Saturday, November 3, 2018


At the beginning of February 1970 George Harrison along with the Radha Krishna Temple members entered Trident Studios in London to record two chants for an Apple single. The A-side was a follow up to the previous chant from 1969 "Hare Krishna Mantra/ Prayer to the Spiritual Masters" (Apple 1810).
The session took place on February 07 and consisted of George on acoustic with Klaus Voorman on bass; probably Ringo was on drums although this cannot be verified. The members of the Temple bought their voices, their bells, flute and organ while John Barham contributed an orchestral arrangement for the recording.
The B-side " Govinda Jai Jai" was also recorded during this time with the Temple members chanting and playing some percussion along with a harmonium. Produced by George Harrison although no instrument was played on the B-side by George.
This single (Apple 1921 in North America) was released the following month in March of 1970 and did nothing in the North American charts although it did reach #26 in the UK charts...go figure. Incredibly, there would be a follow up single and LP released the following year. "Govinda" was included on the commercial LP "The Radha Krsna Temple" (Apple SKAO-3376).

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