Paul Horn ‎– Inside

Epic ‎– BXN 26466
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Prologue / Inside 3:57
A2 Mantra I / Meditation 2:20
A3 Mumtaz Mahal 3:23
A4 Unity 4:32
A5 Agra 1:38
B1 Vibrations 1:41
B2 Akasha 2:52
B3 Jumna 2:42
B4 Shah Jahan 5:40
B5 Mantra II / Duality 2:24
B6 Ustad Isa / Mantra III 2:27

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Yellow label pressing. Gatefold cover.

Recorded on location in the Taj Mahal, India, April 25, 1968.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side label): XSB 139721
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side label): XSB 139722
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side stamped): XSB139721-1K o [Small Oval Shape o]
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side stamped): XSB139722-1K PX o [Small Oval Shape o]

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BXN 26466 Paul Horn Inside(LP, Album, Ter) Epic BXN 26466 US 1968 Sell This Version
BXN 26466 Paul Horn Inside(LP, Album) Epic BXN 26466 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
062 Paul Horn Inside The Taj Mahal(LP) Kuckuck 062 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
EPC 65201 Paul Horn Inside(LP, Album) Epic EPC 65201 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
EPC 65201, S EPC 65201 Paul Horn Inside(LP, Album) Epic, Epic EPC 65201, S EPC 65201 UK 1972 Sell This Version


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June 16, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
There's nothing "free jazz" about this album. It's a non-electronic "new age"/"ambient" album.


April 19, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
This album is common as dirt, you can easily find it for next to nothing. I find this album truly relaxing and peaceful. Most albums described as such sound so insipid that I'm happy I don't own those albums (I am old enough to have been inflicted with those Zamfir TV ads in the 1980s and even as a kid I thought that stuff was nauseating). Not what Paul Horn had did here. In 1968 he was in India, in the middle of filming a documentary that was never completed and took time to the Taj Mahal for some recordings there, just as a souvenir. He wasn't thinking of having it released as an album (he probably thought most people would think an album with just flute and the occasional voice from a Taj Mahal guard would be boring). Epic Records thought otherwise and they actually had it released and it actually sold well. Each song has that wonderful Eastern influence, and I dig the echo of the Taj Mahal. Here it's hard telling where Paul Horn's flute ends and the echo begins. I especially love that echo. He chose the right place to record. Sometimes the guard would provide his voice too, usually just himself, but on "Unity" it's both him and Horn's flute. When it comes for some dreamy, night time music, this has replaced Enigma's MCMXC a.D. as my favorite, because there are no dance beats to get in the way, and I love that exotic vibe that goes throughout the album.