The Black Swan (Bert Jansch album)

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The Black Swan
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Studio album by
Released18 September 2006
GenreFolk
LabelDrag City
ProducerNoah Georgeson, Bert Jansch
Bert Jansch chronology
Edge of a Dream
(2002)
The Black Swan
(2006)
Fresh As a Sweet Sunday Morning
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 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

Personnel[4][edit]

Bert Jansch: guitar and vocals

Beth Orton: vocals (3, 4 & 6), guitar (6)

Devendra Banhart: vocals (4)

Paul Wassif: guitar (5), slide guitar (7), banjo (11)

Noah Georgeson: percussion (1), bass (9 & 10)

Otto Hauser: drums (3, 5, 6 & 9), percussion (4 & 7)

Kevin Barker: lead guitar (6), percussion (4)

Helena Espvall: cello (1)

Adam Jansch: keyboards (1 & 9)

David Roback: slide guitar (3)

Richard Good: slide guitar (9)

Pete Newsom: drums (10)

Maggie Boyle: flute (11)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ "Bert Jansch website". Archived from the original on 2006-08-22. Retrieved 2008-11-24. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ http://bertjansch.com/records/the-black-swan/