Quintessence - Self & Indweller (CD)

Genre:

Prog

Style:

CD

Label:

Progressive Line

Format:

CD


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2 original recordings on 1 CD:

- Self (1971)
- Indweller (1972)

Original release 1972
Re-issue 2006 Progressive Line
Digitally remastered

Self

(Studio Album, 1971)

Track listing

1. Cosmic surfer
2. Wonders of the universe
3. Vishnu-Narain
4. Hallelujad
5. Celestial procession
6. Self
7. Freedom
8. Water goddess

Line-up

- Shambhu Babaji / bass, acoustic guitar
- Dave Codling / rhythm guitar
- Shiva Shankar Jones / lead vocals, keyboards, hand drums
- Jake Milton / drums, percussion
- Alan Mostert / acoustic & electric guitars, bass
- Raja Ram / flute, bells, chimes, percussion

(Studio Album, 1972)
Track listing

1. Jesus my life
2. Butterfly music
3. It's all the same
4. Indweller
5. Holy roller
6. Portable realm
7. Sai Baba
8. On the other side of the wall
9. Dedication
10. Bliss trip
11. Mother of the universe

Line-up

- Shambhu Babaji / bass, acoustic guitar
- Jake Milton / drums, percussion
- Alan Mostert / acoustic & electric guitars, bass
- Raja Ram / flute, bells, chimes, percussion


QUINTESSENCE biography

Lead by Australian-born violinist and flutist Rothfield (AKA Raja Ram), keyboardist Phil Jones (Shiva Shankar) and Shambu Babaji on bass, this North-London group had very strong spiritual Indian classical music influences. Their first two albums, In Blissfull Company and their eponymous second album (they had much success riding on the popular sudden passion provoked by the BEATLES) are filled with Indian Sacred Chants and Psalms, but also much more accessible jazz-filled rock tracks full of del...Lead by Australian-born violinist and flutist Rothfield (AKA Raja Ram), keyboardist Phil Jones (Shiva Shankar) and Shambu Babaji on bass, this North-London group had very strong spiritual Indian classical music influences. Their first two albums, In Blissfull Company and their eponymous second album (they had much success riding on the popular sudden passion provoked by the BEATLES) are filled with Indian Sacred Chants and Psalms, but also much more accessible jazz-filled rock tracks full of delightful moments. Their third album Dive Deep was less spiritually oriented and contained more jazz-influenced improvisations with longer intrumental interplay tracks. After the partially live album Self some key members left to form the similar KALA, and QUINTESSENCE released on last album that was simply not quintessential anymore.

At their top , QUINTESSENCE was a magnificient group playing some superb Indian-laced psychadelic rock and are fondly remembered by all etnic fusion music afficianados and old hippies around the world.