Pentangle The Time Has Come (4-CD Box Set)

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Item:  UMGI 1773422
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: June 30, 2008
  • Label: Ume Imports

Entertainment Reviews:

Uncut - p.82
4 stars out of 5 -- "It's an impressive overview of the group's best years....The light snap and twang of Cox and Thompson's rhythm section kept the music aerated but never fluffy."
The Wire - p.61
"40 years on, Pentagular music hasn't dated a chime, pluck, wassail or gurdy....It embodies all of the bold-axis patchwork virtues of its late 60s time."
Dirty Linen - p.48
"It's an amazing mix of traditional ballads, blues, pop, rock oldies, and jazz..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.114
4 stars out of 5 -- "Pentangle's critical move was to cross-pollinate folk with parallel musical forms -- especially jazz."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Mirage
  • 2.Waltz
  • 3.Poison - (previously unreleased)
  • 4.Traveling Song
  • 5.Forty-Eight
  • 6.Koan - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
  • 7.In Your Mind - (live)
  • 8.Sovay - (live)
  • 9.In Time
  • 10.Sweet Child
  • 11.Trees They Do Grow High, The - (alternate take)
  • 12.Moon Dog
  • 13.Light Flight
  • 14.Once I Had A Sweetheart
  • 15.I Saw An Angel
  • 16.Springtime Promises
  • 17.Cold Mountain
  • 18.Train Song
  • 19.Hunting Song - (live)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Lord Franklin
  • 2.Jack Orion
  • 3.Cruel Sister
  • 4.Helping Hand
  • 5.Faro Annie
  • 6.Reflection - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
  • 7.So Clear (Aka John's Song) - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
  • 8.The Snows
  • 9.Jump Baby Jump
  • 10.Yarrow
  • 11.Tam Lin - (previously unreleased)
  • 12.Best Part Of You, The - (previously unreleased)
  • 13.Green Willow

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Waltz - (live)
  • 2.Way Behind The Sun - (live)
  • 3.Time Has Come, The - (live)
  • 4.Let No Man Steal Your Thyme - (live)
  • 5.So Early in the Spring - (live)
  • 6.Hear My Call - (live)
  • 7.No More My Lord - (live)
  • 8.Three Dances: Brentzal Gay / La Rotta / The Earl Of Salisbury - (live)
  • 9.Market Song - (live)
  • 10.Bruton Town - (live)
  • 11.Woman Like You, A - (live)
  • 12.No Exit - (live)
  • 13.Haitian Fight Song - (live)
  • 14.Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - (live)
  • 15.Bells - (live)
  • 16.John Donne Song - (live)
  • 17.Watch The Stars - (live)
  • 18.Turn Your Money Green - (live)
  • 19.Traveling Song - (live)

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Pentangling - (previously unreleased, live)
  • 2.Sally Go 'Round The Roses - (previously unreleased, live)
  • 3.Sarabande - (previously unreleased, live)
  • 4.Sally Free And Easy - (previously unreleased, live)
  • 5.Wondrous Love - (previously unreleased, live, featuring David Munrow Ensemble)
  • 6.Sweet Child - (previously unreleased, live)
  • 7.Willy O' Winsbury - (previously unreleased, live)
  • 8.Rain And Snow - (previously unreleased, live)
  • 9.No Love Is Sorrow - (previously unreleased, live)
  • 10.Wedding Dress - (previously unreleased, live)
  • 11.Furniture Store, The - (previously unreleased)
  • 12.Christian The Lion - (previously unreleased)
  • 13.Reflection - (previously unreleased, live)
  • 14.People On The Highway - (previously unreleased, live)

Product Description:

Audio Remasterer: Cormac O'Kane.
In 2007, when so many neo-folkies owe the hairs of their scruffy beards to Pentangle, it seems both natural that a box set of the band's work should be released and ironic that for much of the period it covers, they were known to relatively few outside the Brit-folk faithful. A wealth of previously unreleased tracks, including concert recordings, BBC sessions, etc. will be the draw for hardcore fans, but it's the cumulative heft of the band's work as a whole that makes THE TIME HAS COME so weighty.
When Fairport Convention was still messing around with Joni Mitchell songs, Pentangle were transforming British trad folk via blues, jazz, and raga shadings. Covering the entirety of their initial lifespan, TIME lets you hear the interplay between Bert Jansch and John Renbourn's guitars grow in complexity and telepathy, and the jazzy grooves of Terry Cox and Danny Thompson bend with increasing suppleness to support Jacqui McShee's willowy voice. This handsome anthology does double duty as guided tour and collectors' grab bag.
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