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The Best of Bert Jansch

  • 1. Blackwaterside
    2. M'Lady Nancy
    3. Woman Like You, A
    4. Strolling Down the Highway
    5. Casbah
    6. Reynardine
    7. Miss Heather Rosemary Sewell
    8. Come Back Baby
    9. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, The
    10. Poison
    11. Angi
    12. Promised Land
    13. Blues
    14. Running, Running from Home
    15. Alice's Wonderland
    16. Nicola
    17. Alman
    18. It Don't Bother Me
    19. Peregrinations
    20. Gardener, The
    21. Sarabanda
    22. Veronica
    23. Needle of Death
    24. Birthday Blues
    25. Tell Me What Is True Love?
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99004

  • Credits
    ProducerNathan Joseph; Bill Leader
    EngineerRobert Vosgien

    Recorded between 1965 and 1971.
    Personnel: Bert Jansch (vocals, guitar, piano); Duffy Power (harmonica); Ray Warleigh (alto saxophone); Terry Cox (drums).
    Liner Note Author: Karl Dallas.
    Widely considered one of the greatest folk guitarists ever, British guitarist Bert Jansch first gained notoriety among US folkies when Paul Simon included Jansch's arrangement of Davey Graham's "Angie" on Simon and Garfunkel's 1965 album, THE SOUND OF SILENCE. The extensive and well-annotated BEST OF collection gathers Jansch's "Angie," along with 24 other tracks recorded between 1965 and 1971. Many would argue that this represents Jansch's strongest and most prolific period.
    Among the highlights are Jansch's own "Black Water Side"-memorably stolen by Jimmy Page and retitled "Black Mountain Side" on Led Zeppelin's debut album-and Jansch's lovely rendition of Ewan MacColl's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face." The latter should come as a revelation to those familiar only with Roberta Flack's smooth hit single from several years later. Balancing Jansch's trademark instrumentals with his equally appealing vocal turns, THE BEST OF BERT JANSCH is both a perfect introduction for novices and a fine collection for fans.

  • Critic Reviews
    Vox (12/92, p.92) - 7 - Good - "..The first track is familiar: Jimmy Page took Bert's `Black Water Side,' put it on the first Led Zeppelin album and retitled it `Black Mountain Side'.."
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