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Solomon's Seal
     

Solomon's Seal

by Pentangle
 
The sixth and final album by Pentangle's original incarnation was, like the preceding Reflection, a disappointment, if only in relation to the high standards set by the group's first batch of LPs. As on Reflection, there's an expansion into some wider use of electric guitars, sometimes mildly distorted. There's a narrower scope of styles than on

Overview

The sixth and final album by Pentangle's original incarnation was, like the preceding Reflection, a disappointment, if only in relation to the high standards set by the group's first batch of LPs. As on Reflection, there's an expansion into some wider use of electric guitars, sometimes mildly distorted. There's a narrower scope of styles than on Reflection, though not to the band's detriment, as the bandmembers concentrate on the folk-jazz-blues blends that were their greatest strengths, rather than venturing into some different styles at which they weren't as capable. Ultimately, there's nothing seriously wrong with the record, other than a certain complacency and lack of the fiery inspiration and risk-taking that had fueled their greatest previous heights. Divided between group originals and traditional folk songs like "Sally Free and Easy" and "Willy O'Winsbury," none of the individual tracks would rate among their best. Among the better ones, though, are "The Cherry Tree Carol," with McShee's habitual haunted vocals, "The Snows," with its dashes of sitar textures, and "No Love Is Sorrow," with its close male-female harmonies.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/2008
Label:
Ume Imports
UPC:
5050159155521
catalogNumber:
555

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Performance Credits

Pentangle   Primary Artist
Bert Jansch   Dulcimer,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Vocals
John Renbourn   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Electric Guitar,Recorder,Sitar,Vocals
Terry Cox   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,finger cymbals
Jacqui McShee   Vocals
Danny Thompson   Bass

Technical Credits

Bert Jansch   Arranger,Composer
Pentangle   Producer
John Renbourn   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes
Cyril Tawney   Composer
Terry Cox   Arranger,Composer
Jacqui McShee   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes
Danny Thompson   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Becky Stewart   Reissue Design

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