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BERT AND JOHN (W/ JOHN RENBOURN)

Bert Jansch

Prog Folk


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Studio Album, released in 1966

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. East Wind (1:25)
2. Piano Tune (1:39)
3. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (3:51)
4. Soho (3:00)
5. Tic-Tocative (1:56)
6. Orlando (1:40)
7. Red's Favourite (1:34)
8. No Exit (1:26)
9. Along the Way (2:04)
10. The Time Has Come (2:55)
11. Stepping Stones (2:43)
12. After the Dance (2:26)

Total time: 26:39

Bonus tracks (various reissues):
13. The Waggoner's Lad (3:25)
14. Lucky Thirteen (3:33)
15. In This Game (4:08)
16. Dissatisfied Blues (2:52)
17. Pentangle - Hole in the Cole (2:45)
18. Pentangle - Bells (2:49)

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Line-up / Musicians

- Bert Jansch / acoustic guitar, vocals (10)
- John Renbourn / acoustic guitar

Releases information

LP Transatlantic TRA 144 1966) UK
LP Dischi Ricordi S.P.A. TRAL 5144 (1966) Italy
LP Vanguard VSD 6506 (1966) US (titled 'Stepping Stones')
CD Wooded Hill HILL CD 8 (1996) UK
CD Castle Music CMRCD 203 (2001) UK

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4.91
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Review by Negoba
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5 stars One of the Defining Albums of Folk Baroque

Bert Jansch and John Renbourn were some of the most important guitarists of the "2nd" English folk revival of the 60's that coincided with the similar American movement. Jansch's quirky guitar style was an extension and evolution of Davy Graham's pioneering work, while Renbourne combined early American country blues guitar stylings with European medieval folk. Together, they helped create a sound called "folk baroque" that also drew from American jazz and Northern African influences. While many of the solo albums from this group of musicians are folk with some progressive tendencies, BERT AND JOHN draws on so many influences and highlights enough new ideas that I think "prog folk" is a truly apt description.

To be certain, the two guitarists have a much wider concept of harmony than that found in American folk and old-time music. The jazz influence is most obvious on a cover of Charles Mingus' classic "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat." Alternate tunings and modal ideas abound, which will remind most of Jimmy Page or perhaps Nick Drake. (If you imagine those two with acoustic guitars and in a good mood, that might approach the sound of this disc.) Both Jansch and Renbourne play intricate rhythm ideas based on strong fingerstyle skills. But the core sound is Jansch's elaborate accompaniment with Renbourn's ornamentation and bendy soloing. Pentangle fans will recognize the sounds here immediately.

"After the Dance" superficially is based on a single plodding bass note but both guitarists weave in and around this pulse in a snaky twirl. At times they seem to be simply soloing independently, and then will lock in for a phrase like the best jazz combos. "East Wind" is a more composed piece with the two fingerstyle parts creating an enormous sound. The whole recording is recorded very upfront and clean, with the guitars sounding just as they would if the two were giving a living room concert. Davy Graham's taste for Moroccan tonality slips in subtly in various bends and note choices. Despite a fairly wide base of songs choices, the sound of the two is consistent and solid. The album is also well paced with just the right combination of variety and identity.

I've been searching for the best example of this sound for a long time. The tastes I first got from Led Zeppelin III and later from the Pentangle may reach their peak here. Though the vocals and amazing rhythm section of this pair's later group were delicious, they did place a constraint on the pure guitar bliss found here.

I initially intended to give this 4 stars but on repeated listening for this review, this may be the best of its kind. Whether Folk Baroque, Prog Folk, or whatever label you choose, this sound is unique and this album is a masterpiece within the style. Highly highly recommended.

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