Reflection (Pentangle album)

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Reflection
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1971
RecordedCommand Studios and Olympic Studios, London
Genre Folk, folk rock [1]
Length39:34
Label Transatlantic
Producer Bill Leader
Pentangle chronology
Cruel Sister
(1970)
Reflection
(1971)
Solomon's Seal
(1972)

Reflection was an album recorded in 1971 by folk-rock band Pentangle.

Contents

The album was recorded over a three-week period in March 1971, at a time when the tensions between the band members were high. Different band members were continually threatening to leave and attendance by Jansch and Renbourn at the recording sessions was dependent on their state of sobriety. [2]

Reception

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Allmusic highly praised the album in their retrospective review, calling the most attention to Jansch and Renbourn's acoustic guitar duets and McShee's vocals. They singled out "Wedding Dress" ("a fabulous meeting of Celtic, country, and, believe it or not, funk") and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" ("the group was further exploring new musical ground, this time with traditional American folk/gospel") as especially strong tracks. [1]

Track listing

All songs written by Terry Cox, Bert Jansch, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn, and Danny Thompson, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Wedding Dress"traditional2:51
2."Omie Wise"traditional4:23
3."Will the Circle Be Unbroken?"traditional4:06
4."When I Get Home" 4:55
5."Rain and Snow"traditional3:49
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."Helping Hand"3:27
7."So Clear"4:49
8."Reflection"11:14

Release history

Reflection was released in 1971 in the UK as Transatlantic TRA24O. The U.S. release, also in 1971, was Reprise R56463.

Personnel

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Reflection at AllMusic
  2. Harper, Colin (2006). Dazzling Stranger: Bert Jansch and the British Folk and Blues Revival (paperback edn.). Bloomsbury. p. 229. ISBN   0-7475-8725-6.