Pentangle released their second album shortly after their debut. It was a double album, the first disc recorded live at London's Royal Festival Hall, the second disc recorded in the studio. It further explored the brilliant folk-jazz fusion their debut had introduced, the live disc going in particularly jazzy directions with renditions of Charles Mingus' "Haitian Fight Song" and "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat". Elsewhere there was a great mix of band originals and traditional songs, along with some covers of songs by Furry Lewis, Anne Briggs and Ewan MacColl, all set to brilliant arrangements which showcased the very high caliber of musicianship in the band. Also of note was that electric guitars were used on some of the songs on the live disc, so the band could no longer be called 100% acoustic. Their debut had been very good - Sweet Child was probably even better.
The Pentangle (1968) <|> Basket Of Light (1969)
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