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Bert Jansch
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Studio album by Bert Jansch
Released 16 April 1965 (1965-04-16)
Recorded September 1964 – January 1965
Studio 5 North Villas, Camden, London
Genre Folk[1]
Length 39:19
Label Transatlantic
Producer Bill Leader
Bert Jansch chronology
Bert Jansch
(1965)
It Don't Bother Me
(1965)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Bert Jansch is the debut album by Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch. The album was recorded on a reel-to-reel tape recorder at engineer Bill Leader's house and sold to Transatlantic Records for £100. Transatlantic released the album, which went on to sell 150,000 copies. The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[3]

The record includes Jansch's best-known tune "Needle of Death", which was inspired by the death of his friend, folk singer Buck Polly.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bert Jansch unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Strolling Down the Highway" – 3:06
  2. "Smokey River" – 2:56
  3. "Oh How Your Love Is Strong" – 3:40
  4. "I Have No Time" – 3:09
  5. "Finches" – :51
  6. "Rambling's Gonna Be the Death of Me" – 3:18
  7. "Veronica" – 1:32
  8. "Needle of Death" – 3:20
  9. "Do You Hear Me Now?" – 2:06
  10. "Alice's Wonderland" – 1:46 (inspired by Charles Mingus)
  11. "Running from Home" – 2:24
  12. "Courting Blues" – 4:02
  13. "Casbah" – 2:10
  14. "Dreams of Love" – 1:44
  15. "Angie" (Davey Graham) – 3:15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "20 Best Folk Music Albums of All Time". NME. Time Inc. UK. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.
  4. ^ Needle of Death Songfacts