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4LP released: Feb 23, 2018

Tracklisting:
Disc 1 : - Nicola
1. Go Your Way My Love
2. Woe Is Love, My Dear
3. Nicola
4. Come Back Baby
5. A Little Sweet Sunshine
6. Love Is Teasing
7. Rabbit Run
8. Life Depends On Love
9. Weeping Willow Blues
10. Box Of Love
11. Wish My Baby Was Here
12. If The World Isn't There....
Disc 2 : - Birthday Blues
1. Come Sing Me A Happy Song To Prove We Can All Get Along The Lumpy, Bumpy, Long And Dusty Road
2. The Bright New Year
3. Tree Song
4. Poison
5. Miss Heather Rosemary Sewell
6. I've Got A Woman
7. A Woman Like You
8. I Am Lonely
9. Promised Land
10. Birthday Blues
11. Wishing Well
12. Blues...
Disc 3 : - Rosemary Lane
1. Tell Me What Is True Love?
2. Rosemary Lane
3. M'lady Nancy
4. A Dream, A Dream, A Dream
5. Alman
6. Wayward Child
7. Nobody's Bar
8. Nobody's Bar
9. Reynardine
10. Silly Woman
11. Peregrinations
12. Sylvie
13. Sarabanda
14. Bird Song...
Disc 4 : - Moonshine.
1. Yarrow
2. Brought With The Rain
3. The January Man
4. Night Time Blues
5. Moonshine
6. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
7. Rambleaway
8. Twa Corbies
9. Oh My Father
BERT JANSCH
A MAN I'D RATHER BE PART 2
Label: EARTH RECORDINGS
Cat No: EARTHLP024
Barcode: 0809236102461
Packaging: 4LP Box Set

Limited edition 4LP/4CD case-bound 24 page book-back box set. A Man I'd Rather
Be' (Part II) comprises Jansch's late '60s and early '70s output, an under-rated era, no

doubt influenced by the now well-established Pentangle sound. Bandmates Danny Thompson (bass) and Terry Cox (drums) regularly feature among the musicians as well as cameo appearances by Mary Hopkin, Toni Visconti and Dave Mattacks. In this period we see

Jansch's take on pop (Nicola), blues (Birthday Blues ), handsome arrangements
(Rosemary Lane) and barque folk (Moonshine). All of this being conjured during a time
when Pentangle was simultaneously releasing albums and constantly touring; to say that
the man had a generous talent is something of an understatement. The lush orchestration

of Nicola was partly recorded by John Wood who would later engineer Nick Drake's recordings at the same studio. Birthday Blues contains a set with some of the stalwarts of

Bert's solo and Pentangle sets, 'Poison' and 'A Woman Like You' and some of his most
arresting work including 'Come Sing a Happy Song'. Rosemary Lane is considered by
many to be one of Bert's finest records, a smooth mix of traditional folk such as the title
track and 'Reynardine', timeless original compositions like 'Tell Me What Is True Love?'
and in 'Alman' and 'Sarabanda', examples of early music including the 16th and 17th/18th
centuries, all with the sympathetic production of Bill Leader. Moonshine was produced by
fellow member Danny Thompson and Tony Visconti. It features Mary Hopkin duetting with Bert on Ewan MacColl's 'The First
Time Ever I Saw Your Face', Aly Bain and Charles Mingus' drummer Charlie Richmon. "At one point, I was absolutely obsessed
with Bert Jansch. When I first heard that LP, I couldn't believe it. It was so far ahead of what everyone else was doing. No one in
America could touch that." - Jimmy Page

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