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Birthday Blues

8 Aug. 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 8 Aug. 2013
  • Release Date: 8 Aug. 2013
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • Copyright: 2001 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company, under exclusive license to [PIAS] UK Ltd.
  • Total Length: 32:14
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  • ASIN: B00EB7M3OO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,764 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 April 2013
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This 1969 album is the sixth solo release from the talented and sadly missed Bert Jansch. Recorded while still a member of Pentangle, and with the help of band mates Danny Thompson and Terry Cox, it is quite distinct from the sound of the band and has a very personal quality to it. It is clearly music that meant a lot to Jansch.

The centrepiece of the album, the glue that binds it all together, is Jansch's amazing mastery of the guitar. Melodies and tune stream forth from his fingers with complex little twiddly bits that seem almost like ripples spreading across a pond and bouncing back to interact with each other. It's mesmerising to listen to. His voice, an imperfect instrument, is full of expression as he leads us through tales of despair, love, hope and life. As always with Jansch, the theme of death is never far away, but there is a lot of hope here, and a realisation of a full life to be led.

It's a delightful album. It doesn't have quite the raw power to move you of his best work (eg. Jack Orion, Rosemary Lane) but it is a pleasant and worthwhile listen nonetheless. 4 stars.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christian Hank on 20 Jun. 2011
Format: Vinyl
If you are in to folk music this is the thing! inspired by british folk tradition Bert takes is further.
On some of the songs he is just alone with his guitar and others are with a backing group.
If you like this 60's folk feeling, dig this one!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marcia TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 Jun. 2015
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Whilst still in the group Pentangle with John Renbourn, and Jacqui McShee, Bert Jansch recorded another solo album. Although in many ways this could be regarded as almost a Pentangle album.
Renbourn and McShee may be missing but Bert has other Pentangle band members Terry Cox and Danny Thompson on board here giving Bass and percussion sounds. Also joining them is Duffy Powers on blues harp and Ray Warleigh on flute and Saxaphone.
This is an impressive album indeed and all the songs are by Bert Jansch which is something different from his previous releases that had song writing from various sources including his own. Here there is one track that was written jointly between Jansch and Anne Briggs and that is the lovely piece Wishing Well.
One song, A woman like you, had appeared on the live disc of the double album Sweet Child by pentangle around the same time that this album was recorded. Track two is of note too. It was written for Bert’s Mother. A bright new year is short but sweet. It is a beautiful track.
There are two instrumentals, Birthday blues and Miss Heather Rosemary Sewell. The latter being inspired and dedicated to Bert’s wife Heather. Heather was an artist and provided art work for each of the songs on the Pentangle album Sweet Child.

The album is a quality offering by Jansch and should not be over looked, Sadly it probably was over looked at the time because of the power of popularity that Pentangle were receiving,
It is a good album with much to offer and if you like other albums by Bert Jansch, or indeed albums by Pentangle, then you will no doubt like this.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By alan on 12 Jun. 2002
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This album, like several of bert's, is uneven, seemingly un-themed or without even a consistant mood or constant style to tie its disparate pieces together. That said, the notion that albums must all be concept pieces is a mistaken one, and what we have here is an excellent innovator & skilled interpretor presenting us with a cluster of diverse, highly imaginative songs in 'folk, blues & beyond', with a voice & guitar style that are uniquely personal; dissonances & harmonies of unexpected shapes emerge continuously through both. He is joined by excellent, complementary musicians (often absent from his later releases) who are allowed themselves to contribute to oblique, open-ended mini-masterpieces such as 'a woman like you' & 'i am lonely'. For the artist's individuality & the way in which he passes through uncharted musical realms with both emotional vigour & casual whimsy, this album belongs to the the special family of innovative albums created in the late sixties
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