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Dr. Z (3)Three Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra)

Genre:Rock
Style:Prog Rock
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Evil Woman's Manly Child
Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra
Summer For The Rose
Burn In Anger
Too Well Satisfied
In A Token Of Despair

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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra), 1971, VinylThree Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra)
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Vertigo – 6360 048UK1971UK1971
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra), 1971, VinylThree Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra)
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Vertigo – 6360 048UK1971UK1971
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra), 1972, VinylThree Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra)
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Vertigo – 6360 048 LItaly1972Italy1972
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul "Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra", 1991, CDThree Parts To My Soul "Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra"
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Second Battle – SB 012, Vertigo – 846 724-2Germany1991Germany1991
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul "Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra", 1991, CDThree Parts To My Soul "Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra"
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Second Battle – SB 846-724-2, Vertigo – 846 724-2Germany1991Germany1991
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul "Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra", 1993, CDThree Parts To My Soul "Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra"
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Second Battle – SB 846-724-2, Vertigo – 846 724-2Germany1993Germany1993
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul, 1994, CDThree Parts To My Soul
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Won-Sin Music Company – WS 885 686-2South Korea1994South Korea1994
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra), 1994, CDThree Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra)
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Si-Wan Records – SRMC 0015South Korea1994South Korea1994
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra), 1994, VinylThree Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra)
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Si-Wan Records – SRML 0015South Korea1994South Korea1994
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul, 1995, VinylThree Parts To My Soul
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Events Music Productions – RPR 19 11319951995
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul, 2001-03-28, CDThree Parts To My Soul
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Vertigo – UICY-9044Japan2001Japan2001
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul, 2001, CDThree Parts To My Soul
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Vertigo (3) – UICY-9044Russia2001Russia2001
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul, 2003, CDThree Parts To My Soul
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Akarma – AK 244Italy2003Italy2003
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul, 2003, VinylThree Parts To My Soul
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Akarma – AK 244Italy2003Italy2003
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra), 2003, CDThree Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra)
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AKARMA – AK 244Italy2003Italy2003
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra), 2003, VinylThree Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra)
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Akarma – AK 244Italy2003Italy2003
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul, 2003, VinylThree Parts To My Soul
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Akarma – AK 244Italy2003Italy2003
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra), 2005, VinylThree Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra)
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Vertigo – SRML 0015, Si-Wan Records – SRML 0015, Universal – SRML 0015
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South Korea2005South Korea2005
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra), 2015, CDThree Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra)
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Vertigo (3) – UICY-9044Russia2015Russia2015
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra), 2021, VinylThree Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra)
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Akarma – AK 244Italy2021Italy2021
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul, , VinylThree Parts To My Soul
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Akarma – AK 244ItalyItaly
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul, , CDrThree Parts To My Soul
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British Rock Legend Series – BRLCD-0012RussiaRussia
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Cover of Three Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra), , VinylThree Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra)
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Akarma – AK 244ItalyItaly
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RECORDSCOUT's avatar
RECORDSCOUT
I don't get it... What is so special about this album? For me it's just a.piece of crap. PROLL PROG. Bad songwriting. Bad singing. Bad playing. It's bumpy all the way through. Nothing that catches me. There are a thousand prog records better than this.
chrislong56's avatar
chrislong56
Great job by Akarma, the vinyl version is great too..
Attic_Thoughts's avatar
The copy I have looks similar to this one but labels are: classic Vertigo swirl (A side) and Vertigo info (black/white) on side B.
Vertigo swirl on top right cover is green and the word Vertigo is blurry. Looks like a different re-issue/bootleg that it’s not listed yet. Cat. No: EVENTS 19 113

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leonthepro
Edited 2 years ago
This is a nice effort by Akarma.
As their better releases usually do, this captures all the impressions of a good soundstage with bass, smooth yet shimmery resolution and decently realized stereo imaging.
What I like least is probably the somewhat flat display of the mix, making many performances very even with eachother. And with the separation only decent it doesnt make for the best combination.
It is very easy on the ears as mentioned however, so turning the volume up is no problem, as it should be done. The cut is noteworthily quiet, likely just like the originals as the album drags on the long side.
With just a little more presence to vocals, slightly higher EQ and better separation I would call this excellent, and if I were to guess that might be what originals sound like.
This is not bad though and the vinyl is thankfully quiet, allowing the volume cranking just fine.
Packaging wise they are top notch as usual of course, replicating the original nicely.

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KentMcQueen
A KATUSA (Korea Augmentation To United States Army) introduced my to this album when I was stationed in the ROK a few decades ago. The concept is heavy and philosophical. Musically, this is a very well realized concept album. Emotions are conveyed in a way that reflect the subjective as well as the objective projection of the main character. Thematically, it can be very depressing recording as the protagonist is born in the first track, "Evil Woman's Manly Child," and eventually we are left with the wreckage wrought by the "umbra" in the track "In A Token Of Despair."
The South Korean release on CD that I own seems to be mastered at a low volume, but well done as a digital remaster for the time. The attention to detail put into the miniature packaging is very nice as well as the inclusion of the two tracks from a singular 7". Thus, a totally complete package.
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black-shuck
further to post below heres crowleys hymn to pan, the lines using rave, rape, rip, rend are used in dr z's opening track and burn in anger uses many lines from the hymn below. this isnt credited on the lp but i dont think the borrowing detracts from dr z at all, the lyrics are amongst the best written by a rock musician. crowley may have, ummm, cast a spell over the imagination of rock musicians, a more pertinent appraisal was made by the superb writer somerset maugham who writes (somewhere ive forgotten) that he had met crowley once, fleetingly, and years later received a pathetic begging letter from crowley asking for money, maugham wrote The Magician as a fictionalised pastiche of crowley, eg a fake who enthralled a generation with magnetic charisma, BUT maugham went on to say that crowley should not be dismissed, and compares crowleys early poetry to the best of swinburne, and states that crowley had accomplished many things, including a near ascent of mount everest without oxygen or other artificial aids...this may be a digression from the discogs norm but i hope it informs the dr z experience, pan can also be experienced in the stunning chapter of wind in the willows entitled 'piper at the gates of dawn' and in the excellent 1980s british tv series robin of sherwood with music by clannad, and also if you go into the woods at night and wait...over to mr crowley-

