Daniel Johnston - Rejected Unknown 2LP
2001 Release Pressed to Vinyl for the First Time in Over 20 Years
Rejected Unknown is a 2001 album released by the acclaimed musician, Daniel Johnston. This is the first time the record has been pressed to vinyl in over 20 years. The main themes on Rejected Unknown are the themes Johnston has explored throughout much of his enigmatic career: hopeless longing, unrequited love, and as might be gathered from the album's title, fear of rejection. This fear probably took on very real terms for Johnston as he was finally dropped from Atlantic Records after being held for years in contractual limbo. Rejected Unknown is unmistakably Johnston's album; he sings and plays piano and guitar, and even adds some percussion to the oddly quirky pop songs.