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SOLOMON'S SEAL

The Pentangle

 

Prog Folk

3.27 | 35 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
3 stars Last of the classic Pentangle line-up album, and maybe a good warning that it was time for them to call it a day as far as studio recordings were concerned, because there are hints of loss of inspiration and they chose wisely to stop before becoming a spent force! I personally have yet to see this album in CD format but I was told it existed. Certainly one of their better artwork sleeve though.

Don't get me wrong, all the usual qualities of a Pentangle are still pleasant and the album is still very worthy of your acquisition but get it in the case you have the previous five. Among the highlights is a rather strange version of standard folk Sally Free And Easy and The Snows (with some cool flute parts over sitar lines) but also People On The Highway. High Germany is also of interest!

Anyway this album is nothing special and will not bring anything new to the Pentangle palette but will certainly not disappoint the unconditional fans either.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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