Mort Garson ‎– Mother Earth's Plantasia

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Homewood Records ‎– H-101
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Tracklist

A1 Plantasia
A2 Symphony For A Spider Plant
A3 Baby's Tears Blues
A4 Ode To An African Violet
A5 Concerto For Philodendron & Pothos
B1 Rhapsody In Green
B2 Swingin' Spathiphyllums
B3 You Don't Have To Walk A Begonia
B4 A Mellow Mood For Maidenhair
B5 Music To Soothe The Savage Snake Plant

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Notes

Warm earth music for plants...
and the people who love them

Recorded in stereo at Patchcord Productions
Hollywood, California

Includes Mother Earth's Indoor Plant Care Booklet
by Lynn & Joel Rapp

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  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 21) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TGT431 Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) The Great Thunder TGT431 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
SBR-3030 Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia (LP, Album, Club, Ltd, RE, Gre) Sacred Bones Records SBR-3030 US 2019 Sell This Version
SBR-3030-1 Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia(LP, Album, Ltd, TP) Sacred Bones Records SBR-3030-1 US 2019 Sell This Version
SBR-3030, SBR3030 Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Sacred Bones Records, Sacred Bones Records SBR-3030, SBR3030 US 2019 Sell This Version
SBR-3030 Mort Garson Mother Earth's Plantasia(Cass, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Sacred Bones Records SBR-3030 US 2019 Sell This Version

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MyspaceNihilist

MyspaceNihilist

September 21, 2019
I heard about this rerelease and I was so happy. In my excitement, I bought both a black and green copy, and I gotta tell ya, I regret buying either of them. the audio is so harsh that I genuinely thought my stylus had gone, I had to try another record just to make sure. the brass elements sound unpleasant, like they're clipping. I went to hear the quality of the online copy, thinking these artifacts were forgivable effects of the less-than-ideal mastering process they had to go through, but no! Not a trace of clipping from the FREE Youtube example, but the $30 LP has it everywhere the audio pushes past 9 or 10kz. I have never had such a negative experience with record quality. Hopefully, Sacred Bones will take responsibility for this lack of care and try again, or at least give this project to a company capable of doing it justice.
efx7141

efx7141

August 1, 2019
I have 2 un-opened lp's of the original plantasia that I found. My father was credited as the art director, Sam Nicholson. What are they worth?
aairplane77

aairplane77

June 7, 2019
There are used copies of this record all over Los Angeles right now. If you are willing to pay for it...Permanent has two copies on their wall.
abartman20

abartman20

April 30, 2019

Recently listened to it for the first time, and I love it. It's good enough to make Wendy Carlos and Dick Hymen head for the hills.
Unfussyvoyage6

Unfussyvoyage6

April 12, 2019

Glad to hear that this is finally being reissued. It was about time
Spell_Caster

Spell_Caster

March 22, 2019
Rough Trade, Bleep, and eventually VinylMePlease will have exclusives of this.
Discogs has a cassette version for this too https://exclusives.discogs.com/product/mort-garson-cassette/
rockerinrags

rockerinrags

March 22, 2019
Sacred Bones are taking preorders for an official reissue of Plantasia in both black and green vinyl. Out this June! :-)
mcnish

mcnish

March 22, 2019
Looks like an official reissue is coming out on Sacred Bones Records on LP and cassette in June.
josefuk

josefuk

March 1, 2019
From a 2016 interview with Mort's daughter:

- "But she says her father never stopped writing until his death in 2008. “He still kept his studio, he wrote every day,” she says. “He never stopped. We have boxes and boxes and boxes of my father’s music. Because I don’t understand music, I don’t read music. I have tons of music that could be really important, but I don’t know what to do with it.” -

http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2016/09/mort-garson-feature

I hope there's an archivist out there who can help collate Garson's unreleased material. His legacy deserves some careful attention. May be the only route to an official reissue of Plantasia too. I believe Homewood Records was his own label. So his daughter most likely has the original recordings / copyright now.
thomaskick

thomaskick

May 29, 2018

My favourite Moog-ambient album and my favourite release from Mort Garson. Bless this masterpiece