What a gorgeous piece of vinyl!! Unfortunately, the background on this piece isn’t quite as beautiful. Instead, much more dark and disturbing… as if you didn’t expect that from the title!
Bobby Beausoleil was a childhood actor and an aspiring musician. Lucifer Rising was sort of his ‘big break’ as he was selected by director Kenneth Anger to act in and compose the soundtrack for this film. The film was eventually cut but Beausoleil continued finishing the music.
During the years to follow, Beausoleil ended up coming into the acquaintance of the infamous Charles Manson and became a member of their ‘family’ which is so well known for the gruesome murders they committed. Beausoleil goes largely unknown in connection due to the fact that he was one of the first jailed and the crimes that this ‘family’ would go on to commit were done so to try and prove that Beausoleil was actually innocent in his conviction. Well, we all know where that landed ’em, but long story-short, Beausoleil remained in prison where he actually completed the majority of this soundtrack. Ya, they let him have a guitar in prison! Truman Capote actually went and did an interview with this guy so I gained a lot of information about this one via that resource.
The Ajna Offensive is handling this release and, seeing as though this is the third and final pressing (Ā /500) of the compilation, they decided to go all out and produce one of the most beautiful collections of colored vinyl I’ve seen this year. Each of these 4 pieces of vinyl is on it’s own colorway with the darkest of the bunch coming to completion as the most beautiful.
For any of you soundtrack collectors out there, this one is certainly a beautiful presentation with one hell (pun intended) of a story behind it! I have a feeling some of you will buy this just because it’s so damn gorgeous! I can’t say that I blame you… Check it out!!
'The Lucifer Rising Suite' 4LP boxset.
Now, for the first time, all of the music composed for the soundtrack project has been compiled into a single public release. The Lucifer Rising Suite begins with the 1967 version of the soundtrack and continues through a logical sequence of the recordings made in the years spanning 1976-79. With respect to the latter, the original master tapes were mined for music that had not been heard by anyone in nearly three decades.
The newly unearthed recordings were then restored, cleaned up and combined with those previously released to make the anthology as complete as possible. The compositions that comprise the Suite are sequenced in an order that tells a story, after a fashion. It is a story that may be impossible to tell in a strictly literary manner, one that -- like a mirrors reflection into another -- is both personal and allegorical.
A complete anthology of the recordings made for the Lucifer Rising motion picture soundtrack by Bobby Beausoleil with The Freedom Orchestra and The Magick Powerhouse Of Oz.
This fully authorized and definitive release will include:
- Remastered recordings spanning 11 years, from the 67 recording to the Tracy Prison recordings of 78.
- 4 full-length LPs worth of Lucifer Rising material with half being never-before-heard sessions personally selected by Bobby BeauSoleil.
- 9 new pieces of art from Bobby: 8 record sleeve panels and one 2' x 3' poster.
- 2 posters: one by Bobby BeauSoleil and one by Dennis Dread.
- A much-extended version of the Fallen Angel Blues piece by Bobby that originally appeared in the Kenneth Anger DVD set.
- Hymns to the Solar Temple - impressions on a visit to Bobby at the Oregon Correctional Facility in Pendleton, Oregon by Dennis Dread.
- The Saga of a Soundtrack by Michael Moynihan.
- Art from Dennis Dread for the front lid of the box which will provide a window into the works of Bobbys to be found within, one piece of which is included as a 2' x 2' poster
- Remastered by Robert Ferbrache, well known for his work with Blood Axis, 16 Horsepower and others. All art has been created specifically for this release.
And, this third edition comes on colored vinyl. Each vinyl color scheme was personally chosen by Bobby to correspond to the art related to the jackets and center labels for each respective disc.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive