John Fahey - Death Chants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes  flac mp3
Death Chants, Breakdowns & Military Waltzes is a 1963 album by American fingerstyle guitarist and composer John Fahey. Various sources show either a 1963 or 1964 original release. It was Fahey's second release and the first to gain a national distributor. John Fahey's first album was self-released on Takoma Records although the label didn't formally exist until 1963.
Volume 2, Death Chants, Breakdowns & Military Waltzes (LP, Album, RE). Sonet. Death Chants, Break Downs & Military Waltzes (LP, Album, Mono). John Fahey 07 - John Henry Variations 5:42. John Fahey - Sunflower River Blues (1967 Version) 6:04. John Fahey 09 - Take a Look at That Baby 1:27. John Fahey 01 - Sunflower River Blues 2:36. sandwich, easegill, djmifume.
Tracks 13 to 22 re-recorded and released in 1967 under the same title and catalogue number. Remastered in 1998 at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley. Tracks 1 to 12 are mono, 13 to 22 are stereo. 코드 및 기타 식별자. Matrix, Runout: DIDX-064073 1. Mastering SID Code: IFPI L326. Mould SID Code: IFPI 50AD.
The CD reissue of Death Chants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes does Fahey fans a massive favor by combining both versions onto one disc. Preceded only by the super-rare original version of Blind Joe Death, the 1963 LP of Death Chants was the first Fahey album to gain reasonably wide distribution. It's a work that beautifully displays both Fahey's virtuosity on folk and blues guitar and a distinct composing voice that draws much from folk and blues traditions, but is not quite part of either school.
This time John boldly had 300 copies pressed, and with some friends silk-screened all the covers in one riotous evening. John was delighted to find that his clandestine reputation had enlarged sufficiently for the 300 copies to sell out in a matter of months, and was sufficiently emboldened to begin performing publicly in the saloons and coffeehouses of Berkeley and environs. Takoma press release dated Sept 1972 (by Barry Hansen).
Fahey recorded two entirely different versions of this record: one issued in 1963 and one mostly of re-recordings in 1967. The CD reissue of Death Chants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes does Fahey fans a massive favor by combining both versions onto one disc. Preceded only by the super-rare original version of Blind Joe Death, the 1963 LP of Death Chants was the first Fahey album to gain reasonably wide distribution
Fahey recorded two versions of this album, one in 1963, the other in 1967; this deluxe reissue gives you both! This was his second album, and the first to get any kind of distribution (the re-record benefits from better fidelity); with compositions like When the Springtime Comes Again; Some Summer Day, and the epic America, it's essential. This inspired collection reissues all the music from John Fahey's genre-expansive, groundbreaking 1964 disc Death Chants and its (mostly) rerecorded version from 1967.