I Am The Center Private Issue New Age Music In America, 1950-1990 Vinyl 3LP Boxset

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What is New Age? The often mis-understood genre usually gets a bad rap for it's loose association to to crystals and wizard beards, but Light In The Attic is here to finally set the record straight. On I Am The Center, LITA has put together the first major anthology of it's kind, breaking down the myths and revealing undeniable truths about New Age music. This lovingly compiled triple vinyl set contains some of the biggest names in the genre like Laraaji (an artist Brian Eno discovered playing in Washington Square Park) and Iasos, right next to veritable unknown private press acts like Gail Laughton for a well rounded survey of the best the genre has to offer. The label says it best - "For new age, at its best, is a reverberation of psychedelic music, and great by any standard. This is analog, handmade music communicating soul and spirit, often done on limited means and without commercial potential, self-published and self-distributed. Before it became big business and devolved into the spaced out elevator music we know and loathe today, this was the real thing." Comes housed in deluxe slip case w/ 3 tip-on jackets, and 20-page book with liner notes from producer Douglas Mcgowan. Recommended.

  • 3xLP housed in slip case w/ 3 tip-on jackets
  • 20 page booklet with notes by Douglas Mcgowan featuring interviews with artists and rare archive photos
  • artwork by Gilbert Williams and Janaia Donaldson
  • 2 unreleased tracks, 7 others previously only on cassette
  • remastered from original sources at 24 bit/ 96 kHz
  • download card included
  • music label: Light In The Attic 2013
reviewed by TKB 03/2015