Imaginational Anthem: 1965-2005 Inspired by an old compilation of '60s acoustic-guitar eccentrics, former Sony exec Josh Rosenthal has gathered two generations of fringe guitar virtuosos for Imaginational Anthem:… Imaginational Anthem: 1965-2005 Inspired by an old compilation of '60s acoustic-guitar eccentrics, former Sony exec Josh Rosenthal has gathered two generations of fringe guitar virtuosos for Imaginational Anthem:… 2005-10-25 Various Artists Folk
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Imaginational Anthem: 1965-2005 (2005)

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Image credit: John Fahey: Dean Belcher/Retna UK
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Details Release Date: Oct 25, 2005; Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: Folk

Inspired by an old compilation of '60s acoustic-guitar eccentrics, former Sony exec Josh Rosenthal has gathered two generations of fringe guitar virtuosos for Imaginational Anthem: 1965-2005, a collection of meditative string-picking and hypnotic blues-drone explorations. John Fahey is the biggest name, though Rosenthal also dug up tracks from obscure players such as Max Ochs and Harry Taussig, as well as like-minded new-school artists like Jack Rose and Kaki King.

Originally posted Nov 04, 2005 Published in issue #849 Nov 11, 2005 Order article reprints
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