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Judy Henske and Jerry Yester met while both were working in the West Coast folk scene in the early 1960s, Henske as an uncategorizable solo singer recording , , and comedy, and Yester as a member of the Modern Folk Quartet. They married in 1963. A few years later, Henske's career was faltering as a result of ill-advised forays into the cabaret market, while Yester had produced albums by Tim Buckley and The Association, and had also replaced Zal… read more

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  • Avatar for Loud-Quiet-Loud
    Really good.
  • Avatar for damienyouth
    Genius !
  • Avatar for Timalina
    There are so many lists around with countless lost classics, and while there's often something to it, they're invariably disappointing. I knew nothing about Farewell Alderbaran when I first came across it, and I was speechless. There's not a duff track on it: in fact, most are sublime. I hear something new every time I listen to it, and Henske has a voice that can bring you to tears. Most remarkable of all is the sheer diversity of the songs. None sounds like another, and yet the LP is a fully cohesive trip. It echoes a raft of different influences, and yet sounds nothing like any of them. It;s one of a handful of albums of which I'd say that I'm jealous of anyone getting to hear it for the first time. You need to get hold of this.
  • Avatar for f_bardamu
    B side is just fantastic
  • Avatar for azfad
    great record. a lost classic - check it out all you lovers of true cosmic american music.

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