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  • Author:
    Colin Harper
  • ISBN:
    0747548102
  • ISBN13:
    978-0747548102
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  • Publisher:
    Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (September 1, 2000)
  • Pages:
    372 pages
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    Music
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Dazzling Stranger book. It really opens up the early development of rock and the folk and blues influences and the ways Jansch and his guitar style were formative. Nov 07, 2011 Liam Guilar rated it it was amazing. Bert outlasted several revivals; fashions came and went, and he just went on dazzling.

I was just really getting into Bert Jansch and Pentangle when I read this and it opened up a whole world of other musicians and stories and ideas that I wasn't previously aware of. There are so many connections between the worlds of theater and music and travel and society and relationships that Mr. Harper explores: It's just a fantastic read.

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Books : Dazzling Stranger: Bert Jansch and the British Folk and Blues Revival (Paperback). Born in Edinburgh in 1943 Jansch became an inspirational and pioneering figure during Britain's 'folk revival' of the 1960s. In 1967 he formed folk/jazz fusion band Pentangle with John Renbourn and enjoyed international success. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Bloomsbury UK. Book Format.

The guitarist's guitarist and the songwriter's songwriter, the legendary Bert Jansch has influenced artists as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon, Jimmy Page . An excellent biography of one of folk's cult figures. Independent on Sunday.

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Born in Edinburgh in 1943, Jansch became an inspirational and pioneering figure during Britain's 'folk revival' of the 1960s. In 1967, he formed folk/jazz fusion band Pentangle with John Renbourn and enjoyed international success.

Profiles the life and work of Bert Jansch, guitarists' guitarist and songwriters' songwriter. He has been admired by stars as diverse as Bob Dylan, Johnny Marr and Jarvis Cocker, and this book looks at his life from his early days in Scotland to his 1995 album "When the Circus Comes to Town".

Oparae
I was lucky to hear about Bert Jansch in the early days (mid-60"s) and have been a fan of his ever since. This read starts in the 50's & sets up the background to the 60's folk era in England -Scotland ,etc.. I knew of the "Watersons" and have one of their albums ; also the Pentangle (albums) & John Renbourn & Bert's duo albums . So many other names in this book I never heard of....never knew Davey Graham was the first to use DADGAD tuning or Anne Briggs taught Bert Blackwater Side. Never knew Bert worked his way thru alcoholism & struggled with the "music business" two areas I can understand being there myself. We really get to know the man thru this book & I thank the author for his fine work. D.H.Krantz
Zinnthi
Mr. Harper has devoted a considerable portion of his life to researching and understanding the acoustic folk music scene of the 60's and 70's in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. I was just really getting into Bert Jansch and Pentangle when I read this and it opened up a whole world of other musicians and stories and ideas that I wasn't previously aware of. There are so many connections between the worlds of theater and music and travel and society and relationships that Mr. Harper explores: It's just a fantastic read. It has been an important book for me and I recommend it highly to anyone who is interested in great acoustic folk music.
Mariwyn
Excellent
Vetalol
If you’ve listened to the musicians in these genera for a long time this book fills in all the gaps. I’ve listened to Renbourn for 30-years and discovered Jansch and Pentangle slightly later. It gives a wonderful historical account of the times and the evolution of these artists.
Dugor
Just finished reading this last night. So, we're all in agreement here that Bert Jansch was an exceptional guitarist, songwriter, and performer. But if we want to review this book on his life, we'll need to view it through a more critical lens. The author has indeed done an impressive job amassing information on the artist and his career, and seems especially concerned with re-creating the folk music scene of Edinburgh and London during the early to mid-1960s. It seems to me, however, that he was unable to find much information on Bert during his early days, so to compensate, he author goes to unnecessary lengths in providing background on Bert's influences and contemporaries, to the point where he loses sight of his own subject. Only when he reaches the chapter on 1965 and Bert's arrival in London does Bert come into clearer focus, and even then, we never really get a sense of him as a personality. On so many occasions, the author states that Bert as a man was silent, shy, self-contained, and inscrutable. This must be what he's gleaned from his numerous interviews. But I think I would have gotten more out of "Dazzling Stranger" if the author had not settled for these easy assessments and made more of an effort to penetrate Bert and make him into more of a living, breathing, flesh-and-blood character. I can't help but think of other music bios I've read, and one that comes to mind is Alice Echols's "Scars of Sweet Paradise," about Janis Joplin; somehow, by being more selective in the information she gleaned from interviews, she was able to piece together the inner world of the late singer. This is the job of a biographer. Lastly, speaking as one who is not familiar with Bert's entire catalogue, I didn't get a sense of what his later releases were like. With more descriptive power, the author could have made me really eager to check out these albums. It certainly doesn't help that toward the end, he says that Bert's musical style did not change by so much as one iota. Bert seems like a person when the author describes his relationship with his son Adam; I wish there could have been more writing that presents an emotional side; I certainly don't need to know the ins and outs of his relationship with his managers.
Lestony
I bought this for my husband as a gift and he loved it. He was so surprised to get it.
Saithi
Step by step biography with not only (all) the details, but also a true appreciation of Bert's music. Discography, places visited, comments and anecdotes
Great book, Good Quality. Great Stories.