John Fahey - Christmas Guitar Volume One - Acoustic Folk + Blues - Xmas LP

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John Fahey - Christmas Guitar Volume One

Label: Varrick Records
Cat#: VR-002
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Record: VG++
Cover: VG+ VG++ minor corner wear
Released: 1982
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Acoustic, Folk


A1 Joy To The World 1:34
A2 What Child Is This? 3:15
A3 Medley : Hark, The Herald Angels Sing / O Come All Ye Faithfull 4:22
A4 Auld Lang Syne 2:00
A5 Bells Of St. Mary's 2:15
A6 Good Christian Men Rejoice 1:13
A7 We Three Kings 1:45
A8 Away In The Manger #1 1:19
A9 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Fantasy 2:52

B1 The First Noel 3:48
B2 Good King Wenceslas 1:02
B3 Evermore And Evermore (Of The Father's Love Begotten) 1:20
B4 Away In The Manger #2 2:27
B5 In The Bleak Midwinter 1:46
B6 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 2:54
B7 Medley : Jesus Won't You Come By Here? / Go Tell It On The Mountain 3:22
B8 Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming 1:48
B9 Silent Night, Holy Night 3:10

Artwork – Susan Marsh
Engineer – Jack Barr
Engineer [Assistant] – Jeff Rawson
Producer – Terry Robb
Producer, Guitar, Arranged By – John Fahey

Recorded at High Tech Recorders, Portland, OR, October 1982.
All songs Public Domain.

This gifted guitarist possesses a remarkable blend of power and delicacy, and an unparalleled ear for the beauty of music both ancient and new. There's an intimacy to Fahey's music that befits the holiday season. you have found some of Fahey's secular music inaccessible, this is certainly not the case with his Christmas music. Throw another log on the fire, pour yourself an egg nog and enjoy.

This is a melodious rendition of 26 Christmas carols on guitar by John Fahey. Perfect to listen to while drinking cocoa by the fireplace, getting into the Christmas spirit while wrapping presents, or while baking Christmas cookies with the kids. Turn off the tv and tune into this wonderful album.

Christmas Guitar Volume One features a number of new recordings of holiday songs he had previously recorded. The new recordings tended to use more or less the same arrangements as before. What had changed though was Fahey's style. His playing was more deliberate, even austere.

More lovely versions of traditional Christmas songs. Much better than most of the holiday dreck.

John Fahey - Silent Night, Holy Night

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Condition Used
Format LP
Label Varrick Records
Color Black