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TURN ON, TUNE IN, DROP OUT THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK LP

by TIMOTHY LEARY

Release Date: 01 February 2019

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: REAL GONE MUSIC

£28.99

TIMOTHY LEARY TURN ON, TUNE IN, DROP OUT THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK Limited Red, Blue & Green Vinyl LP

Overview:

First of all, Leary had released an album by the same name a year earlier on the ESP-Disk label; that one was a spoken word record offering Leary’s thoughts on LSD, philosophy, and religion. Then, in 1967, Mercury Records released this record, ostensibly a soundtrack recording, but to what? Latter day sources differ as to this question; IMDB claims the soundtrack hails from five short films, but then how could there be one soundtrack to five separate and distinct films?
In it, Leary guides Metzner on a trip through his body, through his memory, and all the way back to his evolutionary cellular origins, while Rosemary is the divine connection echoing Leary’s calming words.
But, unlike its eponymous predecessor, this is no mere spoken-word record; alternating with and accompanying Leary’s rap is a mesmerizing East-West blend featuring guitar, tabla, and the rarely-heard veena, an Indian instrument akin to a sitar or a sarod, while odd use of reverb and sound effects create a musique concrete effect mixing voice and music. Trippy? You bet. Even the song
titles chart the course of an acid trip. It’s also a bit of a time machine back to the heady days of the Summer of Love; and for this limited edition vinyl reissue, we’ve pressed up 1600 copies in red, blue & green “kaleidoscope” vinyl. Turn on and tune in with the guy Richard Nixon called “The most dangerous man in America!”

Featured Tracks:

Side: 1

1. Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out
2. The Trip: The Turn On
3. The Tune In
4. The Beginning of the Voyage (Heart Chakra)
5. Root Chakra
6. All Girls Are Yours
7. Freak-Out

Side: 2

1. Freak-Out (Continued)
2. Genetic Memory
3. Re-Entry (Nirvana)
4. Epilogue (Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out)