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3.94 | 23 ratings | 2 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Open The Door (4:15)
2. Dragonfly (3:09)
3. Mother Earth (2:36)
4. Child Of The Winter (5:04)
5. The Dolphin (2:39)
6. Lost Love (3:35)
7. Sad Lady (3:40)
8. Taste Of love (4:05)
9. Yarrow (4:35)
10. Street Song (5:27)

Total Time: 39:05

Line-up / Musicians

- Jacqui McShee / vocals
- Bert Jansch / acoustic guitar, vocals
- Mike Piggott / acoustic & electric guitars, violin
- Danny Thomson / double bass
- Terry Cox / drums, percussion, vocals

Releases information

Artwork: Susan Marsh

LP Spindrift ‎- SPIN 111 (1984, UK)

CD Pläne ‎- 88443 (1985, Germany)
CD Talking Elephant Records ‎- TECD098 (2006, UK)

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THE PENTANGLE Open The Door ratings distribution

(23 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(22%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(43%)
Good, but non-essential (35%)
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Review by Tarcisio Moura
4 stars Twelve years after their break up, prog folk band Pentangle was back in business with this album. The only original member that did not return with the others is guitarist John Renbourn, here replaced by Mike Piggott (who also plays some fine fiddle). The sound and style has changed a bit. It´s less jazzy and bluesy than most of their previous efforts and definitely more folk-rock oriented, but it is also very good! The band is great shape. If you liked the old Pentangle you´ll probably enjoy this one too, but if you´re new to the band then Open The Door is an excellent starting point. Very sophisticated british folk, played by highly skilled musicians, with two great singers (Jaqui McShee´s vocals resembling a lot Renaissance´s Annie Haslam). Definitely one of the rare cases of a band´s return that was really worth the waiting. Four stars.

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4 stars Fifteen years is a long time for a follow up album, but Pentangle's 1984 reunion album Open The Door, while not a direct follow up to the group's 1969 pinnacle Basket Of Light, is just that. Basket Of Light was immediately followed by three disappointing Pentangle studio albums, Cruel Sister, R ... (read more)

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