Bert Jansch Avocet LP (White Vinyl)
Bert Jansch Avocet LP (White Vinyl) Bert Jansch Avocet LP (White Vinyl)
Genre: Folk
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Bert Jansch Avocet LP (White Vinyl)

Bert Jansch

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SKU:
EARTLP010
UPC:
809236171016

Expanded Anniversary Edition On White Vinyl LP!
Limited To 500 Copies Worldwide!

Expanded 40th anniversary edition, featuring newly discovered live tracks (download card) and notes from Pentangle bandmate (and Avocet collaborator) Danny Thompson.

Bert Jansch was often quoted as saying "I'm not playing for anyone, just myself" and this feels no more apparent than on 1979's Avocet, his beautifully meditative paean to British birds. This isn't to say that Jansch was throwing commercial success to the wind, or was unaware of his audience, more that this album feels like a uniquely personal reflection of him. (The subject of British birds is one that Jansch held close to his heart. Indeed, just preceding this album was his 1978 split 7" single with Shirley Collins -with proceeds in aid of the RSPB.)

For fans of Jansch this is often the album that is singled out as his best work. The freedoms of a post-Pentangle career are much in evidence; folk rock and even trad folk give way to an album that is not only without lyrical accompaniment but really quite orchestral, classical even, in its composition. There are surprises in particular in "Lapwing" (a dirge-like waltz that wouldn't be out of place on a Nils Frahm album) and "Bittern" (which speaks of Arthur Russell's more experimental pieces).

Featuring ex-bandmate Danny Thompson, alongside Martin Jenkins (Dando Shaft, amongst others) with sleeve notes by Jansch aficionado Colin Harper (author of Dazzling Stranger: Bert Jansch and the British Folk and Blues Revival). This new edition also comprises three never-before heard tracks, recorded live in Italy in in 1977 ("Bittern"; "Kingfisher"; "Avocet"), as well as Danny Thompson's recollections of the making of Avocet, recorded by Dave Thompson (Mojo Magazine) in typical style. Remastered by Brian Pyle from original tapes.

Jansch's signature amalgam of traditional English folk and American blues and jazz has never sounded more fluid. As the all-instrumental set's long-legged wetlands bird-inspired title would suggest, Avocet's avian theme looms large over the proceedings. The nearly 20-minute title opener/title track, which uses the oft-covered English folk song 'The Cuckoo' as its base of operations, serves as the centerpiece, and what an impressive piece it is; skillfully weaving in and out of folk and jazz motifs like waterstriders on a placid country pond, with occasional bursts of free-form riffing that erupt like the violent leap of a hungry fish. Like his wizardly six-string contemporary John Renbourn, Jansch was a mercurial figure who was often at odds with both himself and the world around him. However, Avocet presents an entirely different picture. It's knotty, beguiling, playful, and occasionally brazen, but ultimately light as a feather.
- AllMusic
Lovingly released by Earth Recordings, Avocet sees Jansch at the height of his compositional powers
-The Quietus
The star remains Jansch's beautifully expressed and greatly missed guitar
-Mojo

Features

  • 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition
  • Limited Edition White Vinyl - 500 Copies Worldwide
  • Newly expanded audio
  • Remastered by Bryan Pyle from original tapes
  • New liner notes from Pentangle bandmate and collaborator Danny Thompson
  • Limited time download card with 3 newly discovered Bonus Tracks recorded live in Italy, 1977: "Bittern", "Kingfisher" & "Avocet"

Musicians

Bert Jansch guitar, piano
Martin Jenkins mandocello, violin, flute
Danny Thompson bass

Selections

Side A:

  1. Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Side B:

  1. Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
  2. Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
  3. Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
  4. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
  5. Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)
Description

Expanded Anniversary Edition On White Vinyl LP!
Limited To 500 Copies Worldwide!

Expanded 40th anniversary edition, featuring newly discovered live tracks (download card) and notes from Pentangle bandmate (and Avocet collaborator) Danny Thompson.

Bert Jansch was often quoted as saying "I'm not playing for anyone, just myself" and this feels no more apparent than on 1979's Avocet, his beautifully meditative paean to British birds. This isn't to say that Jansch was throwing commercial success to the wind, or was unaware of his audience, more that this album feels like a uniquely personal reflection of him. (The subject of British birds is one that Jansch held close to his heart. Indeed, just preceding this album was his 1978 split 7" single with Shirley Collins -with proceeds in aid of the RSPB.)

For fans of Jansch this is often the album that is singled out as his best work. The freedoms of a post-Pentangle career are much in evidence; folk rock and even trad folk give way to an album that is not only without lyrical accompaniment but really quite orchestral, classical even, in its composition. There are surprises in particular in "Lapwing" (a dirge-like waltz that wouldn't be out of place on a Nils Frahm album) and "Bittern" (which speaks of Arthur Russell's more experimental pieces).

Featuring ex-bandmate Danny Thompson, alongside Martin Jenkins (Dando Shaft, amongst others) with sleeve notes by Jansch aficionado Colin Harper (author of Dazzling Stranger: Bert Jansch and the British Folk and Blues Revival). This new edition also comprises three never-before heard tracks, recorded live in Italy in in 1977 ("Bittern"; "Kingfisher"; "Avocet"), as well as Danny Thompson's recollections of the making of Avocet, recorded by Dave Thompson (Mojo Magazine) in typical style. Remastered by Brian Pyle from original tapes.

Jansch's signature amalgam of traditional English folk and American blues and jazz has never sounded more fluid. As the all-instrumental set's long-legged wetlands bird-inspired title would suggest, Avocet's avian theme looms large over the proceedings. The nearly 20-minute title opener/title track, which uses the oft-covered English folk song 'The Cuckoo' as its base of operations, serves as the centerpiece, and what an impressive piece it is; skillfully weaving in and out of folk and jazz motifs like waterstriders on a placid country pond, with occasional bursts of free-form riffing that erupt like the violent leap of a hungry fish. Like his wizardly six-string contemporary John Renbourn, Jansch was a mercurial figure who was often at odds with both himself and the world around him. However, Avocet presents an entirely different picture. It's knotty, beguiling, playful, and occasionally brazen, but ultimately light as a feather.
- AllMusic
Lovingly released by Earth Recordings, Avocet sees Jansch at the height of his compositional powers
-The Quietus
The star remains Jansch's beautifully expressed and greatly missed guitar
-Mojo

Features

  • 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition
  • Limited Edition White Vinyl - 500 Copies Worldwide
  • Newly expanded audio
  • Remastered by Bryan Pyle from original tapes
  • New liner notes from Pentangle bandmate and collaborator Danny Thompson
  • Limited time download card with 3 newly discovered Bonus Tracks recorded live in Italy, 1977: "Bittern", "Kingfisher" & "Avocet"

Musicians

Bert Jansch guitar, piano
Martin Jenkins mandocello, violin, flute
Danny Thompson bass

Selections

Side A:

  1. Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Side B:

  1. Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
  2. Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
  3. Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
  4. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
  5. Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Folk
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Bert Jansch
Title
Avocet (Expanded Edition)
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
1
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
08-29-2019
Release Date
11-29-2019
Availability
Backordered
Format
Vinyl
Scratch & Dent
0
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