Records > Dazzling Stranger: The Bert Jansch Anthology

2000 • Compilation / LP / Solo

Dazzling Stranger was the first Bert Jansch compilation that drew on material recorded for and owned by more than one label. Castle Music licensed from several rights holders to make this the most definitive Jansch compilation available.

Tracks are drawn from 18 of the 21 Jansch albums up to Crimson Moon, plus three Pentangle tracks and two from the Loren Auerbach album Playing The Game (including the Jansch song 'Is It Real?', which was unavailable in its original form due to problems locating the rights-holders to Heartbreak).

The two Jansch albums not sampled were Leather Launderette and the classic Avocet, records whose the ownership was in question when Dazzling Stranger was compiled.

2000: Castle Music (CMEDD009)

Disc 1

  1. Strolling Down The Highway
  2. Angie
  3. Running From Home
  4. Needle Of Death
  5. It Don't Bother Me
  6. Lucky Thirteen
  7. Blackwaterside
  8. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  9. Soho
  10. Rabbit Run
  11. Woe Is Love My Dear
  12. Bells
  13. Wishing Well
  14. Poison
  15. I Am Lonely
  16. Train Song
  17. Nobody's Bar
  18. The January Man
  19. Reynardine
  20. Rosemary Lane
  21. When I Get Home
  22. Oh My Father

Disc 2

  1. Fresh As A Sweet Sunday Morning
  2. Lost And Gone
  3. The Blacksmith
  4. Chambertin
  5. You Are My Sunshine
  6. Blues Run The Game
  7. One To A Hundred
  8. Sweet Mother Earth
  9. Where Did My Life Go?
  10. Blackbird In The Morning
  11. Playing The Game
  12. Is It Real?
  13. Lady Fair
  14. The Old Routine
  15. Three Dreamers
  16. The Ornament Tree
  17. Summer Heat
  18. Morning Brings Peace Of Mind
  19. Carnival
  20. Toy Balloon
  21. Looking For Love
  22. October Song