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Just in case yer Lava Lamp has warped your 1978 original pressing, here's a minty new Remastered cut of this bona-fide Psych-Synth music masterpiece!

Now regarded as a truly pioneering work, Blake’s ‘New Jerusalem’ has been Newly Remastered and cut for vinyl at Abbey Road studios for this first ever 180 Gram Vinyl LP Reissue, which is a facsimile of the original 1978 Egg LP release.

‘New Jerusalem’ was originally released on vinyl LP in 1978 on the Egg label, then on CD for the first time in year 2000 on the French Mantra label and again in 2002 on the UK based Voiceprint label, but the 2017 edition was the first properly Remastered version to be released on CD, and with 3 Bonus Tracks added!

The original ‘New Jerusalem’ vinyl LP is regarded by many as ‘classic’, and it’s rightly deserves that accolade, because it is a truly great album, albeit that two thirds of it happens to be of that ilk!
It starts with Blake extolling the virtues of the ‘new age’ over a backing of strummed acoustic guitars and synthesizers, then we enter nearly seven minutes of: ‘Lighthouse’, a track later to become a stage favourite during his times with HAWKWIND, and a track that, for the first three minutes, works superbly with swooping synths, shimmering glissando guitars and oodles of cosmic music. But then his almost spoken word vocal begins, and things take a bit of downward spiral, giving you the sense that if only he’d shut up you’d be listening to a space synth masterpiece! The short: ‘Generator’ is a pop-synth crossover piece with bouncy rhythms, swooping synthesizers and a sort of punk-synth vocal that leads into this rather cheesy lead keyboard mid-section.
This first-half is salvaged, or as good as, by the seven-minute plus instrumental: ‘Passage Sur La Cite´ {Des Revelations}’ which, with its strong sequencers and truly immaculate cosmic synths flowing all over the place a series of lead melodies and soundscapes that, for the first time on the album really are seriously uplifting.
Then, the ‘piece de resistance’ comes in the form of the title track - an eighteen-minute masterpiece where synthesizers, vocals, sequencers, space synths and sheer cosmic atmosphere meet in one spellbinding melting pot! Working its charms, it blissfully melts the hardest of hearts with vision, wondrous amazement and unbridled enjoyment of psychedelic seventies, GONG-influenced, new age synth music at its finest.
Fellow French synth man Jean-Philippe Rykiel lends a hand and plays a vital role, as the two musicians create heaven on a piece of plastic! So, a classic on two thirds of an album? You better believe it!!

Musician line-up: Tim Blake (keyboards / guitars / vocals) and Jean-Phillipe Rykiel (Mini-Moog on ‘Passage Sur La Cité’ {De La Révélation}' and ‘Blake's New Jerusalem’.

‘New Jerusalem’ on Vinyl LP was released on 12th October 2018

‘New Jerusalem’ is also available as a 2017 Remastered CD with 3 Bonus Tracks – Stock # 1930632

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Side 1:
01. Song For A New Age (5:14)
02. Lighthouse (6:46)
03. Generator {Laser Beam} (3:34)
04. Passage Sur La Cite´ {Des Revelations} (7:43)

Side 2:
01. Blake’s New Jerusalem (16:18)