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    just picked up a cheap Basket Of Light and it's lovely.

    i'm not looking for folk-funk necessarily, just beautiful music, so which other pentangle releases would you recommend?
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    Debut self titled LP is great, Cruel sister & Sweet Child too. Solomons Seal also.
    Check the recent DVD if you want to see some live action.
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    • #3
      cheers! picked up Basket of Light the other week myself and it is great. always liked House Carpenter, and so a version with sitar and banjo is all good...

      not so folky, but also on the acoustic side, picked up the first America album and Hall & Oates 'Abandoned Luncheonette' in a charity the other day and both are very nice.

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      • #4
        Ditto on the debut album. I actually prefer it to basket.

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        • #5
          'Reflections' is nice, especially the long title track, and I'll second 'Cruel Sister' - an all round beautiful LP. The BBC sessions set that came out (fairly?) recently has a lot of gems on it as well.

          You could do worse than check out some of John Renbourn & Bert Jansch's LPs of the same period, things like Jansch's 'Rosemary Lane' & 'Jack Orion', and Renbourn's 'Faro Annie'. More stripped down & straightforwardly folky than some of The Pentangle stuff, but all from the same stable.

          Come to think about it, might be a shorter thread if we listed the not-so-good Pentangle releases....
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          • #6
            recommended pentangle releases - all of them!
            We know when a mate buys it for you too.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BoneyVotel
              Check the recent DVD if you want to see some live action.
              BV
              seconded!! really really good....
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              • #8
                "Travelling Song" which appears on the Transatlantic comp. "Listen Here" is extremely groovy, funky even (got a spare of this if anyone's interested).
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                • #9
                  Yep pentangle are ace. theres a really nice little 45 of 'light flight' off 'basket' too, and theres a funky b-side-only thing on one of the other 45s...check the cd release of said LP for the title, i can't remember it.

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                  • #10
                    time to put that squirrel back in it's cage

                    pentangle are possibly the best british band of all time

                    the big 'beaty' numbers are
                    'oh my father' 45 and 'i saw an angel' 45
                    also the marrianne faithful covers of jansch-tracks are worth a look out.

                    the french TV dvd is AMAZING. with a breakbeaty version of 'wedding song' from 'reflection'. Fave tune of 2004 in my black-book but dvd only (at least for now).
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                    • #11
                      I think the cat's out of the bag on this lot - I haven't seen a decent copy of 'Basket...' for under £15 recently. Well worth it though!
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                      • #12
                        Oh, did anyone catch Bert Jansch on Stuart Maconie's show on Radio 7 a couple of weeks back. It was one of those painful interviews where he gave minimal answers so Stuart had to pad out his replies to keep the interview going ... I had to switch off as my toes stated to curl I just get so uncomfortable when I hear stuff like that.
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