hymn to pan

Thrill with lissome lust of the light,
O man ! My man !
Come careering out of the night
Of Pan ! Io Pan .
Io Pan ! Io Pan ! Come over the sea
From Sicily and from Arcady !
Roaming as Bacchus, with fauns and pards
And nymphs and styrs for thy guards,
On a milk-white ass, come over the sea
To me, to me,
Coem with Apollo in bridal dress
(Spheperdess and pythoness)
Come with Artemis, silken shod,
And wash thy white thigh, beautiful God,
In the moon, of the woods, on the marble mount,
The dimpled dawn of of the amber fount !
Dip the purple of passionate prayer
In the crimson shrine, the scarlet snare,
The soul that startles in eyes of blue
To watch thy wantoness weeping through
The tangled grove, the gnarled bole
Of the living tree that is spirit and soul
And body and brain -come over the sea,
(Io Pan ! Io Pan !)
Devil or god, to me, to me,
My man ! my man !
Come with trumpets sounding shrill
Over the hill !
Come with drums low muttering
From the spring !
Come with flute and come with pipe !
Am I not ripe ?
I, who wait and writhe and wrestle
With air that hath no boughs to nestle
My body, weary of empty clasp,
Strong as a lion, and sharp as an asp-
Come, O come !
I am numb
With the lonely lust of devildom.
Thrust the sword through the galling fetter,
All devourer, all begetter;
Give me the sign of the Open Eye
And the token erect of thorny thigh
And the word of madness and mystery,
O pan ! Io Pan !
Io Pan ! Io Pan ! Pan Pan ! Pan,
I am a man:
Do as thou wilt, as a great god can,
O Pan ! Io Pan !
Io pan ! Io Pan Pan ! Iam awake
In the grip of the snake.
The eagle slashes with beak and claw;
The gods withdraw:
The great beasts come, Io Pan ! I am borne
To death on the horn
Of the Unicorn.
I am Pan ! Io Pan ! Io Pan Pan ! Pan !
I am thy mate, I am thy man,
Goat of thy flock, I am gold , I am god,
Flesh to thy bone, flower to thy rod.
With hoofs of steel I race on the rocks
Through solstice stubborn to equinox.
And I rave; and I rape and I rip and I rend
Everlasting, world without end.
Mannikin, maiden, maenad, man,
In the might of Pan.
Io Pan ! Io Pan Pan ! Pan ! Io Pan !

Aleister Crowley
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black-shuck
two important (though not in comparison to eg global warming) facts about this masterpiece that ive never seen mentioned- 1) the first track inverts the 10 Commandments, it is therefore literally a BLACK MASS. i mean, the real, satanic, deal.( you wont find that on a Black Sabbath lp) 2) some of the lyrics are by Aleister Crowley, rather, taken directly from Crowleys poems (from memory, parts are copied from Crowleys 'Hymn To Pan'). And in terms of originality and musical merit this is surely amongst the finest records ever made. The lyrics are also masterful, poetic and extraordinarly powerful. Like a more intelligent Peter Hammill. Its also a tad bitter...
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progfan97402
Underrated prog rock album lead by Dr. Keith Keyes, who was apparently a South Wales professor. In 1970 they released a pop psych single on Fontana called "Lady Ladybird" b/w "People in the Streets". The group took a drastic change for something darker and more occult-oriented on Three Parts to My Soul, which ended up as a Vertigo super-rarity. I've heard that only 80 copies were pressed, but I sorta doubt that. It's may be true only 80 copies were sold upon release, but original copies do show up, but not too often, but if only 80 copies existed, an original copy would only show up once ever so many years, where as of my typing, 4 dealers had a copy available (hardly cheap, though).

Many people don't find Thee Parts to My Soul very good, but instead I find this album quite underrated. Here the group takes on occult themes, apparently about the afterlife and how the soul separates into three parts, the one that haunts the underworld, one that haunts the world of the living, and one that haunts the heavens. To me, it's really not too different from Black Widow's Sacrifice or labelmates like Gracious or Cressida, it's that type of early prog that's still song-based and has psychedelic overtones. Harpsichord is very much dominant but piano and organ are also used, no guitar. "Evil Woman's Manly Child" has these sinister vocals, with creative use of harpsichord. "Spiritus, Manes et Umbra" has some wonderful ideas, although the drum solo is a bit unnecessary. "Summer for the Rose" has some nice psychedelic overtones, but still quite sinister. "Token of Despair" is also quite sinister, even during the mellow piano parts. I doubt you want to shell out the big money for an original, but I really don't feel the album deserves its bad reputation, it's actually a very good example of early British prog and worth having.
vinyl1988's avatar
vinyl1988
This is a late 80's Bootleg and not from 1995.
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alberto1957
digipack cd,gatefold cut cover, printed in Korea,Si-Wan Records SRMC 015 (518-602-2/DO 0311) date unknown...