Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Sir John a Lot
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
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Brilliant musicianship, but uneven
Eddie Finn | 07/15/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I've truly enjoyed this CD, which captures Renbourn in full Renaissance mode for the first 4 tracks and then somewhat abruptly moves into distinctly modern acoustic Jazz territory. If it weren't for the rather challenging gear-changing (without a clutch, I might add), this one would merit 5 stars - Renbourn's tone and technique sets the standard for guitar in this genre. Interestingly, I bet this recording worked better on vinyl, with each side having it's own personality. On CD, there's just no adequate segue. Still, however, it's well worth your time to seek this one out."
One of the Great Ones
J. Kingan | USA | 05/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like many others I had this in vinal, which I wore a hole in. I bought the cd and it is still a great effort on the part of John Renbourn. I don't agree with the reviewer who wrote that it sounds dated, but it isn't for everyone. But if you, like me, really love a completely acoustic sound you will love this classic.This was an LP and side one was a more rennaisance style while side two was more experimental. It has a cool jazz feel with a touch of country."
Disappointing rendition of great music
D. Meyer | 09/08/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It seems obvious to me that this CD is a digital recording of someone's vinyl original, with pops and all. I think I would have ended up with less popping and extraneous noise if I had a digital copy of my own vinyl version of this great Renbourn effort. I am very disappointed in the quality of the recording, not in the music itself -- which is timeless and every bit as enjoyable as I remember it from when I played vinyl music. There is a more expensive European CD available. I would recommend you put out the extra money for it, provided you can verify that it is actually a digital remastering of the original tapes, and not just another digital sampling of someone's vinyl copy."