Anthology: 1961-2007 Lost Tapes CDs (2012)
Bisogna Vivere CD music For a guitarist who's never risen above cult status despite his influential and often excellent work, Davy Graham's been honored with a good number of collections of rare and previously unreleased material. At the time of its 2012 release, this three-CD compilation was certainly the most extensive of them, with live recordings, demos, and miscellaneous tapes spanning 1961 to 2007. Quite a few of these songs were included in different versions on the official releases he issued during his lifetime, including some of the more celebrated tunes associated with him, such as "Anji" (heard twice), "Maajun," and "Blues Raga." The majority of the tracks were done during his most creative period in the '60s, with disc one featuring performances from 1961-1963; disc two cuts from 1965-1970, and disc three material from 1970-2007. Though the fidelity is variable, as you'd expect from recordings (according to the liner notes) "collected, unearthed and assembled over a very long time; left in cupboards and boxes, listened to and then left to ferment and mature for a longer ...