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Basho, Robbie - Songs Of The Great Mystery: The Lost Vanguard Sessions (Limited Clear Vinyl) (2LP)

Basho, Robbie - Songs Of The Great Mystery: The Lost Vanguard Sessions (Limited Clear Vinyl) (2LP)
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Basho, Robbie - Songs Of The Great Mystery: The Lost Vanguard Sessions (Limited Clear Vinyl) (2LP)

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Basho, Robbie - Songs Of The Great Mystery: The Lost Vanguard Sessions (Limited Clear Vinyl) (2LP)

Along with John Fahey and Leo Kottke, Robbie Basho was one of the big three acoustic guitar innovators to emerge in the late 60s / early 70s. Though the least commercially successful of the three in his lifetime, his deeply spiritual approach, intellectual rigor, and formal innovations have continued to win converts since his untimely death at age 45 in 1986. Basho's first recordings were on Takoma, the label started by his college chum John Fahey. After Fahey signed with Vanguard, Basho followed suit and recorded two Albums for the label, Voice Of The Eagle and Zarthus, in 1972 and 1974, respectively. Basho's most commercially successful recordings came later in the decade for the Windham Hill label. In 2009, Vanguard contacted guitarist and Basho champion Glenn Jones with the intriguing news that a tape had been found containing an unreleased album session, but the tape lacked any real documentation. It was not until research for this release began that Jones discovered that both the unreleased album and the two official Vanguard releases had all been recorded at one early 70s marathon recording session by Vanguard engineer Jeff Zaraya. Thus Songs Of The Great Mystery - The Lost Vanguard Sessions takes its place as the third of the triumvirat of albums Basho recorded for the label. This Real Gone Music release represents the first physical release of this material. Liner notes by Jones include a track-by-track commentary as well as rare photos. Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision.

Tracklistings:

A Day In The Life Of Lemuria
Night Way
The Butterfly Of Wonder
Laughing Thunder, Crawling Thunder
Thunder Sun
Kateri Tekakwitha
Thunder Love
Song Of The Great Mystery
Death Song
A Day In The Life Of Lemuria (Alternate Take)

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Release Date 3 Apr 2020
Brand N/A
Artist Basho, Robbie
Title Songs Of The Great Mystery: The Lost Vanguard Sessions (Limited Clear Vinyl)
Format 2LP
Packaging -
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