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Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch FLAC album

Performer: Bert Jansch
Genre: Blues / Folk and World music
Title: Bert Jansch
Country: UK
Released: 1976
Style: Folk
FLAC version ZIP size: 1240 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1592 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1371 mb
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Bert Jansch is the debut album by Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch. Transatlantic released the album, which went on to sell 150,000 copies. The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The record includes Jansch's best-known tune - "Needle of Death", which was inspired by the death of his friend, folk singer Buck Polly.

The Black Swan is the twenty-third and last studio album by Scottish folk singer Bert Jansch. It was released in 2006 through Drag City. Jansch described the album: "It's been fantastic working with everyone who's been involved on the record. They all came to it from a standpoint of being fans of my music, so while there are lots of great musicians making wonderful contributions to the record it still has a very acoustic, intimate feel – and there's still a lot of me on there!".

Career-spanning Bert Jansch collection coming October 18 July, 2018. Just A Simple Soul, the first comprehensive Best Of collection spanning Bert Jansch’s 5-decade-long career, and compiled in collaboration with Bernard Butler, will be released later this year. Presented chronologically over 2 discs, Just A Simple Soul reminds us of Bert’s enduring legacy and his influence across the musical spectrum. As Bernard eloquently puts it: "Bert lived and breathed the sound of the guitar and its endless possibilities for communication, storytelling, conversation, emotional dialogue

Recorded with a portable tape player on a borrowed guitar in the kitchen of his London flat, the impact of Bert Jansch's debut has been somewhat blunted by time, but it was a vastly influential work. His masterful acoustic picking, which blended elements of traditional British folk, blues, and jazz, inspired not just other folk players, but rockers who frequently used acoustic guitars.

Bert Jansch is the debut album by Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch. Track listing. All songs written by Bert Jansch unless otherwise noted.

From the sumptuous Living in the Shadows box sets from the beginning of the year, through the long-awaited Bert Transcribed - the Bert Jansch songbook, instigated by The Bert Jansch Foundation and published via Musicroom; a thrilling Bert Inspired live show in Edinburgh featuring the combined talents of Jacqui McShee, Bernard Butler, Ben Watt, Steve Tilston, Alasdair Roberts, Karine Polwart and Archie Fisher.

This isn’t to say that Jansch was throwing commercial success to the wind, or was unaware of his audience, more that this album feels like a uniquely personal reflection of him. (The subject of British birds is one that Jansch held close to his heart. Indeed, just preceding this album was his 1978 split 7 single with Shirley Collins - with proceeds in aid of the RSPB


A1 Strolling Down The Highway
A2 Smokey River
A3 Oh How Your Love Is Strong
A4 I Have No Time
A5 Finches
A6 Ramblings Going To Be The Death Of Me
A7 Veronica
A8 Needle Of Death
B1 Do You Hear Me Now?
B2 Alice's Wonderland
B3 Running From Home
B4 Courting Blues
B5 Kasbah
B6 Dreams Of Love
B7 Angie

Companies, etc.

  • Printed By – Imprimerie Saint-Roch
  • Distributed By – Sonopresse


  • Liner Notes – Rémy Froissart
  • Written-By – Bert Jansch (tracks: A1 to B6), Davy Graham (tracks: B7)


No credits provided on sleeve or label apart from names of composers. Subtitled "The Transatlantic Legend Vol.1" on front sleeve with Transatlantic logo and small version of original cover. Includes sleevenotes (in French) by Rémy Froissart.

Side A label features full-colour Transatlantic logo. Side B label provides tracklist with black and white Transatlantic logo and catalogue number as TRA 89.530.

Side A label reads "made in England" whilst side B reads "made in France".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout ((handwritten)): TRA89530A
  • Matrix / Runout ((handwritten)): TRA89530B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TRA 125 Bert Jansch Bert Jansch ‎(LP, Album) Transatlantic Records TRA 125 UK 1965
ZCTRA 125 Bert Jansch Bert Jansch ‎(Cass, Album) Transatlantic Records ZCTRA 125 UK Unknown
TRA 125 Bert Jansch Bert Jansch ‎(LP, Album, RP) Transatlantic Records TRA 125 UK 1966
Y8TRA 125 Bert Jansch Bert Jansch ‎(8-Trk, RE) Transatlantic Records Y8TRA 125 UK Unknown
TRA 125 Bert Jansch Bert Jansch ‎(LP, Album, RE) Transatlantic Records TRA 125 UK Unknown