Open the Door (Pentangle album)

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Open the Door
Studio album by Pentangle
Released 1985
Genre Folk rock
Label Spindrift
Pentangle chronology
At Their Best
Open the Door
In the Round
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Open the Door is an album by Pentangle. The band had split in 1973 and reformed in the early 1980s. By the time this album was recorded, John Renbourn had left the band to enroll in a music degree course and his place was taken by Mike Piggott. The other band members were unchanged from the original Pentangle line-up: Terry Cox, Bert Jansch, Jacqui McShee and Danny Thompson. It was produced by John Chelew.

The album was released in 1985 on Spindrift, SPIN 111. Some sources give 1982, 1983 or 1984 (perhaps because recording began in 1983 and the 'published' and 'copyright' dates on the album are 1984, suggesting that it had been planned for an earlier release). In the USA It was released on Varrick VR017 (LP) and CRV017 (Cassette). It was rereleased in 2006 on Talking Elephant, the longest time that has ever passed for an original Pentangle album to become available on CD. Compared to their previous recordings it was relatively poorly reviewed. Varrick is an American label that also brought some Fairport Convention albums back into print.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Open the Door" (Pentangle)
  2. "Dragonfly" (Pentangle)
  3. "Mother Earth" (Milton Nascimento)
  4. "Child of the Winter" (Pentangle)
  5. "The Dolphin" (Pentangle)
  6. "Lost Love" (Bert Jansch)
  7. "Sad Lady" (Pentangle)
  8. "Taste of Love" (Pentangle)
  9. "Yarrow" (Child 214 - The Braes o Yarrow) (Pentangle)
  10. "Street Song" (Pentangle)