Saturday, March 27, 2010

Another Oddity





I've been after this LP for a while. Well, not really after this one here. David Wescott's "Musical Evocation Of The Old Testament" originally released on french library label MTS. I was so darn happy when I found this affordable copy in the depths of the web because I only had an mp3 of "Across The Jourdan" which really blew me away. When the record finally landed on my player I was quite astonished to hear these great progressive sounds on side A. Quite different from what I knew. Then quick to Side B to finally hear Jourdan in high quality. Hmm, where is it? ........IT'S NOT THERE!
After my disappointment settled a bit I listened to the whole album again and again and I liked it! mmmmh..... maybe just another recording session or a modern version as the cover says, I thought. Recorded the whole thing and when I got to naming the tracks I realized the info given on cover and label do not match the track lenghts at all. I suppose this has nothing to do with the Wescott record but imho it's an amazing record.
The tracks are now named A1, A2, etc as I have no Idea what these are really called nor I do know who is responsible for the music. Maybe Wescott, maybe someone else. If you do know more than I do please enlighten me. If you're curious about the music - a link will appear soonish.
Cheers!

23 comments:

Reza said...

looks interesting , never heard of it before so sorry cant help with any info
hope alls well @ the growing bin :)

basso said...

Hi Reza, long time no see. Hope all is well over at yours. Going to check your additions now ; ) Concerning this here LP - I'm on the upload already. Give me 10 minutes and it's there to dl. Best, Basso

basso said...

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basso said...

also hi to everyone downloading.
I'd be grateful for your opinion on this lefthere in the comments : )
Thanks, Basso

basso said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/368738598/David_Wescott_-_The_Old_Testament-Nature___Fiction__197x_Master_Plus_tgb.zip

there you go!

house303 said...

Here's the cover of the album you were looking for:

http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/david_wescott/a_musical_evocation_of_the_old_testament/

...you're making me curios about your share here...Thanks for posting...

taro nombei said...

I'm enjoying plenty of bits of this.
Many thanks for the intriguing post -- whatever it is!
TN

Zeroy said...

The music is excellent. Reminds me of Blue Phantom. So how far off are the printed track durations? Whatever it is, it must be an artist from the same label. I have a few records with labels for completely different sets pasted on them but still from the same label. This is 70s. The more I listen the more it sounds like Blue Phantom. That would be a very nice score . . .

Morganized said...

this site is like tina, S.T.B.

fslmy said...

thanks basso, there is an mp3 copy of the MTS album floating around if you need it

Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

what a beauty!!!
thank you

Anonymous said...

this album as I downloaded it is a classic of french seventies progressive music, asia minor, I think the first one, is it possibly you ripped the wrong record?

basso said...

is it possible I ripped the wrong record ? Hmmm, I think not as I have been wondering about this oddity a lot and I have been hearing this record quite a few times before I have recorded it. I am cut´rious about that Asia Minor... you have mp3s?

Zeroy said...

Mystery solved. Anonymouse jogged my memory. This is from the first Asia Minor record though it is not the same. The track durations on Crossing the Line were longer and there were a few vocals. The tracks were reissued in the late 80s as "Landscape Pictures in Rock" which was intended to be a 'library' record. The track durations were shorter and the vocals were removed. And the last crucial piece of info: it was released on Master Plus . . .

Zeroy said...

Here's the track titles and looks like the durations match what you ripped. http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=15318

Reza said...

stil love to hear this if you have it :)
thanks

the saucer people said...

So let me get this right, this album has been released in three versions - an original and two modified versions:

1) The first Asia Minor album (without the vocals and the tracks shortened) which is called ???? and was released in 19?? and is on the ???? label

2) David Wescott - 'The Old Testament Nature Fiction' Released in 197x on the Master Plus label

3)Asia Minor - Landscape Pictures In Rock Released in 1988 on the Master Plus label and the tracklisting is as follows:

1. Preface (3:37)
2. Mahzun Gozler (5:00)
3. Mystic Dance (1:42)
4. Misfortune (3:08)
5. Landscape (2:33)
6. Visions (2:37)
7. Without Stir (1:48)
8. Hayal Dolu Gunler Icin (2:32)
9. Postface (2:02)

Or am I hopelessly confused !?!? Its such a splendid album that it would be good for me to know what to label it as definitively!

house303 said...

Basso,

Just in case you haven't found what you were looking for...take a look here:
http://holywarbles.blogspot.com/2010/05/david-wecott-musical-evocation-of-old.html

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1IQ81TJN

basso said...

Thanks a ton!!!!!!!!!!!!

basso said...

I thought all tracks to be as good as "Across The Jourdan". Now hearing the LP is a wonderful mythbusting experience. There's many calm and moody ones. Really nice but totally different from the Jourdan track. I am so happy that I found the Asia Minor Instrumentals instead : )

OWLQAEDA said...

sorry u didn't really dig it basso as i've dug the living chit out of so many of yr fine posts over the years. this was the first palace of wisdom i linked to from my modest fledgling blog. i came here specifically to let u know eyed posted it, but seems house303 has beaten me, which is all good. there may be a few other things of interest to you, but u may hafta dig ;D blessings unto u & yr luv'd ones. happy i could satiate yr curiosity at least. i think its a grower.
owl qaeda
http://holywarbles.blogspot.com

basso said...

Don't get me wrong. I really dig the LP. It was just about my expectations being too damn high. Listened a couple of times now and yes it grows.
Thanks for the link. will add it to our favourites now : )

owlqaeda said...

you mean the favorites in your sidebar, eh? tanx i could use the business ;D heart
http://holywarbles.blogspot.com