For their Second Album, they were moved to another Label RCA (Neon, a subsidiary Label of RCA, to be precise, as they would only get to the Major Label with the next effort). This wasn't the only change, mind-you. Polly Barton, a very good Singer joined the Band in the time between the Debut and the Second Album, bringing Dando Shaft and Pentangle even further together. The strong Folky roots of the Debut gave birth to a more Jazzy, Progressive Sound, much richer than the one before, and also the use of Bulgarian tempos was responsible for a much more exotic Sonority. Even though they were quite well-regarded by the critics, they never managed to call the attention of the normal Music buyer, leading to quite poor sales, which surely does not correspond to the quality of the Album. Dando Shaft went on to record another Album before disbanding. I was called to the attention a few days ago that Multi-Instrumentalist Martin Jenkins passed away, early this year, Jenkins was the Vocalist, Guitarist and the player of Flute, Fiddle and Saxophone. Some Sad news.
Best Tracks - "Coming Home To Me", "Sometimes", "Waves Upon The Ether", "Railway", "Whispering Ned" and "Kayope Driver". I must say I enjoyed this one quite a lot more than the previous. It is a far more interesting mesh of different Genres and does sound a lot more free.
- Kevin Dempsey – Guitar, Vocals.
- Martin Jenkins – Vocals, Flute, Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar.
- Ted Kay – Tabla, Percussion.
- Roger Bullen – Bass.
- Dave Cooper – Guitar, Vocals.
- Polly Barton – Vocals.
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