Reflection (Pentangle album)
|Studio album by Pentangle|
|Recorded||Command Studios and Olympic Studios, London|
|Genre||Folk, folk rock|
Reflection was an album recorded in 1971 by folk-rock band Pentangle.
The album was recorded over a three-week period in March 1971, at a time when the tensions between the band members were high. Different band members were continually threatening to leave and attendance by Jansch and Renbourn at the recording sessions was dependent on their state of sobriety.
Allmusic highly praised the album in their retrospective review, calling the most attention to Jansch and Renbourn's acoustic guitar duets and McShee's vocals. They singled out "Wedding Dress" ("a fabulous meeting of Celtic, country, and, believe it or not, funk") and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" ("the group was further exploring new musical ground, this time with traditional American folk/gospel") as especially strong tracks.
- "Wedding Dress" (traditional) – 2:51
- "Omie Wise" (traditional) – 4:23
- "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" (traditional) – 4:06
- "When I Get Home" – 4:55
- "Rain and Snow" (traditional) – 3:49
- "Helping Hand" – 3:27
- "So Clear" – 4:49
- "Reflection" – 11:14
Reflection was released in 1971 in the UK as Transatlantic TRA24O. The U.S. release, also in 1971, was Reprise R56463.
- Terry Cox – drums, percussion, vocals
- Bert Jansch – acoustic guitar, banjo, vocals
- Jacqui McShee – vocals
- John Renbourn – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
- Danny Thompson – double bass