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Days Have Gone By continues Fahey's interest in soundscapes, sound effects and experimental music - begun on The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party & Other Excursions - mixed in with more traditional guitar playing of his earlier musical style. Originally released in 1967.
"...Informally known as John Fahey, Volume 6, its an album very much in the experimental vein that he first started tapping in the early 1960s. Placed alongside such rustic, straight picking fare as The Revolt of the Dyke Brigade and Joe Kirby Blues are pieces that make early use of splicing and sampling. Mixing in the sounds of locomotives and whippoorwills the two-part A Raga Called Pat is at once eerie and meditative. Faheys strummed passages intersperse with ambient effects creating the illusion of wild wide-open spaces. Tunes like the somber and centering My Shepherd Will Supply My Needs are tempered with streaks of hopeful lyricism. A contemplative air of the artist in his element taking sonic paint and to easel permeates each piece and the resulting whole ranks with Faheys other masterpieces of the period such as Death Chants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes and The Voice of the Turtle." - allaboutjazz.com, Derek Taylor, October 2001
1. The Revolt of The Dyke's Brigade
2. Impressions of Susan
3. Joe Kirby Blues
4. Night Train of Valhalla
5. The Portland Cement Factory at Monolith, California
6. A Raga Called Pat, Pt. 1
7. A Raga Called Pat, Pt. 2
8. My Shepherd Will Supply My Needs
9. My Grandfather's Clock
10. Days Have Gone By
11. We Would Be Building