Don Shinn - Temples With Prophets [LP+7'']
OFFICIAL RSD 2020 release.
Sunbeam Records present the first official reissue of Don Shinn's Temples With Prophets, originally released in 1969. Having made several classic 45 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''. 180 gram black vinyl; hand-numbered flipback sleeve with 12pp full-color booklet; 7'' record in picture sleeve.''Don Shinn got a fantastic sound from the L-100... He and Jimi Hendrix were controlling influences over the way I developed...'' --Keith Emerson
LP: 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