Bert Jansch - Live In Australia
There is something quite special about a live album‰ÛÓprovided you can get over the envy at not having been present(!) It can sound a lot better than the gig itself without the risk of one‰۪s toes being trodden or a shower of a fellow reveller‰۪s beer. Certainly a Bert Jansch gig was a treat however you experienced it, especially when he was at the top of his game, as captured on Downunder: Live In Australia. Eschewing the familiar stalwarts of previous live sets, this memorable recording saw Jansch debut two new (at the time) songs; Downunder and My Donald, as well as Little Max which never had a studio outing (but will feature among the recently discovered home recordings in Earth‰۪s 2017 Living In The Shadows collection). There is a warmth about this recording which echoes that of Live at The 12 Bar, recorded three years before. It‰۪s mostly just Bert and his guitar, with the a welcome addition of intuitively placed flourishes of bass and percussion. This ambience is heightened by Brian Pyle‰۪s sensitive remastering, bringing a real intimacy to this enduring collection of songs. Recorded live at Continental Cafe, Melbourne, Australia in March 1998. Pete Howell (bass); Ian Clarke (percussion). Liner notes by Colin Harper. Remastered from original tapes by Brian Pyle.
LP ‰ÛÒ Single sleeve, printed inner, download card included.