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Bert Jansch - From The Outside (RED VINYL)
Recalling the elegant simplicity of Jansch's early works, 'From The Outside' sees Jansch return to the uncomplicated yet supremely effective sound of his eponymous debut. This is Bert laid bare – eschewing the more intricate arrangements of his surrounding works for the holy trinity of guitar, banjo and voice, perhaps reflective of his state of mind at the time. Stand-out tracks include ‘River Running’ and ‘Blackbird In The Morning’ which were both (amazingly) omitted from the original vinyl release. One of Bert's rarest releases, this 1985 LP was originally issued as an edition of just 500 copies on the small Belgian label, Konexion. This issue unites the varied track listing of previous versions with many cuts appearing on vinyl for the first time. Remastered from original tapes by Brian Pyle.

LP - Earth - EARTHLP013L - £16.99Add to basket

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Bert Jansch - LA Turnaround
Enhanced Cd version featuring previously unreleased bonus tracks and alternate versions aswell as a film shot during the making of LA Turnaround.

CD - EMI - CASCDX1090 - £6.99Add to basket
Bert Jansch - Santa Barbara Honeymoon
Reissue featuring several bonus tracks including previously unreleased songs recorded live a Montreux 4th July 1975.

CD - EMI - CASCDX1107 - £6.99Add to basket
Bert Jansch - A Rare Conundrum
Reissue with bonus tracks 'Three Dreamers' 'Dragonfly' and 'Candyman'.

CD - EMI - CASCDX1127 - £7.99Add to basket
Bert Jansch - It Don’t Bother Me
This superb edition is the second in a series of all seven of Bert Jansch’s Transatlantic Records recordings, all of which have been remastered from the original master tapes for the first time ever.

CD - BMG - TRACD132 - £10.99Add to basket
Bert Jansch - It Don’t Bother Me
This superb edition is the second in a series of all seven of Bert Jansch’s Transatlantic Records recordings, all of which have been remastered from the original master tapes for the first time ever.

LP - BMG - TRA132 - £18.99Add to basket
Bert Jansch - Jack Orion
Jansch released two albums simultaneously in August 1966. ‘Bert And John’ was the first and recorded more or less concurrently. ‘Jack Orion’ saw Jansch shift away from jazz and blues inspired improvised instrumentals and his own songwriting to present an album that radically challenged existing interpretations of traditional folk music.

CD - BMG - TRACD143 - £10.99Add to basket
Bert Jansch - Birthday Blues
‘Birthday Blues’, released in January 1969, was Bert Jansch’s sixth album for Transatlantic. It’s no surprise that the album sounds like a modified version of The Pentangle as Bert was a member of the classic British folk / jazz / rock group at the time of this record’s release. Additionally Shel Talmy, who worked with the group (as well as The Who and The Kinks), produced ‘Birthday Blues’. To complete the circle, the record’s rhythm section was Pentangle’s - Danny Thompson on bass and Terry Cox on drums.

CD - Sanctuary - TRACD179 - £10.99Add to basket
Bert Jansch - Nicola
‘Nicola’, released in July 1967, was Bert Jansch’s fifth album for Transatlantic. At the time, critics and fans were less than impressed by David Palmer’s florid string arrangements on some tracks but time has been kind and the record stands as Jansch’s prettiest album. By the time the record was released the summer of love was upon us, with a backdrop of civil rights, the Vietnam war and revolution in the air. Bert’s marvellous playing, as evidenced on every one of his recordings, was a perfect antidote to the real world, creating its own place. Out of step with the fashionable recordings and productions of the day, (this was the year of ‘Sgt. Pepper’, the first Doors album, Jefferson Airplane’s ‘Surrealistic Pillow’ and Love’s ‘Forever Changes’) ‘Nicola’ is timeless.

CD - Sanctuary - TRACD157 - £10.99Add to basket
Bert Jansch - Rosemary Lane
‘Rosemary Lane’, released in June 1971, was Bert Jansch’s seventh and final album for Transatlantic. Very highly rated by many fans, ‘Rosemary Lane’ is as striking as his best albums of the 1960s, delivering all the attributes listeners had come to expect of him by 1971 - excellent acoustic guitar work, imaginative interpretations of traditional material and well-constructed originals in the same vein and committed vocal performances.

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Bert Jansch - Rosemary Lane
‘Rosemary Lane’, released in June 1971, was Bert Jansch’s seventh and final album for Transatlantic. Very highly rated by many fans, ‘Rosemary Lane’ is as striking as his best albums of the 1960s, delivering all the attributes listeners had come to expect of him by 1971 - excellent acoustic guitar work, imaginative interpretations of traditional material and well-constructed originals in the same vein and committed vocal performances.

