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ARTIST
TITLE
Requia And Other Compositions For Guitar Solo
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
VMD 79259CD VMD 79259CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/22/2010

1997 reissue, originally released in 1967. "In his liner notes to this release, John Fahey mentions his desire to have an entire world orchestra in his guitar, Western to Eastern, bagpipes to gamelan. Perhaps it's this mental approach that sets his music so deliciously far apart from other so-called folk guitarists. Requia is essentially in two sections. One is a series of blues-based pieces in line with music he had previously recorded. These include the lovely 'Requiem for John Hurt' and a wry 'Fight On Christians, Fight On,' both of which sound remarkably modern more than three decades after they were recorded. The slightly off-center variations he works on these songs are more vital and gorgeous than any ten of his peers."