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 - Basket Of Light (1969) [Non-Remastered, 1988]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 1, 2018
The Pentangle - Basket Of Light (1969) [Non-Remastered, 1988]

The Pentangle - Basket Of Light (1969) [Non-Remastered, 1988]
EAC | WavPack | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Covers included
Label: Line Records/Transatlantic Records | # TACD 9.00555 O | Time: 00:40:43
British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Progressive Folk, Folk-Jazz

Although Sweet Child is usually cited as the group's high-water mark, Basket of Light finds them at their most progressive and exciting. Highlights of this album – which actually reached the Top Five in the U.K. – include the buzzing jazz dynamics of "Light Flight," their moving rendition of the traditional folk song "Once I Had a Sweetheart," their reinvention of the girl group smash "Sally Go Round the Roses," and "Springtime Promises," one of their finest original tunes.
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 - The Albums: 1968-1972 (2017) [7CD Box Set]  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 12, 2017
Pentangle - The Albums: 1968-1972 (2017) [7CD Box Set]

Pentangle - The Albums: 1968-1972
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log | 500:48 min | 2.71 GB
Label: Cherry Red Records – CRCDBOX41 | Tracks: 115 | 2017
British Folk, Folk Rock

When they formed in 1968, Pentangle were hailed as Folk's first supergroup, fusing elements of jazz and underground music and comprising the twin guitar/songwriting talents of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn with bassist Danny Thompson, drummer Terry Cox and singer Jacqui McShee.

Pentangle - The Lost Broadcasts 1968-1972 (2004) 2CD  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 26, 2017
Pentangle - The Lost Broadcasts 1968-1972 (2004) 2CD

Pentangle - The Lost Broadcasts 1968-1972 (2004) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 735 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 340 Mb | Scans included
Progressive Folk, British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic | Label: Hux | # Hux 049 | 02:25:34

This double CD of Pentangle's BBC recordings is comprised primarily of rare and previously unheard tracks. From 1968 to 1973 Pentangle were prolific session guests on BBC radio, their unique fusion of sounds providing access to programmes covering folk, pop and progressive rock. When BBC cupboards were trawled for these recordings in the early nineties they were almost bare - a mere handful of tracks survived in the tape archive (released on the band of joy/strange fruit labels). Here at last, with previously unreleased songs among classics from all six of their albums, is a representative history of the Pentangle at the BBC. The accompanying 12 page booklet includes comprehensive liner notes, a full discography of Pentangle's BBC recordings, and several rare photographs.

Pentangle - Early Classics (1992) Reissue 2001  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 16, 2018
Pentangle - Early Classics (1992) Reissue 2001

Pentangle - Early Classics (1992) Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 371 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:39
Progressive Folk, British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic | Label: Shanachie | # 79078

A 14-song, 63-minute collection (originally a double LP) comprising many of the highlights (but no "Light Flight") of the original group's history from 1968 through 1972. The notes are minimal, and there are no original release dates or any identification of the albums (The Pentangle, Sweet Child, Basket of Light, Cruel Sister, etc.) whence this material originated. The latter are the only flaws in what is otherwise a fine if not completely comprehensive cross-section of the group's work, showcasing their many and varied sides – Bert Jansch's, Danny Thompson's, and Terry Cox's jazz leanings in "Train Song," John Renbourn's more traditional approach in "Let No Man Steal Your Thyme," their forays into medieval music ("Lyke-Wake Dirge") and progressive folk ("House Carpenter," "Bruton Town"), etc., much of it projected by Jacqui McShee's clear, soaring vocals. The CD also highlights their early records' effective use of stereo as a format for their contrasting technique, especially among the guitars and the rhythm section.
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
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 142 Mb
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.