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Catalog 3

Catalog 3
Label(s) Music70
Catalogue No(s) CANC19
Release date(s) 1987,1997 (repress)
Format(s) Cassette
Running time(s) 56:36

Catalog 3 is Boards of Canada's earliest known release. The use of the name Catalog 3 could imply the existence of two prior releases. It should be noted that the name of the album is Catalog 3, while the catalog number (for the fledgling Music70 label the band self-released their music on) is CANC19, alluding to the original cassette format. It is unknown if the CD repress in 1997 has a different catalog number.

It was originally a cassette, but was repressed on CD in 1997 [1] [2].

The album has not been heard by those outside of the band's friends and family.


  1. "Line Two" – 10:42
  2. "Drone 18" – 6:40
  3. "Drone 2" – 5:55
  4. "Breach Tones" – 8:13
  5. "Visual Drone 12" – 13:21
  6. "Stowed Under" – 4:15
  7. "Powerline" – 2:22
  8. "Press" – 5:08


  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20010619002459/http://www.boardsofcanada.com/discog_catalog3.html
  2. http://web.archive.org/web/20010606220519/http://www.boardsofcanada.com/records.html
Discography Overview | viewedit
Rare/Early releases Catalog 3Acid MemoriesCloses Vol. 1Play by NumbersHooper BayBoc MaximaOld Tunes Vol. 1Old Tunes Vol. 2Random 35 Tracks TapeGeogaddi (test pressing)
General releases (albums) Music Has the Right to ChildrenGeogaddiThe Campfire HeadphaseTomorrow's Harvest
General releases (EPs/12"s) TwoismHi ScoresAquariusPeel SessionIn a Beautiful Place out in the CountryTrans Canada Highway
Mixtapes Marcus Eoin's Campfire MixtapeSocietas x Tape
Live Sets Warp10The LighthouseAll Tomorrow's PartiesOther live sets
Promotional Releases Telephasic WorkshopMHTRTC (promo cassette)Orange RomedaGeogaddi (promo lp)Geogaddi (promo cassette)------ / ------ / ------ / XXXXXX / ------ / ------Reach For The Dead (promo cd)Come To Dust (promo cd)
Produced by BoC for Others Here Come the Rubber Cops
Bootleg Releases Unreleased Tracks
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