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TITLE
Music Inspired By Lord Of The Rings
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CD

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SRSCD 3600-XCD SRSCD 3600-XCD
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RELEASE DATE
5/4/2018

Bo Hansson's Music Inspired By Lord Of The Rings was the first ever release on Silence, initially issued in 1970. This was also the first Bo Hansson solo album, the Swedish legend known to be one of the earliest to place "space music". Produced as a tribute to the Tolkien trilogy, this is stunning instrumental psychedelic music, with plush atmospherics -- Don't Fear The Hobbit! This issue includes a 16-page booklet with the complete Bo Hansson story and is a digitally and analog remastered issue from 2001; the producer Anders Lind says it sounds just as it should and need no further mastering. Performed by: Bo Hansson (organs, guitar, Moog, bass), Rune Carlsson (drums, congas), Gunnar Bergsten (saxophone), Sten Bergman (flute). Lord Of The Rings was released late in the fall of 1970 in Sweden and became an immediate success. Bo himself was in the midst of a very creative period, new melodies were constantly popping up in his head, so when Lord Of The Rings finally got released in other countries there were already three more tracks added compared to the first Swedish issue. In the Progressive Rock Encyclopedia, Bo Hansson is mentioned with reverence and respect. He is the first to play "space music", he is a precursor to the French prog-celebrities Gong and England's Henry Cow, and contemporary style-formers as Genesis and Yes. Bo Hansson is an innovator in the most noble sense of the word. Bo Hansson and his music has been and still is an inspiration to many musicians round the world. Same audio master as the 2002 edition; new cover art with English title.