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Bert Jansch

A Man I’d Rather Be (Part 2)


limited 4cd

Released: 9th Mar 2018


limited 4lp boxset

Released: 9th Mar 2018


this fantastic set comprises his late ’60s & early ’70s output, surely influenced by the unmistakeable Pentangle sound.

In this period, we see Jansch’s take on pop (‘Nicola’), blues (‘Birthday Blues’), handsome arrangements (‘Rosemary Lane’) & baroque folk (‘Moonshine’). The lush orchestration of ‘Nicola’ was partly recorded by John Wood who would later engineer Nick Drake’s recordings at the same studio. The heart-melting cover of ‘Birthday Blues’ contains a set with some of the stalwarts of Bert’s solo & Pentangle sets, ‘Poison’ & ‘A Woman Like You’ & some of his most arresting work including ‘Come Sing a Happy Song’. "At one point, I was absolutely obsessed with Bert Jansch. When I first heard that LP, I couldn’t believe it. It was so far ahead of what everyone else was doing. No one in America could touch that.”  - Jimmy Page.

A Man I’d Rather Be (Part 2)


  1. Go Your Way My Love
  2. Woe Is Love, My Dear
  3. Nicola
  4. Come Back Baby
  5. A Little Sweet Sunshine
  6. Love Is Teasing
  7. Rabbit Run
  8. Life Depends On Love
  9. Weeping Willow Blues
  10. Box Of Love
  11. Wish My Baby Was Here
  12. If The World Isn't There….
  13. Come Sing Me A Happy Song To Prove We Can All Get Along The Lumpy, Bumpy, Long And Dusty Road
  14. The Bright New Year
  15. Tree Song
  16. Poison
  17. Miss Heather Rosemary Sewell
  18. I've Got A Woman
  19. A Woman Like You
  20. I Am Lonely
  21. Promised Land
  22. Birthday Blues
  23. Wishing Well
  24. Blues…
  25. Tell Me What Is True Love?
  26. Rosemary Lane
  27. M'Lady Nancy
  28. A Dream, A Dream, A Dream
  29. Alman
  30. Wayward Child
  31. Nobody's Bar
  32. Nobody’s Bar
  33. Reynardine
  34. Silly Woman
  35. Peregrinations
  36. Sylvie
  37. Sarabanda
  38. Bird Song…
  39. Yarrow
  40. Brought With The Rain
  41. The January Man
  42. Night Time Blues
  43. Moonshine
  44. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  45. Rambleaway
  46. Twa Corbies
  47. Oh My Father