45 RPM Vinyl Record
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200-gram, 45 RPM double LP
Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering!
Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
"Best-ever sound on vinyl." — from a rave review of Leo Kottke — 6 & 12 String Guitar by Franz Schoeler in Germany's Stereo magazine, May 2015
Here's a gem from Analogue Productions that captures Leo Kottke's eclectic, innovative style the way it's never been heard on vinyl to date! This 200-gram, 45 RPM beauty plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings sounds fantastic.
Leo Kottke's wide-release debut came about after he sent a cassette to John Fahey's Takoma label. Not suprisingly, it recalls Fahey's work in a number of respects: the synthesis of numerous influences from blues, pop, classical and folk styles, the weirdly titled instrumentals, even the tongue-in-cheek liner notes.
6- & 12-String Guitar is the album that gave notice to the world, or the part of it that pays attention to steel-string guitars, that 24-year-old Leo Kottke was remarkable. Known to aficionados as “the armadillo album,” for its cover illustration, the collection captured Kottke’s eclectic, innovative style in all its crispness, melodic vitality and rhythmic urgency.
"For decades, Leo Kottke would inspire generations of fingerpicking acoustic guitarists (and help pave the way for New Age and contemporary instrumental music), but this 1969 album is the one that started it all. Kottke's brilliant debut was released, fittingly, on John Fahey's Takoma label. Showing the influence of Fahey himself (and Takoma labelmate Robbie Basho), Kottke performs impossibly difficult solo compositions that meld blues, bluegrass, and jazz techniques. Whether surefooted and quick ("The Driving of the Year Nail," "Jack Fig," "The Fisherman") or slow and reflective ("Ojo," "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"), Kottke's instrumental work is simply awe-inspiring. He'd forge an entire career out of this music and eventually incorporate singing onto his albums, but this gem is Kottke at his very best. Essential."— Amazon.com
|1. The Driving of the Year Nail|
|2. The Last of the Arkansas Greyhounds|
|4. Crow River Waltz|
|5. The Sailor’s Grave on the Prairie|
|6. Vaseline Machine Gun|
|7. Jack Fig|
|9. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring|
|10. The Fisherman|
|11. The Tennessee Toad|
|12. Busted Bicycle|
|13. The Brain of the Purple Mountain|
|14. Coolidge Rising|
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