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The Invisible Opera Company of Tibet

Jewel in the Lotus

Dakini Records DKRCD112 (2020)

Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition tri-fold didgi-pak with 8 page full colour booklet. Full original album session available for the 1st time, remastered from the original tapes with new artwork. Originally released on GAS Records.

Wonderful bit of time-travelling with the original UK Invisibles. The first Invisible Opera Company Band was formed by daevid allen in Australia in 1986. Different but similarly named bands were formed in Brazil (by current Gong guitarist Fabio Golfetti), and the US before a UK dispensation was independently created in 1992. This version toured with daevid and Ruz Hibbs from the original Australian band in 1994.

tracks

  1. Om Mani Padme Hum IOCOT/Traditional
  2. All Coming True Peters
  3. Bad Self Hall
  4. The Size of Minus One IOCOT
  5. Bloody Engineers IOCOT
  6. Goddess Dub IOCOT/Traditional
  7. Bad Self Kipper IOCOT
  8. Mysteries Hall
  9. Bad Bongos Meet The Great God Pan IOCOT
  10. Om Tara IOCOT/Traditional

personnel

  • Brian Abbott guitar, gliss guitar, tibetan bell, vocals
  • Tim Hall bass, vocals
  • Jim Peters keyboards, flutes. vocals
  • Steve Hickeson drums, bongos
  • Produced by Dave Kendall and Brian Abbott