Basket of Light is a 1969 album by the folk rock group Pentangle. It reached no. 5 on the UK Albums Chart. A single from the album, "Light Flight", the theme from BBC1's first colour drama series Take Three Girls, reached no. 43 on the UK Singles Chart. Another single from the album, "Once I Had a Sweetheart", reached no. 46 in the charts.
Basket Of Light is a music studio album recording by THE PENTANGLE (Prog Folk/Progressive Rock) released in 1969 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette.
The album opener Light Flight has become their signature song. If there is a prog folk masterpiece then it is Basket Of Light. Pentangle proved they could release a progressive, ground-breaking work without keyboards, much studio trickery or even electric instruments. The original Pentangle was active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The original line-up includes Bert Jansch (vocals & guitar) and John Renbourn (vocals & guitar). 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
Pentangle, along with Fairport Convention, were one of the shining lights in the modernisation of British folk music in the 1960s. Rather than adding elements of rock music, however, they leaned toward jazz, supplementing twin acoustic guitars with jazzy drums and acoustic bass. In the UK, the band is probably best remembered for providing 'Light Flight' as the theme to the BBC drama series 'Take Three Girls'.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). UK remastered reissue of the British folk super-group's 1969 album. Includes 4 bonus tracks, two alternate versions of 'Sally Go Round The Roses', 'Cold Mountain' (B-side single) & 'I Saw An Angel' (B-side single). Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample).
Basket of Light Tracklist. 1. Light Flight Lyrics. 2. Once I Had a Sweetheart Lyrics. 3. Springtime Promises Lyrics. 4. Lyke-wake Dirge Lyrics.