Bert and John

Bert Jansch & John Renbourn - Bert and John
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September 1966 / Release Date
LP / Format
Transatlantic Records / Label
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The chemistry between these two musicians is impeccable. The main issue of this album is its brevity, because I would really like to hear more of these two musicians playing with one another, especially with more fleshed out, fully realized compositions. Otherwise this album is great, and Bert & John play together almost like the same person. There are some moments, like Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, where they don't harmonize as well, and in a 4 minute segment of a 27 minute album that can be ... read more


In 1966, Bert Jansch, who became relatively famous among the folk scene in the previous year, got together with John Renbourn, who was way more obscure, and they recorded 'Bert and John' (what a unique title!), a 27-minute record with 12 tracks. It's called "folk baroque", which means a guitar work with a different type of fingerstyle, I don't know exactly what. The tracks are mostly instrumental and pretty short, generally about 1 or 2 minutes, so it's kinda hard to develop an ... read more

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Added on: September 17, 2018