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  • Audio CD (30 Sept. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • ASIN: B000024YIC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 206,952 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Carnival
  2. She Moves Through The Fair
  3. All I Got
  4. Bett's Dance
  5. Toy Balloon
  6. Waitin' And Wanderin'
  7. Hey Doc
  8. Sweet Talking Lady
  9. Paper Houses
  10. Born And Bred In Old Ireland
  11. How It All Came Down
  12. Just A Simple Soul

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The twentieth album by Bert Jansch was called Toy Balloon and it was recorded and released in 1998.
This album is not bad at all. But I don’t like it as much as his previous offering When the Circus came to town.
Here on this album it does feel like just another Bert Jansch album. Not that it a bad one at all. It just doesn’t have the same spark as the last one.
The album begins with a good cover of a song by Jackson C Frank called Carnival.
This track although and inspired choice of song to cover doesn’t break new ground for Jansch. The next track is from Traditional source,.She moved through the fair. But despite being an interesting version there is a lack of originality that you would sort of expect from Jansch.
The remaining songs are be Jansch and this is where the album really gets going with some good original compositions.

The album sound is somewhat different to the last two albums by Jansch. Most likely due to the other musicians that help out on the recording.
This time we get Marcus Cliff on Bass, Pick Withers on drums, Johnny Hodge on Slide guitar and harmonica, Jay Burnett on keyboards, Pee Wee Ellis on saxophone, B J Cole on pedal steel, Janie Romer on backing vocals and Laura B on effects.
There is a strong blues feel to the album with echoes of Davy Graham in the playing but this is not one of my favourite albums that lacks enough folk influence for my liking.
One Track Born and Bred in Old Ireland is a re recording of a song originally recorded for, but not included in the last album When the Circus came to Town.

Despite this album not being one of my favourite Bert Jansch creations it is still worth having for the completist who wants to collect Jansch.
There are some good songs on here.
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Later period Bert with a band including Pick Withers on drums and long time Van Morrison sideman Pee Wee Ellis on saxophone . Begins with Jackson C Frank's Carnival and then She Moved Through The Fair which seems to be on my shelves nearly as much as The Song That Dare Not Speak It's Name . Ten Bert originals follow and they are all good but none particularly memorable . Credit is due , though , for Just A Simple Soul which attacks the commercial crap we know as Xmas . An album for Bert addicts only . Jansch virgins should go for LA Turnaround or Birthday Blues or Rosemary Lane or Moonshine or Jack Orion .
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HASH(0x973df448) out of 5 stars Poet, innovator, survivor - troubadour par excellence 22 July 1999
By busker@cyberdude.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
It's getting so one doesn't actually review a new Bert Jansch so much as comment reverentially on its appearance. Every time I play 'LA Turnaround' or 'Nicola', people ask who *is* that? When I shove 'Avocet' on the turntable, people clamor for a copy. Bert is The Man, and he's back again, tricking us all with his twists and turns and that wickedly simple-seeming style that dissolves instantly when you reach for your own instrument.
His leathery voice continues to fight shy of hitting the precise note but that's his charm and he picks and writes perfectly for it: Jackson C. Frank's 'Carnival', the exquisite title track, 'Toy Balloon' that's tailor-made for the movie theme song of Ian McEwan's "Everlasting Love", if and when it makes celluloid; "She Moved through the Fair" with the familiar Davy Graham-type modal twists and the rhyme that only Bert would come up with: who else would, with a straight face, match, "Oh my young love said to me, my mother won't mind" with "And my father won't slight you for your lack of kine."? God bless the knave.
On the livelier side, it certainly sounds like he's having fun on the statutory rockin' blues tunes, but I've never come to terms with that particular energetic side of BJ's repertoire; is it that his voice isn't quite up to it, or the formulaic harmonica and drums and bland middle-eight instrumental just don't excite? Whatever, listen to the quieter, more melodic tracks and then remind yourself of the earlier goodies like "It Don't Bother Me" or even "Jack Orion", and just marvel and thank Le Bon Dieu that Mr Jansch is still with us and stronger than ever.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x973df874) out of 5 stars Bert Jansch in Arran and still the best! 25 Aug. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Bert recorded this album on the beautiful Isle of Arran in Scotland. It obviously gave him inspiration since it has several high spots on it. Perhaps it is not quite so consistently good as his previous release (When the circus comes to town) but there is much to savour on it. Like the other reviewer I prefer Jansch when he is not tempted to add harmonicas, saxophones, electric guitars and pianos in attempts to create a band. Solo guitar, thats all he ever needs (unless the original Pentangle could reform!). The stand out tracks are Carnival, She moves through the fair, Bett's dance, Toy balloon, Paper houses, and Just a simple soul. Bert is still the best.
HASH(0x9835787c) out of 5 stars A good solid performance from a musical master 3 Sept. 2015
By Merrill Hess - Published on Amazon.com
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Though not Bert's best recording, this is very good. That should go without saying for anyone familiar with his music. It has taken its place in my library of Bert's revered music. I recommend it to any Jansch fan.
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HASH(0x973df8c8) out of 5 stars Later day Bert at the top of his game. 17 Jan. 2016
By Steve Z - Published on Amazon.com
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Great follow up to When The Circus Comes to Town. This is later day Jansch at the top of his game.
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