Bert Jansch

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Bert Jansch is the debut album by Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch. The album was recorded on a reel-to-reel tape recorder at engineer Bill Leader's house and sold to Transatlantic Records for £100. Transatlantic released the album, which went on to sell 150,000 copies. The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. It was voted number 649 in the third edition of Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000).

The record includes Jansch's best-known tune - "Needle of Death", which was inspired by the death of his friend, folk singer Buck Polly.

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Bert JanschBert Jansch12" Vinyl15
  • GB1965-04-16
Transatlantic RecordsTRA 125[none]
Bert JanschBert JanschCD17
Castle Music (subsidiary of Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.)CMRCD 2045050159120420
Bert JanschBert JanschCD17
  • US2002-09-03
Castle Music America (subsidiary of Sanctuary Records, US branch)72237823107223727
Bert JanschBert JanschCD15
  • XE2015-04-13
Transatlantic RecordsTRACD 1255414939917516
Bert Jansch (2015 Remaster)Bert JanschDigital Media15
Sanctuary Records (UK 1996-present)[none]


part of:1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2005 edition) (order: 51)
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