This 1977 release found John Renbourn forming a group to flesh out his solo sound, and reunited him with vocalist Jacqui McShee from Pentangle. The result is a delicious folk album, dominated by Renbourn's beautiful guitar work backing McShee's sweet vocals as we are led through ballads of love and loss. Everyone seems to have covered Blackwaterside, Reynardine and John Barleycorn, indeed these are staples of English Folk Music, but for all that these versions still feel fresh and new. The inclusion of other performers gives this a richer feeling that some of his sparser solo albums. Once again this is not just a trad folk album, it is firmly rooted in that tradition but the group are not constricted by boundaries and definitions, dragging in any influences they feel will add to the music. A delightful album, one of Renbourn's best. 5 stars.