The Hour Is Now
Sebastian Speaks, in association with Douglas McGowan of Yoga Records, is proud to present this compilation of tracks from obscure Texas folkstress Collie Ryan. The Hour Is Now culls tracks from all three of her privately-pressed 1973 albums The Giving Tree, Indian Harvest, and Takin' Your Turn 'Round The Corner Of Day, presented on vinyl in a sleeve featuring new front and back paintings by Collie herself. The tracks have been completely re-mastered from the original source tapes by J.D. Emmanuel of Wizards fame. The original records were funded in part by Collie's friends at the New Age Farms carrot and fresh juice company in Lompoc, California and her mesmerizing music remained largely a secret until "Cricket," one of the tracks from Indian Harvest, surfaced on Numero Group's stellar 2006 compilation Ladies From the Canyon. Collie's music is almost solely based around her cosmic, crystalline, bird-like voice and nylon guitar picking, and her lyrics reflect her lifelong study of theosophy and naturalist living. Even today, Collie lives largely outside of what would be considered "regular" society, residing in a converted 1930's school bus in the middle of a Texas desert and painting mandalas on hub cabs, while continuing to produce her very special and personal music. Absolutely spellbinding, metaphysical, holistic song-cycles that embrace both the darkness and the light. Includes ledger-sized lyrics page insert.