One of the most important figures in contemporary British folk, Bert Jansch brought an unsurpassed combination of virtuosity and eclecticism to the acoustic guitar, both as a solo act and as a key member of Pentangle. Also a talented songwriter and affecting (if gruff) vocalist, he wrote dark and sparse material that recalled the folky side of Donovan, though he was much less pop-oriented than the psychedelic pop troubadour. Incorporating elements of blues, American folk, and British Isles traditional music into his playing, his influence was not only immense in the British folk scene, it also extended to the rock world -- Neil Young and Jimmy Page, two electric guitar gonzos who often turn to acoustic picking as well, have acknowledged Jansch as a major influence. Young went as far as to tell Guitar Player magazine that Jansch did for ...
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Album Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Bert Jansch 1965 Bert Jansch BMG / Sanctuary
 
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It Don't Bother Me 1965 It Don't Bother Me Sanctuary
 
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Bert & John 1966 Bert & John Castle Music Ltd. / Sanctuary Fontana
 
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Jack Orion 1966 Jack Orion Castle Music Ltd.
 
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Nicola 1967 Nicola BMG / Sanctuary / Transatlantic Records
 
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Birthday Blues 1969 Birthday Blues Castle Music Ltd. / Sanctuary
 
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Lucky Thirteen 1969 Lucky Thirteen Vanguard
 
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Sampler 1969 Sampler Transatlantic Records
 
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Stepping Stones 1969 Stepping Stones Vanguard
 
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Rosemary Lane 1971 Rosemary Lane Castle Music Ltd.
 
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Moonshine 1973 Moonshine Earth Records
 
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L.A. Turnaround 1974 L.A. Turnaround Virgin
 
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Santa Barbara Honeymoon 1975 Santa Barbara Honeymoon Virgin
 
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A Rare Conundrum 1977 A Rare Conundrum Virgin
 
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Avocet 1979 Avocet Castle Music Ltd.
 
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Thirteen Down 1980 Thirteen Down Kicking Mule
 
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Heartbreak 1982 Heartbreak Omnivore
 
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From the Outside 1985 From the Outside Castle Music Ltd.
 
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Leather Launderette 1988 Leather Launderette Black Crow
 
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The Ornament Tree 1990 The Ornament Tree Run River
 
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Sketches 1990 Sketches Temple
 
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BBC Radio 1 in Concert 1993 BBC Radio 1 in Concert Windsong
 
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When the Circus Comes to Town 1995 When the Circus Comes to Town Cooking Vinyl
 
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Toy Balloon 1998 Toy Balloon True North Records
 
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Conundrum 1998 Conundrum Kicking Mule
 
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Live at Laforet 1999 Live at Laforet Sorcerer Records
 
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Crimson Moon 2000 Crimson Moon Castle Music Ltd.
 
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Downunder: Live in Australia 2001 Downunder: Live in Australia Castle Music Ltd.
 
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Edge of a Dream 2002 Edge of a Dream Sanctuary
 
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The River Sessions 2004 The River Sessions River Records / River
 
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The Black Swan 2006 The Black Swan Drag City
 
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Sweet Sweet Music 2012 Sweet Sweet Music Secret Records Limited
 
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Colours Are Fading Fast 2016 Colours Are Fading Fast Earth Records
 
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