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The Time Has Come For Pentangling Once More.

Sep 18, 2023

In amongst the cascade of good things released by Cherry Red this autumn comes a boxed set of Pentangle recordings including lots of previously unreleased material. Titled ‘Reunions, Live & BBC Sessions 1982 – 2011,’ the set includes Cambridge Folk Festival performances and loads of Beeb radio sourced cuts, there are continental gig recordings and a reissue of their curtain call album ‘Finale’ from 2016. More details from the Cherry Red office follow.

“The recordings on disc 1 are sourced from the BBC archives and previously unreleased. These include six songs from Pentangle’s brilliant first reunion appearance at The Cambridge Folk Festival in 1982 and a great version of ‘Bruton Town’ from their return there in 2011, plus sessions from BBC TV shows Six Fifty-Five Special and Later With Jools Holland, the 2007 Radio 2 Folk Awards and BBC Radio 6 Music’s Freak Zone.

Apart from the first eight tracks that feature the quartet of Bert Jansch (vocals/guitar), Jacqui McShee (vocals), John Renbourn (vocals/guitar) and Danny Thompson (double bass) as drummer Terry Cox was absent due to injury, ‘Reunions’ features all five members of the original Pentangle.

Disc 2 contains 18 previously unreleased recordings of stunning performances from Thiene and Milan on Pentangle’s triumphant 1982 Italian tour.

Discs 3 and 4 comprise the band’s final double album, ‘Finale: An Evening With Pentangle’, that includes performances cherry picked from their 2008 UK tour and was first released by Topic Records in 2016.

Includes notes from acclaimed author Mick Houghton.”

The set is due on November 24th. More from  This release stands alongside the other two archive Pentangle sets already in catalogue. Spiral Earth will bring you our conisdered opinion  soon after the box lands. Watch this space.

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