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Albert Ayler - Bells / Prophecy Expanded Edition

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Haven't seen this mentioned yet. This reissue is out now, featuring a bonus disc with about 45 minutes (6 tracks) of additional performances from the Prophecy sessions.


Track Listing

Disc 1

1:1. Bells                                                   19:45

1:2. Spirits                                                 7:53

1:3. Wizard                                                8:24

1:4. Ghosts, First Variation                      11:18

1:5. Prophecy                                            7:13

1:6. Ghosts, Second Variation                   7:06

                 61:39

 

Disc 2

2:1. Spirits                                                 6:38

2:2. Saints                                                10:32

2:3. Ghosts                                              10:56

2:4. The Wizard                                        6:51

2:5. Children                                             9:05

2:6. Spirits (theme)                                   0:28     

                 44:30

1:1: Albert Ayler, tenor saxophone; Donald Ayler, trumpet; Charles Tyler, alto saxophone; Lewis Worrell, bass; Sunny Murray, drums. Recorded live at Town Hall, New York City, May 1, 1965.

 

1:2-6, 2:1-6: Albert Ayler, tenor saxophone; Gary Peacock, bass; Sunny Murray, percussion. Recorded live at Cellar Café, New York City, June 14, 1964. All compositions by Albert Ayler (Syndicore Music BMI).

 

http://espdisk.com/official/catalog/4076.html

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The additional tracks from the Prophecy session were also released on various European bootlegs long before the Holy Ghost box.  Mine was called "Albert Smiles" and looked like this:

 

 

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ESP has gotten square with the Ayler estate, correct?

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2 hours ago, JSngry said:

ESP has gotten square with the Ayler estate, correct?

I think it was that ESP and the Ayler estate ganged up on Revenant, putting them out of business.  Fahey must have turned over in his grave.

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I bought the Revenant Ayler box because I got the Ayler tree and that was certainly a non-binding agreement that I gladly kept. It was wonderful, important work deserving of audience support.

But if Revenant made no deal whatsoever with the Ayler estate, then that was on them for placing idealism above reality, especially considering that part of the reality involved Bernard Stollman. Gonna sink all this money into something like this knowing that you're likely to get lawyersmacked and NOT have a Plan B? You have my theoretical sympathy, and all the reality-based attorney fees it will buy. Good luck on that one!

Another reason why consumers need to carpe diem first and worry later.

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Yes on all your points.

But so effin' glad to have "Holy Ghost"! I had it delivered to work (wouldn't be allowed to do so nowadays) and I still remember the excitement when I went down to the internal post office to pick up that huge box. Hat has since issued a few missing bits (that were part of the Tree but not in "Holy Ghost") on their second release covering the 1966 tour.

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12 hours ago, mjzee said:

I think it was that ESP and the Ayler estate ganged up on Revenant, putting them out of business.  

 

from my understanding, it seems to have been all esp/stollman. the Ayler estate had very little, or nothing to do with it.

i was told that what got revenant into trouble is that they included this on the holy ghost box (this is the second half of the June 14, 1964 live session, previously released by sunny murray on ALBERT SMILES WITH SUNNY). Evidently the entire session is owned by esp.

 

The Cellar Cafe, New York

June 14, 1964

 

1. Spirits [incomplete] (6:38)

2. Saints (10:32)

3. Ghosts [incomplete] (10:56)

4. The Wizard (6:51)

5. Children (9:05)

6. Spirits [theme] (0:28)

 

 

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Which again raises the question if ESP & the Ayler estate are cool now.

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3 hours ago, l p said:

 

from my understanding, it seems to have been all esp/stollman. the Ayler estate had very little, or nothing to do with it.

 

We had a thread about it at the time.  I found no definitive answer; this is as close as it comes: http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/1087-revenant-is-planning-big-albert-ayler-box/&do=findComment&comment=1001631

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17 hours ago, mjzee said:

 

2 hours ago, mjzee said:

We had a thread about it at the time.  I found no definitive answer; this is as close as it comes: http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/1087-revenant-is-planning-big-albert-ayler-box/&do=findComment&comment=1001631

 

that glenn jones email has almost no relevant information.

looking at a couple of posts above that one:

 

http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/1087-revenant-is-planning-big-albert-ayler-box/&do=findComment&comment=1001469
The Ayler 'Copenhagen Tapes' release has a note indicating:

'Licensed from the Ayler Estate, p and copyright 2002'

Had an email exchange with Jan Ström after he was ordered in 2008 to stop the publication of the CD. Jan mentioned it had been impossible to reach an agreement with the Ayler family for a renewal of the licence and added that the family was simply asking for too much money!

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this is around the time that stollman was working with, and, i believe, representing the ayler estate. it would appear to me that the ayler family could be better off, now that he's not whispering in their ear. strom should try them again. they're probably throwing out less rejections these days.

 

 

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Which still raises the question if ESP & the Ayler estate are cool now. Goes directly to the point of what extended benefit might come from purchasing the new release that is the subject of this thread.

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I've ordered it because I really like the sound of the most recent ESP Disk releases.

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And now Prophecy is on HAT (in 2020). I'm not sure what the "Revisited" is supposed to mean.

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thread on this

 

always nice to have one of our old barracks room lawyer threads revived though  

 

 

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