The Souls of Inspyration - The Souls of Inspyration


mi aout 2022


Release Notes
  • First ever reissue on vinyl
  • Beautiful 12-page insert booklet with a complete band history
  • 24bit/96kHz transfers taken from the original analog tapes
    After nearly twenty years of work, finally a proper reissue of this sought-after album by the Souls of Inspyration, first released on Columbia in 1970. Sought after, yes — and deservedly so, with stellar keyboard-driven, melodic songs, strong vocals, and an overall sense of cohesion. Terrific acoustic driven songs like ‘Eyes of Nature’ and ‘Sun Shines in the Winter’ merge beautifully with hard-edged, progressive-tinged offerings like ’Dil Kusha (Heart’s Happiness) and ‘Of Lambs and Wolves.’ Souls of Inspyration emerged from Sherbrooke, Quebec. They had two big breaks: they recorded this album with famed producer Don Grashey (49th Parallel, Jarvis Street Revue and yes, discoverer of Loretta Lynn!); and they were chosen for a two-week engagement at the Expo 70 Canadian pavilion for the 1970 World’s Fair in Osaka, Japan. After Expo 70, the band were happy: they had been chosen the best band to represent their country, and had brought back a nice plaque signed by the people of Japan and Prime Minister Trudeau. They felt they were going somewhere. But it was not to be. Read all about why and how in the beautiful 12-page insert booklet. Now is the perfect time to discover this beautiful aberration, one of the unspoiled jewels of the late psychedelic era — on vinyl cut from 24-bit/96kHz transfers of the master tapes!
LP, Album Orange 35,00