John Fahey discography

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The discography of American guitarist and composer John Fahey consists of thirty-six studio albums, five live albums and sixteen compilation albums, as well as five tribute albums.

John Fahey discography
Studio albums 36
Live albums 5
Compilation albums 16
Tribute albums 5


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Title Label Reissues, alternate names and versions
1959 Blind Joe Death Takoma 1964 with partial re-recording as Vol. 1; 1967 with full re-recording; 1996 on CD with all song versions as The Legend of Blind Joe Death (Fantasy)
1963 Death Chants, Breakdowns & Military Waltzes 1967 with partial re-recording as Vol. 2; 1999 on CD with all song versions
1964 The Dance of Death & Other Plantation Favorites 1967 with new cover (both LP releases had Vol. 3 on the cover; 1999 on CD with 4 bonus tracks
1965 The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death Riverboat Subsequent LP versions on Riverboat, Trans-Atlantic, Takoma and Chrysalis listed the album as Vol. 5'; 1997 on CD (Takoma)
1966 The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party & Other Excursions Takoma LP listed as "Vol. 4; Issued on CD in 2000 (Takoma)
1967 Days Have Gone By LP listed as "Vol. 6; Issued on CD in 2001 (Takoma)
Requia Vanguard Repackaged in 1974 with The Yellow Princess as The Essential John Fahey; First issued on CD in 1997; LP reissue in 2007
1968 The Voice of the Turtle Takoma 1996 CD
The Yellow Princess Vanguard Repackaged in 1974 with Requia as The Essential John Fahey; First issued on CD in 2000, 2006 version has 3 bonus tracks; LP reissue in 2008
The New Possibility Takoma Later known as Christmas with John Fahey Vol. I
1971 America Full version released on CD in 1998
1972 Of Rivers and Religion Reprise 2001 CD (Collectors' Choice Music; 2003 CD repackage with After the Ball (Warner Bros. Records)
1973 After the Ball 2003 CD repackage with Of Rivers and Religion (Warner Bros. Records)
Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice) Takoma On CD in 1992 (Shanachie Records and again in 2007 (Ace Records)
1975 Old Fashioned Love On CD in 2003
Christmas with John Fahey Vol. II
1979 John Fahey Visits Washington D.C.
1980 Yes! Jesus Loves Me
1982 Christmas Guitar Volume I (A rerecording of The New Possibility)
1983 Railroad
Popular Songs of Christmas & New Year's Varrick
1984 Let Go
1985 Rain Forests, Oceans and Other Themes
1986 Christmas Guitar
1987 I Remember Blind Joe Death
1989 God, Time and Causality Shanachie
1992 Old Girlfriends and Other Horrible Memories Varrick
1994 The John Fahey Christmas Album Burnside
1996 Double 78 Perfect
1997 City of Refuge Tim/Kerr
The Mill Pond (Double EP) Little Brother
Womblife Table of the Elements
The Epiphany of Glenn Jones Thirsty Ear
2000 Hitomi LivHouse
2002 John Fahey Trio, Vol. 1 Jazzoo
2003 Red Cross Revenant

Live albums[edit]

Year Album Label
1981 Live in Tasmania Takoma
1998 Georgia Stomps, Atlanta Struts and Other Contemporary Dance Favorites Table of the Elements
2003 Hard Time Empty Bottle Blues Table of the Elements
2004 The Great Santa Barbara Oil Slick Water/Revenant
2005 On Air Tradition & Moderne
Some Summer Day Intergroove

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Label
1967 Contemporary Guitar Spring 1967 (Compilation with tracks by Max Ochs, John Fahey, Bukka White, Harry Taussig and Robbie Basho.) Takoma
1969 Memphis Swamp Jam (Three guitar duets by John Fahey, and Bill Barth using the pseudonyms of R L Watson and Josiah Jones.)
1970 Zabriskie Point: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Motion picture soundtrack) MGM
1974 The Essential John Fahey Vanguard
Leo Kottke, Peter Lang & John Fahey Takoma
1977 The Best of John Fahey 1959–1977
1993 The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album/Christmas with John Fahey Vol. 1 Rhino
1994 The Return of the Repressed: The John Fahey Anthology
1996 The Legend of Blind Joe Death Takoma
1996 The Best of the Vanguard Years Vanguard
1996 Death Chants, Breakdowns & Military Waltzes (Reissue of both issues of the album) Takoma
2004 The Best of John Fahey, Vol. 2: 1964–1983
Of Rivers and Religion/After the Ball Warner Bros.
2005 On the Sunny Side of the Ocean Brook Records
2006 Sea Changes & Coelacanths: A Young Person's Guide to John Fahey Table of the Elements
2006 Vanguard Visionaries Vanguard
2009 Twilight on Prince Georges Avenue: Essential Recordings Rounder
2011 Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You: The Fonotone Years 1958–1965 Dust-to-Digital

Tribute albums[edit]

Year Album Label
1979 A Tribute to John Fahey Kicking Mule
2006 I Am the Resurrection: A Tribute to John Fahey Vanguard
Friends of Fahey Tribute Slackertone
The Revenge of Blind Joe Death: The John Fahey Tribute Album Takoma
2007 The Great Koonaklaster Speaks: A John Fahey Celebration Table of the Elements

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