Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings ‎– The Complete Tibetan Bells (1972-1991)

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Tibetan Bells
1-1 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Khumbu Ice-Fall 2:23
1-2 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Rainbow Light 1:24
1-3 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings White Light 2:17
1-4 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings From The Roof Of The World You Can See Forever 4:33
1-5 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Wrathful Deity 4:46
1-6 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Clear Light 5:56
1-7 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings A Choir Of Bells 13:33
Tibetan Bells II
Journey To The End (25:37)
2-1 Henry Wolff / Nancy Hennings* Continuum / Warp
Composed By, Performer [Performed By] – Henry Wolff
2:14
2-2 Henry Wolff / Nancy Hennings* The Illusory Body
Composed By, Performer [Performed By] – H. Wolff & N. Hennings*
4:14
2-3 Henry Wolff / Nancy Hennings* Skybells I
Composed By, Performer [Performed By] – Nancy Hennings
2:42
2-4 Henry Wolff / Nancy Hennings* Shadow And Distances
Composed By, Performer [Performed By] – Hamza El Din
3:16
2-5 Henry Wolff / Nancy Hennings* Skybells II
Composed By, Performer [Performed By] – Nancy Hennings
2:44
2-6 Henry Wolff / Nancy Hennings* The Silver Eye
Composed By, Performer [Performed By] – Henry Wolff
2:10
2-7 Henry Wolff / Nancy Hennings* The Sword Behind The Buddha-Smile
Composed By, Performer [Performed By] – H. Wolff & N. Hennings*
2:10
2-8 Henry Wolff / Nancy Hennings* The Seven Sounds of Dissolution
Composed By, Performer [Performed By] – Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings
3:39
The Endless Journey (25:08)
2-9 Henry Wolff / Nancy Hennings* Leaving The Body
Composed By – Henry WolffPerformer [Performed By] – Henry Wolff, Nancy Hennings, Drew Gladstone, Sandy Sawyer
7:34
2-10 Henry Wolff / Nancy Hennings* Astral Plane
Composed By – Henry WolffPerformer [Performed By] – Henry Wolff, Drew Gladstone, Nancy Hennings, Sandy Sawyer
5:22
2-11 Henry Wolff / Nancy Hennings* Through The Void
Composed By, Performer [Performed By] – H. Wolff & N. Hennings*
12:03
Yamantaka
3-1 Mickey Hart, Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings The Revolving Mask Of Yamantaka 16:35
Yamantaka (18:58)
3-2.1 Mickey Hart, Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Part 1 1:19
3-2.2 Mickey Hart, Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Part 2 1:48
3-2.3 Mickey Hart, Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Part 3 3:50
3-2.4 Mickey Hart, Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Part 4 4:07
3-2.5 Mickey Hart, Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Part 5 1:36
3-2.6 Mickey Hart, Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Part 6 2:37
3-2.7 Mickey Hart, Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Part 7 3:41
3-3 Mickey Hart, Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Towards The Bending Of Light 3:01
3-4 Mickey Hart, Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Solar Winds 5:24
3-5 Mickey Hart, Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Field Of Souls 7:31
Tibetan Bells III (The Empty Mirror)
4-1 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Crossing The Line
Percussion [Tin'sha Bowl], Singing Bowls – Henry*Written-By – Wolff/Hennings*
11:24
4-2 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Spaceflights
Percussion [Tin'sha Bowl], Singing Bowls – Henry*Written-By – Wolff/Hennings*
