Black Swan single for Record Store Day 2017

22 March 2017

7" single limited to 2000 copies from independent record retailers from 22 April 2017

Originally found on Jansch's final album of the same name, The Black Swan, the song is featured here with an early demo, on an exclusive 7" for Record Store Day 2017. The two versions are at parallels: where the demo shows the bare bones of the track (working title: "Space Highway"), the finished article is something altogether more orchestral, with Helena Espvall's (then of Espers) soaring cello providing a foil for Jansch's supremely melodic refrain. Fans will surely be intrigued to see the process involved in the evolution of 'Black Swan' - the paradox in the two versions each beautiful in its own way.

Remastered by Brian Pyle. Limited to 2000 worldwide.

Artwork again comes from Earth collaborator Hannah Alice, with her own interpretation of The Black Swan's plumage.