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John Fahey - Christmas With John Fahey Volume II album flac Performer: John Fahey
Title: Christmas With John Fahey Volume II
Style: Folk Rock, Acoustic
Released: 1975
Country: US
MP3 album: 1297 mb
FLAC album: 1586 mb
Rating: 4.6
Other formats: MMF MPC VQF DMF RA MP4 AHX
Genre: Rock

For somebody, who was impoverished nearly all his life this commercial success was of some importance. So that is probabaly the reason why he recorded four of them over the years. Starting with the incredible „New Possibility album in 1968, followed by „Christmas with John Fahey Vol. II both for Takoma and two posterior albums for Varrick.

John Fahey – 01 - Requiem For John Hurt - 1967 - Requia &. :57. John Fahey – 08 - Fight On Christians, Fight On - 1967 . :56. John Fahey – 02 - Requiem For Russell Blaine Cooper . :40. John Fahey – 04 - Requiem For Molly (Part 1) - 1967 . :49. John Fahey – Russian Christmas Overture. II – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Fantasy. John Fahey – 06 - Requiem For Molly (Part 3) - 1967 . John Fahey/The New Possibility John Fahey s Guitar Soli Christmas Album - Christmas With John Fahey Vol. II – Lo How A Rose E er Blooming.

The music from the second album, Christmas with John Fahey, Vol. 2 includes several duets with guitarist Richard Ruskin, giving this music a fuller sound and offering a nice contrast to the first album. Oh Holy Night" presents an abundance of textures, as light and airy as the season, but more resonant due to the continuous melody line. While the material from both albums is satisfying, the later album gathers more depth and presence by the addition of Ruskin's unique but complementary guitar work

Since 1968 John Fahey has recorded three more Christmas albums, and one of Easter hymns, but Christmas with John Fahey, Volume Two is easily the best of the rest, including, as it does, some gleaming and exciting duets with Rick Ruskin. Listen to Russian Christmas Overture, included along with virtually all of the second album on this new package. The two albums have been married onto one CD for this release, omitting just one piece due to time constraints.

The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album is a 1968 album by American folk musician John Fahey. It is a collection of solo-guitar arrangements of familiar Christmas songs and has been Fahey's best selling recording, remaining in print since it was first released. The album is especially noteworthy since holiday music had never before been played in Fahey's acoustic-steel string blues guitar style.

The guitarist John Fahey got this correct in 1968 on The New Possibility-his landmark first Christmas album, or the Fahey record people tend to know if they don’t know much Fahey. Released during one of the most productive portions of his career, just as his cult and commercial appeal began to converge, The New Possibility collects 14 diverse holiday tunes, from his tinny and pensive strum through Auld Lang Syne to a frenetic introductory take on Joy to the World. Fahey plays the hymn with painstaking slowness, peeling apart the chords until you can make out each halting note and even the shifts of his hands between them.

1991 The John Fahey Christmas Album Track List. 1994 The Return of the Repressed (all previously released) Track List. 1996 John Fahey in Concert (video) Double 78 Track List Three guitar tutorial videos The Legend of Blind Joe Death (re-issue) The Voice of the Turtle (re-issue). John Fahey - The Early Sessions Re-issued as The Legend of Blind Joe Death on CD 1996. Death Chants, Breakdowns, and Military Waltzes 1964/1967. Volume Two. Recorded Berkeley, CA, late 1963.

Fingerstyle guitarist John Fahey followed on the success of his first Christmas record, 1968's The New Possibility, with this 1975 title. Though the track list features traditional titles, the acoustic, solo and duet arrangements are anything but. Fahey plucks his way across the melodies, taking each song to surreal, new heights.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Oh Holy Night
A2 Christmas Medley (Oh Tannenbaum, Angels We Have Heard On High, Jingle Bells)
A3 Russian Christmas Overture
Arranged By – John Fahey, Richard Ruskin
A4 White Christmas
A5 Carol Of The Bells
Arranged By – John Fahey, Richard Ruskin
B1 Christmas Fantasy Part One
B2 Christmas Fantasy Part Two

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Takoma Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Takoma Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Tortoise Music
  • Recorded At – United Western Studios
  • Mastered At – Fidelatone Mfg.

