Visions Of The Country – 40th Anniversary Edition

Robbie Basho


Barcode: 5055869546621

23.00 £23.00
  • Genre: Folk
  • Label: Gnome Life Records
  • Released Date: 27th September 2019
  • Buying Format:
    1LP Coloured Vinyl Includes Download Code
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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original release of Visions of the Country, and the 5th anniversary of the Gnome Life reissue, we are releasing a beautiful Limited Anniversary Edition! This is a strictly limited release of 600 LPs on “crystal” clear vinyl, with special collector’s edition details, and an exclusive poster, the original insert is also included in the package, along with a download for high quality Mp3’s and FLAC. Recorded in the height of Robbie Basho’s creative career, Visions of the Country was originally released at the end of 1978, slipping quickly out of print and into relative obscurity. The album is comprised of technically superb instrumentation (6 & 12 string guitars and piano); majestic compositions; transcendent singing and whistling; and astonishing lyrical, emotional, and spiritual depths. It is with a feeling of tremendous honor and joy that we offer this re-issue, which we hope will please existing Basho devotees, and create new acolytes, in equal measure. The feeling is akin to re-introducing an endangered species back into its native habitat, for this album is a precious, mighty, and wild thing. Visions of the Country should not stay cooped-up in expensive e-bay auctions and low quality vinyl-to-Mp3 rips, it needs to soar gloriously in high fidelity through our culture once more! Visions of the Country is most simply a depiction of the expansive American West, and an ecstatic journey into Basho’s equally expansive imagination and mystical approach to creativity… In Basho’s own words: “My philosophy is quite simple: soul first, technique later, or ‘Better to drink wine from the hands than water from a pretty cup’; of course the ultimate is wine from a pretty cup. Amen.” Visions of the Country is a shining example of what artistic heights can be attained when soul and technique meet on a deep level – in our opinion it is one of the finest albums ever recorded, wine from a very beautiful and magical cup indeed.

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Track Listings

  1. Green River Suite
  2. Rodeo
  3. Rocky Mountain Raga
  4. Variations on Easter
  5. Blue Crystal Fire
  6. Orphan's Lament
  7. Leaf in the Wind
  8. Night Way
  9. Elk Dreamer's Lament
  10. Call on the Wind

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