The Mill Pond

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The Mill Pond
The Mill Pond John Fahey.jpg
EP by John Fahey
Released April 1997
Genre Experimental, avant-garde
Label Little Brother Records
Producer Scott Colburn
John Fahey chronology
City of Refuge
(1997)City of Refuge1997
The Mill Pond

The Mill Pond is a double-EP album by American fingerstyle guitarist and composer John Fahey, released in 1997.


The Mill Pond was originally released as a double 7" vinyl record. Only 1000 were made and it immediately went out of print. It was reissued on CD by Important Records in 2007. The reissue included a collection of 32 of Fahey's paintings in a cardboard folio.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Dusted Magazine (not rated) [2]

Stewart Mason states in his Allmusic review: "... a frustratingly inconsistent minor work that's primarily of interest to hardcore John Fahey fans and students of the 1990s noise rock underground."[1] Dusted Magazine critic Bill Meyer wrote "No matter how you look at it, The Mill Pond is not a peak of John Fahey’s career... the music amongst the strangest and, in places, ugliest of his career."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by John Fahey.

  1. "Ghosts" – 5:47
  2. "Garbage" – 10:40
  3. "You Can't Cool Off in the Mill Pond, You Can Only Die – 3:37
  4. "The Mill Pond Drowns Hope" – 7:05


  1. ^ a b Mason, Stewart. "The Mill Pond > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved March 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Meyer, Bill (December 2008). "Review: The Mill Pond". Dusted Magazine. 

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