Thursday, 29 March 2012

Into Resurrection Land

Into Resurrection Land (The Divine Healing Mission. UK. 1970's)

A very obscure xian private pressing that is slowly gaining a reputation. I certainly can't take credit for discovering this album, the first time i became aware of it was through Jason Mills at Folkadelic. Due to being pretty much ungoogleable, apart from the couple that have sold on eBay in the past, i have very little information to share. The album was released by The Divine Healing Mission and contains the words and music of the Crowhurst Theatre of the Spirit. It is based around Transcendental meditation and contains many spoken word passages as well as mucic. The whole album kicks off with the track "Dawn" that is an inventive piece of music that sets the scene well.

"He is here" is the standout track for me, certainly more prog rock than psych with an obvious Pink Floyd influence. The quality of arrangemnets, writing, musicianship and production are very high, which leads me to wonder what else the group were involved with. Unfortunately the album sleeve and label do not list the musicians. From the sound of this track alone i would have thought the album was recorded and released in the 1970's. If anyone involved comes across this post i'd love to hear from them, all my investigations have been unsuccesful.


Yiprocheresy said...

I've just put a copy of this album on eBay and I have another Divine Healing Mission LP An Exercise in Relaxation by the President of The DHM Rev. George Bennett (on side one) and Relaxation Into God by Rev. Paul Peters (on side two).Sadly this one is spoken word only.

Mr Evergreen Winter Man said...

Thanks for the info, never seen a copy of the other one, wonder if there's any more out there?

conference monkey said...

Hi, I've just played side one of this having picked up a copy in Whitstable last month. It's incredible... This was the first internet hit I got looking for more info - great blog!