Apart from a couple of jingles and a demo recording of Ruby Tuesday , this custom recorded EP was apparently the first commercially available recording by Railroad Gin, the legendary Brisbane band fronted by singer/songwriter Carol Lloyd. Rock masses were happening around Australia during the early 70's (e.g. performed by Perth band Bakery), and Railroad Gin', besides their harder-edged rock material, wrote material to suit such events. One of the highlights of their career was a Rock Mass they performed with the Queensland Youth Orchestra at St. John’s Cathedral in Brisbane in 1973.The rarely-encountered EP features Railroad Gin performing some of this Rock Mass material (without orchestra) and would be a welcome addition to any serious collector. This 1973 independent EP was a give-away on the day of the Mass and is one of Railroad Gin's most highly sought after recordings. Here to download is that EP “Christmas Bowl Souvenir - Rock Masses For Brotherhood and Vision” (AW-33130). Their second single and major hit “A Matter of Time” was released in 1974 on the Polydor label.