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Bert Jansch - A Man I'd Rather Be (Part II) album FLAC

  • Performer: Bert Jansch
  • Title: A Man I'd Rather Be (Part II)
  • Genre: World
  • Released: 2018
  • MP3 album: 1375 mb
  • FLAC album: 1998 mb
  • Rating: 4.1/5
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Bert Jansch - A Man I'd Rather Be (Part II) album FLAC

Nearly seven years after his death, Bert Jansch remains a seminal figure who championed traditional music spawned from its English origins. His work with the progressive folk ensemble Pentangle and alongside fellow guitarist John Renbourn established his career in the ‘60s and ‘70s, but his solo albums, beginning with eponymous debut in 1965, found him embracing a sound that mostly eschewed any accoutrements and relied instead on austere vocals and alternate acoustic tunings. His was a style aimed at pleasing the folk purists for whom modern music was almost an anathema. Ultimately, A Man I’d Rather Be (Part II) is best suited to those who may be aware of Jansch’s formidable reputation, and ready to begin some intensive album acquisition. Given the evidence provided by what’s heard here, that effort is certainly well warranted.

Brought With The Rain" (2:55). 3. "The January Man" (3:31). 4. "Night Time Blues" (7:13).

A Man I'd Rather Be, Pt. 2. 2018. A Man I'd Rather Be, Pt. (CD - Earth, Earth Recordings 024). 2 contains his first four albums: 1965's Bert Jansch and It Don't Bother Me, as well as 1966's Bert & John (Renbourn) and Jack Orion. Pentangle, the band that Jansch and Renbourn assembled with vocalist Jacqui McShee, bassist Danny Thompson, and drummer Terry Cox, began playing in the aftermath of these releases.

A Man I'd Rather Be (Part II) collects Jansch's next four records, which demonstrated more variation and for some, less consistency. The lack of clutter amplifies the effectiveness of the originals. Particularly in light of the current vinyl resurgence, offering these albums free from extraneous tracks allows new listeners to experience the work as Jansch himself intended.

Endorsed by the Bert Jansch Estate. Comprising Bert’s seminal 1960s output (alongside his only album as a duet with Pentangle bandmate John Renbourn) this four disc set covers an era that forged creative paths for everyone from Neil Young to Johnny Marr. New listening notes from Bill Leader, as well as unseen photographs from Brian Shuel complete this special collection. Where to start with a career as prolific as that of Bert Jansch? Why, the beginning of course. For those unfamiliar with Jansch’s oeuvre, this is a real treat; you won’t find a more comprehensively produced collection. A Man I’d Rather Be’ includes all the original liner notes (from both Keith De Groot and Bert himself) as well as new ruminations from Bill Leader (who recorded much of Jansch’s nascent work) as well as never-before seen photographs by the illustrious Brian Shuel.

A Man I'd Rather Be (Part II). Bert Jansch. In his definitive history of the English folk revival, Electric Eden, Rob Young calls 1965 "the beginning of a new epoch for the new breed of singer-songwriters in Britain" because of the important collection of albums released during that year. This album's influence upon the development not just of British folk but rock as well cannot be understated (testimonials to that fact spanning the 1960s to the '90s abound from artists like Jimmy Page, Neil Young, Johnny Marr, and Graham Coxon). Its follow-up, released barely seven months later, is equally masterful. It Don't Bother Me is, perhaps, more English inflected than its predecessor with Jansch showcasing his dexterity on "The Circle" and his delicacy on "Tinker's Blues.

