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.
1. "Light Flight" McShee 3:14 2. "Once I Had a Sweetheart" Traditional, arranged Jansch, Renbourn, Thompson, Cox, McShee McShee 4:37 3. "Springtime Promises" Jansch 4:04 4. " Lyke-Wake Dirge" Traditional, arranged Jansch, Renbourn, Thompson, Cox, McShee Renbourn, Cox and McShee 3:32 5. "Train Song" Jansch and McShee 4:43
1. "Hunting Song" McShee, Jansch, Renbourn and Cox 6:41 2. " Sally Go 'Round the Roses" Lona Stevens, Zell Sanders Renbourn and McShee 3:34 3. " The Cuckoo" Traditional, arranged Jansch, Renbourn, Thompson, Cox, McShee McShee 4:26 4. " House Carpenter" Traditional, arranged Jansch, Renbourn, Thompson, Cox, McShee Jansch and McShee 5:27
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 [ ]."
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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".
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