Silhouette Segments

Silhouette Segments

by Brother John Rydgren
     
 
John Rydgren (or Brother John, as he came to be known as an on-air DJ and radio personality) was an ordained minister in the American Lutheran Church, but his claim to pop history fame came in the 1960s and early '70s when his syndicated FM radio shows, most notably the show called Silhouettes, were broadcast across the U.S. (and in Vietnam) between 1966 and 1968. A

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John Rydgren (or Brother John, as he came to be known as an on-air DJ and radio personality) was an ordained minister in the American Lutheran Church, but his claim to pop history fame came in the 1960s and early '70s when his syndicated FM radio shows, most notably the show called Silhouettes, were broadcast across the U.S. (and in Vietnam) between 1966 and 1968. A sort of "hip preacher" balanced between Christianity on the one hand and the emerging "Flower Power" generation on the other, Rydgren interspersed progressive and psychedelic rock tracks with his thoughts on spirituality, philosophy, and the changing times, all in a deep, sincere, and affecting baritone. He also released three LPs of these thoughts and musings laid over a backdrop of fuzz guitars, heavenly choirs, and sitar drones -- Worlds of Youth (1966), Cantata for New Life (1967), and Silhouette Segments (1968) -- during this time period, and all three are collected here, along with additional tracks. Consider it an intriguing historical timepiece.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/18/2012
Label:
Omni
UPC:
0725543916426
catalogNumber:
168
Rank:
111626

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Music To Watch Girls By
  2. Personality Doll of the Week
  3. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  4. Hippie Version of the 23rd Psalm
  5. Rinky Dink
  6. An Offering of Music
  7. Disadvantages of Life
  8. Hippie Version of Creation
  9. Search It Out
  10. Transistor Father
  11. Plea of a Lonely Girl
  12. To Sir With Love
  13. The Happening
  14. Groovin' On a Saturday Night
  15. Dark Side of the Flower
  16. Dedicated To the One I Love
  17. Christmas Montage
  18. A Christmas Reflection
  19. Portrait of Christ
  20. Sweet Home
  21. The Lord is My Shepherd
  22. The Oil Painting
  23. The Air Terminal
  24. Butterfly
  25. Here Lies the Church
  26. Move Out In Style
  27. A Simple Stroll
  28. The Noise
  29. Great To Build Something
  30. The Disadvantages
  31. A Beautiful Girl
  32. They Say
  33. They Say
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Disc 2

  1. Introduction
  2. Cantata of New Life
  3. Epilog
  4. News (the Kite and News)
  5. Forgiveness (the Boy Looking Natural)
  6. Awol's of Life
  7. Pictures (The Nasty Picture)
  8. Rhythm (God Made Rhythm)
  9. Computers
  10. Baptism (Come To War)
  11. Martyrs
  12. This is Silhouette, Pt. 1 (Reality)
  13. This is Silhouette, Pt. 2 (Man)

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