Friday, 30 March 2018
Pentangle. The - Solomon's Seal (1972)
The sixth album from this British band.
The Pentangle was a quintet with a lineup of guitars, bass, flutes, drums, dulcimer, banjo, harmonica, sitar, percussion and vocals. Both male and female vocals.
Solomon's Seal was the final album from their first period, the 1960s and the 1970s. The band re-appeared again with some albums in the 1980s and went on until the death of their key members a few years ago.
They were among the best ever folk rock bands in the British scene, make that the world wide folk rock scene. Their guitarists also gave their music a psych and acid sound too.
That also goes on this album. Folk rock with a touch of psych and acid rock. The guitars here are great. The vocals are very good.
This thirty-five minutes long album has a lot of good music. The vocals makes these songs a lot better. In particular Jacqui McShee's vocals.
This is a solid good album without any great songs which this album screams out for. Nevertheless, it is well worth checking out this album.