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On the passing of John Renbourn.

Whenever I listen to John Renbourn or Bert Jansch I always come back to this album. Two guys recording around a kitchen table, guitars mixed hard left and hard right so you can hear who’s playing what – and such incredible playing. Loose and tight at the same time, taking from folk tradition and extending the repertoire of the acoustic guitar almost casually. I feel very lucky to have seen both of them playing live (but not together, sadly).

Update 27th March: this appreciation by Pete Paphides is fantastic.
And this interviews is well worth an hour of anyone’s time: