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Sweet Child

10 Feb. 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 7 Jan. 2008
  • Release Date: 10 Feb. 2010
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2001 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 2:07:09
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  • ASIN: B00398EWR2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,069 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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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
Format: Audio CD
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
Format: Audio CD
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marcia TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 Jun. 2015
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It was 1968, and the group Pentangle had already had massive success with their debut album The Pentangle earlier in the year. It had been a busy time for all the members of the group both on their individual projects or collectively as a group and that was to continue as they recorded this second album for release at the end of the year.
Sweet Child is quite frankly an outstanding release. It was a double album. The first disc contained a live concert recorded at London’s festival Hall back in June. This was welcome since it also contained new songs by the group.
The album begins with the brilliant Market Song written by all the group members collectively. This is followed by the Traditional tune No more my lord. There is a cover of the Lewis song Turn your money green and then a cover of Haitian Fight Song by Mingus. After a new live version of the Jansch song A woman like you we get another live version of another song by Mingus, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat. A piece that John and Bert had recorded before as a duo. Track seven is brilliant. It echoes the material visited on John’s album Sir John Alot from earlier in the year. We get a medley of three tunes. The first is by composer C Gervaise, the second is Traditional and the third is by Byrd with the Earl of Salisbury.
We then get two traditional pieces that have outstanding arrangements. These are Watch the stars and So Early in Spring with McShee singing in a beautiful A cappella part. We finish the original first disc with a new version of No exit by Jansch and Renbourn, The time has come by Anne Briggs and a live version of Bruton Town.
The CD version continues with some extra tracks which is just excellent since it continues the rest of the concert that could not fit onto the original vinyl record.
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