Inside (Paul Horn album)

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Inside is an album by American flautist and composer Paul Horn, released in 1969 by Epic Records.wikipedia
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Paul Horn (musician)

Paul Horn
Inside is an album by American flautist and composer Paul Horn, released in 1969 by Epic Records.
He became a pioneer of world and new age music with his 1969 album, Inside.

New-age music

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Inside became a commercial success, selling over one million copies worldwide and became one of the earliest examples of world fusion and New-age music.
Paul Horn (beginning with 1968's Inside) was one of the important predecessors.

Taj Mahal

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It was recorded inside the Taj Mahal in Agra, India on April 25, 1968 during Horn's visit to produce a documentary about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Transcendental Meditation.

Epic Records

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Inside is an album by American flautist and composer Paul Horn, released in 1969 by Epic Records.

Agra

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It was recorded inside the Taj Mahal in Agra, India on April 25, 1968 during Horn's visit to produce a documentary about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Transcendental Meditation.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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It was recorded inside the Taj Mahal in Agra, India on April 25, 1968 during Horn's visit to produce a documentary about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Transcendental Meditation. In 1967, Horn decided to pursue a "spiritual pilgrimage" and became one of the celebrity musicians to accompany The Beatles on their visit to India in February 1968 to complete a Transcendental Meditation course with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at his ashram in Rishikesh.

Transcendental Meditation

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It was recorded inside the Taj Mahal in Agra, India on April 25, 1968 during Horn's visit to produce a documentary about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Transcendental Meditation. In 1967, Horn decided to pursue a "spiritual pilgrimage" and became one of the celebrity musicians to accompany The Beatles on their visit to India in February 1968 to complete a Transcendental Meditation course with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at his ashram in Rishikesh.

World music

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Inside became a commercial success, selling over one million copies worldwide and became one of the earliest examples of world fusion and New-age music.

The Beatles

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In 1967, Horn decided to pursue a "spiritual pilgrimage" and became one of the celebrity musicians to accompany The Beatles on their visit to India in February 1968 to complete a Transcendental Meditation course with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at his ashram in Rishikesh.

The Beatles in India

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In 1967, Horn decided to pursue a "spiritual pilgrimage" and became one of the celebrity musicians to accompany The Beatles on their visit to India in February 1968 to complete a Transcendental Meditation course with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at his ashram in Rishikesh.

Ashram

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In 1967, Horn decided to pursue a "spiritual pilgrimage" and became one of the celebrity musicians to accompany The Beatles on their visit to India in February 1968 to complete a Transcendental Meditation course with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at his ashram in Rishikesh.

Rishikesh

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In 1967, Horn decided to pursue a "spiritual pilgrimage" and became one of the celebrity musicians to accompany The Beatles on their visit to India in February 1968 to complete a Transcendental Meditation course with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at his ashram in Rishikesh.

New Delhi

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The trip included a visit to New Delhi where Horn recorded tracks for Paul Horn in Kashmir – Cosmic Consciousness and Paul Horn in India – Ragas for Flute, Veena, and Violin, two albums that marked a major stylistic departure from Horn's jazz origins.

Nagra

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Archer, not knowing this, proceeded to set up the recording equipment which included a microphone and a Nagra portable tape recorder.

Alto flute

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With his alto flute assembled Horn blew a low C note, which "filled the entire room and hung there" as the guard "stood there transfixed".

Richard Bock (producer)

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The first contact was his friend Richard Bock, the founder of Pacific Jazz Records, who forwarded the album to the marketing man, Massey Lipton.

Pacific Jazz Records

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The first contact was his friend Richard Bock, the founder of Pacific Jazz Records, who forwarded the album to the marketing man, Massey Lipton.

Gatefold

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His request for the album to be packaged in a gatefold sleeve, which allowed two inner surfaces, initially caused problems, as the Epic's policy only granted gatefold sleeves for double albums which were sold for $4.99 instead of $3.99 for a standard record.

Double album

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His request for the album to be packaged in a gatefold sleeve, which allowed two inner surfaces, initially caused problems, as the Epic's policy only granted gatefold sleeves for double albums which were sold for $4.99 instead of $3.99 for a standard record.

Kuckuck Schallplatten

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Horn expressed greater satisfaction with the design for the album's 1980s reissue by Kuckuck/Celestial Harmonies.

The Courier-Journal

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Bruce Temple for The Courier-Journal considered the Taj Mahal to be "one of the most intriguing recording studios in the world" because of the album.

Pensacola News Journal

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In a review published in the Pensacola News Journal, Cliff Smith wrote: "To hear this LP is to know why Horn was compelled to play in this acoustical wonderland. I've never heard such a sound in my life", and praised its "intrigue and beauty".

High Fidelity (magazine)

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Gene Lees of High Fidelity called the music "serene" in a recording that "has an incredible ambience, an otherworldly beauty that communicates itself with gentle insistence."

AllMusic

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In a retrospective review for AllMusic, Jim Brenholts gave the album four-and-a-half stars out of five.

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