Various Artists

Various Artists: I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990

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Product Type: VINYL LP
Artist: Various Artists

Artist: Various Artists
Title: I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950-1990
Product Type: VINYL LP

Yellow Vinyl. 3xLP housed in slipcase w/ 3 tip-on jackets, 20-page book, and download card. Notes by Douglas McGowan featuring interviews with artists and includes rare archive photos. Artwork by Gilbert Williams and Janaia Donaldson. 2 unreleased tracks, 7 others previously only on cassette. Vinyl cut by John Golden. Pressed at RTI. Remastered from original sources at 24 bit/ 96 kHz. Forget everything you know, or think you know, about new age, a genre that has become one of the defining musical archaeological explorations of the past decade. I Am the Center: Private Issue New Age in America, 1950-1990 is the first major anthology to survey the golden age of new age and reveal the unbelievable truth about the genre. For new age, at it's best, is a reverberation of psychedelic music, and great by any standard. This is analog, handmade music communicating soul and spirit, often done on limited means and without commercial potential, self-published and self-distributed. Before it became big business and devolved into the spaced out elevator music we know and loathe today, this was the real thing. From mathematical musical algorithms to airport murder mysteries to Henry Mancini and Bugs Bunny, the connections to mainstream culture run in curious directions. I Am the Center is a knowing, but never cynical overview that invites listeners at last to the mainspring of a misunderstood genre's greatest lights.

Tracks:
1.1 The Struggle of the Magicians Part Three - Gurdjieff / de Hartmann
1.2 Pompeii 76 A.D. - Gail Laughton
1.3 Gongs in the Rain - Nesta Kerin Crain
1.4 Witch's Will - Wilburn Burchette
1.5 Iasos - Formentera Sunset Clouds
1.6 Seventh Chakra Keynote B (Violet) - Steven Halpern
1.7 Seraphic Borealis - Joel Andrews
1.8 Om Mani Padme Hum - Constance Demby
1.9 Arabian Fantasy - Daniel Emmanuel
1.10 Awakening (Excerpt) - Don Slepian
1.11 Unicorns in Paradise (Excerpt) - Laraaji
1.12 Glide V - Peter Davison
1.13 Lifting Off - Joanna Brouk
1.14 As the Earth Kissed the Moon (Excerpt) - Michael Stearns
1.15 Tien Fu: Heaven's Gate (Excerpt) - Aeoliah
1.16 Blue Spirals - Daniel Kobialka
1.17 Two Souls Dance - Larkin
1.18 LI Sun - Judith Tripp
1.19 Lunar Eclipse (Excerpt) - Mark Banning
1.20 Waterfall Winds - Alice Damon

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