Bert Jansch - It Don't Bother Me

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‰Û÷It Don‰۪t Bother Me‰۪ was first released in November 1965 and is invariably overlooked because it came so soon after Jansch‰۪s timeless, self-titled debut album. Unlike that album which took its strength from the repertoire he‰۪d been playing for years, as Mick Houghton‰۪s liner notes explain; ‰ÛÏWhen Jansch came to record ‰Û÷It Don‰۪t Bother Me‰۪ a few weeks after ‰Û÷Bert Jansch‰۪ hit the shops, he was required to come up with a completely new batch of songs just as his life was changing around him.‰۝

The title track is one of Jansch‰۪s finest and most personal songs reflecting on is new found fame as the poster boy of a new breed of young folk guitarists. Other highlights include ‰Û÷Lucky Thirteen‰۪, a sprightly collaboration with John Renbourn which hinted at the promise to come and ‰Û÷900 Miles‰۪, the first traditional song Jansch recorded and the first time he played banjo on record. On both counts, ‰Û÷It Don‰۪t Bother Me‰۪ presaged the two albums which followed.

This superb edition is the second 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.