Although I have had this album for years, and before it was reissued -some of the songs on compilations, it still amazes me every time that I listen to it through. Fahey was the original & greatest of the steel-string guitar composers (there was also a lot more to him than this), and even by his standards this is a notable release. I recently saw some tabs on the internet for a number of the songs & was surprised that I could play them. They are often very simple, but, and here is the important fact, they are incredibly inventive. Their simplicity is in fact their strength:- why play 10 notes, when you can play 3? Much thought went into the composing of these songs, you can tell that they were written by someone who loves the guitar. Not one note is wasted. As someone who is driven to turn off any 'big name' guitarists whose stock in trade is countless tedious solo's, to hear genuinely moving guitar playing such as on here is a joy.