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John Fahey: Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You


5 CDs, 115 tracks
Slip, hardcover, 12 x 12 inches
88 pages, 136 B&W illustrations
Released by Dust-to-Digital


"More than ten years in the making, this critically acclaimed box set – originally published in 2011 – features the earliest recordings of one of the most influential guitarists of the 1960s and ’70s, blues and folk pioneer John Fahey (1939-2001). The five CDs feature 115 tracks, most of which are available on CD for the first time, remastered from Fonotone owner Joe Bussard’s reel-to-reel tapes to achieve pristine sound quality. The CD set is accompanied by a book – the first ever written on Fahey – featuring a host of essays as well as a poem by Byron Coley and Douglas Blazek’s 1967 interview with Fahey, published here for the first time. Focusing on a critical early period in Fahey’s career, John Fahey: Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You is a challenging, engrossing introduction to a figure called 'the folk guitar-playing equivalent of William Burroughs or Bukowski' by Pete Townshend."

Available from Artbook

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