Genre: Folk
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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John Fahey The Voice of the Turtle 180g LP

John Fahey

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SKU:
4MBLP219
UPC:
646315121919
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180 Gram Vinyl! Includes Exact Replica of Original 12 Page Booklet!
Ranked #78 - Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitarists!


This fine release comes with a very neat booklet that chronicles a Fahey & Co. journey through the Mississippi Delta canvassing for old records, is such a potential for conversation you should have a party to discuss it. It has a photograph of Beautiful Linda Getchell among others, even Evil Devil Woman, also photographs of Fahey's relatives. And who is that singing? A famous, popular and fun release. I don't even know who's playing on this in spots. Does anybody know?

The Voice Of The Turtle is one of the most beguiling albums from one of America’s most legendarily beguiling musicians. Originally released in 1968 on his own Takoma label, Fahey credits some of the compositions and performances to the fictional guitarist Blind Joe Death, and some of the songs are actually rumored to not be Fahey at all but in fact obscure blues 78s. Whatever the case may be, it’s one of Fahey’s most adventurous and beautiful LPs. Reissued here on 180 gram gatefold vinyl in a deluxe tip-on jacket with an exact replica of the original 12 page booklet.

"One of his more obscure early efforts, Voice of the Turtle is both listenable and wildly eclectic, going from scratchy emulations of early blues 78s and country fiddle tunes to haunting guitar-flute combinations and eerie ragas. 'A Raga Called Pat, Part III' and 'Part IV' is a particularly ambitious piece, its disquieting swooping slide and brief bits of electronic white noise reverb veering into experimental psychedelia. Most of this is pretty traditional and acoustic in tone, however, though it has the undercurrent of dark, uneasy tension that gives much of Fahey's '60s material its intriguing combination of meditation and restlessness." - Richie Unterberger, allmusic.com

"John Fahey... was American folk guitar's master eccentric, a dazzling fingerpicker who transformed traditional blues forms with the advanced harmonies of modern classical music, then mined that beauty with a prankster's wit." - Rolling Stone

Features:
• 180g Vinyl
• Gatefold Jacket Deluxe Tip-On
• Exact Replica of the Original 12 Page Booklet
• Ranked #78 - Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitarists

Selections:
1. Bottleneck Blues
2. Bill Cheatum
3. Lewisdale Blues
4. Bean Vine Blues
5. Bean Vine Blues #2
6. A Raga Called Pat, Part III
7. A Raga Called Pat, Part IV
8. Train
9. Je Ne Me Suis Reveillais Matin Pas En May
10. The Story Of Dorothy Gooch, Part I
11. Nine-Pound Hammer
12. Lonesome Valley

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