The Black Swan (Bert Jansch album)

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The Black Swan
Studio album by Bert Jansch
Released 18 September 2006
Genre Folk
Label Drag City
Producer Noah Georgeson, Bert Jansch
Bert Jansch chronology
Edge of a Dream
The Black Swan
Fresh As a Sweet Sunday Morning
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10)[2]

The Black Swan is the twenty-third and last studio album by Scottish folk singer Bert Jansch. It was released in 2006 through Drag City. Jansch described the album: "It's been fantastic working with everyone who's been involved on the record. They all came to it from a standpoint of being fans of my music, so while there are lots of great musicians making wonderful contributions to the record it still has a very acoustic, intimate feel – and there's still a lot of me on there!"[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Bert Jansch, except where indicated

  1. "The Black Swan" - features Helena Espvall - 6:25
  2. "High Days" - 3:47
  3. "When the Sun Comes Up" - features Beth Orton - 3:54
  4. "Katie Cruel" (traditional, arr. Jansch) - features Beth Orton and Devendra Banhart - 2:59
  5. "My Pocket's Empty" (traditional, arr. Jansch) - 3:49
  6. "Watch the Stars" (traditional, arr. Jansch) - features Beth Orton and Kevin Barker - 2:54
  7. "A Woman Like You" - 4:13
  8. "The Old Triangle" (Brendan Behan) - 4:06
  9. "Bring Your Religion" - 3:05
  10. "Texas Cowboy Blues" - 3:07
  11. "Magdalina's Dance" (Jansch, Paul Wassif) - 3:19
  12. "Hey Pretty Girl" - 3:03