Bert Jansch Toy Balloon

Earth Recordings
22nd April 2023

Format Info

Black Vinyl LP

1000 pressed. Classic Black vinyl, DL card. Toy Balloon receives it’s long overdue debut vinyl pressing, featuring new artwork.

Caught somewhere between traditional folk and Jansch’s penchant for the blues, ‘Toy Balloon’, from 1998, was the elder statesman of British folk’s 20th studio album. Featuring a host of fantastic solo performances along with a brace of bigger sounding moments with a band including former Dire Straits’ Pick Withers on drums and the legendary Pee Wee Ellis on sax, the mainly self-penned opus also boasts a hypnotic cover of the standard ‘She Moves Through The Fair’ and an evocative reading of Jackson C Frank’s ‘Carnival’.


Side One. A1 Carnival A2 She Moved Through the Fair A3 All i Got A4 Bett’s Dance A5 Toy Balloon A6 Waitin’ & Wonderin’.

Side Two. B1 Hey Doc B2 Sweet Talking Lady B3 Paper Houses B4 Born and Bred in Old Ireland B5 How It All Came Down B6 Just a Simple Soul

Other Releases by Bert Jansch