9 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Wee Tam was originally issued in their native Britain as a double album. In the States, the album was split between this collection and The Big Huge. Both are among the band’s most accessible works. Mike Heron’s “Log Cabin Home In the Sky” is a country-folk tune that features delightfully loose harmonies that make for extra raunch. “You Get Brighter” is a sweet love song that has survived the years as one of ISB’s more popular live tracks. Robin Williamson’s “The Half-Remarkable Question” is a nicely arranged piece of mysticism circa 1968. “Job’s Tears” and “Puppies,” written by Williamson and Heron, respectively, feature some deliberately rough vocal arrangements and melody lines that feel like they could slip past their singers’ grasps in no time. Heron’s “Air” is a wistful tune that features Christina “Liquorice” McKechnie and Rose Simpson on backing vocals, where they hum and harmonize in somber service. “Ducks On a Pond” ends Wee Tam on a childlike note that even features some nifty whistling.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Wee Tam was originally issued in their native Britain as a double album. In the States, the album was split between this collection and The Big Huge. Both are among the band’s most accessible works. Mike Heron’s “Log Cabin Home In the Sky” is a country-folk tune that features delightfully loose harmonies that make for extra raunch. “You Get Brighter” is a sweet love song that has survived the years as one of ISB’s more popular live tracks. Robin Williamson’s “The Half-Remarkable Question” is a nicely arranged piece of mysticism circa 1968. “Job’s Tears” and “Puppies,” written by Williamson and Heron, respectively, feature some deliberately rough vocal arrangements and melody lines that feel like they could slip past their singers’ grasps in no time. Heron’s “Air” is a wistful tune that features Christina “Liquorice” McKechnie and Rose Simpson on backing vocals, where they hum and harmonize in somber service. “Ducks On a Pond” ends Wee Tam on a childlike note that even features some nifty whistling.

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