Monday, October 3, 2011
The great reissue label Dust-To-Digital is getting set to release a massive 5 CD compilation of legendary solo guitarist John Fahey's earliest recordings. Fahey has been a darling of the underground and alternative music worlds for what may be a good 40 years at this point, but this is the first time his early work has ever been compiled and released on CD. Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You: The Fonotone Years (1958-1965) comes ten years after the musicians death and according to the press release "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."
The set comes packaged with a hardcover book which is also accordingly the first major text ever published on the man who is famed for formulating the American Primitive guitar style. The book includes essay's from Eddie Dean, Claudio Guerrierri, Glenn Jones, Malcolm Kirton, Mike Stewart and John’s childhood friend R. Anthony Lee. While beyond this it also features a poem about Fahey from noted critic and writer Byron Coley, along with a never before published 1967 interview between the musician and Douglas Blazek.
The set is a must have for fans of John Fahey & solo guitar work at large. Dust-To-Digital is releasing Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You on Oct. 11 2011.