Gustavson, Jukka - ...jaloa ylpeytta yletan... vinyl lp (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)
Svart SRE 078
Great first album by the fine keyboard man of Wigwam, & the man pretty much responsible for their "Being" album. This 1978 release was his first after leaving Wigwam, & it is a richly orchestrated progressive classic, featuring a 12 piece band + guests.
"Our authorized reissue of early Wigwam leader Gustavson’s solo debut from 1978 (originally on Love Records) comes with a facsimile of the original booklet plus new liner notes by Mikael Wiik and also a fresh interview with Gustavson himself.
When Jukka Gustavson finally released his first solo-album “…jaloa ylpeyttä yletän…ylevää nöyryyttä nousen” (…pride’s an exalted purchase…humility’s the lever sublime…) in 1978, he managed to thoroughly confuse his devoted fans, some of which unfortunately decided to turn their backs on him. This exit ensued mainly because he had chosen this moment to forcefully reveal his strong commitment to his chosen faith, namely The Jehovah’s Witnesses. The album was completely instrumental, but it came with a booklet containing condensed comments where Jukka explained the Biblical context behind the complex instrumental themes he was presenting to the listener."