Nicola is the Fifth Album by the Scottish Folk Guitarist Bert Jansch.
Born in Glasgow, and educated in Edinburgh, Bert Jansch started his Guitar journey as a Teenager, when he bought one and started frequenting a Local Folk Club, where he became acquainted with the likes of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie and Big Bill Broonzy. When he left school, he went through a nurseryman job, which he ended up quitting when he decided to go for the Professional Musician lifestyle. His first housing at a Club was at "The Howff", the same Club he went to when he started playing, apart from sleeping at the Club, he also used the Club's Guitar as he did not own one. For the next 2 years he spent playing in the Club circuit he would learn the songs that would make him who he is now. From 1963-1965 he hitch-hiked all over Europe and ended up returning when he caught Dysentery in Tangiers, Morocco(where William S. Burroughs wrote The Naked Lunch). When he returned, he easily recorded it's Debut and managed to make it sell 150,000 copies. In London he met John Renbourn and with him released 2 more Albums, until in 1967 he released Nicola, just before forming the Band Pentangle.
Best Tracks - "Go Your Way My Love", "Nicola", "Rabbit Run", "Weeping Willow Blues", "Box Of Love", "Wish My Baby Was Here" and "If The World Isn't There". The Cover-Art is quite interesting and inviting. The letters are very good, and the pictures in a Film Tape are also very good. Overall it is a good Cover, not fantastic but a nice one.
Bert Jansch, died on the 5th of October of 2011, due to Cancer. RIP.
Bert Jansch (Nicola Personnel):
- Bert Jansch - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, 12 String Guitar, Vocals.
- 15 Piece Orchestra.
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