Records > A Man I'd Rather Be (Part I)

2018 • Studio / Boxset / Solo • Buy on Bandcamp

A Man I’d Rather Be (Part I) spans Bert's first three solo albums of the 1960s – Bert Jansch, It Don't Bother Me and Jack Orion – alongside his duet album with John Renbourn, Bert And John.

This lush boxset from Earth Recordings includes all liner notes from the original Transatlantic releases, as well as new ruminations from Bill Leader, who recorded much of Jansch’s nascent work. Finishing off the package are never-before seen photographs by the illustrious Brian Shuel.

2018: Earth Recordings (EARTHCD023)

Disc 1: Bert Jansch
  1. Strolling Down The Highway
  2. Smokey River
  3. Oh How Your Love Is Strong
  4. I Have No Time
  5. Finches
  6. Rambling's Going To Be The Death Of Me
  7. Veronica
  8. Needle Of Death
  9. Do You Hear Me Now?
  10. Alice's Wonderland
  11. Running From Home
  12. Courting Blues
  13. Kasbah
  14. Dreams Of Love
  15. Angie
Disc 2: It Don't Bother Me
  1. Oh My Babe
  2. Ring-A-Ding Bird
  3. Tinker's Blues
  4. Anti Apartheid
  5. The Wheel
  6. A Man I'd Rather Be
  7. My Lover
  8. It Don't Bother Me
  9. Harvest Your Thoughts Of Love
  10. Lucky Thirteen
  11. As The Day Grows Longer Now
  12. So Long (Been On The Road So Long)
  13. Want My Daddy Now
  14. 900 Miles
Disc 3: Jack Orion
  1. The Waggoner's Lad
  2. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  3. Jack Orion
  4. The Gardener
  5. Nottamun Town
  6. Henry Martin
  7. Black Water Side
  8. Pretty Polly
Disc 4: Bert And John
  1. East Wind
  2. Piano Tune
  3. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
  4. Soho
  5. Tic-Tocative
  6. Orlando
  7. Red's Favourite
  8. No Exit
  9. Along The Way
  10. The Time Has Come
  11. Stepping Stones
  12. After The Dance

2018: Earth Recordings (EARTHLP023)

Disc 1: Bert Jansch
  1. Strolling Down The Highway
  2. Smokey River
  3. Oh How Your Love Is Strong
  4. I Have No Time
  5. Finches
  6. Rambling's Going To Be The Death Of Me
  7. Veronica
  8. Needle Of Death
  9. Do You Hear Me Now?
  10. Alice's Wonderland
  11. Running From Home
  12. Courting Blues
  13. Kasbah
  14. Dreams Of Love
  15. Angie
Disc 2: It Don't Bother Me
  1. Oh My Babe
  2. Ring-A-Ding Bird
  3. Tinker's Blues
  4. Anti Apartheid
  5. The Wheel
  6. A Man I'd Rather Be
  7. My Lover
  8. It Don't Bother Me
  9. Harvest Your Thoughts Of Love
  10. Lucky Thirteen
  11. As The Day Grows Longer Now
  12. So Long (Been On The Road So Long)
  13. Want My Daddy Now
  14. 900 Miles
Disc 3: Jack Orion
  1. The Waggoner's Lad
  2. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  3. Jack Orion
  4. The Gardener
  5. Nottamun Town
  6. Henry Martin
  7. Black Water Side
  8. Pretty Polly
Disc 4: Bert And John
  1. East Wind
  2. Piano Tune
  3. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
  4. Soho
  5. Tic-Tocative
  6. Orlando
  7. Red's Favourite
  8. No Exit
  9. Along The Way
  10. The Time Has Come
  11. Stepping Stones
  12. After The Dance