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Lowe, Gordon, featuring Laurel Ward - Prisms

Format: LP
Label: Yorkville YVS 33004
Year: 1969
Origin: Toronto, Ontario
Genre: folk, psych
Value of Original Title: $150.00
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Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Ontario, Yorkville Records, Psych, 1960's, Folk, MOCM Top 1000 Canadian Albums


Side 1

Track Name
Pride and Mind
Out of My Mind
To a Friend
Her World
Birth of a River

Side 2

Track Name
Down Child
Jenny's Gone
Forest in the Rain
Love is Gone
Round and Round
Really Care



Gordon Lowe featuring Laurel Ward - Prisms

Gordon lowe prisms front



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This album, described as 'mournful folk' has become a cult classic in Japan and Korea. Laurel went onto sing background vocals for Anne Murray, Myles and Lenny, Bob Seger and Alice Cooper. Gordon Lowe recorded another gem with Laurel Ward, Brian Buckley, John Erlendson et al in Philadelphia in 1970 entitled Follow the Sound, on the North Bay label. He opened for the Doors in Boston. Both albums were re-issued by Media Arte in Korea in 2012 in a limited press runs of 300 copies each. http://mocm.ca/Music/Title.aspx?TitleId=317424

To many people, Soul exists only in James Brown, Wilson Pickett and most areas of coloured music. Few realize that all music, when talking of emotion, feeling or experience, and done honestly, is Soul music.

This album consists wholly of songs written by a young man from Toronto who has experienced years of discomfort in both life and love and relates it in his material. It is not a protest to the world but simply one man’s feelings which may be representative for a great many of us.

GORDON LOWE performs his own songs and his full rich voice makes his style an emotional experience. He enlists the vocal aid of LAUREL WARD who, in her own right, is a gifted individual as you will discover from this album.

The way to enjoy “PRISMS” is to turn it on, put out the lights, lie down on the couch and allow your mind to become involved with the soulful sounds of GORDON LOWE.”…

Gordon Lowe: vocal & guitar
Laurel Ward: vocal
Brian Buckley: guitar
John Erlindson: bass

Engineered by Gary Starr
Executive Producer: Bill Gilliland
Producer: Rich Hubbard
Arrangements: Brian Buckley
Recorded at Bay Studios, Toronto
Cover Photo: AAR Associates



This beautiful music was the soundtrack to those magical "times". Still very beautiful.