RYDGREN, BROTHER JOHN - SILHOUETTE SEGMENTS (2CD)


"At the very zenith of Psychedelia and Christianity stands the imposing figure of Brother John Rydgren. An ordained pastor of the American Lutheran Church, Rydgren laid out a heady trip of lysergic spiritual philosophy. Sincere, profound and yet deeply playful, Brother John's mesmeric baritone waxed poetic about the big questions - Love, Sex, Death, War and Drugs (and God's place in all this) - over a backbeat of fuzz guitars, sitars, avant choirs and go-go drums. From 1966 onwards Brother John broadcast his widely syndicated radio show "Silhouette" across the U.S.A (and Vietnam), speaking directly to the Hippies, Heads, Jesus-Freaks and G.I.s in an engaging flower-power-patter. His incredibly rare LPs "Silhouette Segments" (1968), "Cantata For New Life" (1967) and "Worlds Of Youth" (1966) were originally distributed only to radio stations and church groups. All are officially reissued here (in full) for the very first time. Remastered with copious extra tracks, exclusive liner notes and extremely rare photos, here at last is the true Gospel of Brother John Rydgren. Right on...Brother John..." (label info) comes in 8 panel digipack, with 24 page full colour booklet with exclusive liner notes and rare photos
in stock | AU| 2012| THE OMNI RECORDING CORP. | 18.90


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