EXPERIENCE ROCK HISTORY!
. . and an early gift for the Holidays!
Music Inspired By LORD OF THE RINGS – Charisma CAS 1059 – September 1972 – Int’l
SAGAN OM RINGEN (Saga Of The Rings) – Silence – December 1970 – Sweden
Back in the late ’60s and early ’70s JRR Tolkian’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit books were at their highest interest among college students and fit right in with the Counter-Culture’s Hippie Bohemian Earthy Mystique Lifestyle. So enamored of Tolkian’s Middle-earth world, many of the Counter-Culture named their children and animal pets after characters in the books – it was a popular cultural touchstone that fancifully accented the fun times.
Fortunately for Rockers and Music Lovers everywhere this Middle-earth fantasy world inspired Swedish multi-instrumentalist, Bo Hansson, to compose, perform and record one of the Best Instrumental Psychedelic Progressive Rock Albums of All Time!
Sagan Om Ringen (Saga Of The Rings) was released in autumn 1970 and became a huge hit in Sweden. Copies of the album made their way across Britain where the Famous Charisma record label released the album internationally as Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings in September 1972.
To his credit beyond his natural talents, Bo Hansson was admired by Jimi Hendrix; he wrote “Tax Free” for him, and opened for him on Jimi’s Swedish tour dates.
00individual has been fortunate to listen to this album for over four decades and it never, ever, gets old. And here’s the reason, Hansson tapped into some deeply-rooted primal sounds that not only harken back to tribal eras but present a future landscape at the same time. These are truly supernatural compositions that have the power to transport one to Middle-earth, a Distant Planet, a Spaghetti Western, a Fantasy Adventure, or an entirely New Dimension. While each track is distinctly different they represent a flowing cinematic montage. Here’s an example: Leaving Shire – The Old Forest – Fog on the Barrows.
Experience a strange beautiful rockin’ world of mystery with hot and cold thrills with this absolute Gem of an Album that delivers stoned or straight.
Music Inspired By LORD OF THE RINGS
Side 1 – 1 Leaving Shire 2 The Old Forest; Tom Bombadil 3 Fog On Barrow Downs; The Black Riders 4 Flight To The Ford; At The House Of Elrond 5 The Ring Goes South
Side 2 – 1 A Journey In The Dark 2 Lothlorien 3 Shadowfax 4 The Horns Of Rohan; The Battle Of The Pelennor Fields 5 Dreams In The House Of Healing 6 Homeward Bound 7 The Scouring Of The Shire 8 The Grey Havens
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, Organ, Guitar, Moog Synthesiser and Bass – Bo Hansson, Drums – Rune Carlsson, Flute – Sten Bergman, Producer – Anders Lind, Saxophone – Gunnar Bergsten, Sleeve Illustration – Jane Furst
A full-sized photo insert of JRR Tolkien was included in the Charisma album inner sleeve.
00individual and Psychedelic Psanta wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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