John Fahey The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Takoma

Entertainment Reviews:

Musician - 8/97, p.90
"...balance[s] whimsy and dignity, melody and dissonance, in a wholly original and very bent manner..."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Beautiful Linda Getchell
  • Buy for $1.292.Orinda-Moraga
  • Buy for $0.993.I Am the Resurrection
  • Buy for $0.994.On the Sunny Side of the Ocean
  • Buy for $0.995.Tell Her to Come Back Home
  • Buy for $0.996.My Station Will Be Changed After Awhile
  • Buy for $0.997.101 Is a Hard Road to Travel
  • Buy for $0.998.How Green Was My Valley
  • Buy for $1.299.Bicycle Built for Two
  • Buy for $0.9910.The Death of the Clayton Peacock
  • Buy for $0.9911.Brenda's Blues
  • Buy for $0.9912.Old Southern Medley
  • Buy for $0.9913.Come Back Baby
  • Buy for $0.9914.Poor Boy
  • Buy for $0.9915.Saint Patrick's Hymn

Product Description:

Adapter: John Fahey.
Personnel: John Fahey (guitar, steel guitar); Ed Freeman (guitar).
Audio Remasterer: Phil DeLancie.
Liner Note Authors: George Winston; Samuel Charters.
Recording information: 1965.
Editors: Barry Hansen; John Fahey.
Illustrator: David Omar White.
Arranger: John Fahey.
1965's THE TRANSFIGURATION OF BLIND JOE DEATH is one of John Fahey's most mysterious albums. Despite the best efforts of cadres of Fahey-ologists, it's still not entirely known for sure when or where the 15 tracks were recorded. Regardless, the resulting collection has an odd fragmentary quality that actually enhances the overall album rather than detracting from it. Skipping from playful eccentricities like a version of the old standard "Bicycle Built For Two" to impressionistic, watery originals like the sublime "The Death of the Clayton Peacock," THE TRANSFIGURATION OF BLIND JOE DEATH is an endlessly fascinating, occasionally impenetrable delight. Complete Fahey newcomers might want to try a more cohesive effort like THE LEGEND OF BLIND JOE DEATH, however.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 44,095
  • UPC: 025218650427
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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