The Pentangle: Sweet Child (1968)

The Pentangle - Sweet Child (1968) Reissue 1988  Music

Posted by Designol at May 9, 2015
The Pentangle - Sweet Child (1968) Reissue 1988

The Pentangle - Sweet Child (1968) Reissue 1988
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 388 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 109 Mb
Genre: British Folk, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic | Label: Line Music | # TACD 9.00552 O | Time: 01:13:05

Sweet Child, released in 1968, at the peak of Pentangle's career, is probably the most representative of their work. A sprawling two-record set, half recorded in the studio and half live at the Royal Festival Hall, showcases just how versatile Pentangle was in their unique brand of English folk, jazz, Celtic, blues, and pop styles. Some of the live covers are easily their finest performances. Furry Lewis' "Turn Your Money Green," sung by the delightful Jacqui McShee, swings sweetly, buttressed of course by John Renbourn and Bert Jansch's guitar tapestry. Charlie Mingus' "Haitian Flight Song" features a great solo by bassist Danny Thompson, who was easily one of the finest musicians to grace the instrument. The studio tracks are uniformly excellent as well, especially "The Time Has Come," which turns waltz time inside out. McShee, Renbourn, and Jansch all turn in career performances on this track. But these examples merely scratch the surface of Pentangle's peak. In all, Sweet Child is an awesome and delightful collection, and probably their finest hour.
The Pentangle - Solomon's Seal (1972) Japanese Reissue, SHM-CD 2010 [Re-Up, New Rip]

The Pentangle - Solomon's Seal (1972) Japanese Reissue, SHM-CD 2010
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Genre: British Folk Rock, Psychedelic Folk | Label: Universal/Sanctuary | # UICY-20143 | Time: 00:35:39

Solomon's Seal was an album recorded in 1972 by folk-rock band Pentangle. It was the last album recorded by the original line-up, before the band split in 1973. Jacqui McShee has stated that it is her favourite Pentangle album. The album title refers to the Seal of Solomon - a mythical signet ring with magical powers, sometimes associated with the pentagram symbol adopted by Pentangle.
The Pentangle - The Pentangle (1968) Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up, New Rip]

The Pentangle - The Pentangle (1968) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2001
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Genre: British Folk, British Folk Rock, Psychedelic | Label: Castle/Sanctuary | # CMRCD 131 | Time: 00:53:25

Remastered reissue of the British folk-rock act's 1968 debut album. Divided between traditional and original material, highlights included their arrangement of 'Bruton Town' and the seven-minute instrumental laden 'Pentangling'. This CD also features 7 bonus tracks 'Koan' (alt. version), 'The Wheel' (alt. version), 'The Casbah' (alt. Version), 'Bruton Town' (edit 1/5/3), 'Hear My Call' (alt. Version), 'Way Behind The Sun' (alt version) & 'Way Behind The Sun' (Instrumental).
Pentangle, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch - Pentangling: The Collection (2004) 3 CDs Box Set

Pentangle, John Renbourn, Bert Jansch - Pentangling: The Collection (2004)
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British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic Folk, Folk-Prog | Label: Sanctuary | # SMETD129

Sanctuary's mammoth triple-disc Pentangle overview poses a bit of a dilemma. First of all, it's called Pentangling, which is already the name of a 1973 compilation, and secondly, while not deliberately misleading, it focuses more attention on the solo careers of John Renbourn and Bert Jansch than it does on the entity that supplies the collection's title. Despite these petty gripes, Pentangling is filled to the brim with some of the finest recordings the British folk movement had to offer, and hearing the group as a whole, followed by an entire disc – one apiece – of two of the genre's most gifted guitarists, is rewarding in more ways than one: both men, as well as the band, released material well into the 21st century, but Pentangling focuses only on their treasured late-'60s/early-'70s output. Listeners looking for a more comprehensive take on Pentangle would be better off with Castle's excellent Light Flight: The Anthology, and Renbourn and Jansch both have lovingly packaged retrospectives that fare better than the ones offered here, but as far as entry points go, Pentangling does more than skim the surface.

