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Artist: BROWNS, ARTHUR KINGDOM COME
Title: Galactic Zoo Dossier
Format: LP
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $30.00
"Limited edition of 500 copies with reproduction of the rare 2 sided poster that was only with the initial run of copies. Swordfish proudly continues its reissue programme of vintage Arthur Brown recordings with Kingdom Comes classic 1971 debut. A stunning fusion featuring elements of psychedelia, prog and electronics. Whilst not a major commercial success at the time in terms of pioneering spirit it has become something of a landmark. Now some 45 years later the driving forces behind it are far clearer-a remarkable visionary work full of genuine progressive portent. Officially licensed, fully remastered and presented with the original gatefold sleeve artwork. As an added bonus a reproduction of the rare two-sided poster that was only with the initial run of copies is included." - Swordfish.

Artist: C.A. QUINTET
Title: Last Trip at Lake Pepin
Format: LP
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
Ltd. Edition 180g vinyl LP. Newly discovered recording, never previously available. "In January 1971 legendary Minneapolis psychedelic band the C A Quintet, creators of one of the most sought-after and celebrated underground albums of the 60s, Trip Thru Hell, decided to call it a day and play one final swan-song at Lake Pepin High School. Three tracks from this gig were hastily issued by the band in the early 80s in response to a bootleg of the Trip Thru Hell LP that had then recently surfaced. Whilst many thought then that this was the last that would ever be heard of the band again, earlier this year two surprising events happened - 1, the original master-tape of the gig was discovered. 2, it was found to contain material far stronger than that on the old live album and also to include previously unheard original material. The band perform storming versions of 60s classics like Born To Be Wild and Badge alongside originals 4am In New York City and the closing number China Clipper - the final song ever performed by the C A Quintet. This will be a limited edition one-off custom pressing featuring new liner notes specially written for this edition by band founder and leader Ken Erwin who also supervised the remastering of these recordings." - Swordfish.
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Artist: FATHER YOD AND THE SPIRIT OF 76
Title: Contraction
Format: LP
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"The legendary and ultra-rare second album fully remastered and presented in the original full colour sleeve. Includes new notes from various family members especially written for this release. The extremely positive & instructive nature of the Contraction period lyrically is amazing. Father is like a marine taking a beachhead in WWII and we were the beachhead. Our previous Pavlovian lives of following the repetitive death culture were the enemy and he was taking no prisoners. His aim in Contraction was to give birth to the highest conception of oneself as no less than the messiah." - DJIN AQUARIAN, 2005.
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Artist: FATHER YOD AND THE SPIRIT OF 76
Title: Contraction
Format: CD
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
First authorized CD reissue of this album, originally issued by Higher Key in 1974. "The legendary and ultra-rare second album fully remastered and presented in the original full color sleeve. Includes new notes from various family members especially written for this release. The extremely positive & instructive nature of the Contraction period lyrically is amazing. Father is like a marine taking a beachhead in WWII and we were the beachhead. Our previous Pavlovian lives of following the repetitive death culture were the enemy and he was taking no prisoners. His aim in Contraction was to give birth to the highest conception of oneself as no less than the messiah." - DJIN AQUARIAN 2005.