2:27
4-3 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Adrift
Percussion [Tin'sha Bowl] – Henry*Singing Bowls – Nancy*Written-By – Wolff/Hennings*
4:45
4-4 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Starfires
Written-By – Wolff/Hennings*
3:15
4-5 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Ascension Of The Subtle Body
Bells [Bowed Tin'sha Bells] – Henry*Singing Bowls – Nancy*Written-By – Henry Wolff
3:49
4-6 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings The Empty Mirror
Cymbal [Bowed China Cymbals], Wind Chimes, Bells [Goat Bells], Gong, Cymbal [Scraped Cymbals], Bells [Tape Manipulated Tin'sha Bells], Singing Bowls [Bowls], Cymbal [Bowed Cymbals], Bells [Bowed Tin'sha Bells] – Brian*Singing Bowls, Bells [Thilbu, Bowed Tin'sha Bells, Singing Tin'sha Bells], Percussion [Sin'ye, Tin'sha], Cymbal – Henry*Singing Bowls, Bells [Thilbu], Soloist [Bowl Solo] – Nancy*Written-By – Wolff/Hennings*
26:00
The Bells Of Sh'ang Sh'ung (A Soundpoem)
5-1 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Time Ice
Cymbal [Bowed China Cymbals] – Brian KeaneWritten-By – Henry Wolff/Nancy Hennings*
3:04
5-2 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Blue Sheep
Written-By – Henry Wolff/Nancy Hennings*
2:53
5-3 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Track Of The Yeti
Performer [Footsteps] – Brian Keane, Henry WolffSynthesizer, Sampler [Samples], Programmed By [Programming] – Brian KeaneWritten-By – Brian Keane, Henry Wolff/Nancy Hennings*
4:01
5-4 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Cliffs Of Crystal, Cliffs Of Ice
Written-By – Henry Wolff/Nancy Hennings*
2:56
5-5 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Snowblind
Effects [Cymbal Effects] – Brian KeaneRecorded By [Parts Recorded By] – Henry WolffWritten-By – Henry Wolff
5:13
5-6 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Blackwind
Effects [Synthesizer Effects] – Brian KeaneWritten-By – Henry Wolff
1:37
5-7 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Altitude 27,000
Effects [Synthesizer Effects] – Brian KeaneWritten-By – Henry Wolff
5:20
5-8 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Through The Ice
Effects [Special Effects] – Brian Keane, Matt LaneSynthesizer, Sampler [Samples], Tape [Tape Effects] – Brian KeaneTape [Tape Of Echoes Made By] – Henry WolffWritten-By – Henry Wolff
1:04
5-9 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Herald Of Sh'ang Sh'ung
Synthesizer, Sampler [Samples], Tape [Tape Effects] – Brian KeaneTape [Tape Of Echoes Made By] – Henry WolffWritten-By – Henry Wolff
1:58
5-10 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings In The Valley Of Sh'ang Sh'ung
Synthesizer, Sampler [Samples], Tape [Tape Effects] – Brian KeaneTape [Tape Of Echoes Made By] – Henry WolffWritten-By – Henry Wolff/Nancy Hennings*
2:44
5-11 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Transmigration I
Synthesizer, Sampler [Samples], Tape [Tape Effects] – Brian KeaneWritten-By – Brian Keane, Henry Wolff
4:26
5-12 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Serenade
Synthesizer, Tape [Tape Effects], Bells, Gong – Brian KeaneWritten-By – Henry Wolff/Nancy Hennings*
7:43
5-13 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Transmigration II
Written-By – Nancy Hennings
6:00
5-14 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings Gates Of Sh'ang Sh'ung
Synthesizer, Sampler [Samples], Tape [Tape Effects] – Brian KeaneTape [Tapes Of Echoes Made By] – Henry WolffWritten-By – Brian Keane, Henry Wolff
5:19

