Silhouette Segments

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/18/2012
  • Label: Omni
  • UPC: 725543916426
  • Catalog Number: 168
  • Sales rank: 105,017

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Music To Watch Girls By (2:48)
  2. 2 Personality Doll of the Week (1:22)
  3. 3 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (3:10)
  4. 4 Hippie Version of the 23rd Psalm (0:55)
  5. 5 Rinky Dink (2:49)
  6. 6 An Offering of Music (2:32)
  7. 7 Disadvantages of Life (2:26)
  8. 8 Hippie Version of Creation (3:42)
  9. 9 Search It Out (1:34)
  10. 10 Transistor Father (2:22)
  11. 11 Plea of a Lonely Girl (1:17)
  12. 12 To Sir With Love (3:11)
  13. 13 The Happening (3:10)
  14. 14 Groovin' On a Saturday Night (2:59)
  15. 15 Dark Side of the Flower (4:10)
  16. 16 Dedicated To the One I Love (1:27)
  17. 17 Christmas Montage (2:36)
  18. 18 A Christmas Reflection (1:50)
  19. 19 Portrait of Christ (2:16)
  20. 20 Sweet Home (1:01)
  21. 21 The Lord is My Shepherd (0:56)
  22. 22 The Oil Painting (1:00)
  23. 23 The Air Terminal (0:55)
  24. 24 Butterfly (0:59)
  25. 25 Here Lies the Church (0:59)
  26. 26 Move Out In Style (1:00)
  27. 27 A Simple Stroll (1:04)
  28. 28 The Noise (1:04)
  29. 29 Great To Build Something (1:01)
  30. 30 The Disadvantages (1:01)
  31. 31 A Beautiful Girl (0:56)
  32. 32 They Say (1:01)
  33. 33 They Say (1:03)
  34. 34 They Say (1:03)
  35. 35 They Say (1:05)
  36. 36 They Say (1:04)
  37. 37 They Say (1:01)
  38. 38 They Say (1:03)
  39. 39 They Say (1:02)
  40. 40 They Say (1:04)
  41. 41 They Say (1:04)
  42. 42 They Say (1:03)
  43. 43 They Say (1:01)
  44. 44 They Say (1:03)
  45. 45 They Say (1:02)
  46. 46 They Say (1:01)
  47. 47 They Say (1:03)
  48. 48 They Say (1:04)
  49. 49 They Say (1:05)
  50. 50 They Say (1:03)
  51. 51 They Say (1:03)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Introduction (1:08)
  2. 2 Cantata of New Life (26:08)
  3. 3 Epilog (0:22)
  4. 4 News (the Kite and News) (3:50)
  5. 5 Forgiveness (the Boy Looking Natural) (2:56)
  6. 6 Awol's of Life (3:03)
  7. 7 Pictures (The Nasty Picture) (4:04)
  8. 8 Rhythm (God Made Rhythm) (3:23)
  9. 9 Computers (3:53)
  10. 10 Baptism (Come To War) (4:59)
  11. 11 Martyrs (4:44)
  12. 12 This is Silhouette, Pt. 1 (Reality) (8:50)
  13. 13 This is Silhouette, Pt. 2 (Man) (9:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brother John Rydgren Primary Artist
Sam Spence Conductor
John Rydgren Narrator
Technical Credits
David Landis Layout
Mike Shields Engineer
Warren Barnett Remastering
Strictly Kev Executive Producer
Herbert Brokering Composer
Jon Dale Liner Notes
Robert R. Way Composer
John Rydgren Composer, Producer, Text
Fritz Sinjuschkin Engineer
David Hersk Engineer
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