Harold BuddThe Pavilion Of Dreams

Label:Obscure (2) – OBS 10
Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Minimal, Ambient


A1Bismillahi ´Rrahmani ´Rrahim
Alto SaxophoneMarion Brown
CelestaRichard Bernas
Composed ByBudd*
Electric PianoHarold Budd
GlockenspielGavin Bryars
Two Songs
Mezzo-soprano VocalsLynda Richardson
A2aLet Us Go Into The House Of The Lord
Composed ByBudd*
A2bButterfly Sunday
Adapted ByHarold Budd
Composed ByJohn Coltrane
Madrigals Of The Rose Angel
Celesta [Celeste]Gavin Bryars
Composed ByBudd*
Conductor [Chorus]Harold Budd
Electric PianoRichard Bernas
PercussionNigel Shipway
B1aRossetti Noise
B1bThe Crystal Garden And A Coda
Composed ByBudd*
GlockenspielGavin Bryars
MarimbaMichael Nyman
PercussionJohn White
PianoHarold Budd
VibraphoneHoward Rees
Vibraphone [Vibes]Jo Julian

Companies, etc.



An extended cycle of works begun in 1972.

Bismillahi ´Rrahmani ´Rrahim from 1974

Two Songs from 1973-74
"Let Us Go Into The House of the Lord" is a setting of a traditional hymn after a version by Pharoah Sanders.
"Butterfly Sunday" adapted from John Coltrane's "After The Rain"

Madrigals Of The Rose Angel from 1972

Juno from 1975 was composed for John Bergamo; her mortal symbol is the peacock.

Recorded at Basing Street Studios November 1976.

OBS 10 (on spine and back cover)
Ⓟ 1978 Obscure Records Ltd. (on back cover and labels)
Record manufactured and distributed by Polydor Records Limited.
Sleeve printed and made in England by James Upton & Sons Ltd.

Budd compositions published by Basheva Music
Coltrane composition published by Rondor Music (London) Ltd

No durations printed on this release. Track timings obtained by stopwatch.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): OBS 10-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): OBS 10-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, A, Variant 1): OBS 10 A//1 E 11 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, B, Variant 1): OBS 10 B//1 11 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, A, Variant 2): OBS 10 A//1 E 11 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped, B, Variant 2): OBS 10 B//1 11 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, hand-etched, A, Variant 1 & 2): BUDD-I
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, hand-etched, B, Variant 1 & 2): BUDD-2

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
The Pavilion Of Dreams (LP, Album, Reissue)Editions EG, PolydorEGED 30, 2335 254UK1981
Recently Edited
The Pavilion Of Dreams (LP, Album, Reissue)Editions EGEGS 301US1981
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The Pavilion Of Dreams (LP, Album, Reissue)Editions EG, PolydorEGED 30, 2335 254UK1981
Recently Edited
The Pavilion Of Dreams (LP, Album)Editions EG, Polydor25MM 0154Japan1982
New Submission
The Pavilion Of Dreams (LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo)Editions EG, VirginEGED 30UK1987



  • Biliken's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    If the Exotica genre was allowed on Discogs, it would definitely apply here. Very obvious influence of Las Baxter and Martin Denny. Beautiful music.
    • RC444's avatar
      Edited one year ago
      I have a copy I recently picked up which has the original 1979 "Obscure" labels on the disc, however the sleeve is the classic 1981 pink album cover. I have been unable to find a corresponding release, as all 80's copies with pink covers have the "EG Editions" label. On the sub-page for "Obscure", the image displays the pink cover, was this the case for select first presses?
      • Qu0ta's avatar
        I know that ambient music is NOT one of Analogue Production's shticks, but it would simply be amazing if they pressed older ambient titles in the UHQR series - especially this one. An absolutely fantastic and legendary ambient album that deserves a true AAA release in the near future.
        • kjrain12's avatar
          I just received my repress from Superior Viaduct in the mail. Looks wonderful!
          • babbybobby's avatar
            A reissue was just announced on Superior Viaduct! It's about time!
            • DeadBellRecords's avatar
              With all the Eno EG reissues happening in the past couple years. Any chance this one will ever see an LP reprint from the analog master tapes? This is an absolutely PERFECT record.
              • bdromeira's avatar
                I wonder if any of those CD reissues was mastered specifically for the purpose from the original tapes or if it's just a straight recording from the vinyl original version.
                Does anyone know how it went?
                • sisterraysaid's avatar
                  I have a copy that is a mispress with Gavin Bryar's 'Sinking of the Titanic' on side one.
                  • reallygood's avatar
                    Only one word needed really and that is Essential, pair this up with a decent set of headphones and an eye mask and you'll feel like a different person by the end.
                    • Expansive09's avatar
                      A vignette of celestial sound channeled thru Budd and the accompanied musicians. This is ambient music for the soul without the heavy crutches of synthesized sound. Very warm and diatonic music with a timelessness woven thru-out its fabric. I tend to lean towards Eno's and Steve Roaches style of electronic ambient music but like everything in life there are exceptions and this one is just that. The choice of instrumentation aside from the reserved musicianship is key to how the everything comes together so well Rhodes piano, harp, vibes, voices and sax. Nothing is over the top and the chord voicing's just rise and fall like the reflection of the moon on water. A true masterpiece of music in the Budd catalog this one IS necessary listening indoctrination.


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