is a Basket of Light 1969 album by the folk rock group Pentangle. It reached no. 5 on the UK Albums Chart. A single from the album, "Light Flight", the theme from BBC1's first colour drama series , reached no. 43 on the Take Three Girls UK Singles Chart. Another single from the album, "Once I Had a Sweetheart", reached no. 46 in the charts. 
The album's liner notes state that "Springtime Promises" was written "after a ride on a number 74 bus from
Gloucester Road to Greencroft Gardens on an early spring day".
The album was included in the book
. 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die 
All tracks written by Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson, Terry Cox, and Jacqui McShee, except as noted.
"Once I Had a Sweetheart"
(traditional, arranged Jansch/Renbourn/Thompson/Cox/McShee) McShee
Lyke-Wake Dirge" (traditional, arranged Jansch/Renbourn/Thompson/Cox/McShee) Renbourn, Cox, and McShee
Jansch and McShee
McShee, Jansch, Renbourn, and Cox
Sally Go 'Round the Roses" (Lona Stevens, Zell Sanders) Renbourn and McShee
The Cuckoo" (traditional, arranged Jansch/Renbourn/Thompson/Cox/McShee) McShee
House Carpenter" (traditional, arranged Jansch/Renbourn/Thompson/Cox/McShee) Jansch and McShee
The album cover uses photographs of Pentangle's 1968 concert in the
Royal Albert Hall. A note about the instrumentation states that "All the instruments played on this album are accoustic [ ]." sic
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Released versions [ edit ]
Basket of Light was released as a UK LP on 26 October 1969, as Transatlantic TRA2O5. The U.S. version, in the same year was Reprise R56372. The album was re-released as a digitally remastered CD in 2001, as Castle CMRCD207, which includes two alternate takes of "Sally Go 'Round the Roses" and the non-album B-sides: "Cold Mountain" and "I Saw an Angel".
References [ edit ]
^ a b Basket of Light at AllMusic
^ Pentangle UK chart history, The Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 27, 2012.
^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (7 February 2006). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 0-7893-1371-5.
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