Thursday, June 21, 2007

Bert Jansch

"L.A. Turnaround" 1974

By the time Bert joined Charisma around late 1973/early 1974, he had already recorded what he intended to be his next album: eight tracks featuring himself either solo or with Danny Thompson, recorded at a session in Paris in early ‘73. Reprise, his label at that time, rejected the tapes as did Charisma – the latter preferring a complete break with the Pentangle era. Nonetheless, two of the eight tracks – ‘Chambertin’ and ‘Lady Nothing’ – were rescued for the Charisma debut. A further Paris track, ‘Doctor Doctor’, later appeared on A Rare Conundrum. The other five titles and, indeed, their current whereabouts, are unknown but it may be conjectured that they were mostly or all songs re-recorded for LA Turnaround.

Bert Jansch (guitar vocal),
Jesse Ed Davis (guitar),
Mike Nesmith (guitar),
Jay Lacy (guitar),
Red Rhodes (pedal steel),
Byron Berline (fiddle/mandolin),
Mike Cohen (electric piano),
Klaus Voorman (bass),
Danny Lane (drums)

Mike Nesmith (10 tracks) / Danny Thompson (two tracks)

Download link in comments.



Blogger Lizardson said...


21 June, 2007 22:58  
Blogger Witchseason said...

Wow - well done for this. Only today I put up a plea for someone to let me have access to this so *I* could post it...

God man yerself.


22 June, 2007 03:32  
Blogger Witchseason said...

Umm - track two ('Chambertin') is missing - do you have that track?


22 June, 2007 04:34  
Blogger dave said...

I've seen Bert Jansch a couple of times : the first time he was amazing, the second time he was accompanied by his wife and they were so-so. I can't say I've followed his career that closely, so this one was a bit of a surprise. Thanks very much!

22 June, 2007 04:46  
Blogger peterraegallery said...

Bert I really like...Until recently I had not really heard Wizz Jones...My new best listen

22 June, 2007 06:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is defently my favourite Jansch album, post-pentangle days.
The whole album is beautiful, but above all, it has one of the most amazing love songs of all times "Fresh As A Sweet Sunday Morning".

You did a great thing, by uploading this one, as this album is unavailable on CD (along with the other 2 Charisma releases "Santa Barbara Honeymoon" and "A Rare Conundrum").
Should you need the other two, I can help you out with it.


22 June, 2007 15:38  
Blogger UK folk junkie said...

Son of Lizard does it again! Kudos, sir!

27 June, 2007 04:55  
Anonymous Béatrice André said...

Hi folk fans !

It seems that Santa Barbara Honeymoon and A rare Conundrum aren't anywhere to find on the web. So I made a vinyl rip of both albums.

You can download them here :

Santa Barbara Honeymoon

A rare Conundrum

Enjoy !


20 May, 2008 08:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i never have a problem downloading from the internet
and assume the arsetits are well funded with royalty deals , whatever. But as the son of an actor whose mother used to receive modest royalty payments for repeats of dad's work; I have seen her income vanish overnight because digital repeats are not eligible for royalty payments. I imagine that the royalties received by the lesser known arsetits (no offence) are negligable if not non existant. I urge all those who download as freely as I do, to once in a blue moon, if a particular arsetit has given you great pleasure to visit their own personal website and buy one album direct from them. (so long as they are reasonably priced) Today I went crazy and spent £3.50 on Avocet by Bert Jansch, from his own website. I hate Cd's, they get in the way. But after downloading it I shall leave it on the London Underground and hope someone else finds pleasure from it. This is a fantastic site, and I dare say if I had found a free download of Avocet I might well have gone there first and this self-righteous rant would not exist. I'm off to India. ByeBye.

08 September, 2008 03:39  

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