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When The Circus Comes To Town 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 (30 Sept. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • ASIN: B00000020C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,446 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Walk Quietly By
2. Open Road
3. Back Home
4. No-One Around
5. Step Back
6. When The Circus Comes To Town
7. Summer Heat
8. Just A Dream
9. The Lady Doctor From Ashington
10. Stealing The Night Away
11. Honey Don't You Understand
12. Born With The Blues
13. Morning Brings Peace Of Mind
14. Living In The Shadows

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Dominic L. Brown on 5 Sept. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Although I was familiar with the name Bert Jansch, I had not listened to any of his material until I was invited to a live performance in the North East of England several years ago. I went expecting a pleasant and relaxing evening, and certainly nothing special. I was, thankfully, wrong.
Bert Jansch is a wonderful performer - his guitar style was revolutionary in the 1960's and still feels fresh and exciting today. His fluent, rolling style combines some superb licks with a brilliant sense of phrasing and a unique approach to melody. His style has made him an inspiration to three generations of guitarists, including Jimmy Page and Neil Young, and more recently Johnny Marr and Liam Gallagher. His vocals are passionate, dark and intimate, and his voice is better described as beautiful than pretty.
This album combines a number of solo pieces, where Bert simply sings and accompanies himself, with sevral pieces arranged for a larger group, including drums, bass and backing vocals. The solo pieces are superb almost wihout exception - "Open Road", "No One Around" and "Born with the Blues" are the standout tracks for me, honest and emotional music that gets straight to the point, and filled with the musical invention that makes Bert Jansch so distinctive and important.
The group numbers are a bit more a mixed bag in my opinion. The title track is a brilliant upbeat blues with tremendously evocative lyrics, and the band swings nicely. "Just a Dream" is also excellent, featuring perfect backing vocals and some beautiful fiddle from Mike Piggott. "Step Back" has an easy country vibe, with sparkling acoustic guitar, violin and slide guitar layered to great effect, and the lyrics are a lament for the state of the modern world.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By GlynLuke TOP 100 REVIEWER on 2 Mar. 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Bert Jansch has one of the sleepiest, slurriest, most melancholy voices in all music. He could sing Bring Me Sunshine and find the shadows in it, or a hymn of praise and still sound more like Doubting Thomas. He makes Randy Newman or Nick Drake sound like bushy-tailed optimists.
I love Bert Jansch`s voice.
I can`t claim to have heard all BJ`s albums, though I know quite a few, but to my mind this is, excepting one or two of his very early efforts, his best work. Each and every song registers, stays with you after only one or two hearings, and sounds like an old friend from then on. I`ve always had the feeling, since I bought it in `95 on its release, that BJ put his whole heart into this collection of songs.
I can`t pick favourite tracks, they`re all great songs. Bert has always allowed the music, and that laconic, after hours voice, to do the talking, which they do here with style, wit and a stream of melody almost embarrassing in its richness.
Oh, and boy, can he play the guitar!
If you`re looking for an unassuming, wholly likeable, musically inventive, lyrically strong set of delightful folk-tinged songs - let me assure you, the circus has very definitely come to town.
I`ve been playing (as well as reviewing) this at around the same time as Paul McCartney`s glorious album, also from the mid-70s, Flaming Pie. They have more in common than you might think. Two guys obviously mightily inspired giving their all melodically, lyrically, vocally.
And Neil Young loves him too. What are you waiting for?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marcia TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 July 2015
Format: Audio CD
You would think that after a long career of recording many albums as solo artist and in a group that by his nineteenth album When the Circus came to town, Bert Jansch would be a bit stale in his output.
Far from it. This new album recorded in 1995 is as good as ever with some great new songs.
This is a great album and definitely one to get. There is the familiar Folk Rock and blues sound but the songs are new and some of the best of his career.
Tracks like Lady Doctor form Ashington, Walk quietly by and no one around, show that Jansch is still a good story teller.

Helping out on the album is Colin Gibson on bass, Liam Genockey (Steeleye Span) drums, Mike Piggott on violin, Mark Ramsden on soprano saxophone, Bobby Barton on slide Guitar, Tony Hinningan on strings and Maggie Boyle on backing vocals.

This is a strong album of meloncholy blues like folk songs with a great arrangement on all tracks.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Mar. 2001
Format: Audio CD
This was a birthday present from my brother and a particlarly fine one. The album swings along with strong melodies that have their roots in english folk and american blues. The majority of the album is mellow and melancholy with a few enjoyably stark, upbeat tracks. The general feelings inspired? Well it's like windy country days in fields of barley - spent alone with your thoughts. Wholesome. Beautiful. Rough at the edges. You get a real sese of wide open space with this album.
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