Artist: HAINO, KEIJI
Title: Next, Lets Try Changing the Shape
Format: CD
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Featuring 6 pieces, featuring Hainos voice, guitar and sampled guitar. It sees him developing themes on from his last PSF release." - Swordfish.
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Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: Chants and Songs
Format: CD
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $14.00
"We The Source Family were given this Sacred Name of God YHVH, the Tetragrammaton by our Earthly Spiritual Father whom we called, simply, Father. We came together every morning and chanted this Ancient and Sacred Name in many forms.  During this transition into The New Age the Age of Aquarius this ancient and Sacred Name is finally going Mainstream so we have come to realize that the time has finally arrived to release our original Chants.   Although some of these Chants are "Beautiful" . . . we could not call this a "Beautiful Album". The Chants are sometimes inspiring and occasionally haunting Chants.  Most of the recordings were made on inexpensive equipment - and it has deteriorated since it was recorded in the early to mid 70s.  At one of our morning Meditations, just before The Source Family dispersed, someone suggested that we try to record all of our Chants. Maybe 20 of us gathered later that morning at "The Sun Palace" . . . and set a $29.98, monaural tape recorder with a tiny, built-in microphone on the floor in the middle of the circle. We have re-mastered all of it, to attain the best quality sound possible from the original tapes.  We encourage you to sing along with these Chants."- Source Family.
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Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: Im Gonna Take You Home
Format: CD
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $14.00
"New reissue of this all-time classic from 1974, licensed directly from Father Yods Source Foundation in Hawaii. Previously only available as a long gone bootleg or as part of the 13CD Capt. Trip box, now readily available. This is one of deepest Ya Ho Wha albums, right up there with Penetration. "The ultimate acid album ever! These seminal west coast weirdsters are rumored to have had members of the 13th Floor Elevators and Sky Saxon involved and perform with them. True or not, this album is extremely rare and musically very, very weird! This mystical and drug-influenced collection of lysergic acid heads created some of the scariest sounds ever, definitely NOT for the faint hearted. After you light the blue touch paper, stand well back, because this toxic concoction will liquidize any cerebral matter within a 10 metre radius! Manic, screamed vocals are accompanied by relentless 100% twisted guitar on this mega rare platter. Presented in its original and totally authentic gatefold sleeve with the lovers and the chariot tarot card cover and the proclamation divine communion time is here, little kitties -- YA HO WA 009 --Licensed to give life! I could write a book on the cover. It is an absolute masterpiece of design, and probably the greatest cover in music history. Suffice it to say if you were to fully grasp the meaning and symbology of it, you would have the keys to magically transform your person and environment into your hearts desire and ride the chariot of god into the future of your own will, one with god. -- Djin Aquarian (Guitar) on Im Gonna Take You Home." -Swordfish
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Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: Penetration
Format: CD
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"Official reissue of this album from 1974 -- one of the heaviest albums from Father Yod and crew. Along with Im Gonna Take You Home, its just the best -- one of the finest sacred space cadet acid-mantra psychedelic death trips of all time, for sure. Captain Father Yod moans & groans a perfect vocal chime over the top of the searing guitar rip of "Djin" and a massive cloak of tribal percussion and general peaked whatsis. Touched & tipped by higher forces you can only dream of -- this contain the most intense passages created by the band Ya Ho Wa 13. One of the best album covers of all time, too. "This was called an Aquarian Symphony back in 1974 to herald through music, the coming of the Aquarian Age, September 17th, 2003. It was ahead of its time. Now its time has come!" -- Djin Aquarian, (guitarist), May, 2003." -Swordfish

Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: Re-Visiting Father and the Source Family
Format: DVD
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
Documentary video by Evan Wells, in conjuction with Isis and E from the Source Family. "This 2 1/2 hour documentary traces the history of the Source Family, Father Yod/Ya Ho Wha/the man formally known as Jim Baker. Going back to the Beatnik era of the late 50s when Baker ran a sandal shop in Hollywood it goes through the origins of the Family in Los Angeles in 1967 to the dispersal in the mid 70s. Many of the original members of the Family are interviewed and the new and extensive footage from the 70s is featured throughout. For anyone who has been fascinated by this mysterious cult/commune, this documentary should provide the answers to most questions and allow you to make up your own mind as to who Father Yod / Ya Ho Wha / Jim Baker was. A story that not even Hollywood could have scripted to be more entertaining." - Swordfish. NTSC format DVD, Region 0.
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Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: The Operetta
Format: Double LP
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $44.00
"The psychedelic find of the decade-their long-lost final magnum opus. Rumoured to exist for years-often put down as just rumour though. Here it is, unearthed from tapes thought lost forever but now found after nearly 30 years. The first thing to be released from Ya Ho Wha 13 since 1975. In the spring of 1975 the Family was homeless and was travelling on the West Coast after having been driven out of Hawaii by local laws (they would return later that year for what would be the final time with Father). Ya Ho Wha had taken a spontaneous journey to the East which had culminated in his initiation in the Great Pyramid of Egypt on Easter Sunday. Upon his return to the San Francisco area a warehouse in Corte Madeira was rented for the Family to gather for their Aquarian style morning meditations and meetings to greet the dawn. This is where The Operetta came down. It represents the first musical channelling from the time after Ya Ho Whas Easter Ressurrection in the Great Pyramid (returning transformed) and the last total musical recording he would make with the band. The 6 pieces which make up The Operetta form the culmination of all the YaHoWhan recordings -- thunderous percussion, massive psychedelic guitar swirlings are all vying for space with Ya Ho Whas spontaneous chanting in this intense journey into inner self. The final and most awesome of all their creations. A strictly limited edition 2 LP set presented in a gatefold cover featuring previously unseen photographs from the Familys personal archives, it comes with an insert featuring a transcription of Ya Ho Whas thoughts and comments on the piece when he heard the tapes played back to him shortly after they were recorded. One off pressing -- this is destined to become as rare as the Higherkey original" - Swordfish.

Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: The Operetta
Format: CD
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $17.50
"The psychedelic find of the decade-their long-lost final magnum opus. Rumoured to exist for years-often put down as just rumour though. Here it is, unearthed from tapes thought lost forever but now found after nearly 30 years. The first thing to be released from Ya Ho Wha 13 since 1975. In the spring of 1975 the Family was homeless and was travelling on the West Coast after having been driven out of Hawaii by local laws (they would return later that year for what would be the final time with Father). Ya Ho Wha had taken a spontaneous journey to the East which had culminated in his initiation in the Great Pyramid of Egypt on Easter Sunday. Upon his return to the San Francisco area a warehouse in Corte Madeira was rented for the Family to gather for their Aquarian style morning meditations and meetings to greet the dawn. This is where The Operetta came down. It represents the first musical channelling from the time after Ya Ho Whas Easter Ressurrection in the Great Pyramid (returning transformed) and the last total musical recording he would make with the band. The 6 pieces which make up The Operetta form the culmination of all the YaHoWhan recordings -- thunderous percussion, massive psychedelic guitar swirlings are all vying for space with Ya Ho Whas spontaneous chanting in this intense journey into inner self. The final and most awesome of all their creations." - Swordfish.

Artist: YA HO WHA 13
Title: To The Principles For The Children
Format: LP
Label: Swordfish
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
The fifth Ya Ho Wha 13 album to be officially reissued by Swordfish, in their continuing series - licensed directly from the Source Foundation. Has the original artwork, 180gm vinyl and all new 2006-written liner notes by Isis. Plus lyrics! Limited edition of 500 copies. This album was originally released on Higher Key around 1975. "At the end of 1974 The Source sold their restaurant and moved to Hawaii. There they went looking for paradise only to encounter hostile locals, who were reluctant to rent out a pad for Yahowa and his 13 wives, forcing them to temporarily retreat to Northern California. But they eventually reconfigured themselves and returned to Hawaii for a final fractious stand. To The Principles For The Children dates from this period and the tension shows. Its two long tracks are broken into untitled fragments, one of them an ode to woman power worthy of Helen Reddy. More frequently Yahowa locks into heaven chant mode, surrounded by instrumental rings that recall The Magic Band of Abba Zabba. Very possibly, this album explains a great deal of the Fathers philosophy - that is, if you can make out the words, of which there are many. By way of compensation the ensemble seamlessly blends effects and percussion, and when the kidschorus of Yahowa starts up at the end youll know youve already been somewhere." - Byron Coley.
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