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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 folk, blues, jazz 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…

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  • Really good.
  • Genius !
  • 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.
  • B side is just fantastic
  • great record. a lost classic - check it out all you lovers of true cosmic american music.

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