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cover art The Invisible Opera Co of Tibet
Jewel in the Lotus CD
Dakini Records DKRCD112 || 2020 || £10.00 USD  EUR  JPY  + p+p +tax

Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition

Full original album session available for the 1st time

Remastered from the original tapes with new artwork

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.

Originally released on GAS Records AGASCD006.

Tri-fold didgi-pak with 8 page full colour booklet

Tracks: [49'.25]
  1. Om Mani Padme Hum [9'21] (IOCOT/Traditional)
  2. All Coming True [8.41] (Peters)
  3. Bad Self [5.01] (Hall)
  4. The Size of Minus One [5.28] (IOCOT)
  5. Bloody Engineers [5.28] (IOCOT)
  6. Goddess Dub [6.28] (IOCOT/Traditional)
  7. Bad Self Kipper [1.54] (IOCOT)
  8. Mysteries [3.15] (Hall)
  9. Bad Bongos Meet The Great God Pan [1.29] (IOCOT)
  10. Om Tara [7.04] (IOCOT/Traditional)
Invisible Opera Co. of Tibet:
  • Brian Abbott: {guitar, gliss guitar, tibetan bell, vocals}
  • Tim Hall: {bass, vocals}
  • Jim Peters: {keyboards, flutes. vocals}
  • Steve Hickeson: {drums, bongos}
Production credits:
  • Produced by Dave Kendall and Brian Abbott