Record Store Day 2021 releases: Bert Jansch ‘The Black Swan’ & ‘Edge Of A Dream’

For Record Store Day 2021 Earth Recordings will be reissuing two Bert Jansch releases, out on the 12th of June. Bert’s final album ‘The Black Swan’ gets a special 15th Anniversary reissue on limited edition silver vinyl and ‘Edge Of A Dream’ gets a standalone release on limited edition gold vinyl.

Please see below for full details on our 2021 releases and check Record Store Day’s website for more info.

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Bert Jansch ‘The Black Swan’

15thAnniversary reissue ‘The Black Swan’ on silver vinyl. Originally released in 2006, ‘The Black Swan’ was Jansch’s last studio album bookending his tremendous contribution to music. An important release that sees Jansch’s revered style boosted by musical admirers Beth Orton, Devendra Banhart, Otto Hauser, Helena Espvall and Noah Georgeson.

A terrific success.. beautiful, elegant

★★★★ Pitchfork


Bert Jansch ‘Edge Of A Dream’

Originally released in 2002 ‘Edge Of A Dream’ will be reissued on gold vinyl and available for the first time as a standalone vinyl. Following ‘Crimson Moon’, ‘Edge Of A Dream’ is one of Jansch’s last studio records featuring original and traditional songs that are modal with his trademark bluesy and folk sound. It features some traditional reworkings including the lesser-known instrumental ‘Gypsy Dave’ with fiddler Dave Swarbrick and the stunning ghostly track ‘All That Remains’ with Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval.

Edge Of A Dream remains that period's most overlooked beauty, featuring some beautiful playing and some great collaborations

The Quietus


Also now available outside of RSD, Bert Jansch’s ‘Crimson Moon’ is reissued on red vinyl.

Bert Jansch ‘Crimson Moon’

One of Bert Jansch’s later recordings, ‘Crimson Moon’ is some of his finest work and sees the musician at the top of his game. Earth Recordings revisits the album on its 20th Anniversary with its first ever standalone cut to vinyl. Originally released in 2000, there is a brooding resonance in ‘Crimson Moon’ centred around his accomplished guitar style that brings his contemplative songwriting to the fore. Traditional ballads have touches of jazz and blues adorned by contributions from guitarists Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler and Johnny “Guitar” Hodge along with guest vocals from Bert’s wife Loren Auerbach (‘My Donald’).


A late-era gem

★★★★ Mojo