Bert Jansch (album)

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Bert Jansch
Studio album by Bert Jansch
Released April 16, 1965
Recorded c. September 1964-January 1965 at 5 North Villas, Camden, London
Genre Folk baroque
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[1]

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. It is also mentioned in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The record includes Jansch's best known tune "Needle of Death," which was inspired by the death of a folk singer friend of his, Buck Polly.[2]

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

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