Bert Jansch

Discussion in 'Folk Music' started by Amedeo, May 16, 2007.

  1. Amedeo

    Amedeo Member

    Any Bert Jansch fans here? I have always kinda liked him but after someone bought me "The Black Swan" for my birthday last, I have really grown to like him. I think the album is an absolute classic, already. I especially love the stuff he's done with Beth Orton. Does anyone else here agree?
  2. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Oh yes, I love his stuff! Listened to his album with John Renbourn 'Bert and John' a few days ago :D
  3. Amedeo

    Amedeo Member

    Cool :) Have you seen him live? I never have but I am seeing him & Beth Orton's show at the Manchester International Festival this July (on the 13th), I'm so looking forward to it!
  4. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    No, I wish!
  5. soundsystem

    soundsystem Banned

    Bert Jansch is one of my favourites. Also check out Pentangle, the folk 'supergroup' he was in with Renbourne, Terry Cox, Danny Thompson and Jacqui McShee - I would recommend the album Solomon's Seal but most people seem to prefer their first album.... um.. Basket of Light I think it's called or that might just be the name of one of the songs. It's all good :)
  6. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Basket of light is my favourite, it's their third one. But their first two are close behind that one. Fantastic music indeed :)
  7. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    I'm really getting into Birthday blues lately :)
  8. KaiBailey

    KaiBailey Member

    Oh man, there's nothing like Bert Jansch. I have many of his albums.

    Though I do not personally own them, my favorite albums of his are "Moonshine" and "Rosemary Lane". They are extremely beautiful and haunting. His deepest music!

    Some of the stuff John Renbourn did in the late 70s was amazing, too. He completely surpassed Jansch in playing ability. It's really something else.
  9. soundsystem

    soundsystem Banned

    Renbourn was technically more impressive, but I think overall I prefer Jansch's rough 'n' string-twangy style. The two together works very well too.
  10. JDA

    JDA Member

    Hi.....I love Bert too!!

    seen him a couple of times in london venues....

    I like the album "Avocet" oh yeah!!
  11. GigoloAunt

    GigoloAunt Member

    Jansch is wicked! and Pentangle is great too. both class acts
  12. TangerineSoul

    TangerineSoul Member

    I haven't yet listened to him (he's on my list!) but the folk singer Donovan has two songs about him, "Bert's Blues" and "House of Jansch." Both are excellent.

    I always try before I buy, what are a few great Bert Jansch songs to spark a newcomer's interest?
  13. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Promised land, Angi (originally by Davey Graham, also worth checking out!), hmm most songs I would recommend are from the Birthday blues album :D, so I'd say try to check out that one! Also his stuff together with John Renbourn.

  14. iban

    iban Member

    yeah that album asmodean posted and try also his first album Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch (1965)
  15. GigoloAunt

    GigoloAunt Member

    Jack Orion's a great album of his too.
  16. TangerineSoul

    TangerineSoul Member

    I love the cover to that first one! It's the kind of image says "THIS is what a folk singer's life should be." I love the simple, plain honesty of it all.

    Thanks for the recommendations everyone. :eek:
  17. caliente

    caliente Senior Member

    I have seen him in concert with a "new" Pentangle. Jackie McShee is still there, but all the others are different. John Renbourn wasn't there. They played electric instruments, which was ok but I would have preferred acoustic.

    Jansch and Renbourn together in the old days were fantastic.
  18. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    I thought they did a UK reunion tour this summer with Renbourn as well. Too bad I missed it..
  19. Bron_Yr_Aur

    Bron_Yr_Aur Member

    i love his guitar playing, not a fan of his singing.

  20. Avocet is an amazing album . Rosemary Lane is another great favourute . :)

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