Tuesday, July 7, 2009

coming soonish

bert jansch L.A. TURNAROUND
Enhanced CD includes
"L.A. Turnaround...The Movie" (13:12)

LA Turnaround, Santa Barbara Honeymoon and A Rare Conundrum to come out on CD – 15 June 2009

Bert is truly delighted to announce at last the long-awaited first-time release on CD of the three albums he recorded in the 1970s for The Famous Charisma Label: the seminal L.A. Turnaround , Santa Barbara Honeymoon and A Rare Conundrum . These most sought after albums in Bert's catalogue have been out of print for decades and have never been available on CD before. The new CDs are scheduled for release by EMI/Virgin on 15 June 2009 and Bert has supervised the re-mastering of each album himself as well as hand-picking the bonus material, much of which is previously unreleased. In some cases this material is newly discovered from the album sessions and has been unheard by anyone in thirty years, including Bert himself! The new CD of LA Turnaround also includes an amazingly atmospheric and previously unseen 13 minute film, made during the recordings of the album at Tony Stratton Smith's Sussex mansion and featuring Bert, Mike Nesmith, Red Rhodes and others recording and performing four of the songs as well as relaxing and playing pool. The CD will be an “Enhanced CD” – put it in any computer to view the film. Each of the new editions is beautifully re-packaged, featuring all the original artwork plus brand new specially written sleevenotes along with contemporary photos and memorabilia. These releases have been a long time coming, but we think are worth the wait!

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