In 1966, Bobby BeauSoleil was performing music in San Francisco, CA and met Kenneth Anger. Anger and Bobby agreed to work together. Some music is made, some darkness befalls the scene, the two fall out. Forward to 1969, the year that Bobby ends up in prison. Anger moves ahead and in 1972 he turns to Jimmy Page to take over making the music for his film, but this pairing is doomed to fail. Ultimately Bobby, reconnects with Kenneth. Things coalesce in 1976 when, with the consent of the prison authorities, Bobby records the Lucifer Rising music with other inmates of the facilities of Tracy, CA.
It was originally pressed on LP in 1980 and then presented in an elaborate presentation as a four album boxset with the original release and session recordings related to the original soundtrack sessions. This commemorative reissue on the Ajna label is faithful to the artist's original conception, restored to a seamless whole by returning to the nascent mix tape and giving it a fresh mastering for the ultimate in audio fidelity. Mastered by Bob Ferbrache. Cover art by Doping-Pong. Printed inner sleeve and spot gloss jacket.
"When I composed and recorded the soundtrack for a reconceptualized Lucifer Rising a decade after the first abandoned attempt I drew on my own life experiences to tell the story in music evocative of the mythical Lucifer awakening in his pit of despair, rekindling his torch, and rising like a phoenix from the ashes of his own unmaking to begin his long journey from the dark recesses of the underworld – shedding his pride along the way in his uncompromising desire to regain the Beloved." - Bobby BeauSoleil