BOB RAY - 'Initiation Of A Mystic' (Soul City SCS-92007) 1969
This rather splendid late sixties album has completely slipped me by for decades.
Bob Ray was one half of the duo calling themselves Bob & Kit releasing a 45 on HBR Records. He then was a member of the equally cool Thorinshield.
Bob Ray is clearly inspired by Donovan on his solo effort even down to the way he sometimes pronounces words. Backing is by Hollywood's studio greats, Jim Gordon, Larry Knechtel, Joe Osborne, Jim Horn and Hal Blaine.
I've just YouTube uploaded the dreamy 'Live Today'....
Maybe one day this album will see a vinyl/CD re-issue.
liners inside the deluxe gatefold sleeve:
When the world has divided itself and each stands strongly upon it's own way,
The word will come forth to recognise these divisions....