Bert Jansch

A long-standing interest in the British acoustic music that hasn't consistently translated into shelf space in the music collection meant that I picked up copies of Colin Harper's Dazzling Stranger: Bert Jansch and the British Folk and Blues Revival and Rob Young's Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain's Visionary Music and devoured both in pretty quick time, figuring that they'd be pretty good starting points for a more detailed examination of that particular field.

At a stage where I'm investigating as much new music as I can find and filling in the gaps in a forty-year music collection those more detailed examinations aren't always going to be sitting at the top of the list of priorities and with the passing of Bert Jansch (3 November 1943 - 5 October 2011) a large chunk of that deferred investigation of an extensive discography is going to be posthumous.

1965 Bert Jansch

1965 It Don't Bother Me

1966 Jack Orion (with John Renbourn)

1966 Bert And John (with John Renbourn)

1967 Nicola

1969 Birthday Blues

1971 Rosemary Lane

1973 Moonshine

1974 L.A. Turnaround

1975 Santa Barbara Honeymoon

1977 A Rare Conundrum (1976 in Denmark)

1979 Avocet (1978 in Denmark)

1980 Thirteen Down (credited to The Bert Jansch Conundrum)

1982 Heartbreak

1985 From The Outside (only released in Belgium)

1989 Leather Launderette (with Rod Clements)

1990 Sketches

1990 The Ornament Tree

1995 When The Circus Comes To Town

1998 Toy Balloon

2000 Crimson Moon

2002 Edge of A Dream

2006 The Black Swan

© Ian Hughes 2012