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John Fahey

Live in Tasmania


Format: CD

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The only legally issued live recording by John Fahey came about through an unusual set of circumstances in 1980. Allegedly Fahey was touring Australia and decided on the spur of an inebriated moment that he wanted to play in Tasmania. A hall was booked at Hobart University, an audience rounded up, and the resulting show was recorded. There was no sound check and a large part of the concert was performed for the first time or improvised on the spot. It is quite possible that the audience had probably never heard of him five days before, and it is fortunate indeed that this concert was not merely recorded, but captured brilliantly so that not a note was lost. This CD reissue contains a new note by Sonic Youth's Jim O'Rourke - and stands as the definitive live recording of this truly inspirational musician. Recommended.
Cat. number: CDTAK6513
Year: 2006
Genre: Folk