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HANDGJORT

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Label: Silence Records

Format: CDx2

Genre: Rock

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More lost Scandinavian sounds from Silence, this one being a folksier variant on the Träd Gräs tribal hoe-down formula. Lots of hand drums and long hair. Hippie as hell, but decidedly non-stinky. Fantastic! Handgjort (trans. "Handmade") recorded a legendary album in 1970 released by Silence Records. All covers were hand-painted by the band members. The music is moody underground folk with Eastern influences. The album sold very poorly and is a serious collector's item today. The original band members were: Marcus Brandelius aka Greg Fitzpatrick (esraj and vocals), Guy Öhrström (acoustic guitar), Stig Arne Karlsson (sitar), and Theo Greyerz (tablas). After over three years of preparation, Handgjort is reissued, released as a coproduction from Silence and Psykofon records. This is an exclusive replica, with hand-painted covers by the band members once again! The original album was remastered from the master tapes without digitalization. The previously-unreleased bonus tracks were all recorded live at the festivals at Gärdet in 1970 and 1971. Strictly limited edition of 600 copies done with the full cooperation of the band. CD includes a 32-page booklet telling the complete, uncensored story of Handgjort, featuring unique photos and lots of reproductions of original Handgjort hand-painted covers. The CD also includes one exclusive bonus track, "Greg's Recitation," not featured on the LP version.

Details
Cat. number: SRSCD 3618CD
Year: 2010
Notes:
Strictly limited edition of 600 copies done with the full cooperation of the band. CD includes a 32-page booklet (!) telling the complete, uncensored story of Handgjort, featuring unique photos and lots of reproductions of original Handgjort hand-painted covers. The CD also includes one exclusive bonus track, "Greg's Recitation," not featured on the LP version.

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