V.A. - I AM THE CENTER (2CD)


"I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age In America, 1950-1990 is the first major anthology to survey the golden age of new age and reveal the unbelievable truth about the genre. For new age, at its best, is a reverberation of psychedelic music, and great by any standard. This is analog, handmade music communicating soul and spirit, often done on limited means and without commercial potential, self-published and self-distributed. Before it became big business and devolved into the spaced out elevator music we know and loathe today, this was the real thing. From mathematical musical algorithms to airport murder mysteries to Henry Mancini and Bugs Bunny, the connections to mainstream culture run in curious directions." (label info) 2CD in deluxe tip-on gatefold jacket w/ book, w/ notes by Douglas McGowan feat. interviews w/ artists and archive photos. Artwork by Gilbert Williams and Janaia Donaldson. 2 unreleased tracks, 7 others previously only on cassette "Sound created the universe".
in stock | US| 2013| LIGHT IN THE ATTIC | 20.90


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