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Label: Righteous - RIGHTEOUS PSALM 239 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Alternative Rock, Country Rock, Folk Rock
It was produced by guitarist Robert Frippwho also played on the album. When finally released, the album sold well, but ultimately did not yield a hit single.
They had produced several hit pop singles, but Hall had grown to feel artistically limited and in was much more concerned with expressing his own outlook on life and music than with making more hit songs.
Fripp had dissolved his group King Crimson inand after a sabbatical, returned to music with session work and other guest appearances. Already familiar with one another's work, the duo felt an instant rapport, and planned to work together. InHall and Fripp reconnected while Hall was writing songs for his solo debut; Hall drafted Fripp as producer and guitarist. Although the session players were uniformly excellent musicians, Hall Invisible Friend - Various - Sacred Songs For Worrying Times their performances were hampered by a disconnectedness from the songs.
The album was originally intended to be part of a loose trilogy of sorts with Peter Gabriel 's second album and The Return Of Moped John - Billy And The Willies - Cheese Exposureall of which Fripp produced. So the company shelved the record, and release was postponed indefinitely. Outraged, Hall and Fripp passed tapes of Sacred Songs to music journalists and disc jockeys.
Tosches notes that a groundswell of interest was generated inside the music profession and from Hall's fans with a letter-writing campaign directed at RCA requesting the album's release. Upon release, Sacred Songs peaked at 58 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart; however, there was no hit single from the record. Afterwards, Hall recorded vocals for most of the tracks on Fripp's solo debut, Invisible Friend - Various - Sacred Songs For Worrying Times however due to pressure from RCA and Hall's management this was cut back to just two songs on the final release "You Burn Me up I'm a Cigarette" and "North Star".
These are included Rainy Days And Mondays - Ferrante & Teicher - Its Too Late some CD versions of Sacred Songs. Nearly thirty years after Hall recorded these songs, most were finally released on the re-issue of Exposure by Fripp's Discipline Global Mobile label. The group was originally planned to use the name Discipline, but gradually morphed into the Mark IV version of King Crimson.
In the commentary after the song was played, Hall mentions that it was the first time he had played the song since the one time it Foterevex - Noisesurfer - Adsl (File, Album) performed in the studio in for the recording of the album.
Both the lyrics and musical sounds of Sacred Songs reflected Hall's personal philosophy. The lyrical content alludes to some of Hall's interests in Aleister Crowley 's system of esoteric magic or " magick " as it is sometimes spelled.
In that interview Hall indicated that in he began a serious study of esoteric spirituality, reading books on topics like the cabalathe ancient Celtsand the traditions of the Druids. For example, the album track "Without Tears" is based on Crowley's book Magick without Tears published in Fripp shared similar interests in mysticism; Invisible Friend - Various - Sacred Songs For Worrying Times at Sherbourne House in the mid-seventies, he studied the recorded lectures of the late John G.
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