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Bobby Beausoleil

The Lucifer Rising Suite

Label: Ajna Offensive

Format: Vinyl LPx4 BOX

Genre: Experimental

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RESTOCKED very last copies available around: this is the original 1st pressing of the complete anthology of the recordings made for the Lucifer Rising motion picture soundtrack, a lavishly packaged 4x LP box, The music of Lucifer Rising reverberates with all the pathos and raw emotive energy of an ageless archetype. Like Kenneth Anger's film itself, the symbols evoked in sound are at once timeless and yet strangely born of a very specific time and place, a frozen moment that has been sealed to us forever. Something emerges from the grooves of this vinyl collection that we can only hope to borrow for a short while and ride like a solar disk to places yet unknown. Now, for the first time, all of the music composed for the soundtrack project has been compiled into a single public release. The Lucifer Rising Suite begins with the 1967 version of the soundtrack and continues through a logical sequence of the recordings made in the years spanning 1976-79. With respect to the latter, the original master tapes were mined for music that had not been heard by anyone in nearly three decades. The newly unearthed recordings were then restored, cleaned up and combined with those previously released to make the anthology as complete as possible. "The compositions that comprise the Suite are sequenced in an order that tells a story, after a fashion. It is a story that may be impossible to tell in a strictly literary manner, one that - like a mirrors reflection into another - is both personal and allegorical.
Cat. number: n/a ajna
Year: 2009
This fully authorized and definitive release will include:
~ Remastered recordings spanning 11 years, from the ’67 recording to the Tracy Prison recordings of ’78.
~ 4 full-length LPs worth of Lucifer Rising material with half being never-before-heard sessions personally selected by Bobby BeauSoleil.
~ 9 new pieces of art from Bobby: 8 record sleeve panels and one 2’ x 3’ poster.
~ 2 posters: one by Bobby BeauSoleil and one by Dennis Dread.
~ A much-extended version of the “Fallen Angel Blues” piece by Bobby that originally appeared in the Kenneth Anger DVD set.
~ ”Hymns from the Solar Temple”- impressions on a visit to Bobby at the Oregon Correctional Facility in Pendleton, Oregon by Dennis Dread.
~ ”The Saga of a Soundtrack” by Michael Moynihan
~ Art from Dennis Dread for the back of the LP box, also to be included as a 2’ x 2’ poster.
~ Art from Dennis Dread for the front lid of the box which will provide a window into the works of Bobby’s to be found within.
~ Remastered by Robert Ferbrache, well known for his work with Blood Axis, 16 Horsepower and others.

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