Pentangle - Light Flight: The Anthology (2002) 2 CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at April 25, 2017
Pentangle - Light Flight: The Anthology (2002) 2 CDs

Pentangle - Light Flight: The Anthology (2002) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 730 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 293 Mb | Scans ~ 26 Mb | 02:07:58
British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic Folk, Folk-Prog | Label: Castle | # CAS 72357-2

Two CD set. Pretty much the first UK Folk-Rock supergroup and the inventors of the sound that would later be adopted by Fairport, Trees and others. Pentangle were an unusual agglomeration of seemingly disparate talents, and at their best succeeded in mixing elements of traditional Folk, Jazz improvisation and Pop into a seamless whole. Featuring the brilliant and contrasting guitar talents of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, against the rhythmic undertow provided by drummer Terry Cox and superb bass player Danny Thompson, and topped off with the bell-like purity of Jacqui McShee's vocals, Pentangle garnered much critical acclaim. This is the perfect introduction to their work. 31 tracks.

Pentangle - Reflection (1971) Reissue 2004  Music

Posted by Designol at June 1, 2015
Pentangle - Reflection (1971) Reissue 2004

Pentangle - Reflection (1971) Reissue 2004
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Genre: British Folk, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic | Label: Sanctuary | # CMRCD 983 | Time: 00:39:49

Pentangle were always great at creating musical fusions, and on this album, they once again came through. The opening song, "Wedding Dress," is a fabulous meeting of Celtic, country, and, believe it or not, funk. It's one of the few songs of theirs that actually rocks. The rest of the record is classic Pentangle, with Bert Jansch's and John Renbourn's acoustic guitars intermingling so well that it would make even Neil Young and Stephen Stills a little envious. Jacqui McShee, as usual, has some exquisite vocal moments, namely the previously mentioned "Wedding Dress" and an excellent reading of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." This track shows how the group was further exploring new musical ground, this time with traditional American folk/gospel. The group's rhythm section of Danny Thompson (upright bass/cello) and Terry Cox (percussion) – easily one of the most inventive on the planet – shines on every cut, creating solid ground for Renbourn, McShee, and Jansch to do their high-wire act on vocals and guitar. One of their finest all-around albums.
Barclay James Harvest - Taking Some Time On: The Parlophone-Harvest Years (1968-73) (2011) [5 CD Set]

Barclay James Harvest - Taking Some Time On: The Parlophone-Harvest Years (1968-73) (2011) [5 CD Set]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 1.8 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 743 Mb | Time: 05:17:57
EMI/Harvest | SHTW 802
Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Folk Rock, Symphonic Prog

2011 five CD set from the British Rock veterans. BJH recorded four albums for Harvest: Their First Album (1970), Once Again (1971), And Other Stories (1971) and Baby James Harvest (1972). Across five discs, each album is augmented by rare bonus tracks, demos, non-LP singles and b-sides, album outtakes and BBC live sessions, including four previously unreleased tracks recorded for Bob Harris's radio show in October 1972.

Just for the Hell of It (1968)  Video

Posted by Helladot at July 31, 2017
Just for the Hell of It (1968)

Just for the Hell of It (1968)
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Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, Thriller | Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis

A teenage gang led by the vicious Dexter; his girlfriend Mitzi; and friends Denny and Lummonx; create havoc in a small Florida town by harassing various people, vandalizing property, well… just for the hell of it. When a former gang member, Doug, tries to prevent their ever increasing violent antics, Denny takes it upon himself and a few loyal members of the gang to target Doug's girlfriend, Jeanne, to make him back off.
The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation (1968) Reissue 1993

The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation (1968)
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Blues-Rock, British Blues | Label: MCA/One Way | # MCAD 22101 | 00:37:41

On their self-titled debut album, the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation flashed a British blues-rock approach that was rather similar to that of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers circa 1967. That was unsurprising considering that leader and drummer Dunbar had played on the Bluesbreakers' 1967 A Hard Road album, and that bassist Alex Dmochowski would later play with Mayall himself. Although everyone in the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation was a skilled player, the record ultimately comes off as rather second-division late-'60s British blues, though in a little heavier and darker a style than Mayall's. That's not to say it's mediocre, but the material (mostly original) is only average, and not quite up to the level of the musicians' instrumental proficiency. Too, Victor Brox isn't the greatest singer, though he's okay, and while Jon Morshead plays guitar well, his style sometimes seems quite influenced by Peter Green (listen especially to his work on the cover of Percy Mayfield's "Memory of Pain").

The Lion in Winter (1968)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at July 12, 2017
The Lion in Winter (1968)

The Lion in Winter (1968)
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Language: English | Genre: Biography, Drama, History | Subtitles: English (BDRip only)

It's Christmas 1183, and King Henry II is planning to announce his successor to the throne. The jockeying for the crown, though, is complex. Henry has three sons and wants his boy Prince John to take over.