Santa Barbara Honeymoon [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
After the critical success that greeted Bert Jansch's L.A. Turnaround, his Charisma label debut, he quite logically decided to follow it up with a similar album -- hence 1975's Santa Barbara Honeymoon's title. The end result, however, is quite different. Utilizing neither producer Mike Nesmith nor pedal steel guitarist O.J. "Red" Rhodes, both of whom had added so much to the easygoing, airy feel of L.A. Turnaround, Jansch instead employed that session's drummer, Danny Lane, as producer. The end result, while chock-full of good songs, is a bit of a production nightmare, drenched in studio trickery of the time, from phase shifters and reverb to synths, steel drums, and even a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
After the critical success that greeted Bert Jansch's L.A. Turnaround, his Charisma label debut, he quite logically decided to follow it up with a similar album -- hence 1975's Santa Barbara Honeymoon's title. The end result, however, is quite different. Utilizing neither producer Mike Nesmith nor pedal steel guitarist O.J. "Red" Rhodes, both of whom had added so much to the easygoing, airy feel of L.A. Turnaround, Jansch instead employed that session's drummer, Danny Lane, as producer. The end result, while chock-full of good songs, is a bit of a production nightmare, drenched in studio trickery of the time, from phase shifters and reverb to synths, steel drums, and even a Dixieland-styled jazz band. The album opens with a phase-shifted electric guitar line on "Love Anew" by Jim Baker, before Jansch's syncopated guitar strumming and vocal slide into one of his very finest lyrics. Jansch's voice is way up in the mix, and these were live, not patched vocals, so oftentimes his pitch is off. While perhaps harsh at first, next to the Rhodes piano fills that underscore them, they are quite heartfelt and charming. "Mary and Joseph" is Jansch's futuristic retelling of the nativity narrative to the tune of a traditional English drinking song, accompanied primarily by a Wurlitzer piano and synths through the verse -- by the time the full band kicks in, it becomes some other mess altogether. There are some dynamite tracks on this set, however, the languid ballad "When The Teardrops Fell" -- with its pronounced bassline and intricate melody and the real presence of Jansch's guitar -- is one of the more lovely things he's recorded. "Lost and Gone" features his signature guitar style in all its glory, with a low, deeply emotive vocal to boot. "Baby Blue" is one of the catchiest melodies he ever wrote. "Blues Run the Game" is a re-recording of a track off his 1965 debut album. While its vocal is painted with too much reverb, it is still a superior version to the original. In the 21st century this set deserves reappraisal for its many fine moments and the quality of its songwriting. The 2009 Virgin remaster -- which has been issued stateside by Drag City -- contains six bonus tracks, including an alternate version of "Build Another Band" that's better than the one on the original album. The other bonus cuts were taken from a performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1975, including a duet appearance by John Renbourn on "Lady Nothing." The remastered sound is terrific and the excellent liner notes by Mick Houghton add context and historical data.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/2009
  • Label: Emd Int'l
  • EAN: 5099996486429
  • Catalog Number: 964864
  • Sales rank: 143,757

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Anew (3:21)
  2. 2 Mary and Joseph (3:21)
  3. 3 Be My Friend (2:45)
  4. 4 Baby Blue (2:31)
  5. 5 Dance Lady Dance (3:36)
  6. 6 You Are My Sunshine (3:39)
  7. 7 Lost and Gone (3:45)
  8. 8 Blues Run the Game (2:51)
  9. 9 Build Another Band (3:00)
  10. 10 When the Teardrops Fell (4:15)
  11. 11 Dynamite (3:49)
  12. 12 Buckrabbit (2:56)
  13. 13 Build Another Band (3:22)
  14. 14 When the Teardrops Fall (4:30)
  15. 15 Lady Nothing (2:31)
  16. 16 Dance Lady Dance (2:44)
  17. 17 Angie (2:56)
  18. 18 One for Jo (3:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bert Jansch Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Robert Greenidge Steel Drums
David Hungate Electric Bass, Brass
Tris Imboden Drums
Jay Lacy Guitar
Ernie McDaniels Electric Bass
Ron McGuire Background Vocals
George Seymour Synthesizer
Don Whaley Electric Bass, Background Vocals
Darryl Leonard Brass
David Barry Keyboards
Bill Airey Smith Keyboards
Technical Credits
Bert Jansch Composer, Remastering
Davy Graham Composer
John Renbourn Composer
Bill Drescher Engineer
Peter Mew Remastering
Chris Houston Engineer
Jackson C. Frank Composer
Becky Stewart Reissue Art, Reissue Design
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