We have the 1972 album on Silence already featured here.
Here's the breakdown of the archival material, which is featured on album #2.
Side 3 ('A Warm Wave of Lunar Mist' and 'The Mirrors of Gabriel') was recorded at The Museum of Art in Gothenburg (1972)
Side 4 ('Rings of Saturn') was recorded at Hagahuset, Gothenburg (1971)
Side 4 ('In the Mode of the Ancient') unknown
Side 4 ('Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom') was recorded at Gardetfest, Stockholm (1971)
The music found on these archival recordings are
very much like the legendary album on LP #1. The sound quality is very
good, though a bit low volume in the mix overall. It's wild and woolly
instrumental psychedelic music - as performed by a band from 1,000 years
ago - or a 1,000 years in the future. Who would know?
these bonus tracks are not the same as any of the CD bonus tracks, nor
do they have anything to do with the later Delayed album. These are
completely unique to this LP release.
Also, in reading the liner
notes, I'm quite fascinated by the political climate of the era. Like
Moving Gelatine Plates in France, Algarnas Tradgard were all about the
music, not Leftist ideals. And so they were harassed not by the expected
Establishment, but rather militant Communist groups insisting on blind
loyalty to the cause. Wow. Two of the greatest, most extreme, and
creative bands of the era, destroyed by what one would assume to be
allies. How I can relate to this... Oh yes I can.
LP: 2015 Subliminal Sounds
This 2 LP set is awesome and includes the original first album. And it's housed in a gatefold cover where
the interior is filled with archival photos. In addition, you will
receive a large booklet with historical info penned by band member Dan
Soderquist. This will be a keeper until the end of time for sure.
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