The Lady and The Unicorn Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
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Top Customer Reviews
This is, in all probability his finest hour. John concentrates on his mediaeval leanings, turning out some nifty, wing-fingered versions of early Italian dance tunes - Trotto, Lamento Di Tristan and La Rotta.
On the French tunes Bransle de Bougogne/Bransle Gay, he switches to electric guitar for a lovely duet with Dave Swarbrick's fiddle.
The highlights though are a wonderful jazzy version of the old chestnut Scarborough and the magnificently intricate My Johnny Was A Shoe Maker.
Whether taken in tandem with his other sixties opus Sir Lonalot, or on it's own, this is one of THE standout folk guitar albums.
Here he uses his guitar to explore both Medieval Italian music and early English folk traditions, but infusing both with a style that is all his own, a lightly jazzy/bluesy touch that lends even greater depth to the music.
Renbourn's classic guitar playing, that clear melodic picking is much in evidence, as he sends complex rhythms trickling from the guitar strings. It's a simply beautiful album.
This 2001 remaster from Sanctuary is excellent. The remastered sound is as clear as a bell and lets' Renbourn's delightful playing shine through. It contains the original 8 tracks, plus two bonus tracks, a vocal version of Johnny Was A shoemaker, and a suite of Renbourn's solo material recorded with Pentangle, the group with which he was associated at the time. There is a reproduction of the original sleeve and some interesting liner notes. The release has been put together by people who care about the music for people who care about the music. 5 stars.
Pentangle had scored three successful albums including their last album Basket of Light which had seen success in the singles and album charts in 1969.
John Renbourn had recorded three albums as a solo artist as well as albums with Bert Jansch and Dorris Henderson.
Now it was 1970 and the fourth album by John as a solo artist. This most excellent album continues the early music feel from his previous solo project Sir John Alot. John had been influenced by the work and recordings of David Munrow and the Early Music Consort and took an interest in the field.
Here on this highly unique and original album John gives us an Early music treatment, all in his unique folk music way, to many pieces.
The Medieval sound is married together with John playing Sitar and low volume electric guitar. He also use acoustic guitar. Along with John is fellow musician Terry Cox from Pentangle who provides violin, viola, concertina, flute and light percussion. The medieval sound is a bit misleading since the origin of much of the album spans some 500 years with pieces from 13th and 14th Centuries dance tunes to a piece from J.S.Bach and the Baroque period. And then on to the not so old instrumental sound of English Folk music.
. The whole album is a treat musically with some terrific arrangements. It is instrumental (except for the CD bonus tracks)
Tracks one and two contain two pieces each. All four have origin in Anon or Traditional. Track three has two pieces. One is from Anon and the other by Machaut. Then track four has two pieces by Gervaise. Track five has a piece by John Dowland and the Melancholy Galliard.Read more ›
Yup, he makes it work. Anyone who likes traditional, folk, or promusica and isn't a stuffy authenticist needs this. If they are a stuffy authenticist, they need it even more.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was familiar with album from my youth and paid a fair bit to purchase a deadstock copy from Japan. I'm glad I did. The music is as fresh and unique as it was way back then. Read morePublished on 29 Mar. 2014 by Hampstead Man
I've never actually owned a copy of this, although I've been playing the tunes for 40 years on the guitar. Read morePublished on 23 Mar. 2013 by CliffB
this is an absolutley wonderful album just what i was looking for!it really does enchant you to the time of the lady and the unicorn!Published on 6 Aug. 2011 by alexandria