Harry Taussig ‎– Fate Is Only Once

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Talisman Records (2) ‎– TM-1001
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Subtitled: "and other blues, ragtime, and fingerpicking tunes"

Studio Re-Recording: Custom Fidelity Company, Pasadena

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caitlynmaire

caitlynmaire

May 27, 2009
Fate Is Only Once is an absolutely beautiful instrumental guitar album, filled with folk, blues, and ragtime tunes. While Harry Taussig's guitar work isn't as technically complex or proficient as that of John Fahey or Leo Kottke there is some similarity to their works from the '60s. Taussig's style is gentler, if anything, and is just plain enjoyable to listen to. The three longest tracks are the most engaging, with the title track, which concludes the album, probably the strongest of the lot. Even if you normally don't get into folk or blues but liked the albums of guitar solos released in the late '70s by Windham Hill Records you probably will like this album. Of course, hard core folkies will definitely get into it. The original LP is almost impossible to find and I only know one person who has it. The 2006 reissue is highly recommended.

-Caitlyn Martin