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Credits

Notes

CD 1:
"This album is a digital re-mastering of the original Tibetan Bells released in London, England, 1972"

Digital editing and re-mastering, Editmaster Studios, Chatham, New York
Original mix and mastering, London, 1972
All other credits London, 1972 stand as noted.

Total Playing Time: 34 minutes, 54 seconds
Released by arrangement with Island Records.
All compositions published by Vajra Music (ASCAP), New York
All compositions administered by Vajra Music (ASCAP), New York

© & ℗ 2002 Vajra Music

CD 2: A Celestial Sound Production
Total Time: 50:50

Except for "Leaving the Body" and "Astral Plane", both taped at an earlier date in Formentera, Spain, the whole of "Tibetan Bells II" was recorded during June, July and August, 1978, at Celestial Sound Studios, San Francisco, California.

On rear tray:
© & ℗ 1978 Celestial Harmonies
Released by arrangement with Pacific Arts Records
Printed and manufactured in Germany

On rear booklet:
© & ® 1978 Celestial Harmonies
Released by arrangement with Pacific Arts Records

On CD:
© & ℗ 1978 Celestial Harmonies
Made in Germany

CD 3: Total Time: 51'52"
Yamantaka was recorded in November, 1982, at the Grateful Dead Sound Studios, San Rafael, California and Rolling Thunder Studio, Novato, California.
[Tracks 3 to 5] were recorded as bonus tracks especially for the CD reissue of Yamantaka. These tracks were recorded digitally in July of 1991 at Pulse Wave Underground Recording Studios in Trumbull, Connecticut. They were mixed at Carriage House Recording Studios in Stamford, Connecticut and digitally edited at Edit Masters in Chatham, New York.

℗ 1983 Rolling Thunder Productions, Inc. and Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings (Tracks 1 and 2)
℗ 1991 Celestial Harmonies (Tracks 3-5)
© 1983 & 1991 Celestial Harmonies
Printed and manufactured in Germany

CD 4: Total Time: 52'03"

All sounds on this recording were created solely by bells, bowls, cymbals, gongs and wind chimes. No electronic effects or synthesizers were used (although special microphone positioning techniques and tape manipulation were employed on "The Empty Mirror" and "Crossing The Line".)

All compositions except "Spacelights" (the basic tracks for which had been recorded previously in California) were recorded flat, meaning with no equalization of any kind. This recording was made on a 24 track Otari running at 30 i.p.s. The mix down was made to Sony PCM-F1 through an automated SSL console.

These microphones were strategically places in a slightly reverberant room: 2 Brüel & Kjær 4003, 2 AKG 414, 2 AKG 451, 2 Sennheiser 421, 2 Neumann U47, 2 Schoeps PZM, 1 AKG D12 , and 2 vintage RCA 44 (ribbon).

All compositions published by Vajra Music (ASCAP).
All compositions are administered by Mayflower Music Corp.

© & ℗ Celestial Harmonies
Tuscon, Arizona

Printed in W. Germany
Made in Germany

CD 5:
Recorded May 1990 at Carriage House Studios, Stamford, Connecticut
Digitally mastered [at] DigiPrep, Hollywood, California

"Through the Ice", "Herald of Sh'ang Sh'ung", and "In the Valley of Sh'ang Sh'ung", and parts of "Gates of Sh'ang Sh'ung", make use of tapes of echoes made at sites in the Tibetan Himalayas.
Parts of "Snowblind" recorded in California.
"Serenade" includes tapes recorded in India.
"Blue Sheep" was recorded live to DAT.

Total time: 54'40"

All compositions published by Vajra Music (ASCAP), and administered by Mayflower Music Corp. (ASCAP)
℗ & © 1991 Celestial Harmonies

Printed and manufactured in Germany [on rear tray]
Printed in Germany [on rear booklet]
Made in Germany [on CD]

Packaged in a standard jewel case with 8-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 13711 99172 7
  • Barcode (CD 1): 6 60662 20592 4
  • Barcode (CD 2): 0 1371-13005-2 9
  • Barcode (CD 3): 0 1371-13003-2 1
  • Barcode (CD 4): 0 1371-13027-2 1
  • Barcode (CD 5): 0 13711 30372 8
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 4): IFPI LB 47
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1): none
  • Mould SID Code (CD 2): IFPI 07101
  • Mould SID Code (CD 3): IFPI 0761
  • Mould SID Code (CD 4): IFPI 0774
  • Mould SID Code (CD 5): IFPI 0723
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): 61143/2-1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): [Sonopress Logo] B-8138/ 13005-2 03
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 3): SONOPRESS F-5690 / 13003-2 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 4): [Sonopress Logo] C-3976/ 13027-2 12
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 5): [Sonopress Logo] F-0571/ 13037-2 J
  • Rights Society (CD 1): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (CD 2 to CD 5): GEMA
  • Label Code (CD 2 to CD 5): LC 7869
  • Other (CD 1 catalog number): 0001
  • Other (CD 2 catalog number): 13005-2
  • Other (CD 3 catalog number): 13003-2
  • Other (CD 4 catalog number): 13027-2
  • Other (CD 5 catalog number): 13037-2

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