Venus in Cancer is the sixth studio album by composer and guitarist Robbie Basho, released in 1969 by Blue Thumb Records.

Venus in Cancer
Studio album by
Released1969 (1969)
RecordedSierra Sound, Berkeley, CA
GenreAmerican Primitivism
Length49:37
LabelBlue Thumb
ProducerEd Bogus
Robbie Basho chronology
The Falconer's Arm II
(1967)
Venus in Cancer
(1969)
Song of the Stallion
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]
The Great Folk Discography8/10[2]
Mojo[4]
Pitchfork Media7.8/10[3]
The Stranger[5]

Track listing edit

All music is composed by Robbie Basho

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Venus in Cancer"9:30
2."Eagle Sails the Blue Diamond Waters"6:47
3."Kowaka d'Amour"9:55
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Song for the Queen"9:27
2."Cathedrals et Fleur de Lis"8:01
3."Wine Song (Sweet Wine of Love)"5:49

Personnel edit

Adapted from the Venus in Cancer liner notes.[6]

Release history edit

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1969 Blue Thumb LP BTS 10
1996 Tompkins Square CD TSQ1820
2011 Blue Thumb LP BTS 10

References edit

  1. ^ Jansen, Skip. "Robbie Basho: Venus in Cancer > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  2. ^ Strong, Martin Charles (2010). The great folk discography. Volume 1, Pioneers & early legends. ISBN 9781846971419.
  3. ^ Tangari, Joe (October 13, 2006). "Robbie Basho: Venus in Cancer". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  4. ^ columnist. "Robbie Basho: Venus in Cancer". Mojo: 124.
  5. ^ "CD Reviews".
  6. ^ Venus in Cancer (sleeve). Robbie Basho. New York City, New York: Blue Thumb Records. 1969.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

External links edit