John Fahey
Red Cross, Disciple of Christ Today

Released: 2003
Content: 1xCD or 1xLP
Revenant No. 104

On February 11, 2003, we’ll release our late founder John Fahey’s final album, Red Cross Disciple of Christ Today. An intensely personal project for John which he completed a few months before his death and originally intended for release in 2001, Red Cross can be heard as Fahey coming full circle, reinvigorated, at peace with both past and present.

Includes spine-tingling interpretations of Irving Berlin’s “Remember” and the Gershwins’ “Summertime,” alongside a number of stellar new Fahey originals. Featuring the acoustic fingerpicking of yore as well as some shimmering electric guitar vamps, Red Cross Disciple of Christ Today touches those peculiarly Faheyian regions in the heart and mind. A final, sparkling gem from a true American original.

Packaged in a special, limited-edition letterpressed chipboard jacket with an inspirational pamphlet nestled inside.

“Vividly human, poignant, beautiful.” – The Wire

Track Listing
Disc 1
  1. Remember
  2. Red Cross, Disciple of Christ Today
  3. Summertime
  4. Ananaias
  5. Motherless Child
  6. Charley Bradley’s Ten-Sixty-Six Blues
  7. Untitled with Rain
  8. <untitled>