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A Man I'd Rather Be (Part II). Studio, Boxset, Solo. A Man I'd Rather Be (Part I). Bert Jansch Conundrum. BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1-1 Go Your Way My Love
Written-By – Briggs*, Jansch*
1-2 Woe Is Love, My Dear
Written-By – Jansch*
1-3 Nicola
Written-By – Jansch*
1-4 Come Back Baby
Written-By – Davis*
1-5 A Little Sweet Sunshine
Written-By – Jansch*
1-6 Love Is Teasing
Written-By – Jansch*
1-7 Rabbit Run
Written-By – Jansch*
1-8 Life Depends On Love
Written-By – Jansch*
1-9 Weeping Willow Blues
Written-By – Jansch*
1-10 Box Of Love
Written-By – Jansch*
1-11 Wish My Baby Was Here
Written-By – Jansch*
1-12 If The World Isn't There
Written-By – Jansch*
Birthday Blues
2-1 Come Sing Me A Happy Song To Prove We Can All Get Along The Lumpy, Bumpy, Long And Dusty Road
Written-By – Jansch*
2-2 The Bright New Year
Written-By – Jansch*
2-3 Tree Song
Written-By – Jansch*
2-4 Poison
Written-By – Jansch*
2-5 Miss Heather Rosemary Sewell
Written-By – Jansch*
2-6 I've Got A Woman
Written-By – Jansch*
2-7 A Woman Like You
Written-By – Jansch*
2-8 I Am Lonely
Written-By – Jansch*
2-9 Promised Land
Written-By – Jansch*
2-10 Birthday Blues
Written-By – Jansch*
2-11 Wishing Well
Written-By – Briggs*, Jansch*
2-12 Blues
Written-By – Jansch*
Rosemary Lane
3-1 Tell Me What Is True Love?
Written-By – Jansch*
3-2 Rosemary Lane
Arranged By – Jansch*Written-By – Trad.*
3-3 M'Lady Nancy
Written-By – Jansch*
3-4 A Dream, A Dream, A Dream
Written-By – Jansch*
3-5 Alman
Written-By – Johnson*
3-6 Wayward Child
Written-By – Jansch*
3-7 Nobody's Bar
Written-By – Jansch*
3-8 Reynardine
Arranged By – Jansch*Written-By – Trad.*
3-9 Silly Woman
Written-By – Jansch*
3-10 Peregrinations
Written-By – Jansch*
3-11 Sylvie
Arranged By – Jansch*Written-By – Trad.*
3-12 Sarabanda
Written-By – Corelli*
3-13 Bird Song
Written-By – Jansch*
4-1 Yarrow
Arranged By – Jansch*Written-By – Trad.*
4-2 Brought With The Rain
Arranged By – Jansch*Written-By – Trad.*
4-3 The January Man
Written-By – Goulder*
4-4 Night Time Blues
Written-By – Jansch*
4-5 Moonshine
Written-By – Jansch*
4-6 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Written-By – MacColl*
4-7 Rambleaway
Arranged By – Jansch*Written-By – Trad.*
4-8 Twa Corbies
Arranged By – Jansch*Written-By – Trad.*
4-9 Oh My Father
Written-By – Jansch*

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed From – BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
  • Licensed To – Earth
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
  • Published By – Pentangle Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Bucks Music
  • Published By – Logo Songs Ltd.
  • Published By – Carlin Music Corp.
  • Published By – Harmony Music Ltd.
  • Designed At – House Of Mountains


  • Alto Saxophone, Flute – Ray Warleigh (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12)
  • Arranged By – David G. Palmer* (tracks: 1-1 to 1-12)
  • Arranged By, Bass, Bells, Percussion, Harmony Vocals, Recorder – Tony Visconti (tracks: 4-1 to 4-9)
  • Bass – Danny Thompson (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12)
  • Cello – Marilyn Sanson (tracks: 4-1 to 4-9)
  • Clarinet – Thea King (tracks: 4-1 to 4-9)
  • Drums – Danny Richmond* (tracks: 4-1 to 4-9), Dave Mattacks (tracks: 4-1 to 4-9), Laurie Allen* (tracks: 4-1 to 4-9), Terry Cox (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12)
  • Electric Guitar – Garry Boyle* (tracks: 4-1 to 4-9)
  • Engineer – Damon Lyon Shaw* (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12), Gus Dudgeon (tracks: 1-1 to 1-12), John Wood (tracks: 1-1 to 1-12, 4-1 to 4-9), Victor Gamm* (tracks: 4-1 to 4-9)
  • Fiddle [Uncredited] – Aly Bain (tracks: 4-1 to 4-9)
  • Flute – Richard Adeney (tracks: 4-1 to 4-9)
  • Guitar [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited] – Bert Jansch
  • Harmonica – Ralph McTell (tracks: 4-1 to 4-9)
  • Harp – Skaila Kanga (tracks: 4-1 to 4-9)
  • Liner Notes – Dave Henderson
  • Mastered By – Nic Kinsey (tracks: 3-1 to 3-13)
  • Photography By – Brian Shuel
  • Producer – Nathan Joseph (tracks: 1-1 to 1-12), Shel Talmy (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12)
  • Producer, Double Bass – Danny Thompson (tracks: 4-1 to 4-9)
  • Producer, Recorded By – Bill Leader (tracks: 3-1 to 3-13)
  • Supervised By [Overseen By] – James Nicholls, Kyle Lonsdale
  • Supervised By [Overseen By], Design – Alex Hornsby
  • Vocals – Mary Visconti (tracks: 4-1 to 4-9)


4CD's in a digibook.

Richard Adeney wrongly credited on fiddle.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 809236102478
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): 2100007375007 www.keyproduction.co.uk
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): 2100007375038 www.keyproduction.co.uk
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 3): 2100007375069 www.keyproduction.co.uk
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 4): 2100007375090 www.keyproduction.co.uk
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 1, 2 3, 4): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1 & 2): IFPI 9R96
  • Mould SID Code (CD 3 & 4): IFPI 9R95

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
EARTHLP024 Bert Jansch A Man I'd Rather Be (Part II) ‎(LP, Album, Comp + LP) Earth EARTHLP024 2018
none Bert Jansch A Man I'd Rather Be (Part II) ‎(CDr, Comp, Smplr) Earth none UK Unknown

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