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Steven Halpern

Christening For Listening (A Soundtrack For Every Body) LP

Label: Sound Principle Records

Format: LP

Genre: Library/Soundtracks

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** 2021 Stock. A strictly limited vinyl run of 500 in a thick 700g card hand glued sleeve, with PVC outer. The LP comes with one of five 12x12” Kirlian photos from Steve Halpern's original archive printed on Translucent GSK Heliography Paper ** Reissued for the very first time since 1975 in its original format and track listing, a legendary album that is considered a game-changer in music. Steve Halpern’s landmark album ‘Christening For Listening (A Soundtrack For Every Body)’ is considered by many to be a crucial and defining album that pointed the way ahead.

Predating the ambient/experimental work of Brian Eno, Steve Hillage and even Mort Garson’s ‘Plantasia’, Steve Halpern’s ‘Christening For Listening’ was the first album to explore what became known as ‘new age’ or ambient music, exploring the effect of tones and rhythms on the human body and mind as well as plants and other organisms.

Originally issued as a private pressing in 1975, the very first issue of this album had an extraordinary extended jazz funk track on the B side, a DJ/Samplers delight – DJ Gaslamp Killer is a huge fan. This track, ‘Something For Every Body Suite’, was never included on any of the subsequent represses making the very first pressing incredibly rare and almost impossible to find. It’s reissued here for the very first time, with full repro of the original artwork plus a Q&A by Tony Higgins with Steven Halpern himself. This reissue is fully authorised by Steven.

Cat. number: MAP 2003
Year: 2013
Vinyl Only / Heavyweight Vinyl / Original Glued Prints on Thick Cardboard 700 gram / 2 Separated parts handily gluing / PVC Outer Sleeve FOR PRE ORDERS COPIES ONLY - Insert with Q&A by Tony Higgins with Steven Halpern + 1 of 5 "front sleeve size insert" Kirlian Photo from Steve Halpern's original archive printed on Translucent GSK Heliography Pape.