THE BENJAMIN DELANEY LION - satori (uk, 1969)
gatefold sleeve, booklet, sleevenotes by band members.
Fmt: LP Ltd 500 sclp 016 5033281011361
super rare psychedelic folk lp from 1969, which with Shide & Acorn and Parameter is one of only three genuine Psychedelic Folk lp privately issued in england in that authentic era. only 70 copies were made by Hollick and Taylors custom pressing plant. very little was known about this lp and until this edition and it had been thought of as a solo folk lp, very very WRONG, its a band, and completely in the hallucinogenic and magical english Incredible String Band and Donovan style, with mystical lyrics, flutes, and a serene vibe throughout. the original 48 page booklet of lyrics and poems is reproduced, and errors by the original printers, such as the use of the wrong font on the cover, have been corrected according to the bands original wishes. for any fans of ISB, classic Donovan (Gift From A Flower era), Dr Strangely Strange and Shide & Acorn this lp is manna from heaven. Their unusual name was inspired during a train trip on magic mushrooms when a band member saw a poster from the train window depicting a lion and three similar words, emblazoned above the image, the lion appeared wreathed in flames and spoke to him as he passed. Originals are valued in excess of £1500-2000
manufactured in Sainted Albion on the legendary EMI presses where all the original Beatles LPs were pressed. we use as many environmental principles as possible, eg no shrinkwrap. textured gatefold sleeves.
British acetate and private pressing LPs dating from 1965-78, the most valuable LPs that exist
this is the third batch in an ongoing series of over 100 scheduled super rare and unknown archive recordings of British underground LPs. all have restored audio striking a balance between cleaning up often unique yet battered original recordings and retaining the power and authenticity of the original sounds witnout heavy compression, restoration by Reynolds, at craftsman level.
priced as competitively as possible to allow street level access to million pound prog behemoths.
(note - cover artwork is subject to minor changes in typography ]