4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A fine attempt,
This review is from: Avocet (Audio CD)
The first track Avocet is 17 or so minutes long, and within its weaving tapestry one can hear restraints of other instrumentals recorded with Pentangle, so its not entirely original, although these motifs are entirely reworked, or maybe thats just Jansch returning to themes of his younger days, happily jamming with friends. It is by far and away for me the best track on the album. The other pieces are fine, especially Kingfisher. However as an instrumental album I dont think it works as well as others in the same genre, its a pity Jansch didn't do more - its felt that he could have improved on this.
The same ethereal quality that pervades his other earlier work is still here however, its just not as listenable for me as for example Rosemary Lane. Despite it being a thirty year old album though the production es excellent, and does not sound dated at all.