Following in the footsteps of the great explorers John Fahey came to
Tasmania because it was there. With his first live album Fahey continues to
make (and break) the rules of acoustic guitar. This is a fiery performance
of virtuoso playing that subtly rearranges some of his more familiar work
into an Australian context. Never has Waltzing Matilda sounded so sweet.
Detractors have dismissed this album as a piece of ephemeral froth, yet its
freshness, energy and originality prove otherwise.
Notes on the Songs|
1981 Takoma 7089 (Chrysalis)