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$750.00

Souls of Inspyration - ST

Format: LP
Label: Columbia ES 90061
Year: 1970
Origin: Red Lake, Ontario
Genre: psych
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Value of Original Title: $750.00
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Release Type: Albums
Websites:  https://johnkatsmc5.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-souls-of-inspyration-souls-of.html
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Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
Pursuit
Stranger
Sun Shines in the Winter
Dil Kusha (Heart's Happiness)

Side 2

Track Name
Of Lambs & Wolves
Eyes of Nature
Seasons of Change

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The only album of the Canadian group created in the town of Red Lake (Ontario). Don Wilson and his boyfriend John Maciejewski, at the age of ten, gathered a band and played at school parties. In 1967, they traveled to Canada with Marc Paradis, until they decided to stay in Sherbrooke (Quebec). Here, together with the local musician Raymond Cloutier, they organized “The Souls Of Inspyration” and decided to devote themselves to a musical career. Pretty soon the band became popular in Quebec. “Vanilla Fudge” and “Tommy James And The Shondells” did not consider it shameful to perform with them on the same stage. In 1969, the guys took part in the Canadian competition for young groups, held in Montreal and took first place. The winners were given the opportunity to record an album for free and make a two-week trip to Expo 70 in Japan and perform concerts in the Canadian pavilion. Several record companies showed interest in the group, a contract was signed with producers Chuck Williams and Don Grashey, who organized a recording session for them. In 1970, “Columbia” released the album “The Souls Of Inspyration”, and the group went to Osaka, where they were warmly received by visitors to the exhibition. However, after returning to Canada, they were forced to leave Quebec, where there was an explosive situation caused by the actions of the separatist Independence Front of Québec. And, in accordance with the Latin phrase “When the guns speak, the muses are silent,” the group broke up. Several record companies showed interest in the group, a contract was signed with producers Chuck Williams and Don Grashey, who organized a recording session for them. In 1970, “Columbia” released the album “The Souls Of Inspyration”, and the group went to Osaka, where they were warmly received by visitors to the exhibition. However, after returning to Canada, they were forced to leave Quebec, where there was an explosive situation caused by the actions of the separatist Independence Front of Québec. And, in accordance with the Latin phrase “When the guns speak, the muses are silent,” the group broke up. Several record companies showed interest in the group, a contract was signed with producers Chuck Williams and Don Grashey, who organized a recording session for them. In 1970, “Columbia” released the album “The Souls Of Inspyration”, and the group went to Osaka, where they were warmly received by visitors to the exhibition. However, after returning to Canada, they were forced to leave Quebec, where there was an explosive situation caused by the actions of the separatist Independence Front of Québec. And, in accordance with the Latin phrase “When the guns speak, the muses are silent,” the group broke up. where they were warmly received by visitors. However, after returning to Canada, they were forced to leave Quebec, where there was an explosive situation caused by the actions of the separatist Independence Front of Québec. And, in accordance with the Latin phrase “When the guns speak, the muses are silent,” the group broke up. where they were warmly received by visitors. However, after returning to Canada, they were forced to leave Quebec, where there was an explosive situation caused by the actions of the separatist Independence Front of Québec. And, in accordance with the Latin phrase “When the guns speak, the muses are silent,” the group broke up......~
- https://johnkatsmc5.blogspot.com

... a good psyche/pop band. 'Pursuit' (which was also issued as a single) is a perfect example of the keyboard-driven style which makes up the album, with the following 'Strangers' also including a good fuzz-guitar solo, although for the most part the organ is the lead instrument. 'Sun Shines In Winter' is an atmospheric piece with some nice harmonies, while 'Dil Kusha' and 'Of Lambs And Wolves' deliver some great progressive keyboards over a couple of extended tracks. 'Eyes Of Nature' is a harmony-laden track in the style of CSN, while the closing 'Seasons Of Change' is an up-tempo song featuring some nice syncopated drumming and ends the album on a high. With original copies being very scarce it is good that it has finally appeared on CD with the addition of a bonus track, and is a recommended purchase.

John Maciejewski: lead guitar & lead vocals
Raymond Cloutier: Hammond organ, piano, background vocals
Mark Paradis: drums, background vocals
Don Wilson: bass

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