The Ornament Tree

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As Colin Harper points out in the liner notes, Bert Jansch has sometimes been viewed as folk hero from yesteryear. He argues that Jansch has continued to be an important voice in contemporary folk, and that The Ornament Tree, recorded in 1990, is worthy of his early-to-mid-'70s work. While it may be a stretch to compare it to a great album like 1973's Moonshine, there is little doubt that Jansch continued to be a vital artist. The overall sound of The Ornament Tree is quite uniform, filled with Celtic fiddles and flutes, and the song choices are a nod toward tradition. Ballads like the title cut and "The Rambling Boys of Pleasure" tell tales of lost love and warn of the pitfalls of roving, while "The Dreamers" is a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
As Colin Harper points out in the liner notes, Bert Jansch has sometimes been viewed as folk hero from yesteryear. He argues that Jansch has continued to be an important voice in contemporary folk, and that The Ornament Tree, recorded in 1990, is worthy of his early-to-mid-'70s work. While it may be a stretch to compare it to a great album like 1973's Moonshine, there is little doubt that Jansch continued to be a vital artist. The overall sound of The Ornament Tree is quite uniform, filled with Celtic fiddles and flutes, and the song choices are a nod toward tradition. Ballads like the title cut and "The Rambling Boys of Pleasure" tell tales of lost love and warn of the pitfalls of roving, while "The Dreamers" is a wistful salute to the romantics of the world. The evocative "The Mountain Streams" conjures up the magic of a forest and a mysterious love, of two strangers who meet, part, and agree to meet again in another season. Jansch is in good voice throughout, and his guitar work is excellent as always. The supporting players provide sympathetic accompaniment and top-notch solo work throughout the album. Two instrumentals, "The Rocky Road to Dublin" and "Lady Fair," have been included. The first features the lovely fiddle of Peter Boyle and the latter, the superb whistle playing of Maggie Boyle. The production by Michael Klein has taken the rougher edges from the acoustic instruments, smoothing out the overall sound. This approach gives the album a more contemporary feel. For Jansch fans, or for those who love good acoustic music with a Celtic twist, The Ornament Tree will be a satisfying album. ~ Ronnie Lankford, Jr.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/2002
  • Label: Castle Us
  • UPC: 823107210321
  • Catalog Number: 72103

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bert Jansch Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Steve Tilston Mandolin
Maggie Boyle Flute, Human Whistle, Whistle (Instrument), Bodhran
Pete Kirtley Guitar
Michael Klein Percussion, Tambourine, Vocals, Background Vocals, Snare Drums, Vocal Harmony
Nigel Portman Smith Bass, Accordion, Fretless Bass Guitar
Richard Curran Fiddle
Paul Boyle Fiddle
Dave Turner Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Bert Jansch Arranger
Michael Klein Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Becky Stewart Reissue Design
Colin Harper Sleeve Notes
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