Transatlantic Anthology

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Review Text John Renbourn is one of the great British acoustic guitar players. He's one of the few whose playing easily and naturally runs the gamut from traditional folk to blues to Celtic and Renaissance music and sounds masterly wherever he goes. As part of Pentangle, he broke down a few barriers between folk and jazz, and his solo career has shone for more than 35 years. The work that made his reputation, however, was done for the Transatlantic label, both solo and as a part of Pentangle, and this collection covers those years in very convincing style. The band, quite justifiably, gets a fair shake, with a gorgeous rendition of "Willy O'Winsbury" and the tortuous "In Time" being particular standouts. But all facets of Renbourn's capabilities are on show. "Lady Nothinge's Toye Puff" and "The Earle of Salisbury" showcase his love of medieval music, delicate dances that are exquisitely performed, while the blues side shines with "Faro Annie," "Kokomo Blues," "Come on in My Kitchen," and others. "Tic-Tocative" comes from his duet album with Bert Jansch (also a Pentangle member), and offers a perfect illustration of the way they expanded the horizons of folk in the mid-'60s. And, inevitably, there's a version of Jackson C. Frank's folk standard "Blues Run the Game," a de rigueur cover for any aspiring singer and guitarist in '60s London. The oddest thing, however, might be "My Sweet Potato," where Renbourn does Booker T. & the MG's -- unlikely, but it works like a silver charm. If you want to discover John Renbourn, this really is the perfect introduction. ~ Chris Nickson

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. Lucky Thirteen - 4:35
  2. 2. Sally Go Round the Roses - 4:37
  3. 3. Forty-Eight - 3:52
  4. 4. Tic-Tocative - 2:57
  5. 5. Lord Franklin - 3:23
  6. 6. Lady Nothinge's Toye Puffe - 2:31
  7. 7. Hermit - 3:19
  8. 8. Shake Shake Mama - 3:23
  9. 9. Waltz - 2:59
  10. 10. Faro Annie - 3:25
  11. 11. White House Blues - 4:34
  12. 12. Can't Keep from Crying - 2:03
  13. 13. My Sweet Potato - 3:19
  14. 14. Kokomo Blues - 4:53
  15. 15. So Clear - 5:53
  16. 16. Lady and the Unicorn - 3:23
  17. 17. Will the Circle Be Unbroken - 4:06
  18. 18. Bicycle Tune - 2:21

CD: 2

  1. 19. Judy - 2:57
  2. 20. I Know My Babe - 3:29
  3. 21. Lost Lover Blues - 2:57
  4. 22. One for William - 3:51
  5. 23. Trees They Do Grow High - 4:34
  6. 24. Goat Island - 3:56
  7. 25. Maid That's Deep in Love - 5:29
  8. 26. Back on the Road Again - 3:11
  9. 27. Bransle Gay/Bransle de Bourgogne - 3:50
  10. 28. Earle of Salisbury - 1:21
  11. 29. Come on in My Kitchen - 4:51
  12. 30. Willy O'Winsbury - 6:37
  13. 31. Old Mac Bladgitt - 4:59
  14. 32. In Time - 5:10
  15. 33. Alman/Melancholy Galliard - 5:40
  16. 34. Blues Run the Game - 3:03

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7/11/00 

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