Brainticket ‎– Cottonwoodhill

Bellaphon ‎– BLPS 19019, Hallelujah ‎– BLPS 19019
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

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A1 Black Sand
Written-By – Vandroogenbroeck*, Bryer*
A2 Places Of Light
Written-By – Muir*, Vandroogenbroeck*, Bryer*
A3 Brainticket Part I
Written-By – Muir*, Kolbe*, Vandroogenbroeck*, Bryer*
B1 Brainticket Part I Conclusion
Written-By – Muir*, Kolbe*, Vandroogenbroeck*, Bryer*
B2 Brainticket Part II
Written-By – Muir*, Kolbe*, Vandroogenbroeck*, Bryer*

Companies, etc.



Edition first pressed in 1977. Has blue Hallelujah labels, with boxed Bellaphon logo. No Label Code.
Released in a gatefold cover.

Printed by Johannes Alt, Frankfurt

All songs published by Edition PHONAG
Produced by Bischof & Kolbe for Hallelujah Records licensed by Phonag

From inside cover:
Advice: After listening to this record your friends won't know you anymore.
Warning: Only listen once a day to this record. Your brain might be destroyed!
Hallelujah Records takes no responsability (typo)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side): BLS-5563-A BLPS 19019 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side): BLS-5563-B BLPS 19019 B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, etched): BLS-5563-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, etched): BLS-5563-B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side, stamped, crossed out): BLPS 19019 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side, stamped, crossed out): BLPS 19019 B

Other Versions (5 of 28) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
№ X 606, X606 AIB, x 606 Brainticket Cottonwoodhill(LP, Album) Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah № X 606, X606 AIB, x 606 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
BLPS 19019 Brainticket Cottonwoodhill(LP, Album, RE) Bellaphon, Hallelujah BLPS 19019 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0294 Brainticket Cottonwoodhill(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Dig) Purple Pyramid 0294 US 2013 Sell This Version
288·07·102 Brainticket Cottonwoodhill(CD, Album, RE) Bellaphon 288·07·102 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
CLO0614 Brainticket Cottonwoodhill(CD, S/Edition, CD+ + DVD) Purple Pyramid CLO0614 US 2020 Sell This Version


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November 7, 2020
Is this really a 1977 issue ? I am asking because my copy does include poster which is quite rare.


April 16, 2015

Hi there,

I'm wondering if there are experts in this release to answer a little question. I have to records of this release (?). One is exactly hitting the indications for this release: It's the one with a non-glossy gatefold with exactly the printings, etchings etc. that are mentioned here.
The other release differs in the following points:
A) Labels: 1. Matrix: Only machine stamped BLPS 19019 A (/B), not crossed out.
2. "Bellaphon" is not framed, but "GEMA" is framed and printed in thinner letters.
3. "Seite 1 (/2) is printed in slightly thicker letters.
B) Glossy laminated gatefold sleeve with the first sleeve is just a thin single layer cardboard (so it's flexibel; other sleeve is a glued jacket).
C) Some differences in printings on sleeve:
1. Inner of gatefold right side: No "Hallelujah takes no responsibility." and no "Stereo x 606" (at the bottom 90° turned).
2. Back of sleeve: No "Bellaphon, BLPS 19019, Stereo" printing.

I hope my explainations are understandable and sufficient for you to contribute some hints or at least speculations to that case. Thanks a lot in advance, I would be glad to give more information to get clear about that release.
Best regards,


September 2, 2014
edited over 6 years ago

The B-side was and still is pure magic.
In the 70's they were blamed to be "commercial"
because we had CAN and NEU and other great
bands, too. Hard to understand, but in these days
there was so much wonderful music around that
a masterpiece like this record could be neglected.
Almost like in the late70's/early 80's, when a lot of records
drowned in the sea of good music.
A sea of good music, when will we ever find it again?


March 31, 2014
new remastered CD edition by Purple Pyramid (Cleopatra) USA, n.0294


August 3, 2011
I sure have my share of albums certain to drive your neighbors crazy, and this is one of them. OK, the first two cuts, "Black Sand" and "Places of Light" won't drive people crazy. They're nice, early '70s organ-driven numbers, with the latter featuring Dawn Muir speaking poetry, with Joel Vandroogenbroeck giving great organ work. Then the rest of the album. I'm not kidding when this piece ("Brainticket", divided into two parts, actually one part split in two because of the LP) is basically one fuzzed organ riff, disturbing sound effects and Dawn Muir under one bad LSD trip. 1960s flower power albums always emphasized pleasant acid trips. The Doors, I am certain, recorded many a song under a bad acid trip, but nothing as extreme as what Brainticket has done here. Little wonder two warnings are included on the album: "After listening to this record, your friends won't know you anymore" and "Listen only once a day to this record, your brain might be destroyed". They aren't kidding either. I understand this album was banned in several countries. You'll either like it or it will drive you nuts. I like it, but I'm afraid of cranking it too loud in fear of neighbors or passers by hearing this.