This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.Learn more

Soundohm

Various

Let No One Judge You: Early Recordings From Iran, 1906-1933

Label: Honest Jon's

Format: X4 box

Genre: Folk

Out of stock

Gorgeous 4LP box set presented in two gatefold sleeves inside a heavy card slipcase, with a 12” square, 20 page, saddle stitched booklet on art paper. The set is a 34-song anthology of Early Recordings From Iran painstakingly restored from 78s at Abbey Road studio in London "Ravishingly beautiful, achingly precious songs and instrumentals, ranging from two performances by the Royal Court Orchestra in 1906 — with futuristic, overlapping trumpets and exquisite clarinet improvisation — through to a hauntingly soulful Hafez setting by Moluk Zarrabi of Kashan, from 1933. There are eight selections from more than three hundred recordings made in 1909 above the Gramophone Company offices in City Road, London EC1, by the travelling Persian Concert Party — with chimes, castanets and rattles lighting up its rueful, imploring, besotted love-songs. ‘I am crazy with envy of the dress asleep in your arms and the oils rubbed into your skin.’ The backbone of the collection is a set of powerful performances by women, in defiance of the social stigma attached to professional musicianship. A singer calling herself simply Helen turns in some boozy Hafez wisdom: ‘Keep your cards close to your chest. Kiss nothing except the lips of your beloved and the rim of a cup of wine. Let no one judge you.’ The great Jewish tar-player Morteza Ney-Davud is featured as soloist and accompanist, besides a series of staggering improvisations by Abd-ol-Hoseyn Shahnazi, and an anonymous, red-raw tar solo from the South Caucasus, captured in Tiflis in 1912."

Details
Cat. number: HJRLP69
Year: 2014

Related products

Gilberto Gil
CD | €15.99
Michael (LP)
LP | €25.90
The Visitor (LP)
LP | €21.00
Vampire Vultures (book)
Book | €15.00
Venus In Cancer (Lp)
LP | €24.00
Dreaming With Alice
CD | €8.00
To Allen Ginsberg (LP)
LP | €21.00

More by Various

Vanity Records CD Box-sets bundle (27 CD)
4 x Box Set, 27CD in Bundle | €290.00
The Vanity Box Vol.1 (5CD Box)
5CD Box | €69.90
Vanity Records 'Demos' (6CD Box)
6CD Box | €69.90
E3 (LP)
LP | €25.90
Spiritual Jazz 12: Impulse! (3LP)
LP x 3 | €32.00
Freedom Power (LP)
LP | €26.90
Towards A Total Poetry (LP)
LP | €22.90
Mail Bomb (Zine + Tape)
Tape | €25.00
Tracce Magnetiche (2LP)
2LP | €23.90
Vanity Records - Vinyl-On-Demand bundle (8LP in bundle)
8LP in bundle (2x Box-sets, includes 1 Shirt) | €166.00
Michael Snow (Book)
Book | €25.00

More from Honest Jon's