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John Hartford Aereo-Plain LP

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After penning the Glen Campbell mega-hit “Gentle on My Mind” and appearing repeatedly both on Glen’s weekly variety show and on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, John Hartford could have taken the show biz glide path to financial security and ease. Instead, the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist (and steamboat enthusiast) moved back to Nashville from L.A., signed a contract with Warner Bros., and proceeded to create one of the most influential and groundbreaking albums not just in bluegrass but in modern country music as a whole. 1971’s Aereo-Plain assembled a veritable supergroup consisting of fiddler Vassar Clements, dobroist Tut Taylor, guitarist Norman Blake and bassist Randy Scruggs to play a set of mostly original tunes that were unlike anything the staid bluegrass community had ever heard before. Fresh, irreverent, funny and always—except for the hilarious Dr. Demento favorite Boogie—tuneful, and played by an absolutely scintillating band, the songs on Aereo-Plain pointed to a new stylistic direction for bluegrass, one quickly coined “newgrass;” as Sam Bush of the New Grass Revival says, “Without Aereo-Plain, there would be no ‘newgrass’ music.” We’re reissuing this essential album on LP for the first time in 50 years; it includes lyrics and liner notes by John Hartford expert Skip Heller. Bone vinyl pressing limited to 1000 copies!

A1. Turn Your Radio On
A2. Steamboat Whistle Blues
A3. Back in the Goodle Days
A4. Up on the Hill Where They Do the Boogie
A5. Boogie
A6. First Girl I Loved
A7. Presbyterian Guitar
B1. With a Vamp in the Middle
B2. Symphony Hall Rag
B3. Because of You
B4. Steam Powered Aereo Plane
B5. Holding
B6. Tear Down the Grand Ole Opry
B7. Leather Britches
B8. Station Break
B9. Turn Your Radio On

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