This 1980 release is another beautiful album from John Renbourn. I first came to Renbourn through the music of Pentangle, and then fell in love with his later albums such as this where he leaves his folk rock past behind and gives free reign to his baroque jazz tendencies, pretty much inventing the genre of baroque jazz along the way.
This album is very medieval in tone, with stately court music much in eveidence. Aided by sweet vocals and flutes, Renbourn and co deliver what could have been run of the mill early music, but they put their own stamp on it, the odd jazzy flourish or bluesy inflection, giving it a unique tone. It's till stately and elegant, and features much of Renbourn's sublime guitar playing, but it is also fresh, and has something to say. It's a beautiful piece of music, 5 stars.