10 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the most idiosyncratic, innovative, and influential records of the late '60s, The Incredible String Band's third album picks up on the psychedelic folk flavors of their second but also expands in a million other directions. The Scots employed a huge array of instruments, from sitar and oud to pan pipes and pennywhistle, touching on multiple international folk traditions way before the advent of "world music." All these influences are swirled into a dizzying mix of post-Dylan poetic imagery, Eastern spirituality, and a musical flow that might seem stream-of-consciousness if not so masterfully directed. Most important, the ISB pull it all off with a giddy sense of humor.

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the most idiosyncratic, innovative, and influential records of the late '60s, The Incredible String Band's third album picks up on the psychedelic folk flavors of their second but also expands in a million other directions. The Scots employed a huge array of instruments, from sitar and oud to pan pipes and pennywhistle, touching on multiple international folk traditions way before the advent of "world music." All these influences are swirled into a dizzying mix of post-Dylan poetic imagery, Eastern spirituality, and a musical flow that might seem stream-of-consciousness if not so masterfully directed. Most important, the ISB pull it all off with a giddy sense of humor.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

synthmasterj ,

Fantastic

This album is amazing. It's a must have for fans of hippie folk music.

Melodic Eardrum ,

Perspective of the Young

Most (though not all) of the songs on this album provide a child’s perspective and sense of wonder. It is a unique album that Is very enjoyable.

Jorgechato ,

Amazing discovery

I recently heard "Job's Tears" on KUTX in Austin and was completely blown away by ISB. They seem to set the stage for Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, Jethro Tull and so many other great british bands. An incredible blend of great musicianship and omnivorous hippie style.

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