Bill FayTime Of The Last Persecution

Label:Deram – SML 1079
Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Folk Rock


A1Omega Day
A2Don't Let My Marigolds Die
A3I Hear You Calling
A4Dust Filled Room
A5'Til The Christ Come Back
A6Release Is In The Eye
A7Laughing Man
B1Inside The Keepers Pantry
B2Tell It Like It Is
B3Plan D
B4Pictures Of Adolf Again
B5Time Of The Last Persecution
B6Come A Day
B7Let All The Other Teddies Know

Companies, etc.



Released on a red/white Deram label.
Month of release from 'Record Collector Magazine April 1996 p.240

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side A): ZAL-10287.P-2D D 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side B): ZAL-10288.P-2D U 1

Other Versions (5 of 7)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Time Of The Last Persecution (CD, Album, Remastered, Reissue)Eclectic DiscsECLCD1023UK2005
Recently Edited
Time Of The Last Persecution (CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered)Esoteric RecordingsECLEC 2038UK2008
Time Of The Last Persecution (LP, Album, Reissue)4 Men With Beards, Universal Music Special Markets4M819, B0017186-01US2013
New Submission
Time Of The Last Persecution (CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered)OctaveOTCD-3839Japan2014
New Submission
Time Of The Last Persecution (LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo)Deram, Deram, Deram353 813-1, 00602435381312, 3538131Europe2021


  • thedashboardofmycar's avatar
    Anyone have any leads on a future repress of this?
    • krudster's avatar
      Does anyone else hear a slight glitch in I Hear You Calling, as if the tape got temporarily slowed down for a split second?
      • noizyg's avatar
        Edited one year ago
        RSD release is mastered at Abbey Road by someone (master engineer, cleaning lady?). Made in Czech Republic. Single sleeve is matt and almost identical to original. Vinyl comes in a poly inner, has repro Deram red and white labels and is a good weight. My copy is flat, clean and sounds pretty good without being able to compare to an OG. Source isn't specified and comes with a download card so probably digital.

        Without wanting to take too much away from this, musically for me this is not a 1000-2000 Euro album. Singer songwriter with psych embellishments it really starts cooking on side 2 and starts to earn some its reputation.
        • kindofbluemagic's avatar
          Edited 2 years ago
          Instant classic but it's not a folk rock record! It's a bunch of pure pop songs as you hear, wonderful ones. Bill is also very underrated singer, he has such a musical tone in his voice, very fascinating lyricist also.
          • jackwc's avatar
            4MWB STRIKES AGAIN!

            didn't wanna risk it knowing 4MWB's reputation. based on the comments here I was probably making the right call.
            • BobAtchum's avatar
              Agreed with LP reissue from 4MWB, bought one and send it back after listening twice. Bill Fay's music sure deserves HQ reissues...
              • coonjine615's avatar
                Edited 2 years ago
                This is a lovely, open-hearted album that brings up questions many of us ask ourselves each day. The world weary lyricism and at times apocalyptic musical settings quickly set a mood that does not waver during the listeners experience. An absolute must for fans of top notch word craft... jazz enthusiasts and psych aficionados will likely walk away from a listen feeling enriched.
                • luke_richardson's avatar
                  Yeah, they are notoriously aloof. I've heard this reissue is no better than the pretty awful YouTube videos. Surprised that this album is still relatively obscure, considering the present Bill Fay resurgence.
                  • luke_richardson's avatar
                    Urgh. What I wouldn't give for some label other than those 4 bearded shysters to reissue this.



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