This was purchased for nostalgia for my rather wild and misspent (so I am told) youth. It is a lovely reminder of what a talented and diverse music scene we all enjoyed. Music that inspired and entertained us without the performance relying on high tech tricks and gloss of today but shows real invention and talent. 5 stars merited but recordings do have a lot of tape noise especially disc 1.
I've just given a live album from another band a so so review, saying it doesn't compere to the Whos' Live at Leeds. This doesn't compere either, but then again it shouldn't. The live side of Sweet Child is amazing. This is probably my favourite Pentangle album and, as such, I'm not going to say anything except buy it.
I became interested in The Pentangle after hearing one their songs played on Radio 2's `Sounds of the Sixties'. I checked out their albums on the Amazon site and decided on this one. It is a gem! The Live CD actually improves on the original vinyl release as it has much more of the concert. I love folk/jazz sounds and wonder if this sound influenced the likes of Jefferson Airplane and Later Joni Mitchell recordings
Complex. Simple. Pure. Breathtaking and deeply satisfying. Surely one of the best, if not the best, example of a live recording by the very best acoustic musicians combining together. Ego-free, balanced, crafted with enormous skill. Listening to it is like basking in sunshine on a summer's day. The emotional power and clarity of Jacqui McShee's voice is stunning.