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When the Circus Comes to Town
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
When they get to listing the pantheon of folk music gods, Bert Jansch's name will be near the top of the roll call. For more than 30 years, he's shown just how good he can be, working solo or, for a long time, with Pentang... more »
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When they get to listing the pantheon of folk music gods, Bert Jansch's name will be near the top of the roll call. For more than 30 years, he's shown just how good he can be, working solo or, for a long time, with Pentangle. On his first album in five years, he manages to add handily to the legend. His blues are deep indigo, and his instrumental work understated in its brilliance. He doesn't need to be flashy; he's got nothing to prove to anybody. It may have taken quite a while, but this is the sound of a man who's finally found peace with himself. If that comes off as more psychotherapy than music, don't be worried, it doesn't sound that way. What you'll hear are great songs, tasty finger picking, and the continuation of a wonderful career. --Chris Nickson
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Jansch Only Gets Better With Age
Steve Vrana | Aurora, NE | 11/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thirty years after his debut, Bert Jansch shows that this Scottish folk singer/guitarist/songwriter only gets better with age. On this collection of mostly originals ("No-One Around" is the lone exception), Jansch utilizes other musicians with a fiddle here ("Step Back") or a saxophone there ("Summer Heat"), but each song showcases Jansch's own warm vocals and understated guitar work, especially lovely is the instrumental "The Lady Doctor from Ashington." Not only is this Jansch's best album of the Nineties, it's quite simply one of the best albums of his career. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"
The stunning comeback of Bert Jansch!
frits barth | The Netherlands | 02/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The nineties appeared to be the resurrection years of Bert Jansch. 'The Ornament Tree'(1990), a tasteful rendition of Scottish folksongs, was the start and 'When The Circus Comes To Town' (1995) is his masterpiece of this era. Strong lyrics, beautiful melodies, his wonderful guitarplaying. Bert is back in town again!
Songs like 'Stealing the night away', 'Morning brings peace of mind', 'Just a dream' make it completely obvious: Bert Jansch was and still is one of the greatest singer/songwriters we ever had on this planet!
A remarkable aspect: The bluesy 'No-one around', written by Janie Romer and the only song not penned by Jansch on this album, is the highlight of 'Circus...'.
'Circus...' has got a quality similar to albums such as 'Rosemary Lane'(1971), 'L.A. Turnaround (1974) and 'A Rare Conundrum' (1977)."