/Early releases||Catalog 3 • Acid Memories • Closes Vol. 1 • Play by Numbers • Hooper Bay • BoC Maxima • Old Tunes Vol. 1 • Old Tunes Vol. 2 • Random 35 Tracks Tape • Geogaddi (test pressing)|
|General releases (albums)||Music Has the Right to Children • Geogaddi • The Campfire Headphase • Tomorrow's Harvest|
|General releases (eps/12"s)||Twoism • Hi Scores • Aquarius • Peel Session • In a Beautiful Place out in the Country • Trans Canada Highway|
|Promotional Releases||Telephasic Workshop • MHTRTC (promo cassette) • Orange Romeda • Geogaddi (promo lp) • Geogaddi (promo cassette) • ------ / ------ / ------ / XXXXXX / ------ / ------|
|Produced by BoC for Others||Here Come the Rubber Cops|
|Bootleg Releases||Unreleased Tracks|
|Live Sets||Warp10 • The Lighthouse • All Tomorrow's Parties • Other live sets|
|Other||Kaleidoscope • Promotional Items • T-Shirts|