John Butler – Searching For Heritage (1996/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 48:55 minutes | 579 MB | Genre: Instrumental
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover
Searching for Heritage is a cassette tape that John Butler recorded and sold while he was busking on the streets of Fremantle in 1996. It is a collection of instrumental songs, some of which (“Ocean” and “Valley”) were re-recorded on the debut self-titled album John Butler. During this time, Butler was usually playing on his own. Completely self funded, it sold three and a half thousand copies and enabled Butler to fund his first CD recording.
The tape is highly sought after by collectors and is very much unavailable other than from second hand dealers. No copies remain for sale and Butler has stressed that it won’t be re-released anytime in his foreseeable future.
1. River Song
3. Desert Snow
4. Some Place Familiar
6. River Song (busk version)
7. Desert Snow (8 track)
8. Valley (dat)
9. Long Trek