Persian Surgery Dervishes (live album) by Terry Riley

Persian Surgery Dervishes by Terry Riley
(Live album)
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 4,628th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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TERRY RILEY 2 LP Persian Surgery Dervishes '72 france gate rare shanti 83.501/2!
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Terry Riley(2x12" Vinyl LP Gatefold)Persian Surgery Dervishes-Shanti-83-VG-/NM-
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Terry Riley - Persian Surgery Dervishes - 2xLP Vinyl - Modern Classical Minimal
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Time left: 16d 9h 43m 14s
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Persian Surgery Dervishes is ranked 2nd best out of 15 albums by Terry Riley on

The best album by Terry Riley is A Rainbow In Curved Air which is ranked number 1942 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 863.

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From 08/18/2018 02:23
Shame that the limits of vinyl meant there is a fade in/out between each of the 2 performances. It does diminish the natural progress of the music. Recording quality really poor, no better on CD than the original vinyl. Still def. worth buying
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From 07/04/2018 18:16
I want to like this more, but not enough dynamic, and it's to busy to get lost in it like a drone (for me).
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