Fahey, John - Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You 5 x CDs + book in a large-size box (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)
"...the folk guitar-playing equivalent of William Burroughs or Bukowski. (Fahey) had a real edge to him."-Pete Townshend
This thing is huge (lp-sized) and lovely. This is one of the nicest boxes you can imagine - as nice as the Revenant Ayler or Beefheart boxes...and Fahey deserves it! Highly recommmended.
Subtitled: The Fonotone Years 1958-1965. More than 10 years in the making, this box set features the earliest recordings and the first book ever written about one of the most influential guitarists from the 1960s and '70s, John Fahey. The five CDs feature 115 tracks, most of which are available on CD for the first time. The audio was remastered from Joe Bussard's reel-to-reel tapes to achieve pristine sound quality. As for the accompanying book, the list of scholars who contributed essays includes Eddie Dean, Claudio Guerrierri, Glenn Jones, Malcolm Kirton, Mike Stewart and John's childhood friend R. Anthony Lee. Byron Coley contributed a poem about John, and Douglas Blazek's 1967 interview with Fahey is published for the first time. Released 10 years after John Fahey's death, this set puts one of the final puzzle pieces of Fahey's career in place. Everyone can now hear where this guitar legend got his start -- a smoky basement in Frederick, Maryland. Co-produced by Dean Blackwood of Revenant, Glenn Jones, and Lance Ledbetter of Dust-to-Digital, this set is released with the support of Joe Bussard and the John Fahey Estate. The set is dedicated to John's mother, Jane C. Hayes and the late musician Jack Rose. Includes a 88-page hardcover book with 5 CDs in a separate gatefold portfolio -- all housed in a deluxe slipcase. Book measurements: 12 x 12 x 1.25 inches."
"His music has that great feeling like in short fiction. It's unpredictable but inevitable. You're surprised but you realize that's how it had to happen, even though the elements are unpredictable. Every note was perfectly placed but unpredictable."-Dean Blackwood, co-producer
"...as monumental and singular a musical talent as any this country has produced."-Byron Coley
- LabelDust to Digital