John Hartford Aereo-Plain LP (Bone Color Vinyl)

John Hartford

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Influential & Groundbreaking Album on Bone Color Vinyl LP!
First LP Reissue in 50 Years!
Limited to 1,000 Copies!

Out Of Print! Only 1 copy left!

After penning the Glen Campbell mega-hit "Gentle on My Mind" and appearing repeatedly both on Glen's weekly variety show and on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, John Hartford could have taken the show biz glide path to financial security and ease.

Instead, the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist (and steamboat enthusiast) moved back to Nashville from L.A., signed a contract with Warner Bros., and proceeded to create one of the most influential and groundbreaking albums not just in bluegrass but in modern country music as a whole.

1971's Aereo-Plain assembled a veritable supergroup consisting of fiddler Vassar Clements, dobroist Tut Taylor, guitarist Norman Blake and bassist Randy Scruggs to play a set of mostly original tunes that were unlike anything the staid bluegrass community had ever heard before.

Fresh, irreverent, funny and always—except for the hilarious Dr. Demento favorite "Boogie"—tuneful, and played by an absolutely scintillating band, the songs on Aereo-Plain pointed to a new stylistic direction for bluegrass, one quickly coined "newgrass."

As Sam Bush of the New Grass Revival says, "Without Aereo-Plain, there would be no 'newgrass' music."

Real Gone Music are reissuing this essential album on LP for the first time in 50 years; it includes lyrics and liner notes by John Hartford expert Skip Heller.

Bone vinyl pressing limited to 1,000 copies!


  • Limited Edition - 1,000 Copies
  • Bone Color Vinyl
  • Reissued on Vinyl for the First Time in 50 Years
  • Lyrics & Liner Notes by John Hartford Expert Skip Heller


Side One:

  1. Turn Your Radio On
  2. Steamboat Whistle Blues
  3. Back in the Goodle Days
  4. Up on the Hill Where They Do the Boogie
  5. Boogie
  6. First Girl I Loved
  7. Presbyterian Guitar

Side Two:

  1. With a Vamp in the Middle
  2. Symphony Hall Rag
  3. Because of You
  4. Steam Powered Aereo Plane
  5. Holding
  6. Tear Down the Grand Ole Opry
  7. Leather Britches
  8. Station Break
  9. Turn Your Radio On

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