An important release that sees Jansch’s revered style boosted by musical admirers Beth Orton, Devendra Banhart, Otto Hauser, Helena Espvall and Noah Georgeson.
Featuring sentimental ode ‘High Days’, beautiful title track, instrumental ‘Hey Pretty Girl’ and the country spirited ‘Texas Cowboy Blues’. Beth Orton accompanies with her mesmeric vocals on ‘When The Sun Comes Up’, traditional folk song of withered glory ‘Katie Cruel’ that has been brilliantly rearranged and features Devendra Banhart.
Jansch’s extraordinary perceptive lyricism and exceptional songwriting makes ‘The Black Swan’ a vital record in his canon.
“An impressive album”★★★★ The Guardian
“Profound, funny, topical, worldly, and ultimately, necessary.”★★★★ AllMusic
Her voice, the style, the playing, this is 1970 folk rock of the highest order. Acoustic and electric, traditional and original songs, all a joy to listen to. They sound great on this reissue issue too. filauge