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Lotus Eye Records ‎– BBT-S-21
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 The Greatest One 7:23
A2 Iśopanisad Mini Symphony 15:00
B1 Half Man - Half Lion 7:30
B2 Gauranga 4:50
B3 Supremely Merciful 8:25



Recorded in August 1981 at Studio Krishna, Korsnäs Gård, Grödinge.

℗ © Lotus Eye Records, ISKCON, Korsnäs Gård, S-140 32 Grödinge, Sweden.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched, Side A): BBT-S21-A 76.26285-01-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched, Side B): BBT-S21-B 76.26285-01-2



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November 9, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

Though the listener should appreciate the intention of these guys to praise Lord Krishna, it will be a more or less uneasy (even unharmonical) trip. Pleasing moments are hard to find through the whole record, as the instruments are separately tootling beneath any song-alike harmony in their own far (session?) heavens. The lyrics are in original Sanskrit, but neither in their ancient intonation and rhythm, nor in their later bhakti melodies, so the vocalist annoys from the first tone with untalented western singer's yowling.
Maybe this record earns some points for its almost keen experimentalism, for its odd free-jazz-touch, but for me, as a fan of bhajans, kirtans, Vedic recitation, classical Indian music, AND the touching and somewhat devoted merges of Indian sound sources and prog/psychedelic rock that came out in hippie-eras, it's simply poor. Probably this record isn't meant to be entertainment for private listeners, maybe it's just for Lord Krishna.
As in bhakti it's the attempt and the devotion that counts, so at least Bhagvan himself might ...well, have a content listening, when his devotees put this record on the player during puja.