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Robbie Basho – Visions of the Country

Robbie Basho
Visions of the Country

Windham Hill Records 1978

Side 1:
Green River Suite
Rocky Mountain Raga
Variations on Easter
Blue Crystal Fire

Side 2:
Orphan’s Lament
Leaf in the Wind
Night Way
Elk Dreamer’s Lament
Call on the Wind

so i finally found an original LP of my very favorite robbie basho record after looking for this for many years. a crazy collection of records came into the local store the other day & it included most all of the robbie basho albums (and a lot of fahey & other great stuff too). i was never happy with the mp3 rip of this album that has been floating around the internet for awhile, so here is a nice sounding new rip by yours truly with full high quality scans of the cover and insert.
enjoy this beautiful album by a truly original master american musician!

  1. danny on May 19th, 2011

    i love this and the cover is gorgeous as well! thanks for taking the time to share this greg…

  2. owlqaeda on May 19th, 2011

    many thx greg. my fave as well, after basho sings :)

  3. owlqaeda on May 19th, 2011

    such a superb sounding rip & undoubtedly the definitive transfer on the greater interwebs. i just had to creep back here to gush & humbly axe if there’s any chance ya might be equipped to give the same treatment to ‘twilight peaks’ some sweet day? you know you want to

  4. john on May 20th, 2011

    Thanks very much for sharing, Greg

  5. Maxwell on May 20th, 2011

    nice one greg!

  6. SD on May 20th, 2011

    Very exciting! I’ve wanted to hear this for years. Thanks for posting.

  7. Trevor on May 20th, 2011

    thanks Greg !!

  8. gd on May 20th, 2011

    @owl – I made a pretty decent rip of twilight peaks from glenn jones original cassette. maybe I’ll post it here soon or send it to you for holy warbles.

    I heard it’s going to be reissued soon though. that’s the word on the webs…..

  9. tylerw on May 20th, 2011

    awwwwesome. thank you.

  10. colin on May 20th, 2011

    awesome, excellent record, thanks for this new rip!

  11. owlqaeda on May 20th, 2011

    super righteous brother gd. kindly drop it wherev & whenev the spirit might move ya. hadn’t heard any interwebular whispers of a twilight peaks reish, but what a glorious idear! hallelujah

  12. the clayton peacock on May 21st, 2011

    This is so excellent. As one whose “name” is the clayton peacock and (fake) email “falconers.arm,” I think you may understand that this, truly, doth make our spirits take wing.

  13. colin on May 21st, 2011

    if anyone’s interested i cleaned up and reduced the cover image size so you can reduce the mp3 file size by about 100mb.

  14. gtd on May 22nd, 2011

    @owl – i sent you a special message at rolmol. peace!

  15. Ed Howard on June 3rd, 2011

    Awesome! Any chance of a lossless/FLAC rip of this?

  16. nickj on June 12th, 2011

    thank you for this! new to me, but very much appreciated.

  17. Karla Ford on September 9th, 2011

    On the Robbie Basho Archives website (
    are 2 rare Basho concerts in Iowa ready for download now.
    live at the Sinclair Auditorium/Coe College
    in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (July, 22,1978)
    live at the Stone City General Store in Stone City, Iowa (1982)
    Klick on the picture at the start page and go to “Special/live” in the top menu

  18. carrion on February 13th, 2012

    Could you re-upload the rip to a different site, since Megaupload’s gone?

  19. reg harries on April 8th, 2012

    I’d love a re-up of this. I’ve been searching for the record on ebay and discogs and can’t find it.

  20. sponge on May 12th, 2012

    I upt moi old acquisition of this in two pieces as together they just surpassed mf’s 200mb limit. If I were wiser I might have removed the artwork form the tags … instead: here and here

    Thanks Greg – this record’s accompanied me on many a fair day and I’m extremely grateful. “Follow the milky way – Home.”