Don Shinn - Temples With Prophets
Sunbeam Records presents the first official reissue of Don Shinn's Temples With Prophets, originally released in 1969. Having made several classic 45s with The Soul Agents (whose singer was briefly Rod Stewart), Don Shinn taped his remarkable debut album in London's Lansdowne Studios in December 1967. Featuring his explosive organ (a clear influence on the young Keith Emerson) and outstanding guitar from Paul Hodgeson, it's one of the first progressive albums ever recorded. This is its first official reissue, fifty years after its original release, complete with detailed background notes, rare images, and two jaw-dropping bonus tracks from 1966 on an additional 7"
"Don Shinn got a fantastic sound from the L-100... He and Jimi Hendrix were controlling influences over the way I developed..." --Keith Emerson
A1. “Pits Of Darkness” A2. “Temples with Prophets, introducing; Monophonic Intrerlude for Pianoforte No. 1”
B1. “A Minor Explosion” B2. “The Jolly Dance” B3. “Hearts of Gladness, introducing; Monophonic Interlude for Pianoforte No. 2”
7": A1. “A-Minor Explosion” B1. “Pits Of Darkness”