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Light Flight - The Anthology Box set, Double CD


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  • Audio CD (3 Mar. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Box set, Double CD
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B000DXSBWI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,267 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
2. Waltz
3. I've Got a Feeling
4. Three Part Thing
5. Bruton Town
6. Lord Franklin
7. Once I Had A Sweetheart
8. Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
9. Train Song
10. House Carpenter
See all 16 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Omie Wise
2. Light Flight
3. A Maid That's Deep In Love
4. Cold Mountain
5. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
6. Wedding Dress
7. No More My Lord
8. Pentangling
9. Way Behind The Sun
10. Travelling Song
See all 15 tracks on this disc

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Pseudonymous on 16 Mar. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I've been listening to folk-rock contempories of Pentangle for many years, the Trees being my favourite group of that scene, but I always steered clear of Pentangle because I was suspicious of the mixture of jazz with folk (jazz has always been somewhat on the peripheries of my musical tastes at best). I'd heard some of Bert Jansch's solo work and not really gotten into it, I had been more taken by my introduction to John Renbourn via The Nine Maidens, but wasn't in a hurry to hunt down more, and would have probably left it at that, had I not heard Pentangle's "Helping Hand" from Reflection, on a very nice acid-folk sampler. All of a sudden I had to hear more, and decided that this collection would be the ideal starting point.

Well, it turns out I'd been missing something very special and distinctive all these years. Pentangle were five alchemists, inventive, ground-breaking and talented. Certain songs on this set completely captivate me each time I hear them, and I discover something new with each listen. The precise and complex clatter and patter of the percussion is ingenius and sensitive to the nuances of the material, the intricate interplay of the two guitars is a real delight, the underpinning bass likewise, and there's some very fine singing.

Looking through the credits I see that most of the standout tracks for me are ones written by the group, "Light Flight", for instance, is an example of a song where I sit back as it closes and think I've just heard something that is completely flawless, a catchy, jazzy and clever piece of pop, full of invention. Other highlights include the gorgeous "Sweet Child", "I've Got A Feeling" and "Pentangling".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By sctrainer on 11 Jan. 2012
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I vaguely remembered Pentangle from the days of my youth but had never really been "into" that particular sound at the time and so it really rather passed me by. Forty years later following the death of Bert Jansch, I saw this anthology on Amazon and had a listen to the samples. Intrigued I took a chance, parted with some cash and was not disappointed. Not a bad track anywhere - it's an eclectic mix of beautifully played and sung folky, bluesy, jazzy and timeless music. Sometimes the past is best left in the box but my only regret is not getting into this back in the '60s.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Mungo on 14 Nov. 2012
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Pentangle were a late 60s/early70s jazz-folk super-group, put together to rival the likes of Cream (blues-rock) and Yes (prog-rock). The folk front line was Jacqui McShee (vcl), the late Bert Jansch (bnj, gtr) and John Renbourn (gtr, str) while the rhythm section was Danny Thompson (bs) and Terry Cox (drms). At their best (Basket of Light album) they produced a gut-busting fusion of these two musics, giving a then contemporary interpretation of traditional ballads such as Will The Circle Be Unbroken?. They were no slouches at original material either (Reflection album) and even had a pop hit with the theme tune to the Take Three Girls TV series (anthology title), bizarrely in 5+7/4 time (trust me, I'm a drummer!). This 2 CD compilation provides a good selection of their material and the only reason I've docked it a star (apart from a glaring typo in the track listing) is that their albums each had an atmospheric quality which any anthology unavoidably destroys (if you're a newbie, try one of the aforementioned titles). I'm glad I saw the above classic line-up (there have been others) at The Lyceum on their reunion tour in 2008 (and got their autographs!), as Bert is now sadly strumming his six-string in the sky but for those who didn't, here's a chance to re-live past glories. Basket Of Light R.I.P. John.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian Davidson on 2 July 2013
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This 2 x CD contains a total of 31 (mainly acoustic) Folk/Rock/Jazz inflected songs that have stood the test of time brilliantly .

Each member in this classic line-up of Pentangle were superb musicians and they each managed to gel wonderfully well within the overall musical structure of the group.I really appreciate Jacqui McShee's sweet ,crystal clear voice and technical excellence.Bert Jansch and John Renbourn take care of guitar duties and also contribute banjo and sitar along with taking the lead singer role on occasion .The ubiquitous Danny Thompson plays his double bass with panache and attitude whilst one has to admire how drummer Terry Cox serves the songs with his articulate and tasteful playing.

There are so many songs here that are worthy of honours but a few of my own favourites would include 'Light Flight', 'Savoy' , 'The Cruel Sister', 'The Trees They Do Grow High' ,'So Clear' ,'Omie Wise' , 'I Got a Feeling' , 'Once I had a Sweetheart' , ' Train Song', 'Travelling Song' ,'Sweet Child' and a superb live performance of 'No More My Lord'.

The only song here that doesn't seem to fit ,in my opinion , is the rather American sounding ' Cold Mountain' . I would have much preferred the instrumental ' Blues in Time ' to have been featured instead .That said , this is a strong collection of Pentangle material that I highly recommend !
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By ThirdPrize on 18 July 2008
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I saw Bert Jansch live last year and thought I really ought to check Pentangle out. This is a great compilation for someone new to the band. Unlike Fairport who were a bit "west coast pop" in a folky way, Pentangle were a very "jazzy" folk band. You can hear it in the arrangements and the guitar solos. Jacqui McShee also has a lovely voice.
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