Dazzling Stranger

The Dazzling Stranger

by Bert Jansch
     
 
British guitar legend Bert Jansch has done far more constructive work (and certainly less damage) regarding authentic roots music than his fellow countryman Eric Clapton has, but tragically Jansch's works go relatively unnoticed, except for a fraction of the guitar-appreciating populace. Hopefully, Castle Music's anthology Dazzling

Overview

British guitar legend Bert Jansch has done far more constructive work (and certainly less damage) regarding authentic roots music than his fellow countryman Eric Clapton has, but tragically Jansch's works go relatively unnoticed, except for a fraction of the guitar-appreciating populace. Hopefully, Castle Music's anthology Dazzling Stranger can help to change that fact. Forty-two songs spread over two CDs tell the folk guitarist's story in chronological order from his Transatlantic recordings in 1964 through his home recordings in 2000, with an emphasis on his late-'60s and early-'70s works. His angular, interlacing fingerpicking influenced Neil Young, Nick Drake, and Jimmy Page (who included a version of Jansch's "Blackwaterslide" on Led Zeppelin's 1969 debut), and his fiery work with Pentangle are both represented here, as are his introspective and dark solo works and his slightly sunnier contemporary songs. His voice has maintained its unique, off-kilter qualities and possibly gotten richer with age, making his later recordings as enjoyable as his early ones. For anyone who has memorized the Nick Drake catalog, Dazzling Stranger is a necessary next purchase.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/23/2002
Label:
Sbme Castle Us
UPC:
0060768114326
catalogNumber:
81143

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Strolling Down the Highway
  2. Angie
  3. Running from Home
  4. Needle of Death
  5. It Don't Bother Me
  6. Lucky Thirteen
  7. Blackwaterslide
  8. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  9. Soho
  10. Rabbit Run
  11. Woe Is Love My Dear
  12. Bells
  13. Wishing Well
  14. Poison
  15. I Am Lonely
  16. Train Song
  17. Nobody's Bar
  18. The January Man
  19. Reynardine
  20. Rosemary Lane
  21. When I Get Home
  22. Oh My Father

Disc 2

  1. Yarrow
  2. Rambleaway
  3. Blackbird in the Morning
  4. Frozen Beauty
  5. The Rainbow Man
  6. I Sure Wanna Know
  7. From the Inside
  8. Playing the Game
  9. Is It Real?
  10. Lady Fair
  11. Three Dreamers
  12. The Ornament Tree (Bonny Portmore)
  13. The Mountain Streams
  14. Looking for Love
  15. The River Bank
  16. Toy Balloon
  17. My Donal
  18. Blues Run the Game
  19. Downunder
  20. October Song

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bert Jansch   Primary Artist,Guitar,Electric Guitar
Loren Auerbach   Vocals
Gary Boyle   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Geoff Bradford   Guitar
Duffy Power   Harmonica
Aly Bain   Fiddle
John Renbourn   Guitar
Laurie Allen   Drums
Maggie Boyle   Flute
Bernard Butler   Electric Guitar
Ian Clarke   Percussion
Terry Cox   Drums
Skaila Kanga   Harp
Pete Kirtley   Guitar
Michael Klein   Percussion
Johnny Marr   Harmonica,Background Vocals
Dave Mattacks   Drums
Richard Newman   Guitar
Nigel Portman Smith   Bass
Tony Visconti   Bass
Ray Warleigh   Flute
Richard Curran   Fiddle
Paul Boyle   Fiddle
Danny Thompson   Bass,Double Bass
Charlie Francis   Bass
Adam Jansch   Bass
Makoto Sakamoto   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ewan MacColl   Composer
Bert Jansch   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Loren Auerbach   Producer
John Renbourn   Engineer
Nathan Joseph   Producer
Michael Klein   Producer
Bill Leader   Producer
Richard Newman   Contributor
Shel Talmy   Producer
Tony Visconti   Arranger,Sound Effects
Danny Thompson   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Colin Harper   Sleeve Notes
Cliff Aungier   Producer

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