Saturdays were always my sleep-in day when I was in school. A well deserved day off. Friday nights were football games and high school dances where I’d try to convince some poor gal that she really did want to slow dance with me to some Def Leppard power ballad spun by the DJ in the gymnasium. It seldom worked. I’d return home pretty bummed and sleep as long as I could on Saturday morning.
But now I look forward to Saturdays! Not because the ladies are finally digging Warrant, Poison or LA Guns (haha!), oh no! It’s because every Saturday I’m posting another Classic ISKCON Tape! WAAAAAAAAY better than power ballads!
Today, I’ve got a tape from the LA temple.
KT-05 Visnujana Swami – Hansadutta – Los Angeles Temple Studio Recording
Here’s a track list…
1) Visnujana Swami – Hare Krishna Kirtan
2) Visnujana Swami – Nrsimha Prayers + Jaya Radha-Madhava
3) Visnujana Swami – Vasanti-rasa
4) Visnujana Swami – Vasanti-rasa (Spoken English Translation)
5) Visnujana Swami – Nama-sankirtana
6) Hansadutta – Jaya Radha-Madhava + Hare Krishna Kirtan
7) Hansadutta – Gaura Arati
Thanks to Brian, I also have the original artwork from the original release. Check it out…
[Full scans are in the rar file, ok?]
What’s interesting from the original artwork is that it claims the kirtans to be from the New York temple, while the newer artwork (well, the newer cassettes) claim it to be from LA. I believe Side A was recorded in LA, Side B in NY. Or, rather, Visnujana Swami in LA, Hansadutta in NY.
From the original spine it seems that the songs on the original KT-5 are completely different from the songs on the new KT-5. It is, in fact, the same recording, the original KT-5 doesn’t list all of the songs and uses an alternate title here and there.
Also note that the same cover was used for all of the KT & SB cassette series tapes. Only the spines were different.
When dealing with ISKCON history, so many people focus on the happy, wonderful times or the dark, nasty times. But nobody seems to be focusing on the fairly boring times. That’s where I come in, I guess. I just wish that I had some help.
ps – Yeah, Hansadutta yet again, just can’t get rid of this guy!