DAEVID ALLEN & FRIENDS

"International Kirtan"

 

G.A.S.
GAS 013
1988

Cassette-only release
Total time: 89:45

A Side: (45:34)

1) Ganesha Saranam (Trad. Sanskrit)
2) Buffalo (Jim Berenholtz)
3) May The Circle Be Open (Trad. Celtic arr. Lisa Thiel)
4) Blue Lotus Feet (Yogananda)
5) Amaterra (Ann Williams)

B Side:
(44:11)

1) O Witchityo (Trad. Native American)
2) Shee Na Sha (Trad. Navajo beauty way chant)
3) Let Me Be One (Trad. incl Native American chant)
4) Iav Nana (Trad. from Sumanian province of Georgia. Inanna chorus, Ann Williams)
5) Red Tara Chant (Om Tave Tum Soha) (Trad. Tibetan prayer, music by Lisa Theil)
6) Om Mani Padme Hum (Trad. Tibetean Maha mantra)
7) May The Circle Be Open (Reprise)


Credits on cassette:

CHANTING SESSION AT GLASTONBURY

Recorded live at the Glastonbury Miracles Rooms 21.8.88
Thanks to Daevid: Guitar, Wandana: Harmonium, Brian: Tablas, Graham: Violin.
The Workshop Crew: Choir of Thousands.

Special thanks to Ann Williams for her beautiful Harp playing and singing.

Mastered to DAT and copied in dolby B by Sound Services.
Compiled by Rob Ayling. Cover Painting by Peter Fich. Layout by Jonny

Further information on Ann Williams tapes can be obtained from:
- Earthsong Production, PO Box 780, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA.

GONG APPRECIATION SOCIETY
P.O. BOX 871 GLASTONBURY,
SOMERSET BA9  6FE. UK.

All songs copyright 1988
All rights reserved. & P 1988


Notes & details:

- Ganesha Saranam: the melody resambles "Good King Wenceslas".
- Amaterra: includes unlisted "
Radhe Govinda" by Jai Uttal,  incorporating "Hare Krishna" mantra towards the end.
- O Witchityo
: an electric version of this chant can be found on Daevid Allen's Twelve Selves.
- Let Me Be One
: this surfaced, in a slightly shorter edit, on Mystery & History Of Planet G**G 2lp collection.
- Om Mani Padme Hum
: another version of this popular mantra.

The lineup featured on this tape is basically Invisible Opera Company Of Tibet (Daevid Allen, Wandana Bruce, Graham Clark, Bruce "Zero" Abbott with the addition of Ann Williams and various who were attending Daevid's initiation workshops; it was recorded two weeks before the September 1988 "Rockin' Umbria" Festival in Italy.

All of the music on this tape release is unavailable elsewhere except for "Let Me Be One" which was released on The Mystery & The History Of Planet G**G, therefore this tape is still an essential addition for completists.

G.A.S. News - Summer 1988 magazine featured "Kirtan" central pages with "Om Mani Padme Hum" lyrics.


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