Bert Jansch

Black Birds Of Brittany / Cuckoo

EARTH011
Release Notes

THIS IS A 2016 RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE

  • Record Store Day 2016 Exclusive
  • Limited to 1000 copies worldwide.

Originally released as part of a split single with Shirley Collins, 1979’s ‘Black Birds Of Brittany’ was recorded – somewhat unsurprisingly – around the same time as Bert’s paean to ornithology, ‘Avocet’. Re-issued exclusively for Record Store Day 2016, and backed by the previously unreleased ‘Cuckoo’ these two tracks are a perfect companion to this beautifully orchestral, experimental album.

Artwork again comes from UK illustrator Hannah Alice (also responsible for Avocet’s charming reinterpretation).