Bert Jansch 'Nicola' LP Reissue
• ‘Nicola’, released in July 1967, was Bert Jansch’s fifth album for Transatlantic. At the time, critics and fans were less than impressed by David Palmer’s florid string arrangements on some tracks but time has been kind and the record stands as Jansch’s prettiest album.
• By the time the record was released the summer of love was upon us, with a backdrop of civil rights, the Vietnam war and revolution in the air. Bert’s marvellous playing, as evidenced on every one of his recordings, was a perfect antidote to the real world, creating its own place. Out of step with the fashionable recordings and productions of the day, (this was the year of ‘Sgt. Pepper’, the first Doors album, Jefferson Airplane’s ‘Surrealistic Pillow’ and Love’s ‘Forever Changes’) ‘Nicola’ is timeless.
• Continuing the series of Bert Jansch’s Transatlantic recordings, this album was remastered using the original 1967 master tape recorded at Decca Studios and Sound Techniques in London during the Spring of 1967. This is the first time this tape has been used since the album was released. The vinyl was cut from the same tape and is the best possible representation of the wonderful music that Bert Jansch recorded at these sessions.
Catalogue number: TRA157