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Life Is People – Bill Fay (2xLP)

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Description

Life Is People is Bill Fay's first non-retrospectively released album since 1981. His first two, Bill Fay and Time of the Last Persecution, were released at the beginning of the '70s, sold poorly, and were not reissued until 1998. Tomorrow Tomorrow and Tomorrow, recorded with the ACME Quartet, was self-released in a very small quantity in 1981, before it was picked up by David Tibet's label for general release in 2007. Life Is People's producer Joshua Henry (who grew up listening to Fay's early albums via his father's vinyl collection) and engineer Guy Massey, persuaded Fay to reenter the studio, enlisting Matt Deighton, Mike Rowe, Matt Armstrong, some string players, four singers from the London Community Gospel Choir, guitarist Ray Russell, and drummer Alan Rushton (both played on Time of the Last Persecution). Jeff Tweedy (a longtime champion) also appears. Fay plays piano and sings.

Now in his late sixties, Fay's voice is seasoned, but not weathered. It's plaintive; it imparts the great wisdom in these songs humbly and without artifice. But there is no preparation possible for hearing Life Is People. It's an intimate recording even at its most epic and majestic, as evidenced by the glorious opener "There Is a Valley" and the shimmering "The Healing Day."

Life Is People brims with compassion, vulnerability, and tenderness. It is not a comeback record but a late continuation, a great work of art.


- AllMusic.com

Release details

Artist: Bill Fay
Label: Dead Oceans
Format: LP
Units: 2
Country: US
Genre: Rock

Tracklist

A1 There Is A Valley
A2 Big Painter
A3 The Never Ending Happening
B1 This World
B2 The Healing Day
B3 City Of Dreams
C1 Be At Peace With Yourself
C2 Jesus, Etc.
C3 Empires
D1 Thank You Lord
D2 Cosmic Concerto (Life Is People)
D3 The Coast No Man Can Tell