Bert Jansch & John Renbourn - Bert & John
Bert Jansch released two albums simultaneously in August 1966. ‰Û÷Bert And John‰۪ was the first full album to feature him in partnership with John Renbourn and presented their contrasting but sublimely sympathetic approaches in the year before their playing laid the foundations for Pentangle.
John Robinson‰۪s notes elucidate brilliantly how Jansch and Renbourn‰۪s creative and personal outlooks - as well as their guitar techniques - meshed so well, born out of endless jamming together at the flat they shared. ‰Û?Û÷Bert And John‰۪ is a slim volume,‰ he says, ‰ÛÏbut a powerful one. If ‰Û÷Jack Orion‰۪ sounds like a night out amid the traditionalists and the modernists of the London folk scene, simultaneously ribald and academic, boozy and purposeful, ‰Û÷Bert And John‰۪ is like the vulnerable morning after, the album returning to the concerns of the modern world in a rather more subdued mood.‰
This superb edition is the third in a series of all seven of Bert Jansch‰۪s Transatlantic Records recordings, all of which have been remastered from the original master tapes for the first time ever.