Embryonic Journey

Album: Surrealistic Pillow (1967)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is an acoustic instrumental showcasing guitarist Jorma Kaukonen's formidable fingerpicking style. According to the album's liner notes, Kaukonen composed the tune in 1962 as part of a guitar workshop in Santa Clara and included it on Surrealistic Pillow at the band's behest. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mark - Hot Springs, CA

Comments: 3

  • Airplane Fan from St PetersburgHi all, Does anyone know what guitar Jorma used to play Embryonic Journey? Thanks in advance.
  • Apsa from AfricaBrilliant finger-picking guitar playing.
    I heard that it actually was Rick Jarrard himself (RCA producer) who insisted for it to be included in the LP. Because he was too impressed.
  • Kerry G. from Detroit Rock City, MiTo drive just werever with my head out the window, with the wind in my hair, listening to this song, is just truly magic.
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