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The Incredible String Band

The Incredible String Band (Fledg'ing FLED 3076)

The Incredible String Band
The Incredible String Band

Elektra EUK-254 (LP, UK, 1966);
Fledg'ling Records FLED 3076 (CD, UK, 2010)

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Produced by Joe Boyd;
Recorded by John Wood at Sound Techniques Studios;
Remastered by Simon Heyworth at Super Audio Mastering, Devon, supervised by Joe Boyd and John Wood;
Original LP sleeve designs by William S. Harvey;
CD package design by Phil Smee at Waldo's Design & Dream Emporium;
US cover photo by John Brooke;
UK cover photo by Joe Boyd

Musicians

Mike Heron, lead vocals [1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 16], guitar;
Robin Williamson, lead vocals [2, 5, 8, 11, 13], violin, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, whistle;
Clive Palmer, vocals, guitar, kazoo, banjo

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Maybe Someday (2.18)
  2. October Song (4.08)
  3. When the Music Starts to Play (2.41)
  4. Schaeffer's Jig (0.56)
  5. Womankind (3.43)
  6. The Tree (2.53)
  7. Whistle Tune (1.00)
  8. Dandelion Blues (2.58)
  1. How Happy I Am (2.18)
  2. Empty Pocket Blues (4.45)
  3. Smkoe Shovelling Song (3.45)
  4. Can't Keep Me Here (2.13)
  5. Good As One (3.29)
  6. Footsteps on the Heron (3.12)
  7. Niggertown (2.07)
  8. Everything's Fine Right Now (2.13)

Tracks 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 16 Mike Heron;
Tracks 2, 5, 8, 11, 13 Robin Williamson;
Track 4 trad.;
Track 7 trad. arr. Robin Williamson;
Track 10 Clive Palmer;
Track 15 trad. arr. Clive Palmer

> Folk Music > Records > The Incredible String Band: The 5000 Spirits or The Layers of the Onion

The Incredible String Band: The 5000 Spirits or The Layers of the Onion

The Incredible String Band: The 5000 Spirits or The Layers of the Onion (Fledg'ing FLED 3077)

The 5000 Spirits or The Layers of the Onion
The Incredible String Band

Elektra EUKS-7257 (LP, UK, 1967);
Fledg'ling Records FLED 3077 (CD, UK, 2010)

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Produced by Joe Boyd;
Recorded by John Wood at Sound Techniques Studios;
Remastered by Simon Heyworth at Super Audio Mastering, Devon, supervised by Joe Boyd and John Wood;
Photography by Iain Skinner;
Artwork and design by Simon Posthuma and Marijke Koger;
CD package design by Phil Smee at Waldo's Design & Dream Emporium

Musicians

Mike Heron, lead vocals [1-3, 5, 8, 10, 12], vocals [6-7, 9, 13];
lead guitar [6-7, 13];
guitar [1-3, 5, 8-10, 12];
Robin Williamson, lead vocals [2-3, 6-7, 13], vocals [4-5, 8, 10-12], bowed gimbri [1], bass gimbri [12], guitar [2-4, 6-7, 11, 13], oud [10], mandolin [10], flute [2-3, 10, 12], drums [5, 8, 10, 12], rattle [5];
Danny Thompson, bass [2-4, 7, 9-10, 13];
Licorice McKechnie, vocals [3, 6, 12], finger cymbals [3];
Soma, sitar [4], tambura [4]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Chinese White (3.35)
  2. No Sleep Blues (3.50)
  3. Painting Box (4.00)
  4. The Mad Hatter's Song (5.35)
  5. Little Cloud (4.02)
  6. The Eyes of Fate (4.57)
  1. Blues for the Muse (2.43)
  2. The Hedgehog's Song (3.25)
  3. First Girl I Loved (4.50)
  4. You Know What You Could Be (2.45)
  5. My Name Is Death (2.42)
  6. Gently Tender (4.42)
  7. Way Back in the 1960s (3.07)

Tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 Mike Heron;
Tracks 2, 4, 6-7, 9, 11, 13 Robin Williamson

> Folk Music > Records > The Incredible String Band: The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter

The Incredible String Band: The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter

The Incredible String Band: The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter (Fledg'ing FLED 3078)

The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
The Incredible String Band

Elektra EUKS-7258 (LP, UK, March 1968);
Fledg'ling Records FLED 3078 (CD, UK, 2010)

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Produced by Joe Boyd;
Recorded by John Wood at Sound Techniques Studios;
Remastered by Simon Heyworth at Super Audio Mastering, Devon, supervised by Joe Boyd and John Wood;
Original LP sleeve designs by Osiris Visions;
CD package design by Phil Smee at Waldo's Design & Dream Emporium;
Cover photo by John BrookeIain Skinner

