The Pentangle

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The band's second incarnation started in 1982, and in 1995 changed its name to Jacqui McShee's Pentangle.

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Pentangle (or The Pentangle) are a British folk rock band with some folk jazz influences. The original band were active in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and a later version has been active since the early 1980s. The original line-up, which was unchanged throughout the band's first incarnation (1967–1973), was: Jacqui McShee, vocals; John Renbourn, vocals and guitar; Bert Jansch, vocals and guitar; Danny Thompson, double bass; and Terry Cox, drums.

The name Pentangle was chosen to represent the five members of the band, and is also the device on Sir Gawain's shield in the Middle English poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight which held a fascination for Renbourn.

In 2007, the original members of the band were reunited to receive a Lifetime Achievement award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and to record a short concert that was broadcast on BBC radio. In June 2008, the band, comprising all five original members, embarked on a twelve-date UK tour.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1968 Sweet Child The Pentangle 6
1968 The Pentangle The Pentangle 6
1969 Basket of Light Pentangle 5
1970 Cruel Sister The Pentangle 4
1971 Reflection Pentangle 3
1972 Solomon's Seal The Pentangle 2
1985 Open the Door The Pentangle 1
1986 In the Round The Pentangle 1
1990 So Early in the Spring The Pentangle 2
1991 Think of Tomorrow The Pentangle 1
2007 One More Road & Live 1994 The Pentangle 1
One More Road The Pentangle 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1988 The Collection Compilation The Pentangle 1
1989 A Maid That's Deep in Love Compilation The Pentangle 1
1992 Early Classics Compilation The Pentangle 1
1992 People on the Highway (1968-71) Compilation The Pentangle 1
1997 Light Flight Compilation The Pentangle 1
2000 Light Flight: The Anthology Compilation The Pentangle 1
2007 The Time Has Come (1967-1973) Compilation The Pentangle 1
Pentangling: The Collection Compilation The Pentangle 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1995 Live at the BBC: On Air Live The Pentangle 1
2000 At the Little Theatre Live The Pentangle 1
2004 The Lost Broadcasts 1968-1972 Live The Pentangle 1

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