Saturday 24 March 2018
Pentangle. The - Reflection (1971)
The fifth album from this British band.
The Pentangle was a quintet on this album with a lineup of percussion, guitars, bass, drums, banjo and vocals. Both female and male vocals.
The Pentangle was one of the best folk rock bands from the 1970s and through all times. One of the reasons for their stature is this album.
There is a couple of US folk rock standards on this album. Their cover of Will The Circle Be Unbroken feels out of place and a cheap cash-in on this album. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
The rest of the album is a mix of acid rock and folk rock. Bert Jansch's rather jazzy and acid guitars are all over the melodies here and is adding lots of value to this album.
The songs are pretty standard fare in acid folk and not overly exciting.... if Bert Jansch had not played on them.
The vocals are good too and this adds another layer of value to this album.
That elevates this album up to a good standard and one every folk rock fan should check out.