John Fahey: Christmas Soli
2013 holiday collection. Guitarist John Fahey s concept of Christmas music was a little different from the norm. The New Possibility: John Fahey s Guitar Soli Christmas Album, the acoustic guitarist s visionary 1968 set, was a scintillating collection of solo steel-string adaptations of beloved traditional Yuletide melodies. It reportedly sold more than 100,000 copies on Fahey s own Takoma label, tabbing it as his best-selling album, and inspired several more memorable holiday sets from the guitarist, All four of those brilliant albums are generously represented on Fantasy s newly compiled Christmas Guitar Soli With John Fahey, a 14-song compilation of highlights from Fahey s Yuletide catalog. The collection provides a lovely soundtrack for the holiday season and boasts newly created cover art by Tom Weller, who designed the artwork for many of Fahey s original Takoma albums, that s done in the style of those classic sets.