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Wonderful Krishna Conscious Folk Rock Album.

This album (A Change of Heart) was created by one nice disciple of Srila Prabhupada, Mangalananda prabhu. He remembers pitching the album to Srila Prabhupada: Mangalananda: I found a guitar in the basement of the temple in Columbus, and I asked a devotee if it would be okay if I used it during kirtan. He said, "Sure." So I did that. Then when I was in Detroit I found a guitar in the boiler room where the brahmacharis slept. I picked it up and composed, "Krishna Is the Supreme Personality of Godhead," which was quotes from the Bhagavad-gita put to song. Kirtanananda really liked that song, and he had me travel with him and sing it after he had lectured. That was the birth of the Road Show, which was a group of devotees traveling together playing songs and music for Krishna. It began as a little project.

Later on, in Los Angeles, after the Road Show was dissolved, I had the idea of making a record of devotional tunes so that people could hear about Krishna. Krishnakanti and I made a little demo of several songs. One day Prabhupada came to do some recording, and afterwards, as he was getting up to leave, I went up to him with the song lyrics in my hand. I was really nervous. I said, "Prabhupada, I have these songs I would like you to hear." He looked at me, took the lyrics from me, and sat back down. It moved me deeply when he sat back down to listen to what I had to say. I have a photograph of myself shaved up sitting with Prabhupada while he looks at the lyrics. We played a version of, "You Are Not That Body" from the Change of Heart album and then the song, "Bhagavad-gita." Prabhupada seemed to like what he heard. Then he said, "So?" I said, "Some of the big men don't think this is such a good idea." Prabhupada said, "Sometimes you have to let cows moo." Then he said, "Do it. It will be successful." He gave our project his blessings.



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