LP - Sanctuary - TRA235 - £18.99Add to basket
Bert Jansch - Avocet
Bert Jansch was often quoted as saying “I’m not playing for anyone, just myself” and this feels no more apparent than on 1979’s ‘Avocet’, his beautifully meditative paean to British birds. This isn’t to say that Jansch was throwing commercial success to the wind, or was unaware of his audience, more that this album feels like a uniquely personal reflection of him. (The subject of British birds is one that Jansch held close to his heart. Indeed, just preceding this album was his 1978 split 7” single with Shirley Collins - with proceeds in aid of the RSPB.) For fans of Jansch this is often the album that is singled out as his best work. The freedoms of a post-Pentangle career are much in evidence; folk rock and even trad folk give way to an album that is not only without lyrical accompaniment but really quite orchestral, classical even, in its composition. Earth Recordings Library edition, a catalogue version which shys away from the bells and whistles of deluxe LPs, without compromising on aesthetics or sound.

LP - Earth Records - EARTHLP010L - £17.99Add to basket
Bert Jansch - Living in the Shadows
4CD is a book-back set. Signifying a return to form that heralded one of the most prolific periods of his life, this special collection features some of Jansch’s finest work. Living In the Shadows includes an extra disc of demos, alternate versions and never-before heard tracks, transferred from Jansch’s personal tapes, alongside the three studio albums of the 1990s: 'The Ornament Tree', 'When The Circus Comes To Town' and 'Toy Balloon'. Both studio albums and DAT transfers, remastered by Brian Pyle. This trio of works represents quite different facets of Jansch’s talent; where ‘Circus’ is a bluesy, late-night sounding party, ‘Ornament’ is altogether more subdued, drawing on Maggie Boyle’s bodhran, flute and whistles to creative a sound that is nothing if not celtic. ‘Toy Balloon’ falls somewhere in the middle, with that feeling of intimacy that is so Bert. Despite these apparent contrasts, the unifying element is of course, Jansch’s guitar. There is an ease about these albums that suggests a musician that has found himself very at home—“just a simple soul”, to quote the man himself. The real draw here for many Jansch fans will be disc four: unreleased tracks (including—let joy be unconfined!—one with John Renbourn), as well as alternative takes of familiar songs from the ’90s period. Chosen specifically for their contrast to the studio versions, these tracks are often more stripped-down or without the embellishment typical of the era. Mostly recorded at Bert’s home studio, this unheard and unreleased collection, transferred from Bert’s own DAT tapes, has a intimate quality that is incredibly moving.

4 x CD - Earth Records - EARTHCD014 - £32.99Add to basket
Bert Jansch - Living In The Shadows Part 2: On The Edge Of A Dream
Limited edition 4LP/4CD casebound book-back box set, comprising Jansch’s three studio albums from the 2000s (Crimson Moon; Edge Of A Dream; The Black Swan), alongside an additional disc of demos and unreleased material. Both studio albums and DAT transfers remastered by Brian Pyle. Comes with high-quality download code. 4LP book-back, download card included. 4CD 24-page hardback book. Following on from Earth’s definitive collection of Jansch’s 1990s works ‘Living In The Shadows Part 2: On The Edge Of A Dream' picks up from where it left off, bringing together Bert Jansch’s final recordings, made between 2000 and 2006. This remarkable anthology documents some of Jansch’s finest work, and a man at the top of his game, some forty years(!) after his first release. From the brooding resonance of Crimson Moon (where Jansch is joined by Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler and Johnny “Guitar” Hodge, as well as son Adam Jansch and Bert’s wife Loren Jansch) to the intimacy of Edge Of A Dream (Bernard Butler, Hope Sandoval, Dave Swarbrick, Ralph McTell, Johnny “Guitar” Hodge, Paul Wassif, Adam Jansch and Loren Jansch) to the wondrous new folk / trad folk harmony of Black Swan (Beth Orton, Devendra Banhart, Kevin Barker, Helena Espvall, Paul Wassif), these seemingly very different albums all speak of one thing: Bert’s natural talent for turning out extraordinary music, regardless of genre. Disc four, The Setting Of The Sun, takes in more demos and unreleased material, with guest appearances from Gordon Giltrap and Johnny Marr adding additional delight for fans old and new. These peeks into Jansch’s recording process are nothing if not fascinating, with his home studio lending itself perfectly to any recording fancy he might arrive at. Like Part 1, this deluxe case-bound set exhibits the sublime attention to detail that has become Earth Recordings’ calling card...

