Tabula Rasa - Tabula Rasa vinyl lp (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU Svart SVR 229
"You are staring at a piece of Finnish rock history. Originally released on Love Records, this classic record has been faithfully 24-bit mastered from the original tapes and is fully authorized."

"From Kangsala, Finland, Tabula Rasa was founded in 1972 by guitarist Heikki Silvennoinen, drummer Asko Pakkanen, and bass player Tapio Suominen. During the band's run, Mikko Alatalo played the Peter Sinfield role as contributing lyricist, and unofficial member. They are considered one of the top finish prog bands, but tend be overlooked when put alongside Wigwam, and Tasavallan Pesidentti (sort of like the Kinks next to the Beatles, The Who, and The Rolling Stones). Along with opening for Wigwam, they gained notoriety by becoming runner up in the 1972 "Best Finnish Pop Group" contest.
For the 1975 self-titled debut, the band had been filled out by vocalist Jukka Leppilampi, flautist Jarmo Sormunen, and pianist Jim Pembroke.
The music is mellow, and melodic. The obvious comparisons are made to their Finnish contemporaries, but there is also a strong resemblance to Camel (and even a bit of Steve Hackett)."-progarchives

"Tabula Rasa came famous from the shadows of Wigwam. TR don�t sound like Wigwam very much, more like Focus, but most like themselves. This first album is great debut from a great band, an almost perfect album. Only issue is that the sonics are a little bit dark, not very clear, but all the songs are excellent. TR has a religious background and you can hear it from the text of the songs if you listen carefully, but it is more like wondering and asking questions than giving answers. This debut album is very fragile album with beautiful melodies and played by great musicians." -progarchives
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