Import LP – MAP 2003 – Christening For Listening: A Soundtrack For Every Body (Reissue) – Steven Halpern

ニューエイジ/アンビエント・ミュージックの最初期の1枚として知られる、コレクター必涎の名作『Christening For Listening: A Soundtrack For Every Body』。初回プレスにしか収録されなかった幻のジャズ・ファンク・チューン、B3「Something For Every Body Suite」を収めた奇跡の世界初リイシュー。

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Originally released as MAP 2003, by Sound Principle Records, US, 1975
Reissued by Eatingstanding, Italy

Format: LP LTD 500 copies / MAP 2003: AAR 888
Artist: Steven Halpern
Title: Christening For Listening: A Soundtrack For Every Body (Reissue)
Barcode: 4560312319970


Steven Halpern (Fender-Rhodes electric piano, bass **, trumpet ***, guitars**)
Iasos (eclectic electric flute **)
El Sito (percussion ***)

** Side II only
*** Side II track 3 only

Rec data:

Recorded at The Music Annex, San Jose, CA
Recording Engineer: Dave Porter
Re-mixed at Accurate Sound, Redwood City, CA, by Dave Porter, Harn Soper
Mastering by Allen Zentz, Hollywood, CA
Cover Design: Michael Pollard


All selections Composed and Produced by Steven Halpern
All compositions published by Open Channel Sound Co. BMI
(C) (P) 1975 Open Channel Sound Co, 1625 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301


Side A

  1. Keynote C- Red
  2. Keynote D- Orange
  3. Keynote E- Yellow
  4. Keynote F- Green
  5. Keynote G- Blue
  6. Keynote A- Indigo
  7. Keynote B- Violet

Side B

  1. Be-Muse-Ment
  2. Trans-Pan-Dance
  3. Something for Everybody Suite


Reissued for the very first time since 1975 in its original format and track listing, a legendary album that is considered a game-changer in music. Steve Halpern’s landmark album ‘Christening For Listening (A Soundtrack For Every Body)’ is considered by many to be a crucial and defining album that pointed the way ahead.

Predating the ambient/experimental work of Brian Eno, Steve Hillage and even Mort Garson’s ‘Plantasia’, Steve Halpern’s ‘Christening For Listening’ was the first album to explore what became known as ‘new age’ or ambient music, exploring the effect of tones and rhythms on the human body and mind as well as plants and other organisms. Originally issued as a private pressing in 1975, the very first issue of this album had an extraordinary extended jazz funk track on the B side, a DJ/Samplers delight – DJ Gaslamp Killer is a huge fan. This track, ‘Something For Every Body Suite’, was never included on any of the subsequent represses making the very first pressing incredibly rare and almost impossible to find. It’s reissued here for the very first time, with full repro of the original artwork plus a Q&A by Tony Higgins with Steven Halpern himself. This reissue is fully authorised by Steven.

A strictly limited vinyl run of 500 in a thick 700g card hand glued sleeve, with PVC outer. The LP comes with one of five 12×12” Kirlian photos from Steve Halpern’s original archive printed on Translucent GSK Heliography Paper

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