One of the rarest albums from the British Isles. Pressed in tiny quantities (only 99 copies) with hand-made covers/inserts and released by one of the most collectable UK independent labels, the Holyground in 1970.
A-Austr was the brainchild of Mike Levon, owner of Holyground studios and label. It’s one of the finest examples of the british psychedelic movement. A do-it-yourself project with the participation of many friends -musicians and vocalists- which experiments with certain doses of psych, mellow rock, baroque pop, eastern folk and revolutionary sounds and effects. It's impossible to describe the songs one by one. Thoughtful, dreamy and wonderful stuff and a one of a kind "must hear" album.
A-AUSTR is the first title in our Holyground series.
Unfortunately, Mike died peacefully on 4th September 2011,
so we have to dedicate this release to his dream.
This is an official reissue.
And it's the first reissue that comes with a reproduction, as close as possible,
of the original cover and labels.
Printed on vintage (real 70's-made paper; we tried very hard to find it)
one-sided bronze carton.
Inside the gatefold cover is the paste-on white vinyl-case.
Like the original issue, it includes, 17 A4-sized paper sheets
with lyrics, credits and sketches.
Extra is a 4-pages coloured insert with photos and notes
written and designed by Mike.
Yet, there is a reproduction of a seldom seen A-Austr A4 poster
and 3 A-Austr business-cards (!).
Limited to 300 black and 200 coloured copies.
180gr vinyl as usual.
PVC protective outer sleeve. This is the ORANGE