|Deluxe 2 CD remastered anthology of legendary Psychedelic, Underground & Eastern influenced band
Format: CD / Cat No: ECLEC22584 / Released: 28/04/2017
Track Listing: CD 1: TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “IN BLISSFUL COMPANY” - RELEASED IN 1969: 1. GIANTS / 2. MACO CAPAC / 3. BODY / 4. GANGA MAI / 5. CHANT / 6. PEARL AND BIRD / 7. NOTTING HILL GATE / 8. MIDNIGHT MODE / BOTH SIDES OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN 1969: 9. MOVE INTO THE LIGHT 10. NOTTING HILL GATE (SINGLE VERSION) / TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “QUINTESSENCE” - RELEASED IN JULY 1970: 11. JESUS, BUDDHA, MOSES, GUARANGA / 12. SEA OF IMMORTALITY / 13. HIGH ON MOUNT KAILASH (EXCERPT FROM OPERA) / 14. BURNING BUSH (LIVE) / 15. SHIVA’S CHANT / CD 2: TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “QUINTESSENCE” - RELEASED IN 1970: 1. PRISMS / 2. TWILIGHT ZONES / 3. MAHA MANTRA / 4. ONLY LOVE / 5. ST. PANCRAS (LIVE) / 6. INFINITUM / TAKEN FROM THE VARIOUS ARTISTS SAMPLER “BUMPERS” - RELEASED IN 1970: 7. JESUS, BUDDHA, MOSES, GUARANGA (LIVE) / TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM “DIVE DEEP” - RELEASED IN 1971: 8. DIVE DEEP / 9. DANCE FOR THE ONE / 10. BRAHMAN / 11. THE SEER / 12. EPITAPH FOR TOMORROW / 13. SRI RAM CHANT
More information: “Move into the Light – The Island Recordings 1969 – 1971” is a deluxe 2 CD remastered anthology of the legendary Psychedelic, Underground & Eastern influenced Rock band Quintessence.
One of the great underground acts of their era, Quintessence came together in the Ladbroke Grove area of London in 1969. The band comprised Australians Phil ‘Shiva’ Jones (vocals, keyboards), Ron ‘Raja Ram’ Rothfield (flute) along with Allan Mostert (lead guitar), Richard ‘Shambhu Babaji’ Vaughan (bass), Dave ‘Maha Dev’ Codling (rhythm guitar) and Jeremy ‘Jake’ Milton (drums). Within months of their formation the Eastern influenced rock music of Quintessence had earned the band a dedicated following and they were signed by Chris Blackwell to Island Records. Over the next three years the band would record three classic albums for the label – “In Blissful Company”, “Quintessence” & “Dive Deep” – along with the classic single version of one of their best known tracks, “Notting Hill Gate”. The material Quintessence recorded during this period, mostly produced by John Barham, who would also work with George Harrison on his “All Things Must Pass” album, earned them admiration from such luminaries as Pete Townshend of The Who (who attended Quintessence concerts) and Jim Morrison of The Doors.
Quintessence also had the distinction of appearing at the very first Glastonbury Festival in 1970 and the legendary Glastonbury Fayre of 1971, along with selling out the Royal Albert Hall.
This 2 disc newly re-mastered set celebrates Quintessence and gathers together all of the band’s material issued by Island Records between 1969 & 1971. It also includes a live version of “Jesus, Buddha, Moses, Guaranga” which originally appeared on the Island double LP sampler “Bumpers” in 1970.
“Move into the Light” features an illustrated booklet with an essay by Malcolm Dome and exclusive new interviews with Phil Jones & Dave Codling.