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Basket of Light
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Album: Basket of Light
# Song Title   Time
1)    Light Flight More Info... 3:14
2)    Once I Had A Sweetheart More Info... 4:39
3)    Springtime Promises More Info... 4:05
4)    Lyke-Wake Dirge More Info... 3:32
5)    Train Song More Info... 4:43
6)    Hunting Song More Info... 6:40
7)    Sally Go Round The Roses More Info... 3:35
8)    The Cuckoo More Info... 4:26
9)    House Carpenter More Info... 5:27
10)    Sally Go Round The Roses 2001 re-recording More Info... 3:37
11)    Sally Go Round The Roses 2001 re-recording (longer) More Info... 3:39
12)    Cold Mountain More Info... 1:59
13)    I Saw An Angel More Info... 2:52
 

Album: Basket of Light
# Song Title   Time
1)    Light Flight More Info... 3:14
2)    Once I Had A Sweetheart More Info... 4:39
3)    Springtime Promises More Info... 4:05
4)    Lyke-Wake Dirge More Info... 3:32
5)    Train Song More Info... 4:43
6)    Hunting Song More Info... 6:40
7)    Sally Go Round The Roses More Info... 3:35
8)    The Cuckoo More Info... 4:26
9)    House Carpenter More Info... 5:27
10)    Sally Go Round The Roses 2001 re-recording More Info... 3:37
11)    Sally Go Round The Roses 2001 re-recording (longer) More Info... 3:39
12)    Cold Mountain More Info... 1:59
13)    I Saw An Angel More Info... 2:52
 
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Performer Notes
  • Pentangle: Jacqui McShee (vocals); Bert Jansch (guitar, banjo, background vocals); John Renbourn (guitar, sitar, background vocals); Terry Cox (glockenspiel, drums, cymbals, percussion); Danny Thompson (acoustic bass).
  • Recorded at IBS Studios, London, England in 1969. Includes liner notes by Laurence Aston.
  • All tracks have been digitally remastered.
  • CD contains 4 bonus tracks.
  • Though they had fellow British folk-rockers like Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span for company, Pentangle explored a musical world of their own design. Their all-acoustic sound combined traditional British folk with jazz, rock and Indian music, much as American groups like the Airplane and the Dead were mating their roots with other influences. BASKET OF LIGHT is perhaps the finest of Pentangle's excellent early recordings.
  • As always, the focal point is crystal-voiced singer Jacqui McShee, capable of giving peer Sandy Denny a run for her money. Master guitarists Bert Jansch and John Renbourn's interplay is magical throughout, and when they take to banjo and sitar respectively on "House Carpenter," they sound equally at home. Much of the jazz feel is provided by eminently swinging bassist Danny Thompson (the only man capable of making "Sally Go Round the Roses" groove) and loose-limbed drummer Terry Cox. Whether contributing jazzy rhythmic punctuation or delicate glockenspiel ("Once I Had a Sweetheart"), Cox is a gem. BASKET OF LIGHT belongs right alongside LIEGE AND LEIF and PLEASE TO SEE THE KING.
Professional Reviews
Q (11/99, p.162) - Included in Q Magazine's Best Folk Albums of All Time - "...an album that convinced a suspicious folk fraternity that jazz and blues came in peace, and brought together its two most talented guitarists...one of its finest singers...and the best acoustic rhythm section in the world..."
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