Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 100
    A rich exploration of Appalachian roots. [25 Nov 2011, p.71]
  2. Nov 14, 2011
    95
    Fahey was a restless listener, tinkerer, thinker, and player--a combination that makes this set fascinating both as a history book and a lifetime listening indulgence.
  3. Nov 14, 2011
    80
    Simply, we are left with more evidence of a true American original, who was also as important in his own way as Harry Smith or Alan Lomax and other such college-educated curatorial spirits.
  4. Nov 14, 2011
    80
    Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You: The Fonotone Years, 1958-1965 is a massive John Fahey document that was a full decade in the making by Dean Blackwood of Revenant, guitarist Glenn Jones, and Lance Ledbetter of Dust-to-Digital.
  5. Nov 14, 2011
    70
    This set--six meticulously documented hours recorded before his first proper album--is a progress chart.
  6. Dec 6, 2011
    60
    I found myself wishing [the booklet] was three times longer and the music three CDs less. [Nov 2011, p.60]

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