Rootless Occidentalism

Fairuz

C’mon Fairuz, where was this album really recorded? The fine print on the upper right says Lebanon, but the LP’s title indicates that it might also have been made in the US. The ambiguity of the record’s ideal location, as somewhere in between America and the Middle East, suits this 1971 release extremely well. How contemporary, especially considering the fact that the record is nearly fourty years old.