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The Hermit

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
John Renbourn's first post-Pentangle or nearly post-Pentangle solo album, joined briefly by fellow guitarist Dominique Trepeau and featuring further contributions by John James, is one of his most beautiful recordings, and also among his most spare guitar instrumentals. Some of the material is drawn from lute and harp sources, and it is ear-opening to hear some of the more familiar pieces among the latter such as "O'Carolan's Concerto" transcribed for guitar, but Renbourn isn't above adapting themes from television commercials, either. The mood of much -- though not all -- of Hermit is one of serious introspection, as Renbourn stays generally within a classical guitar mode. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
John Renbourn's first post-Pentangle or nearly post-Pentangle solo album, joined briefly by fellow guitarist Dominique Trepeau and featuring further contributions by John James, is one of his most beautiful recordings, and also among his most spare guitar instrumentals. Some of the material is drawn from lute and harp sources, and it is ear-opening to hear some of the more familiar pieces among the latter such as "O'Carolan's Concerto" transcribed for guitar, but Renbourn isn't above adapting themes from television commercials, either. The mood of much -- though not all -- of Hermit is one of serious introspection, as Renbourn stays generally within a classical guitar mode. He has fun with the material, and the CD booklet also includes musical transcriptions of some of the tunes on the record, for the benefit of Renbourn's fellow guitarists.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/1991
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351971425
  • Catalog Number: 97014
  • Sales rank: 128,655

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Renbourn Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Dominique Trepeau Guitar
John James Guitar
Technical Credits
Stefan Grossman Art Direction
Anita Karl Cover Art
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