Label: Chrysalis - TAK 7015,Takoma - TAK 7015 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Acoustic
Originally issued in a hand-lettered edition of 50, it was Fahey's first album to be released by a label other than his own Takoma Records. As with all of Fahey's independently released early albums, it had little critical recognition upon release.
The album has grown in stature since its reissue on CD in and is now highly regarded critically. For years Fahey and Takoma Records continued to treat the imaginary guitarist as a real person, including booklets with their LPs containing biographical information about him and that he had taught Fahey to play.
Once reissued by Takoma, it became Volume 5 but was already labeled Volume 5 on the Riverboat album sleeves. The original liner notes came in a separate booklet, were lengthy and were written by John's roommate Alan Wilson of Canned Heat  though attributed to one Charles Holloway, Esq.
They begin:. The Transfiguration of Blind Pali Gia Sena - Anna Vissi - Anna Vissi Death was partly recorded on the East coast, but more tracks were needed to make the album.
Barry HansenFahey's friend and some-time producer and contributor, stated: "We didn't have the budget for a legit studio for that one. So I found someone who had a real nice home recorder and a quiet room. I pretty much set John up and let him play. He was all by himself for most of it. I wasn't even around for many of the takes He sat there with a dog at his feet.
There's one track where the dog barks in the middle of the music—it was my decision to leave that false start in. The jacket design and drawing are by David Omar White. After its reissue in"The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death" received highly laudatory reviews. Fahey Come Back Baby - John Fahey - The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death at the top of his game Musician said it " Quiet, beautiful and jaw-droppingly intricate.
In a review for the Takoma reissue, ED Denson called the liner notes " Nothing is what it purports to be directly, but everything is "in a certain sense" — people make statements like characters in B-grade horror films, the trivial becomes significant, the meaningful, nothing.
His playing is precise, to be sure, but The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death is much more about revelation than refinement. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cover of the Riverboat Records release of the LP. John Fahey. Takoma Records. Retrieved January 5, Best Music Writing Unknown Bards. Seal Press. It Came From Memphis.
Simon and Come Back Baby - John Fahey - The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death. Retrieved 13 March Page Demento gets serious about John Fahey". Perfect Sound Forever. Retrieved March 5, Retrieved March 15, Dirty Linen. Musician : August Stylus Magazine.
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