Spirit was a part of the California culture back in the late ’60s and during parts of the ’70s. Like many bands, they developed enough of a fanbase to be cult favorites. Over their years, they released fourteen studio sets. But after the band’s fourth album, Twelve Dreams of Doctor Sardonicus, Spirit was  hardly the same band twice. But as Spirit of ’76 proved, they could still make good music. They ended with California Blues, released in 1996. Randy California would die shortly after its release.

On April 24, the cool label at Esoteric UK will reissue the 1990 Spirit set, Tent of Miracles. This album featured Randy California, and Ed Cassidy, with the addition of Mike Nile for a satisfying 12-track set. Esoteric revisits Tent of Miracles in a 2CD Remastered and Expanded package that builds on the original with nine previously unreleased bonus tracks that include demos, outtakes, and a few live tracks. The second CD will contain a previously unreleased live set from 1990, performed at The Melkweg in Amsterdam on March 13, 1990. The included booklet will have photos, new notes, and other important parts pertaining to this album.

Tent of Miracles (Remastered and Expanded) – Spirit

CD1 (Original Album with previously unreleased bonus tracks)
01 Borderline
02 Zandu
03 Love From Here
04 Ship Of Fools
05 Burning Love
06 Tent Of Miracles
07 Logical Answers
08 Old Black Magic
09 Negelected Emotion
10 Imaginary Mask
11 Stuttgart Says Goodbye
12 Deep In This Land
Bonus Tracks
13 Covered Waggons (Outtake)
14 California Band (Outtake)
15 Zandu (Rehearsal Recording)
16 Kokomo
17 All I Need Is Time (Acoustic Demo)
18 I Can’t Dance No More (Live – 1994)
19 Dark Eyed Woman (Live – 1994)
20 Woke Up This Morning (Live – 1994)
21 Borderline (Live In Germany – 1990)

CD2 (Live At The Melkweg, Amsterdam – March 13th, 1990 – Previously Unreleased)
01 Love From Here
02 Fresh Garbage
03 Love Tonight
04 Tent Of Miracles
05 Like A Rolling Stone
06 Nature’s Way
07 Burning Love
08 Mr. Skin
09 Rapture In The Chambers
10 All The Same
11 I Got A Line On You
12 Deep In This Land
13 Animal Zoo
14. Zandu
15. Ship Of Fools
16. Downer

By MARowe