4 x CD - Earth Records - EARTHCD015 - £34.99Add to basket
Bert Jansch - Just A Simple Soul
The first comprehensive Best Of collection spanning Jansch’s 5-decade-long career, compiled by Bernard Butler and the Bert Jansch estate. Presented chronologically, the collection begins by drawing from his prolific 1960s period, during which he released six albums between 1965 and 1969. This collection plucks tracks including the seminal song ‘Needle of Death’ (famously covered by Neil Young) and the achingly beautiful ‘Angie’.

2 x LP - Sanctuary Records - 4050538368314 - £19.99Add to basket
Bert Jansch - Just A Simple Soul
The first comprehensive Best Of collection spanning Jansch’s 5-decade-long career, compiled by Bernard Butler and the Bert Jansch estate. Presented chronologically, the collection begins by drawing from his prolific 1960s period, during which he released six albums between 1965 and 1969. This collection plucks tracks including the seminal song ‘Needle of Death’ (famously covered by Neil Young) and the achingly beautiful ‘Angie’

CD - Sanctuary Records - 4050538368284 - £11.99Add to basket
Bert Jansch - A Man I’d Rather Be (Part 1)
Comprising Bert’s seminal 1960s output (alongside his only album as a duet with Pentangle bandmate John Renbourn) this four disc set covers an era that forged creative paths for e veryone from Neil Young to Johnny Marr. New listenin g notes from Bill Leader, as well as unseen photographs from Brian Shuel complete this special collection. Where to start with a career as prolific as that of Bert Jansch? Why, the beginning of course. Bert’s fi rst studio (though as Bill Leader rightly po ints out, that’s a bit of a stretch) albums capture a man whose star is truly on the rise. It also marks his most prolific period - these four LPs were written, recorded and issued in just two years; a testament to not only Bert’s abundant musicality but t o a time for music that was changing - excitedly - from minute to minute. From Bert’s masterclass in elegant, melodic, one - man - and - his - guitar fingerpicking on his self - titled LP, to the beginnings of something altogether more exotic on ‘Bert and John’, the se records are nothing if not a remarkable insight into the changing face of folk music at the time. For those unfamiliar wi th Jansch’s oeuvre, this is a real treat; you won’t find a more comprehensively produced collection. ‘A Man I’d Rather Be’ includes all the original liner notes (from both Keith De Groot and Bert himself) as well as new ruminations from Bill Leader (who recorded much of Jan sch’s nascent work) as well as never - before seen photographs by the illustrious Brian Shuel. For those in the kno w, this is a chance to revisit these extraordinary albums, revel in new insights and add some - perhaps more listenable LPs - to sit alongside their love - worn originals.

4 x LP - Earth Recordings - EARTHLP023 - £49.99
Bert Jansch - LA Turnaround
First of a diptych of albums recorded in and influenced by Bert’s time in America, and the first of three for American label, Charisma. Tony Stratton Smith himself brought Bert to the label, claiming proudly that “if ever a man is due his place among the ‘superstars’, it’s Bert Jansch.” Of the era, Bert mused: “I don’t think the rest of the label understood me, I was a complete mystery to them but Tony really got behind me. He was certainly a character. If you had lunch with Tony, you certainly knew you’d had lunch...usually till long into the afternoon.” As the title suggests, this album was something of a contrast to Jansch’s usual style-taking in swathes of Nashville - infused pedal steel - courtesy of the legendary Red Rhodes - to sparkling effect. Bert himself seemed surprised by just how well the record turned out, influenced by the assembled company’s alternative approach to recording: “Red Rhodes was delightful, both he and Mike [Nesmith] who played rhythm guitar were extraordinary musicians. I had the songs when we came to record but Mike and Red didn’t know them. There were no demos or anything. We’d run through them and I’d teach them the songs but Red especially was used to jamming, playing to the song.” The group even returned to ‘Needle Of Death’ from Bert’s eponymous 1965 debut. “That was done at the request of Tony though I never did like the original version. I find the tune too sweet and sickly but Tony asked if I would do it and, since he was the head of the company, I thought I’d better. It’s one of my songs that has simply stuck with people down the years but this version with Red is a little different, more earthy.” Often cited by fans as some of Bert’s best work, this 1974 album was produced in part by the Monkees’ Mike Nesmith, whose guidance is much in evidence on this perfectly measured slice of British country-rock.

LP - Earth Recordings - EARTHLP026 - £16.99Add to basket

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