Bill Fay - Time Of The Last Persecution

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Bill Fay - Time Of The Last Persecution

Often labelled as enigmatic, Bill Fay’s loyal cult following has grown significantly over the years. Signed to Decca, the singer-songwriter and pianist released two albums in 1970 and 1971; their haunting, darkly shadowed songs were never meant to appeal to the masses, even at the height of the psychedelia-streaked introspection sparked by the soul-searching and ravaging events of the day. The title track, Time of the Last Persecution, was written in an immediate and visceral response to the killings of four students at Kent State.

However, Fay’s records fell into obscurity, and he virtually vanished from music for more than two decades. Producer Joshua Henry, who had grown up listening to Fay’s early albums from his father’s record collection, tracked down and finally persuaded the reclusive songwriter to record again and hired Matt Deighton to assemble a studio band.

The end result, Life Is People, appeared in August of 2012. Fay played live shows, but maintained his privacy. He released a follow-up, Who Is the Sender? in 2015, and a third album, Countless Branches in 2020. Among his fans are musicians including Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, and The War On Drugs. All three albums received universal critical acclaim. Side 1
1. Omega Day 
2. Don't Let My Marigolds Die 
3. I Hear You Calling 
4. Dust Filled Room 
5. 'Til The Christ Come Back 
6. Release Is In The Eye 
7. Laughing Man
Side 2
1. Inside The Keepers Pantry 
2. Tell It Like It Is 
3. Plan D 
4. Pictures Of Adolf Again 
5. Time Of The Last Persecution 
6. Come A Day 
7. Let All The Other Teddies Know


SKU 12830
Record Label Decca Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 3538131
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 17 July 2021
Original Release Date (Year) 01 January 1971
Barcode # 602435381312
Shipping Weight 0.2900kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Record Store Day 2021 Release, LP Record, Black Vinyl, Single Pocket Sleeve, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Folk

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