Bert Jansch, Nicola (1967)
I started listening to Bert Jansch around the time I started listening to a lot of Nick Drake and some more John Martyn and Martin Carthy. I’m sure that’s not unusual. Jansch is someone I’ve struggled with – beyond those brilliant moments. I find listening to a load of his music all at once to be a bit, well, hey nonny-nonsense really. I’m not even going to try to explain that any further, you’ll either know what I mean or you won’t – meaning you’ll either agree or disagree. This is Jansch’s fifth album – released in 1967. It can be a bit syrupy with the strings. And his voice is a bit annoying at times but the guitar playing is right all the time/every time. I’m not sure I need to have this album in my collection but it’s not one I need to not have. So it stays here. And I listen to it now and then. And I like some of it. And some of it gets a bit too hey nonny-nonsense. And then – every now and then (well, once so far) I write things about the album. Like this.
Sample Track: Box Of Love
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