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Bert Jansch

Just a Simple Soul (2018 reissue)

Sanctuary Records


Released: 26th Oct 2018


180g 2lp

Released: 26th Oct 2018


The first comprehensive Best Of collection spanning Jansch’s 5-decade-long career, compiled by Bernard Butler and the Bert Jansch estate.

Presented chronologically, the collection begins by drawing from his prolific 1960s period, during which he released six albums between 1965 and 1969. This collection plucks tracks including the seminal song ‘Needle of Death’ (famously covered by Neil Young) and the achingly beautiful ‘Angie’. Just A Simple Soul reminds us of Bert Jansch’s enduring legacy and his influence across the musical spectrum. As Bernard Butler eloquently puts it; “Bert lived and breathed the sound of the guitar and its endless possibilities for communication, storytelling, conversation, emotional dialogue. We have a life’s work here, and what a life Bert Jansch has given us.” “But as for acoustic guitar, Bert Jansch is on the same level as Jimi [Hendrix]. That first record of his is epic.” – Neil Young

Just a Simple Soul (2018 reissue)


  1. Strolling Down The Highway
  2. Angie
  3. Needle Of Death
  4. It Don't Bother Me
  5. Black Water Side
  6. Soho (with John Renbourn)
  7. The Time Has Come
  8. Go Your Way My Love
  9. Come Back Baby
  10. Poison
  11. The Bright New Year
  12. Rosemary Lane
  13. Reynardine
  14. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  15. Fresh As A Sweet Sunday Morning
  16. Chambertin
  17. Baby Blue
  18. Daybreak
  19. Kittiwake
  20. Sweet Rose
  21. Let Me Sing
  22. Morning Brings Peace Of Mind
  23. Carnival
  24. Just A Simple Soul
  25. Crimson Moon
  26. On The Edge of A Dream
  27. High Days