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Bert Jansch - Living In The Shadows album review

Album Review

Celebrating the Pentangle guitarist’s 90s renaissance

The ripples emanating from Bert Jansch’s 1965 self-titled debut and 1966’s Jack Orion were felt far and wide in time and space by people like Paul Simon, Johnny Marr, Donovan, Jimmy Page, Neil Young and countless others. With a wearied, laconic delivery, Jansch’s unfussy yet brilliant, articulate approach to the guitar, while rooted in tradition, came with its own distinctive dialect. A key figure in the 1960s folk revival, he went from playing for the price of a pint on a borrowed guitar to treading the international concert stage with Pentangle, earning him further legions of followers and wannabes.

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