(Australia - Import)
" Obsecration features an incredibly eclectic and diverse assortment of music, all up a magnificent album of guitar explorations and textures, a thematic collection of riffs, runs, rhythms and timing shifts taking the listener through a wide range of moods and styles. One thing is certain: his " beautiful, at times heavy yet always unique psych-rock guitar work is the main feature throughout. The album was released in May 1976, on the Rainbird label. When Richard Branson heard Obsecration he wanted to release it on Virgin. Branson sent the company a few notes, saying he wanted the master tapes. What Lobby (who had moved to the UK) didn't know at the time, was that Rainbird had gone into liquidation. Despite that set-back, Loyde was able to take Southern Electric into Surrey Sound Studios with producer Nigel Gray in order to record tracks for a proposed EP release (previously unreleased, they have been added as bonus tracks to this reissue). The Aztec Music reissue of Obsecration is packaged in a 6 panel digipak, with liner notes by Ian McFarlane and Glenn Terry, digitally remastered, has 6 bonus tracks and many rare photo.