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  • Audio CD (3 Mar. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Castle Music
  • ASIN: B000057OWD
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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2CD set. Remastered milestone 1968 masterpiece, incl the full double LP tracks plus 11 BONUS cuts. Feat John Renbourn and Bert Jansch.

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103 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Audun Myskja on 19 Aug. 2001
Format: Audio CD
I confess my bias: Pentangle struck right into my DNA and blew it open like no other music when their first album reached my 14-year old ears in 1967. I could never quite decide whether "1st" or "Sweet child" was the greatest, but had to concede that they gradually lost freshness, vitality and uniqueness on later albums before their phase petered out. This reissue solves my dilemma: The greatest songs and instrumentals from "1st", witness "Let no man steal your thyme", "Bells" and "Waltz", are all included in generous bonus sections, as live versions with even more looseness and drive than on the studio versions. Much has been written about the Renbourn-Jansch interplay. I will not add to it, suffice it to say that 35 years on it sounds fresher than ever, each note leaving the eager anticipation - what comes next? Jacqui McShee was at this point more an instrument than a voice, to incomparable effect, before she later mysteriously changed into an average folksinger, losing the strange objectivity her voice carries on these early tracks.This concert makes it clear that their rhythm section played a both larger and more important part in the group than they are often given credit for. Danny Thompson is a giant in his own right, but these tracks also bring Terry Cox`s melodic and creative drive to the fore, bringing forth the question of whether his relegation to ordinary backing folk-rock drummer may have been one factor in the strain of listlessness that crept into their playing on later albums. No one can accuse the material presented here of listlessness: A quiet intensity simmers and shimmers around and above the whole presentation, leaving each new musical turn meaningful.Read more ›
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By czgibson on 6 April 2007
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This could be Pentangle's best album - 'Basket of Light' is the only other contender, but this one has much more material on it.

The first disc was recorded live in 1968 and the second is from the studio. The live show is great, with a mix of folk standards, originals and instrumentals showing great dexterity and skill from all involved. Bert Jansch and John Renbourn's version of Mingus' 'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat' is a standout instrumental tune - very relaxing and melodic. The studio set is a strong album in its own right, with highlights (for me) being the guitar duel of 'In Time', the morality tale 'Sovay' and the grooving 'I've Got A Feeling', which borrows the chord sequence from Miles Davis' 'All Blues'.

This expanded edition is a treat, fleshing out the concert to give what I believe is the complete show (minus tune-ups) plus a few alternate versions of the studio songs.

All in all, a monster package that should delight fans of the group as well as fans of acoustic music in general.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Guardian TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Jun. 2012
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This 2008 release is a beefed-up 40th anniversary offering of Penangle's November 1968 album, which featured a lot of live-on-stage material from the Royal Festival Hall concert on 29th June, mixed with studio recordings.

The sound quality on the RFH material is fresh and surprisingly crisp, especially the acoustic guitars and vocals.

Pentangle combined trad folk with blues (particularly evident here on `Woman like you' and `Goodbye Pork Pie Hat') and jazz, with Renbourn's classical interests audible throughout the repertoire. It's a rare combination never really replicated by any other band in quite this way, and they pull off the trick with style. Jacqi MacShee proves she can deliver perfect pitch, unaccompanied, in front of a live audience and set your spine a-tingle.

This is a nice, fresh-sounding album with some short, delicate numbers to balance out the jazz-rock groove which this band were so consistently good at. Check it out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. David Poulter on 17 April 2012
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I became interested in The Pentangle after hearing one their songs played on Radio 2's `Sounds of the Sixties'. I checked out their albums on the Amazon site and decided on this one. It is a gem! The Live CD actually improves on the original vinyl release as it has much more of the concert. I love folk/jazz sounds and wonder if this sound influenced the likes of Jefferson Airplane and Later Joni Mitchell recordings
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 25 April 2010
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Complex. Simple. Pure. Breathtaking and deeply satisfying. Surely one of the best, if not the best, example of a live recording by the very best acoustic musicians combining together. Ego-free, balanced, crafted with enormous skill. Listening to it is like basking in sunshine on a summer's day. The emotional power and clarity of Jacqui McShee's voice is stunning.
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By Mr Bee on 26 April 2015
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When I first heard this in the late 70s after the demise of Pentangle I much preferred the later albums Basket of Light and Solomon's Seal. Following John Renbourn's death I've listened to quite a few of his solo, duet and group recordings and decided I should re-appraise Sweet Child as the Pentangle's best reviewed album. I'm glad I did, and all I can think is that when I heard it before I wasn't ready for the diverse influences of jazz (Mingus and Miles in particular), blues, gospel and early music on an album filed as 'folk': the clarity of the remastered sound also helps.

The first disc is live, complete with spoken introductions and enthusiastic applause, which never get in the way of the music. The seven live bonus tracks from the same London concert result in a well filled disc which gives a real concert feel, and includes live versions of some standout tracks from their debut LP. The second Disc is studio recordings and the bonus tracks are alternate versions of four tracks already heard (interesting and enjoyable but not essential listening). Throughout there is music making of the highest order whether it's the full band or solo or duo items: Danny's solo bass on Haitian Fight Song, Terry's drum and vocal solo Moondog, Jacqui's unaccompanied So Early in the Spring all show Pentangle were not just about Bert and John's guitars. There's not a bad track on either CD and it's impossible to suggest anything as highlights . Although their other LPs had a handful of standout songs like Light Flight and Franklin, Sweet Child is a better introduction to their music than any compilation.
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