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Toy Balloon Import

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B00006O9VS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Format: Audio CD
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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