Look Inside the Asylum Choir

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Look Inside the Asylum Choir
Look Inside the Asylum Choir.jpeg
Studio album by Asylum Choir
Released 1968
Genre Rock
Label Smash
Producer Leon Russell, Marc Benno
Leon Russell chronology
Look Inside the Asylum Choir
(1968) Look Inside the Asylum Choir1968
Leon Russell
(1970) Leon Russell1970
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[3]

Look Inside is the first of two LPs released by the Asylum Choir, a studio group consisting of the session musicians Leon Russell and Marc Benno. It was issued by Smash Records in 1968 with catalogue number SRS 67107[4] (stereo edition). The original Smash label on the vinyl designates the name of the album as "Look Inside The Asylum Choir" by the Asylum Choir, although the album cover titling suggests that it is entitled simply "Look Inside."

Cover design[edit]

The original gatefold cover featured an image of a roll of toilet paper. The image created sufficient controversy that Smash records reissued the album with a cover featuring a portrait of Russell and Benno.[5] Designer: Lou Kimzey Photography: Ralph Poole

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Leon Russell and Marc Benno; except where indicated

  1. "Welcome to Hollywood" – 2:35
  2. "Soul Food" (Russell, Benno, Bill Boatman, James Markham) – 2:05
  3. "Icicle Star Tree" (Russell, Benno, Wally Wilson) – 2:55
  4. "Death of the Flowers" (Russell, Benno, Greg Dempsey) – 2:08
  5. "Indian Style" – 3:30
  6. "Medley: N.Y. Op./Land of Dog/Henri The Clown" – 6:07
  7. "Thieves in the Choir" (Russell, Benno, Jerry Riopelle) – 4:04
  8. "Black Sheep Boogaloo" – 2:29


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.), Volume 1. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 285. ISBN 0-19-531373-9. 
  3. ^ Gancher, David (November 23, 1968). "Records". Rolling Stone. 
  4. ^ Ruhlmann, William [1], Allmusic article, accessed 10 May 2011
  5. ^ Joynson, Vernon & Rebeschini, Stephane [2], "Look Inside the Asylum Choir", accessed 10 May 2011

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