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The Pentangle


Prog Folk

4.15 | 121 ratings

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4 stars Pentangle's most progressive album and real folk prog gem. Excellent combination of British folk, early bluesy jazz (coming from band's rhythm section with their roots in Alexis Corner Blues Inc) and slight psychedelia.

Sound is very acoustic, but multi textured, with very tasteful arrangements. Comparing with band's next album, "Cruel Sister", which is pure folk rock, this release is complex and much more progressive. Vocals duet of Jacqui Mc Shee and John Renbourn (or Bert Jansch on different songs) is great decision as well. Still being very folksy, this album's music crossed the limitation of folk, adding complex instrumentation, jazzy arrangements and even slightly psychedelic feeling. Songs all are great, and album doesn't have that monotonic folksy atmosphere, so usual for many folk rock releases.

One of greatest British folk prog release coming from late 60-s. My rating is 4+.

snobb | 4/5 |


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