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Silhouette Segments/Cantata For New Life/Worlds Of Youth
2012 release. "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 and Jesus-Freaks 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. 72 mind-blowing tracks! All original recordings. Features the magnificent 28 minute epic Cantata For New Life -- a psychedelic psycho-spiritual mass for choir, fuzz guitar, rock drums and Brother John! 24 page full colour booklet with exclusive scholarly liner notes, rare photos and ephemera."