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Invisible Opera Co. of Tibet
Songs From The Temple Of Now (CD)
Dakini Records DKRCD108 || 25.09.2014 || £8.51 USD  EUR  JPY  + p+p +tax
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New 'invisible' studio adventure from Devon's finest

With dynamically venerable psychedelic guest vocalists - daevid allen and Arthur Brown

Beyond the rather fine sounding samples I know little about this release yet. I look forward to becoming aquainted with it over the weekend.

daevid allen features as guest lead vocalist on 'Tried So Hard, a track previously only available on the limited 7" single of the same name, and there is also a daevid lead vocal-less band version. A similar arrangement holds true for the track on which Arthur Brown guests, 'Spirit Of Joy'. Which reminds me, to remind you that the Invisibles bass player, Phil Curtis used to play in Kingdom Come - hence the Arthur Brown connection.

Gatefold card sleeve.

Track two also appears on the limited edition of 500 Tried So Hard 7", which is still available.

Tracks: [53'34]
  1. Spirit Of Joy (Band Version) [5'50] (A. Brown/M. Oakey-Harris/P.Curtis) listen in
  2. Tried So Hard [4'51] (d. allen/C. Tritch) listen in
  3. Lilith [7'22] (B. Abbott/J. Juno)
  4. Temple Song [10'05] (B. Abbott/J. Juno) listen in
  5. Gateway To The Dead [5'06] (B. Abbott/J. Juno) listen in
  6. Tried So Hard (Band Version) [4'49] (d. allen/C. Tritch)
  7. Now [9'40] (I.O.C.O.T.) listen in
  8. Spirit Of Joy [5'51] (A. Brown/M. Oakey-Harris/P.Curtis)
Personnel:
  • Brian Abbott: {Guitar, Glissando Guitar, 12 String Guitar, Backing Vocals}
  • Jackie Juno: {Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Percussion, Tibetan Bell}
  • Clive Buckland-Bork: {Keyboards and Synthesizers}
  • Phil Curtis: {Bass}
  • Dan Barber: {Drums}
  • Trina McDougal: {Backing vocals}
Special Guests:
  • daevid allen {Lead Vocals on 2, Backing Vocals on 6}
  • Arthur Brown {Lead Vocals on 8}
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