So Clear
Transatlantic TRASAM28 (1973)

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(Recall SMDCD152)

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John Renbourn is essentially a miniaturist.
Whether he takes his inspiration from the Delta Blues or from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, everything is crystallized into a microcosm as charming as a snowstorm in a paperweight.

(Karl Dallas, The Times, 3 February 1971) (Sleeve Notes)

Renbourn is a model of equanimity who avoids manifesting any kind of emotion,. His cultural involvement is just one reason for thinking that he might have lived in the sixteenth century.
Instead his use of volume and his electric guitar work provided an etymological meaning to the term 'folk-blues' in the mid-sixties, and gave some purpose to the young folk club guitarists whose tender roots had not penetrated down as far as Broonzy, Blind Boy Fuller or Blind Lemon Jefferson.

(Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 26 December 1970) (Sleeve Notes)

Track Listing

1. Lady Goes To Church -2:48
2. Another Monday -1:49
3. Shake Shake Mamma (Terry Cox, drums, Danny Thompson, bass) -3:20
4. (a) Bransle Gay -1:12
4. (b) Bransle De Bourgogne (Dave Swarbrick, fiddle, Ray Warliegh, flute) -1:34
5. So Clear (Terry Cox, drums, Danny Thompson, bass) - 4:51
6. The Lady And The Unicorn - 3:23
7. Plainsong - 3:45
8. Blues Run The Game (Previously Unissued) - 3:04
9. Waltz -1:58
10. Westron Wynde -1:22
11. The Cuckoo - 3:53
12. Transfusion (Sue Draheim, fiddle) -1:58


John Renbourn - Guitar, Vocal
Sue Draheim - Fiddle
Danny Thomson - Double Bass
Richard Cox - Drums
Dave Swarbrick - Flute on Track 4
Ray Warliegh - Fluete on Track 4

Artist Gig Guide

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Davey Graham

Bert Jansch

John Renbourn

Roy Harper

John Martyn


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