The John Fahey 5-CD box set for Dust-to-Digital was completed today, as of a few hours ago! It goes into production almost immediately. It’s street date is October 25th, this year.
As many of you know, I’ve been working on this project for 11 years. The last time I hung out with John, in the summer of 2000, was, ostensibly, to discuss the Fonotone recordings and this project. He died the following February.
I think the set honors John and the significance of his work with such thoroughness and in such detail, in a way that has never been achieved before. It is, I feel certain, a critical piece of the puzzle that is John Fahey, and it will be a significant resource for future scholars / fans.
There is, first of all, six+ hours of music here, virtually all of it unknown.
The set comes with a 90-page, 12″ X 12″ hardback book filled with the photos Melissa Stephenson (moderator of this site) and I got from Jane Hayes (Fahey’s mom) in Louisiana in 2003, almost none of which have ever been published.
There’s more information is the links I posted above, in case these details don’t make you jump for joy. Glenn Jones is involved, and that’s enough to stir up a hurrah from me.
Now, go listen to some Fahey.