Colin H on Faro Annie
I was searching for something else on back-up disc today and came across a sleevenote for an early 90s reissue of one of the least-known but, in my view, the best of John Renbourn’s album’s, 1971’s ‘Faro Annie’. I see from amazon that even the reissue CD is now rare. You might as well find the original vinyl, though there’s a download available. I’ve tweaked the text slightly. Here it is, just because it’s a bit of buried treasure once again.
With a contractual situation which had recently become weighted against them, the members of the Pentangle – formed in 1967 and slowly progressing to a dissolution in the early weeks of 1973 – had known and accepted that their 1971 album Reflection, recorded in March and released in October of that year, was to be their last album for Transatlantic. But it was not quite the last from the Pentangle family. That honour goes to lead guitarist John Renbourn’s Faro Annie, recorded around August 1971 and released on 14 January 1972. While some in the group were gnashing their teeth and looking for someone to blame – manager Jo Lustig and label » Continue Reading.