John Fahey ‎– America

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Takoma ‎– CDTAK 8903
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Reissue of the original 'America' LP, which was intended as a double LP but released as a single LP because Fahey was persuaded that a double album would not sell. Tracks 1 to 9 are the previously unreleased tracks; tracks 10 to 13 make up the original LP. Recorded January 31, 1971.

"This CD contains 98.6 percent of the music recorded by John for AMERICA, which was originally conceived of as a double album but released as a single LP.
Given the technical constraints of the Compact Disc medium—79 minutes playing time—we were forced to edit two minutes from one track ("Mark 1:15"). The only alternative would have been to release a more expensive 2-CD set." [Note by Bill Belmont in the booklet.]

"Fahey recorded 'Jesus is a Dying-Bed Maker' for 1971's "America", a track that only saw the light of day when the album was reissued on CD in 1998. (Where it was inadvertently, and amusingly, titled 'Jesus is a Dying Bedmaker', suggesting that, even in the throes of death, 'the Christ' made up a mean bed." [Glenn Jones in the liner notes for "The Great Santa Barbara Oil Slick" from 2004.]

"Remastering, 1998.
The copyrights in these sound recordings are owned by Fantasy, Inc and are licensed to Ace Records Ltd.
(p) Fantasy, Inc
(c) 1998 Fantasy, Inc
Takoma Records marketed & distributed by Ace Records Ltd."

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  • Barcode: 0 29667 98032 6

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
C-1030 John Fahey America(LP, Album) Takoma C-1030 US 1971 Sell This Version
4m117 John Fahey America(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4m117 US 2009 Sell This Version
C-1030 John Fahey America(LP, Album) Takoma C-1030 US Unknown Sell This Version
C-1030 John Fahey America(LP, Album) Takoma C-1030 US Unknown Sell This Version
C-1030 John Fahey America(LP, Album, RE) Takoma C-1030 US Unknown Sell This Version

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