Bert Jansch Rosemary Lane LP
Classic British Folk From 1971!
Remastered From Original Tapes!
By the time Rosemary Lane was released in 1971, Bert Jansch had covered a
great deal of territory on numerous albums as a solo artist, collaborations with
John Renbourn and records by the band in which he and Renbourn sang and played
guitar, Pentangle. Returning to the intimate economy of his self-titled debut LP
from a half-dozen or so years earlier, Rosemary Lane was recorded on portable
equipment by engineer/producer Bill Leader and featured Jansch with no
accompaniment save his guitar and voice.
Rosemary Lane has elements of many of the styles Jansch covered in his
extraordinarily eclectic career - from the folk and blues that were his bedrock
to medieval music - yet cuts to the heart of his strength as spell-binding
storyteller and empathic interpreter of isolation and want. Occasional
instrumentals vary the mood that, like much of his work, is usually somber and
introspective. Jansch once again lights the way forward with detours through the
past. His sparse arrangements seamlessly merge original songwriting and
traditional folk songs, while Jansch's imaginative lyrics charm every step of
the way - as if speaking directly to the listener alone.
This vinyl release has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes
and features liner notes by Richie Unterberger.
• Vinyl LP
• Remastered from the original master tapes
• Liner notes by Richie Unterberger
1. Tell Me What Is True Love?
2. Rosemary Lane
3. M'Lady Nancy
4. A Dream, A Dream, A Dream
6. Wayward Child
7. Nobody's Bar
2. Silly Woman
6. Bird Song