tasavallan presidentti: the lost 1971 studio session (gold)
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  • the lost 1971 studio session (gold) (LP)

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  • Format: LP
  • Label: Svart
  • Genre: Progressive

Gold vinyl, gatefold sleeve

Tasavallan Presidentti's 1st incarnation with vocalist Frank Robson performed their last studio session at YLE Broadcasting Company in Helsinki, 1971. This session was, however, completely buried by time and forgotten, until Svart Records accidentally stumbled upon an archival copy.

This studio session recording from the autumn of 1971, found from the archives of the Finnish Broadcasting Company, is a sensational discovery in many ways. It is a studio live session which the band recorded just before parting ways with vocalist Frank Robson, which may be the reason why the tape was left unused.

Otto Donner, one of the three founders of Love Records, the band's current label, had become the head of the Finnish Broadcasting Company's entertainment unit, which produced this studio session. Perhaps he was planning to release it on Love Records?

The release features extensive liner notes by writer Petri Kuljuntausta, who provides background details which hint to the fact that had the band not decide to find a new vocalist a few months later, this tape could indeed have been the Tasavallan Presidentti album number three.

Track Listing

  • A1 Impressions of India (4:15) (Music by Jukka Tolonen)
  • A2 Falling Deeper [aka The Bargain] (16:46) (Music by Jukka Tolonen, Lyrics by Frank Robson)
  • B1 Celebration of the Saved Nine / After Celebration (13:28) (Celebration of the Saved Nine, music by Pekka Pöyry) (After Celebration, music by Pekka Pöyry, Jukka Tolonen, Måns Groundstroem & Vesa Aaltonen)
  • B2 Hills and Dales (7:41) (Music by Pekka Pöyry, Jukka Tolonen, Måns Groundstroem & Vesa Aaltonen)