John Fahey ‎– The New Possibility: Guitar Soli Christmas Album - 1968 Folk Xmas - Original US Stereo LP

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John Fahey ‎– The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album

Takoma ‎– C-1020
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Label variation has stereo at the bottom of the label and the catalog number alone to the left of the center of the label.

Record is VG+ VG++ has some light wear (listen to our copy)

Textured cover is VG+ VG++ has some ringwear, 1 inch of wear in the bottom of the spine, 2 inches of split on bottom right corner (see our pic)


Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Folk Rock, Acoustic


A1 Joy To The World 1:52
A2 What Child Is This 3:02
A3 Medley: Hark, The Herald Angels Sing / O Come All Ye Faithful 3:10
A4 Auld Lang Syne 2:01
A5 The Bells Of St. Mary's 2:10
A6 Good King Wenceslas 1:10
A7 We Three Kings Of Orient Are 1:50
A8 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Fantasy 3:00


B1 The First Noel 2:12
B2 Christ's Saints Of God Fantasy 10:12
B3 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 1:28
B4 Go I Will Send Thee 3:00
B5 Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming 3:45
B6 Silent Night, Holy Night 1:14


Companies, etc.

Designed At – Joyful Wisdom Enterprises


Design [Designed By] – Tom Weller
Guitar, Liner Notes – John Fahey

John Fahey has made a habit of recording a new album of Christmas music every five or six years, but The New Possibility, which was originally released in 1968, is still his best. On it, Fahey has pulled off the near miraculous feat of taking old holiday chestnuts like "Joy to the World" and "It Came upon a Midnight Clear" and making them sound fresh. When he plays a Travis-picking version of "O Come All Ye Faithful" or he recasts "Silent Night, Holy Night" as bottleneck blues, you get the feeling Fahey is treating the music with respect rather then piety. Also included in this reissue are six tracks from his 1975 release Christmas with John Fahey, Vol. II. The songs feature some nice duets with Rick Ruskin, but the arrangements lack some of the quirkiness that made The New Possibility sound unique. This isn't Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas," but it is a modern holiday classic nonetheless. --Michael Simmons

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Format LP
Label Takoma Records
Color Black