The Grail & the Lotus

The Grail & the Lotus is the second studio album by composer and guitarist Robbie Basho, released in 1966 by Takoma Records.

The Grail & the Lotus
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Studio album by
Released1966 (1966)
RecordedFebruary 12 – February 19, 1965 (1965-02-19)
GenreAmerican Primitivism
ProducerEd Denson
Robbie Basho chronology
The Seal of the Blue Lotus
The Grail & the Lotus
Basho Sings
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Release and receptionEdit

The album was produced by Ed Denson.

Richie Unterberger of Allmusic gave the album four and a half out of five stars, stating that The Grail & the Lotus is "a fine, innovative album"[1]

Despite never being individually issued on Compact Disc, The Grail & the Lotus can be found in its entirety on the Guitar Soli compilation album.[2]

Track listingEdit

All music is composed by Robbie Basho.

Side one
1."The Grail and the Lotus"6:02
2."The Dharma Prince"10:06
3."Oriental Love Song"5:57
Side two
1."The Golden Shamrock"8:43
2."Street Dakini"6:31
3."Chung Mei – The Chinese Orchid"8:10


Adapted from The Grail & the Lotus liner notes.[3]

Release historyEdit

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1966 Takoma LP C-1007


  1. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. "Robbie Basho: The Grail & the Lotus > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "Re-issued Albums: The Grail and the Lotus". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  3. ^ The Grail & the Lotus (sleeve). Robbie Basho. Santa Monica, California: Takoma Records. 1966.CS1 maint: others (link)

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