“Basket Of Light” by The Pentangle - album review

TJR says

Here, the five points of The Pentagle are: Bert Jansch (25, lead and backing vocals, guitar, banjo); Jacqui McShee (25, lead and backing vocals); John Renbourn (25, lead and backing vocals, guitar, sitar); Danny Thompson (30, double bass) and Terry Cox (32, drums, glockenspiel, hand drum, lead and backing vocals). “Basket of Light” gave the group their biggest hit album, a #5 placing on the British chart. It’s an all-acoustic affair, although so richly textured that you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise. They’re a terrific unit – the interplay between each and every member contributes to a wonderful whole, and they effortlessly breeze between the medieval and the contemporary folk motifs, enhanced with alt-jazz flourishes adding extra spice. The “ghostly” vocals of Jacqui McShee are the perfect front for their timeless sound.

The Jukebox Rebel
10-Dec-2015

A1 [03:14] 5.9.png The Pentangle - Light Flight (Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson, Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee) Folk Rock / Americana
A2 [04:37] 6.1.png The Pentangle - Once I Had A Sweetheart (Traditional) Folk
A3 [04:04] 6.3.png The Pentangle - Springtime Promises (Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson, Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee) Folk
A4 [03:32] 5.0.png The Pentangle - Lyke-Wake Dirge (Traditional) Folk
A5 [04:43] 6.9.png The Pentangle - Train Song (Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson, Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee) Folk Rock / Americana
B1 [06:41] 9.0.png The Pentangle - Hunting Song (Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson, Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee) Folk
B2 [03:34] 6.8.png The Pentangle - Sally Go ’round The Roses (Lona Stevens, Zell Sanders) Folk Rock / Americana
B3 [04:26] 7.2.png The Pentangle - The Cuckoo (Traditional) Folk
B4 [05:27] 7.7.png The Pentangle - House Carpenter (Traditional) Folk




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