Beyond Morgia [Import]
(Australia - Import)
In June 1976, Lobby Loyde was at a critical juncture in his career; he stood at the metaphorical musical crossroads where a number of pathways lay ahead of him yet nothing was certain. He had already established himself as one of Australia's legendary guitarists and rock personalities, having toured and recorded relentlessly with the purple hearts, the wild cherries, the Aztecs, colored balls and southern electric. Yet where was he to go from here? With his faith in Australian music at low-ebb, he'd already decided to travel to London to check out the scene over there. One final order of business he had to complete before his departure in early July was to record a new album. Lobby had written the music for a space rock concept album which he wanted to record as the instrumental soundtrack for a proposed sci-fi film, all of which was based on his unpublished novel called 'beyond morgia: The labyrinths of klimster'. 'beyond morgia' was recorded at Armstrong studios one weekend in June 1976, with the guys from southern electric on hand. With the studio's tape operator tony Cohen promoted to engineer and mixer, the session was recorded on the Saturday and then overdubbed and mixed on the Sunday. Loyde emerged with the mixed master tapes but for a whole raft of reasons the album never eventuated. The tapes went missing for many years, presumed lost forever but they recently surfaced.