Susan AlcornEvening Tales

Label:Mystra Records – mystra #18, Mystra Records – # 18
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:USA & Canada
Genre:Jazz, Rock
Style:Ethereal, Experimental, Space Rock


A2An Evening Tale5:38
A3The Healer (For Diane Keener)9:31
A4Lourdes In Marigolds1:04
B5Circular Ruins7:09
B6Milonga En Re (Menos Menos)4:48
B7Allegreto For David3:41
B9Hino Galego3:03



Edition of 400 Copies.
Packaged in silkscreened & hand painted re-purposed lp sleeves with a liner notes insert by Angela Sawyer and the Mystra staff

The tracks are numbered 1 to 9 on the release.

The catalog number is printed as 'mystra #18' on one side of the enclosed insert.
The catalog number is printed as '# 18' on the other side of the enclosed insert.



  • Scubarobnj's avatar
    While my record shares some of the similarities noted below, to me personally, it does not over power the music in a way that is very distracting (in parts it is actually quite quiet), and I purchased my copy second hand, so it's possible it could have been played previously etc...If you are down for Susan's exceptional ability to hit that certain crevice of your soul, and are okay with vinyl sounding stereo-typically like vinyl, than definitely worth the purchase before these semi limited hand painted things sky rocket in price when Susan finally gets the credit she deserves.
    • spacelooper's avatar
      Wonderful material from the always amazing Susan Alcorn. I love this album but the pressing is horrible. I have had 2 different copies and both are riddled with pop, clicks, and surface noise. There are also digital anomalies in the source material that are distracting. I wish they would have enforced better quality control over this pressing. I can understand the source anomalies if it was a live performance etc, Those things happen. There is no reason for bad pressings though. That is why Test Pressings exist. I have friends that own labels and they sometimes send test pressings back 5 times before the plant finally gets it right. I wish more people did this. Pressing plants are overbooked and overworked, they are much more likely to do sloppy work..expect it. It is up to the label and artist to ensure the final product sounds good. If they send a crappy sounding test pressing and the artist/label sings off on it then that is what the customer is going to get. I would much rather have a pushed back release date and an audiophile product than opening and brand spanking new VG record.


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