RYAN, COLLIE - The Rainbow Records
Yoga Records, in association with Riverman Music, is proud to present this 3xCD box set, the first-ever CD reissue of these breathtaking obscure folk gems by Texas Collie Ryan. Collie Ryan privately-pressed three albums in 1973, The Giving Tree, Indian Harvest, and Takin Your Turn Round The Corner Of Day. These records were funded in part by Collies friends at the New Age Farms carrot and fresh juice company in Lompoc, California, and shortly after their recording, Collie devoted her life to nature and moved completely off the grid. Collies mesmerizing sound remained largely a secret until Cricket," one of the tracks from Indian Harvest, surfaced on Numero Groups stellar Wayfaring Strangers: Ladies From The Canyon compilation in 2006. Collies cosmic music is almost solely based around her high, bird-like voice and nylon guitar picking, and her lyrics reflect her lifelong study of theosophy and naturalist living. Even today, Collie lives largely outside of what would be considered "regular" society, residing in a converted 1930s school bus in the middle of a Texas desert and painting mandalas on hub cabs, while continuing to produce her very special and personal music. This 3CD box set, entitled The Rainbow Records, features a new painting by Collie, fantastic liner notes by partner-in-crime Tommie Zook, and never-before-seen photographs. The tracks have been completely remastered from the original master tapes in a 24-bit remaster, and are housed in a paper sleeve and slipcase. A sun-kissed bevy of quirky, circular, acoustic guitar-picked metaphysical song cycles, topped by Collies unfailingly sweet, clear trill. Surely, Ryan belongs alongside such queens of the folk pantheon as Vashti Bunyan, Linda Perhacs, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joni Mitchell, Sibelle Baier, Ruthann Friedman, etc. This is a haunting collection that simply should not be missed." -Yoga.
- Regular price $29.00