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Open Up The Watergate (Let The Sunshine In)


L.A. Turnaround by Bert Jansch
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L.A. Turnaround by Bert Jansch
Released: Jan 1974
Label: Virgin Catalogue
L.A. Turnaround is the closest Bert Jansch came to playing the country-rock game in the mid-'70s. Produced by Michael Nesmith (who around the same time worked with another Brit-folkie, ex-Fairport Convention singer Iain Matthews), the album is the fullest-sounding in the troubadour's sprawling discography. Just listen to the way the ex-Monkee captured Jansch's fingerpicking; it's warm, spacious and enveloping. As for the songwriting, Jansch was at the top of his game. "Open Up the Watergate (Let the Sunshine In)" -- which surely inspired Wilco's "Kingpin" -- is one of the best of his career.
Justin Farrar
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