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Dawn of a Revolution,
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This review is from: Young Man Blues: Live in Glasgow (Audio CD)
Almost unbelievably recorded live on an ancient reel-to-reel by a Scottish teenage schoolboy called Frank Cola [crazy name, etc] between 1962-4, this wonderful 30-track CD chronicles the rise of the peerless Bert Jansch, before his groundbreaking Ist album. Throughout, Bert's playing is superb and he's in fine voice, too. Sound quality is a little uneven in places, as you'd expect, but that adds rather than detracts from the atmosphere -- you can sense the audience's rapt attention, aware, as everyone there must have been, that something very special, really a revolution in guitar playing, is unfolding before them. As a bonus, a booklet written by Jansch expert Colin Harper puts the recordings superbly in context. Anyone interested in UK/US folk music of any kind should investigate this.