**Limited edition gold vinyl** This eponymous 1971 debut album by Anne Briggs
, largely unavailable for 48 years, is widely regarded as a pillar of any folk collection. Re-issued here as part of the Topic Treasures series – the label’s classic and notable albums expanded in deluxe format with rare images, new liner notes (by esteemed journalist, Ken Hunt) – Anne Briggs
heralds a huge resurgence of interest in this most reclusive of folk doyennes.
This debut album contains some of Briggs’ most notable songs, including Blackwater Slide
, which she famously taught to Bert Jansch
, (who recorded it on his Jack Orion
album) and Go Your Way
, co-written with Jansch. As with the 1971 original, the sleeve here contains song notes by the highly-regarded English folk singer and collector of folk songs, A.L. Lloyd