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The Best of Bert Jansch [CD]

Bert Jansch Audio CD
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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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  • Audio CD (1 Mar 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Shanachie
  • ASIN: B000000E9S
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,701 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars The fingerpicking genius that is Bert Jansch 17 Mar 2005
By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAME VINE VOICE
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Neil Young once said that Bert Jansch did for the acoustic guitar in the 1960s what Jimi Hendrix did for the electric guitar, and you can take that statement at face value or you can listen to "The Best of Bert Jansch" and decide for yourself. Chances are you will recognize the first track, "Blackwaterside" as being the inspiration, so to speak, for Jimmy Page's "Black Mountain Side" on "Led Zeppelin I." Which reminds me, that as long as we are throwing around comparisons of acoustic guitar playing to electric guitar playing when Jansch joined up with John Renbourn in the group Pentacle it was the equivalent of having Page and Jeff Beck playing with the Yardbirds at the same time. You might also recognize "Angi" from an early Simon & Garfunkle album, an instrumental piece written by Davey Graham, so there are some major influences involved here even if for some reason you have not heard of Jansch until now. Just to complete the circle, "Blackwaterside" is somewhat reminiscent of Graham's "She Moved Tho' the Fair," so apparently Jansch be both a borrower and a lender.
It will not take you long to become convinced that Jansch's stark fingerpicking is first class. What will take longer is realizing that he is a decent songwriter as well. There are a few traditional pieces here, starting with "Black Water Side" and continuing with "Reynardine" and "The Gardner." But of the twenty-five tracks collected here on this 1990 release from Shanachie, sixteen are written by Jansch. The best known is "Needle of Death," inspired by the death of a friend on heroin, which is ironic given that it is an atypical Jansch song, where the singing and the lyrics overshadow the guitar playing. But when Jansch included lyrics with his songs they did tend to be rather dark in nature.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good sampler, pitty about the recordings 22 Jan 2009
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This is a good sampler if you are not already a Jansch collector. It covers most of his best known pieces and demonstrates his unique finger style on the guitar. Like most compilations the recording quality does vary a bit with most tracks only average and only a few being very good. The range of material is quite wide although nothing from recent years appears, as you would expect. I have to say though that Jansch is best live, if he appears in your area, go listen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bert Jansch 3 May 2014
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This musician was very influential to the Great Musicians of today, including Led Zeppelin and such like which is why we bought this CD. My husband knew of him before I did.
But I do recommend you learning about Bert Jansch, as his music abilities/genius are second to none.
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