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Folk: album review - Bert Jansch ' Just A Simple Soul'

This review was originally published by Get Ready To Rock here 

The exquisitely talented Bert Jansch, the former Pentangle guitarist who died in 2011, has been inspiring musicians for decades – from Jimmy Page and Paul Simon to Johnny Marr and Graham Coxon. 281 more words

Folk Music

Just A Simple Soul (2-CD Set) By Bert Jansch

Just A Simple Soul

Bert Jasch

Sanctuary Records 2018

Review by David Bowling

Just A Simple Soul is a long overdue album as it gathers the best material from Bert Jansch’s 40 year solo recording career. 326 more words

Cashbox Music Reviews


Bert Jansch-1965-1975: The First Decade.

Although folk singer Bert Jansch was born in Springburn, Glasgow on the ‘3rd’ of  November 1943, he spent his formative years living in West Pilton, in Edinburgh,  where he later, embarked upon a career as a  1,194 more words



Bert Jansch-Santa Barbara Honeymoon.

Label: Earth UK.

Buoyed by the commercial success and critical acclaim that his previous album L.A. Turnaround, which was released in September 1974, Bert Jansch began work on the followup Santa Barbara Honeymoon Stylistically both albums featured the same type of music, but  unlike L.A. 1,850 more words


One For Jo (Bert Jansch)

Learning some Bert Jansch songs and arrangements has been my next step up on guitar. As a Scottish folk guitarist emerging in the 70s, I reckon he’s pretty niche, but what do I know, you may of heard of him. 219 more words

"Needle of Death"

You have probably never heard of Bert Jansch, unless you are aware of the Contemporary English Folk band Pentangle. He was a guitarist with Pentangle, but also pursued a solo career. 60 more words


A Year in 52 Albums – no.28: Avocet – Bert Jansch

From an album of Bach Motets, to one evoking the cold war ‘Race for Space’ and then a folk meditation on British water birds; the schedule is certainly throwing up some interesting companion pieces… 336 more words