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Bert Jansch

bert at the bbc

limited coffee table bookback 8cd - £81.99 | Buy
limited coffee table bookback 4lp + download w/ 6 hours bbc archive tracks - £95.99 | Buy
Bert At the BBC is a comprehensive collection of Jansch’s appearances at the BBC, featuring over eight hours of rare and unreleased recordings, including ...
Bert Jansch

the ornament tree (2021 reissue)

limited lp + download - £21.99 | Buy
The world renowned guitarist, Bert Jansch, has long been celebrated for his innovative playing style, influencing generations of musicians and fans alike.
Bert Jansch

Black Swan (rsd 21)

Record Store Day 2021 - silver lp + download (1000 only) - £19.99 | Buy
15th Anniversary reissue ‘The Black Swan’ on silver vinyl for Record Store Day.
Bert Jansch

A Rare Conundrum (RSD18)

record store day exclusive 2018 - gold LP + bonus tracks CD - £19.99 | Buy
Though recorded in England, Bert’s time in America recording the preceding ‘L.
Bert Jansch

Santa Barbara Honeymoon (RSD18)

record store day exclusive 2018 - purple LP + bonus tracks CD - £19.99 | Buy
The second of two albums that Bert wrote in America in the mid 70s, ‘Santa Barbara Honeymoon’ foregrounds some of Bert’s most charming and add...
Avocet (art print edition)
  1. Avocet
  2. Lapwing
  3. Bittern
  4. Kingfisher
  5. Osprey
  6. Goldfinch
  7. Bittern (live in italy, 1977 (download only)
  8. Kingfisher (live in italy, 1977 (download only)
  9. Avocet (live in italy, 1977 (download only)

Bert Jansch

Avocet (art print edition)

Earth Records
  • limited black lp in customisable gatefold sleeve w/ 6 x lithographic art prints + download w/ bonus live tracks

    Released: 27th Oct 2023


Bert Jansch was often quoted as saying “I’m not playing for anyone, just myself” and this feels no more apparent than on 1979’s ‘Avocet’, his beautifully meditative paean to British birds.

This isn’t to say that Jansch was throwing commercial success to the wind, or was unaware of his audience, more that this album feels like a uniquely personal reflection of him. 

reissued as part of ‘Bert Jansch 80’, celebrating the enduring legacy of Bert Jansch’s peerless guitar playing and songwriting,  this special "art print edition" comes with 6 high-quality, lithograph art prints (by UK illustrator Hannah Alice) representing each of the birds on the album, held in a heavy board die-cut gatefold sleeve. This unique packaging is fully interactive - the cover image is interchangeable with any of the prints, though each one is perfectly frameable too. This edition also features three bonus tracks as a download, recorded live in Italy in in 1977 (‘Bittern’; ‘Kingfisher’; ‘Avocet’), as well as Danny Thompson’s recollections of the making of ‘Avocet’, recorded by Dave Thompson (Mojo Magazine) in typical style.