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The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death

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Beautiful Linda Getchell
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Orinda-Moraga
3:58  
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I Am the Resurrection
2:55  
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On the Sunny Side of the Ocean
3:15  
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Tell Her to Come Back Home
2:43  
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My Station Will Be Changed After While
2:04  
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101 Is a Hard Road to Travel
2:22  
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How Green Was My Valley
2:18  
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Bicycle Built for Two
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The Death of the Clayton Peacock
2:56  
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Brenda's Blues
1:49  
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Old Southern Medley
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Come Back Baby
2:22  
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Poor Boy
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St. Partick's Hymn
0:56  
Album Information

Total Tracks: 15   Total Length: 39:29

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Real Nice.

Petzbrooklyn

I can't believe that music this pretty was written by an American, it seems like something that some great eastern mystic would come up with. I love John Fahey, although he out does himself on this record, the perfect record for cold later winter / early spring nights. Its really beautiful.

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Sweet stuff

carfare

This just might be Fahey’s friendliest album. In fact it’s pretty much a joy from beginning to end. From the dreamy “On the Sunny Side of the Ocean” to the ebullient “Brenda’s Blues,” the tunes are wide-open and inviting. Even “The Death of Clayton Peacock”—-the spookiest track here—-is more of a Halloween prank than a real memento mori. It may not have the mind-bending, soul-chilling depth Fahey’s known for, but it’s still one of the prettiest records around.

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Speaker Tester

Greeble

I have the 1980 Tacoma release of this album and have loved it since I bought it when it was a new release. This record was one of the test albums I took with me to audition speakers in 1981 when I bought my Klipschorns. If you like acoustic guitar playing that is original and dynamic download this record.

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They Say All Music Guide

A strange man, John Fahey, with an unusual set of guitar styles. This album, originally released on Riverboat Records and later reissued by Fahey’s own Takoma label, has a lot of rough edges in terms of the recording but a tremendous amount of power when it comes to the music. Fahey was at the top of his game, alternately playful and dark, so there’s never a dull moment. There is always something new to be heard on each playing. – Steven McDonald