Limited triple vinyl LP pressing housed in a slipcase with three tip on jackets, 20 page book, and digital download. 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.
The Struggle of The Magicians part three - Gurdjieff / de Hartmann
Pompeii 76 A.D. - Gail Laughton
Gongs In The Rain - Nesta Kerin Crain
Witch's Will - Wilburn Burchette
Iasos - Formentera Sunset Clouds
Seventh Chakra Keynote B (violet) - Steven Halpern
Seraphic Borealis - Joel Andrews
Om Mani Padme Hum - Constance Demby
Arabian Fantasy - Daniel Emmanuel
Awakening (excerpt) - Don Slepian
Unicorns In Paradise (excerpt) - Laraaji
Glide V - Peter Davison
Lifting Off - Joanna Brouk
As The Earth Kissed The Moon (excerpt) - Michael Stearns
Tien Fu: Heaven's Gate (excerpt) - Aeoliah
Blue Spirals - Daniel Kobialka
Two Souls Dance - Larkin
Li Sun - Judith Tripp
Lunar Eclipse (excerpt) - Mark Banning
Waterfall Winds - Alice Damon
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.