Pentangle - Sweet Child (1968)

Pentangle are a British folk group originally active in the late 60s and early 70s.

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.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful lp. I only have their Early Classics compilation, so I've heard two or three of the tunes, but it's all really top notch, especially the studio part.

The live lp has great tunes, but the audience is mixed too high for my taste. The loud clapping makes a really rough contrast to the dreamy & delicate songs.

Thanks for your post! -peacenik