Third Ear Band - Elements 1970-1971 (expanded / remastered) 3 x CDs

SKU 23-PECLEC 32653
The Third Ear Band were a late 60's/mid 70's quartet who were fixtures at ALL the festivals & who used hand drums, oboe, violin/viola & cello to make a mostly improvised, dark, pagan & medieval-influenced, acoustic music that sounded like no one but themselves. The only thing that comes close to their sound is some small bits of the early Univers Zero records.
They called themselves "electric acid raga music", and that's a fine description. This is a newly remastered reissue of their classic second album with a ton of bonus material, some of which has been out before and some of which has not, but this is the definitive reissue of all of this material.
Definitely on the oddball side of things but I loved them and I still do. This set of music is very highly original and very highly recommended!

“This 3 disc digipack edition of THIRD EAR BAND [aka ‘Elements’]features eleven previously unreleased tracks; the entire “Dragon Awakes” sessions [an abandoned album] from November 1970 and February 1971, all previously unreleased, along with alternate session takes, two BBC John Peel sessions from 1970 and 1971 and a newly re-mastered version of the “Abelard and Heloise” soundtrack produced from recently discovered first generation master tapes. The set also includes a booklet with new essay by Third Ear Band aficionado Luca Ferrari. “

- Disc 1 -
1 Air
2 Earth
3 Water
4 Fire
5 Earth (Take Four -Previously Unreleased)
6 The Sea (Fire) (Edited Version - Previously Unreleased)
7 Dog Evil (Mosaic) (BBC "Sounds of the Seventies" Session - Previously Unreleased)
8 The Sea (A.K.A. Air) (BBC "Sounds of the Seventies" Session - Previously Unreleased)
9 Water (BBC "Sounds of the Seventies" Session - Previously Unreleased)

- Disc 2 -
1 Abelard & Heloise Part One
2 Abelard & Heloise Part Two
3 Abelard & Heloise Part Three
4 Abelard & Heloise Part Four
5 Abelard & Heloise Part Five
6 Abelard & Heloise Part Six
7 Very Fine... Far Away (Abbey Road Session November 1970 Previously Unreleased)
8 The Dragon Wakes (Abbey Road Session November 1970 - Previously Unreleased)
9 Sunrise (Abbey Road Session November 1970 - Previously Unreleased)

- Disc 3 -
1 Mistress to the Sun (Abbey Road Session February 1971 - Previously Unreleased)
2 Evening Awakening (Abbey Road Session March 1971 - Previously Unreleased)
3 In D (Abbey Road Session June 1971 - Previously Unreleased)
4 Water (BBC "John Peel Concert" Session - Previously Unreleased Officially)
5 Druid One (BBC "John Peel Concert" Session - Previously Unreleased Officially)
6 Eternity in D (BBC "John Peel Concert" Session - Previously Unreleased Officially)
  • LabelEsoteric
  • UPC5013929475342
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