Ten years ago, I was among the first to purchase this album at a little music shop in Deland, Florida. It’s a musty, dusty old music store. In other words, the best! They always have new releases like Frusciante’s.
I bought the album, drove back to Jacksonville listening to it, marked the songs I thought were great and promptly gave it away. I should not have given it away because I miss having it now and I may just re-purchase it.
Frusciante is selling a re-done vinyl record of The Empyrean now to mark the 10 year anniversary.
If you’re not familiar with his solo work, I do encourage you to give it a listen.
In the meantime, here’s one of my favorite covers by John Frusciante: