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Biography

Herbert "Bert" Jansch (3 November 1943 – 5 October 2011) was a Scottish folk musician and founding member of the band Pentangle. He was born in Glasgow and came to prominence in London in the 1960s, as an acoustic guitarist, as well as a singer-songwriter. He recorded at least 25 albums and toured extensively from the 1960s to the 21st century.

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Product details

  • Audio Cassette (17 Oct. 1990)
  • Label: Hannibal
  • ASIN: B00008F62V
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

1. Is It Real?
2. Up to the Stars
3. Give Me the Time
4. If I Were a Carpenter
5. Wild Mountain Thyme
6. Heartbreak Hotel
7. Sit Down Beside Me
8. No Rhyme nor Reason
9. Blackwaterside
10. Not a Word Was Said

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Pripp on 13 Nov. 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Time has been kind to Bert Jansch "Heartbreak". When it was released in the early 80s, I thought it was a bit overproduced and slick. It has now been lovingly remastered and I have to admit that it is a forgotten gem (with a few fillers). The running order is not the same as the orginal UK album, but according to the staff at Omnivore, the original producers (who were involved in the reissue project) insisted on current order. After a few listenings I can understand why. The album have got a better flow. The bonus disc consists of a very good solo performance, recorded while Jansch was in California. A fine tribute to a truley unique artist.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peace Man on 3 Nov. 2014
Format: Audio CD
This album has a quaint charm about it that shows Bert willing to experiment while his own muse had dried up a bit. Heartbreak Hotel is a bit lame, but the rest of the album is a lot more than pleasant, and an important return to vocal work after the fine instrumental Avocet. Although Bert's guitar conveys a depth that most singers could never match, Bert's singing is almost as essential. Although the record breaks no new ground, in the context of his career it is a nice album. Most importantly, Bert sounds happy. I really enjoy listening to it a couple of times every year.
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By masterwoodcutter on 12 Jun. 2015
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Excellent
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By allen mcintosh awmcintosh on 2 May 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
nothing like viynl record nothing like his best very poor reworking p p p p p o o or r
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Superb 14 Oct. 2011
By a goat who cares - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Speaking personally I think this is one of the finest Bert albums, presenting his inimitable style and folk roots very well. His song selection is awesome, they are all about love and relationships, and definitely from the heart. Its a simply beautiful album, and i would highly recommend it.
9 of 15 people found the following review helpful
80s Jansch 12 Dec. 2000
By C. H Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
"Heartbreak" is not one of Jansch's better albums, despite a couple of bright spots and the fact that he shares much of the project with well-known guitarist Albert Lee. The bright spots are Jansch's version of 'Heartbreak Hotel,' which comes (very) surprisingly close to actually providing some competition for the King of Rock 'n Roll's permanently definitive version, and his interpretation of the folk classic 'If I Were A Carpenter.' Indeed, the latter may very well be the best rendition of this song ever recorded: the guitar playing is sweet and sorrowful, and here's one instance where Bert's gruff voice really completes the performance. Unfortunately, most of the rest of the album, including both traditional and original works in small combo or duet arrangement, is rather lacklustre, both in terms of material and level of performance....Unless you're a real Jansch fan and must have all of his material, you'd be better off concentrating first on picking up earlier, or more recent, material.
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