Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bert Jansch - L.A. Turnaround (1974)

Bert Jansch is better known for his associations with Brit-folk mainstays The Pentangle, as well as his duo work with band-mate John Renbourn. This album isn't even considered by his fans to be one of his best, I think the two records preceding this one (Rosemary Lane & Moonshine) are the two mentioned as the apex of his solo work.

I can understand why, here on L.A. Turnaround he abandoned his traditional British folk leanings and went to Los Angeles to record an album steeped in California-esque country folk-rock, not to mention ex-Monkee Mike Nesmith played on and produced this album.

If you dig the singer/songwriter country/folk thing, then this one's for you...


1 comments:

* * e d o * * said...

nice one! i love this kind of shit. my friend Brad is tour managing for Bert next month when he plays the ATP festival and some other dates in england....

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