Remastered by Brian Pyle from original tapes. Bert Jansch was often quoted as saying “I’m not playing for anyone, just myself” and this feels no more apparent than on 1979’s ‘Avocet’, his beautifully meditative paean to British birds.
For fans of Jansch this is often the album that is singled out as his best work. The freedoms of a post-Pentangle career are much in evidence; folk rock and even trad folk give way to an album that is not only without lyrical accompaniment but really quite orchestral, classical even, in its composition.. Featuring ex-bandmate Danny Thompson, alongside Martin Jenkins with sleeve notes by Jansch aficionado Colin Harper (author of ‘Dazzling Stranger: Bert Jansch and the British Folk and Blues revival).
The vinyl edition comes with 6 high-quality lithograph art prints (by UK
illustrator Hannah Alice) representing each of the birds on the album, held in a
heavy board die-cut gatefold sleeve. This unique packaging is fully
interactive – the cover image is interchangeable with
any of the prints.
Vinyl limited to 1000 copies worldwide.