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Imaginational Anthem: 1965-2005

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John Fahey
John Fahey: Dean Belcher/Retna UK

Imaginational Anthem: 1965-2005

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
Producers:
Tompkins Square
genre:
Folk

We gave it an A-

Inspired by an old compilation of ’60s acoustic-guitar eccentrics, former Sony exec Josh Rosenthal has gathered two generations of fringe guitar virtuosos for Imaginational Anthem: 1965-2005, a collection of meditative string-picking and hypnotic blues-drone explorations. John Fahey is the biggest name, though Rosenthal also dug up tracks from obscure players such as Max Ochs and Harry Taussig, as well as like-minded new-school artists like Jack Rose and Kaki King.

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