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John Fahey (February 28, 1939 – February 22, 2001) was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who pioneered the steel-string acoustic guitar as a solo instrument. His style has been greatly influential and has been described as the foundation of American Primitivism, a term borrowed from painting and referring mainly to the self-taught nature of the music and its minimalist ... Read more in Amazon's John Fahey Store

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Takoma
  • ASIN: 5555410158
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By The BlackFerret on 11 Dec 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
For the benefit of the unitiated, John Fahey recorded most of this either in the field or on his immediate return to civilisation in 1959-60!

Most of it was based on tunes he'd heard in his youth and the same sort of music he heard in America's deep South. Some traditional tunes are here, though the majority is his own work.

Steel, acoustic and 12-string guitars join banjo in the instruments John Fahey uses here. Everything sounds the same-and that's a good thing for once.

Why? Simply because everything sounds as good as the rest of it. Top quality playing throughout and an amazing variety of land, sound and folk scapes are drifted past you.

I first chanced on it with that green Transatlantic LP cover in 1968. It's never left my personal top 20 all-time best albums & doubtless never will.

It's time you either renewed acquaitance with an old friend, or find out just how good this is. Believe me, it's indispenable!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. D. King on 20 Dec 2008
Format: Audio CD
this LP has been with me since the late 60s,and its beautful, pastoral blend of trad/folk/blues even almost classical at times is never anything less than magnificent.i think its the best john fahey LP and i love most all of them.it was background music at my wedding and when i finally turn up my toes,i want it played at my funeral.sometimes i think its my favourite album of all time,and believe me thats some claim from a music obsessive like me.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Crouchie Lass on 17 Mar 2001
Format: Audio CD
I've been listening to this since I was 6 years old. And it's easy to learn! I have a copy of a vinyl recording which is close to crumbling away so I am chuffed to be able to hear it clearly! This is so relaxing and rates as one of my favourite albums.
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By walker on 10 July 2014
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this is a fantastic album
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