One of British folk guitarist Bert Jansch's best-loved albums, 1971's ROSEMARY was previously only available on CD paired with 1968's BIRTHDAY BLUES. Reissued in 1996 with improved fidelity and the LP's lovely original cover art, ROSEMARY LANE sounds better than ever. The album was recorded at home and primarily features solo performances, as opposed to the small-group arrangements Jansch had been using on his previous albums and in the group The Pentangle.
ROSEMARY LANE has a broad emotional palette and a respect for Jansch's folk roots, evidenced by his recordings of the traditional "Rosemary Lane," "Reynardine," and "Sylvie" and by an adaptation of Robert Johnson's "Alman." Of the originals, "Tell Me What Is True Love?" and "M'Lady Nancy" are the highlights, but the whole of ROSEMARY LANE is nothing short of divine.