BERT JANSCH

Crimson Moon

Earth Recordings

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One of Bert Jansch's later recordings, 'Crimson Moon' is some of his finest work and sees the musician at the top of his game, with appearances from Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler and many more. Earth Recordings revisits the album on it's 20th Anniversary with it's first standalone cut to vinyl.

Originally released in 2000, there is a brooding resonance in 'Crimson Moon' centered around his accomplished guitar style that brings his contemplative songwriting to the fore. Traditional ballads have touches of jazz and blues adorned by contributions from guitarists Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler and Johnny "Guitar" Hodge along with guest vocals from Bert's wife Loren Auerbach ('My Donald'). Title track 'Crimson Moon' is a take on traditional song 'Omie Wise' and was written about his wife Loren, 'Caledonia' conjures pastoral images of Scotland alongside covers of The Incredible String Band's 'October Song', Guy Mitchell's 'Singing The Blues' and Owen Hand's 'My Donald'. Otherworldly tale 'Neptune's Daughter' sees a mermaid-like creature recount the death of her relatives from poison in the sea. Passionate about nature, the song carries an underlying ecological message.

Track List:
A1        Caledonia
A2        Going Home  
A3        Crimson Moon
A4        Downunder 
A5        October Song
A6        Looking for Love 
B1        Fool's Mate
B2        The River Bank
B3        Omie Wise 
B4        My Donald  
B5        Neptune's Daughter
B6        Singing the Blues