Bert Jansch - L.A. Turnaround (Aug 10th)

Bert Jansch - L.A. Turnaround (Aug 10th)


August 10 street date. First of a diptych of albums recorded in and influenced by Bert’s time in America, and the first of three for American label, Charisma. Tony Stratton Smith himself brought Bert to the label, claiming proudly that “if ever a man is due his place among the ‘superstars’, it’s Bert Jansch. As the title suggests, this album was something of a contrast to Jansch’s usual style - taking in swathes of Nashville-infused pedal steel - courtesy of the legendary Red Rhodes - to sparkling effect. Bert himself seemed surprised by just how well the record turned out, influenced by the assembled company’s alternative approach to recording: “Red Rhodes was delightful, both he and Mike [Nesmith] who played rhythm guitar were extraordinary musicians. I had the songs when we came to record but Mike and Red didn’t know them. There were no demos or anything. We’d run through them and I’d teach them the songs but Red especially was used to jamming, playing to the song. Often cited by fans as some of Bert’s best work, this 1974 album was produced in part by the Monkees’ Mike Nesmith, whose guidance is much in evidence on this perfectly measured slice of British country-rock. Also Includes 4 additional non-album tracks. Free shipping available to St. John’s/Toronto for pickup only.

A1 Fresh As A Sweet Sunday Morning

A2 Chambertin

Engineer – Jean-Louis (4)

Producer, Mixed By – Danny Thompson

A3 One For Jo

Remix – Danny Thompson

A4 Travelling Man

A5 Open Up The Watergate (Let The Sunshine In)

A6 Stone Monkey

B1 Of Love And Lullaby

B2 Needle Of Death

B3 Lady Nothing

Engineer – Jean-Louis (4)

Producer, Mixed By – Danny Thompson

Written-By – John Renbourn

B4 There Comes A Time

B5 Cluck Old Hen

Arranged By – Bert Jansch

Fiddle, Mandolin – Byron Berline

Written By – Trad.

B6 The Blacksmith

Electric Piano – Mike Cohen

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