A Man I'd Rather Be (I)

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‘A Man I’d Rather Be’ spans Bert's first for 1960s albums including his album as a duet with soon-to-be Pentangle bandmate John Renbourn. This lush boxset from Earth Recordings includes all the original liner notes (from both Keith De Groot and Bert himself) from the original Transatlantic releases 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. For those in the know, this is a chance to revisit these extraordinary albums, revel in new insights and add some fresh vinyl to sit alongside their love-worn originals.

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Track list

Disc 1:

  1. Bert Jansch (1965)
  2. Strolling Down the Highway
  3. Smokey River
  4. Oh How Your Love Is Strong
  5. I Have No Time
  6. Finches
  7. Rambling's Gonna Be the Death of Me
  8. Veronica
  9. Needle of Death
  10. Do You Hear Me Now?
  11. Alice's Wonderland
  12. Running From Home
  13. Courting Blues
  14. Casbah
  15. Dreams of Love
  16. Angie

Disc 2:

  1. It Don't Bother Me (1966)
  2. Oh, My Babe
  3. Ring-A-Ding Bird
  4. Tinker's Blues
  5. Anti Apartheid
  6. The Wheel
  7. A Man I'd Rather Be
  8. My Lover
  9. It Don't Bother Me
  10. Harvest Your Thoughts of Love
  11. Lucky Thirteen
  12. As the Day Grows Longer Now
  13. So Long (Been On the Road So Long)
  14. Want My Daddy Now
  15. 900 Miles

Disc 3:

  1. Jack Orion (1966)
  2. The Waggoner's Lad
  3. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  4. Jack Orion
  5. The Gardener
  6. Nottamun Town
  7. Henry Martin
  8. Blackwaterside
  9. Pretty Polly

Disc 4:

  1. Bert and John (1966)
  2. East Wind
  3. Piano Tune
  4. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
  5. Soho
  6. Tic-Tocative
  7. Orlando
  8. Red's Favourite
  9. No Exit
  10. Along the Way
  11. The Time Has Come
  12. Stepping Stones
  13. After the Dance


January 2018
Earth Recordings LP023