This is the Second pressing of SEAN SMITHs third record ETERNAL. The first pressing is long out of print and the sleeve of this second editions is a real beauty. It really fits to the instrumental songs of the record. Eternal was the first record with a more full sound, but the main instrument is still the guitar. Fans of Fahey, Blackshaw and alike will love this. Act fast, I heard, that it’s almost sold out again.

The Details

Sean Smith is a modern composer of ageless guitar folketry [instrumental poetry]. With several masterful solo-guitar albums behind him, Smith has been drawn out of his hermetic recording life by the power and potential of collaboration, presented here on this recording! Sean Smith becomes more fully fructified in the company of his friends, one voice becomes many (instruments)… 6-string steel, Weissenborn (slide), & nylon-string guitars, with dulcimer, banjo, violin, organ, drums, & electric wall of sound… his guitar breathes deeply in this new depth of field and altered sonic state, giving bright light and love to his powerfully emotive instrumental songs.

This beloved album has been sold out in it's first pressing for a few years now, but we've made a small 2nd pressing. Only 100 copies! With a beautiful new hand letter-pressed sleeve. (These jackets are amazing, but the front image was printed on the back and the back on the front, by accident... but it doesn't really matter right?) Vinyl mastered by John Golden, all analog recording, all analog mastering, all analog format.


"He expertly invokes the gestalt of psychedelic folk guitarists such as Fahey, Leo Kottke or, even more specifically on this outing, Sandy Bull and that evanescent moment when the boundaries between folk music and electric rock blurred. a poet of the guitar." - San Francisco Chronicle

"...acoustic guitarist Sean Smith spins mesmerizing spells" - Palo Alto Daily News

"Like the best poetry, Eternal engages from the start and expands with each pass. Built upon Smith's Eastern-influenced acoustic guitar and sparing contributions from four fellow instrumentalists, the disc explores both the form and sound of music through seven joyous, contemplative tracks. - East Bay Express

From the much-appreciated slow hand of California’s Gnome Life Records comes the third long-player by folk impresario Sean Smith. Aptly titled ‘Eternal’, the album sets only a bottom limit marking its being by 1) its recorded existence, and 2) the vivid clarity of the recording, benefiting from a purely analog creation (through recording, mixing, and mastering) which leaves the flavor no shortcuts through which to hide. Highly recommended. - Animal PSI

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