Credits

  • Artwork – Stephanie Pyren
  • Guitar – John Fahey, Richard Ruskin (tracks: A1 to A3, A5)
  • Mastered By – Bruce Leek
  • Producer – John Fahey
  • Producer, Engineer – Doug Decker

Notes

1st U.S. Pressing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A) Runout, etched): C1045-A RE-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B) Runout, etched): C1045-B RE-1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
C-1045 John Fahey Christmas With John Fahey Volume II ‎(Cass, Album) Takoma C-1045 US 1975
TAK-7045 John Fahey Christmas With John Fahey Volume II ‎(LP, Album, RE) Takoma TAK-7045 US Unknown
TAK-7045 John Fahey Christmas With John Fahey Volume II ‎(LP, Album, RE) Takoma TAK-7045 US Unknown
TAK-7045, SF-72745 John Fahey Christmas With John Fahey Volume II ‎(LP, Album, RE) Takoma, Takoma TAK-7045, SF-72745 US 1980
TAK00001 John Fahey Christmas With John Fahey Volume II ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Takoma TAK00001 Europe 2016
Comments: (2)
Morlurne
First pressings are pressed at Fidelatone. This listing omits a label image so that sellers can add Wakefield reissues to it. There should be two separate listings, one for first pressing by Fidelatone and 1976 RE pressed by WM.
Akinohn
Christmas music is an ambivalent thing. Only some people like it on the occasion. But less would listen to it voluntarily the rest of the year. Inevitable tunes like "Do They Know Its Christmas", „Last Christmas", „Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town“, or classics like "White Christmas" are an aural test for every music lover. So, its quite remarkable that Christmas albums like this, were the most successful releases in Fahey’s long discography. For somebody, who was impoverished nearly all his life this commercial success was of some importance. So that is probabaly the reason why he recorded four of them over the years. Starting with the incredible „New Possibility“ album in 1968, followed by „Christmas with John Fahey Vol. II“ both for Takoma and two posterior albums for Varrick.Despite the fact, that „Christmas with ...“ has probably the most psychedelic Christmas record cover ever, the tracklist goes contrary to our expectations: Oh Tannenbaum, Jingle Bells, White Christmas, to name the prominent.But, as usual with Fahey,: be ready for the unexpected !Starting with „Oh Holy Night“ with Richard Ruskin on second guitar, a track played so dry and unsentimental that you wouldn’t think of Santa’s arrival in the next future.The „Christmas Medley“ including „Oh Tannenbaum, „Angels We Have Heard On High“, „Jingle Bells“ is performed with virtuosity, but not really interesting.Things change again on track three, a composite of well-known themes from Russian classical composers, including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.It is fascinating to hear how they(Fahey and Ruskin) switch from one theme to another and back again.Track four is another evergreen, the classic „White Christmas“.I mean, whats left of it. Because, you simply have to listen with your own ears how Fahey exposes Irving Berlins composition to the bone. Slow and bluesy. This is probably the most radical track here and not only my favorite on this LP, but also in the long list of my all-time Fahey-vorites.Here it meets the follower „Carol Of The Bells“, which is an 19th century Ukranian carol, arranged by Fahey and Ruskin. An outstanding beautiful piece of music.Side two presents two long Christmas fantasies. Part I includes phrases from Bola Sete’s „Lonely Gaucho“, the first recorded appearance of the influence of the Brazilian guitarist in Fahey’s work. Part II includes the hymn „In the Bleak Mid-Winter“, the tune of which was composed by Gustav Holst specifically for Christina Rosetti’s poem.The „Christmas Fantasy“ 1 & 2 incorporates at least 5 melodies, including „O Come Emmanuel“ and „In the Bleak Midwinter“.Both parts are complex and inspiring compositions which demand your full attention.