Musicians

Mike Heron, lead vocals [4, 5, 9], sitar, Hammond organ, guitar, hammered dulcimer, harpsichord;
Robin Williamson, lead vocals [1-3, 6-8, 10], whistle, percussion, pan pipe, piano, oud, mandolin, jew's harp, chahanai, water harp, harmonica

with
Dolly Collins, flute organ, piano;
David Snell, harp;
Licorice McKechnie, vocals, finger cymbals, added vocals [2];
Judy Dyble, Richard Thompson, added vocals [2]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Koeeoaddi There (4.41)
  2. The Minotaur's Song (3.18)
  3. Witches Hat (2.30)
  4. A Very Cellular Song (12.55)
  1. Mercy I Cry City (2.40)
  2. Waltz of the New Moon (5.01)
  3. The Water Song (2.41)
  4. Three Is a Green Crown (7.40)
  5. Swift as the Wind (4.50)
  6. Nightfall (2.29)

Tracks 1-3, 6-8, 10 Robin Williamson;
Tracks 4-5, 9 Mike Heron

> Folk Music > Records > The Incredible String Band: Wee Tam & The Big Huge

The Incredible String Band: Wee Tam & The Big Huge

The Incredible String Band: Wee Tam & The Big Huge (Fledg'ing FLED 3079)

Wee Tam & The Big Huge
The Incredible String Band

Elektra EKS-74036/37 (2 LP, UK, 1968);
Fledg'ling Records FLED 3079 (2 CD, UK, 2010)

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Produced by Joe Boyd;
Recorded by John Wood at Sound Techniques Studios;
Remastered by Simon Heyworth at Super Audio Mastering, Devon, supervised by Joe Boyd and John Wood;
Original LP sleeve designs by Diogenic Attempts Ltd.;
CD package design by Phil Smee at Waldo's Design & Dream Emporium;
Cover photo by Guy Webster

Musicians

Mike Heron, lead vocals [2-3, 5-6, 8, 11, 15, 17], guitar, sitar, bass, Hammond organ, harpsichord, washboard, percussion, harmonicx;
Robin Williamson, lead vocals [1, 4, 7, 9-10, 12-14, 16, 18], guitar, bass, piano, drums, whistle, organ, violin, Irish harp, gimbri, sarangi, harpsichord, flute, kazoo, bass drum

with
Rose Simpson, violin, percussion;
Licorice McKechnie, Irish harp, percussion

Tracks

Side 1 / CD 1Side 2 / CD 1
  1. Job's Tears (6.44)
  2. Puppies (5.32)
  3. Beyond the Sea (2.16)
  4. The Yellow Snake (2.05)
  5. Log Cabin Home in the Sky (4.02)
  1. You Get Brighter (5.46)
  2. The Half-Remarkable Question (5.03)
  3. Air (3.15)
  4. Ducks on a Pond (9.11)
Side 3 / CD 2Side 4 / CD 2
  1. Maya (9.24)
  2. Greatest Friend (3.41)
  3. The Son of Noah's Brother (0.17)
  4. Lordly Nightshade (5.14)
  5. The Mountain of God (1.53)
  1. Cousin Caterpillar (5.15)
  2. The Iron Stone (6.28)
  3. Douglas Traherne Harding (6.17)
  4. The Circle Is Unbroken (4.41)

Tracks 1, 4, 7, 9-10, 12-14, 16, 18 Robin Williamson;
Tracks 2-3, 5-6, 8, 11, 15, 17 Mike Heron

> Folk Music > Records > Mike Heron: Smiling Men with Bad Reputations

Mike Heron: Smiling Men with Bad Reputations

Mike Heron: Smiling Men with Bad Reputations (Fledg'ling FLED 3041)

Smiling Men with Bad Reputations
Mike Heron

Island Records ILPS 9146 (LP, UK, 1971)
Fledg'ling Records FLED 3041 (CD, UK, 2003)

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Produced by Joe Boyd

Musicians

Mike Heron, vocals, acoustic guitar [1-11], harp [10];
Dudu Pakwana, piano [1], alto saxophone [1], horn arrangements [1];
Simon Nichol, rhythm guitar [1], guitar [5];
Dave Pegg, bass [1, 10-11];
Mike Kowalski, drums [1];
Richard Thompson, lead guitar [2];
Rose Simpson, bass [2];
Dave Mattacks, drums [2, 10-11];
Steve Winwood, organ [2];
John Cale, harmonium [3, 8], bass [3, 5], piano [5, 8], guitar [5], viola [5, 7], bass arrangement [8], vocal arrangement [5], backing vocals [5];
Gerry Conway, drums [5, 8];
Sue and Sunny, Lisa Strike, backing vocals [5, 7];
Vemu Mukinda, Mohana Lashmipathy, veena [6];
Vshailendra, tambura [6];
P.R. Money, mridamgam and moorsing [6];
Heather Wood, Dr Strangely Strange, backing vocals [6];
Pete Townshend, guitar [7];
Ronnie Lane, bass [7];
Keith Moon, drums [7];
Pat Donaldson, bass [8];
Tony Cox, VCS3 [8];
Elton John, piano [10];
Gordon Huntley, steel guitar [10];
Jimmy Page, lead and slide guitar [11]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Call Me Diamond (4.42)
  2. Flowers of the Forest (5.44)
  3. Audrey (4.10)
  4. Brindaban (3.53)
  5. Feast of Stephen (4.37)
  1. Spirit Beautiful (5.19)
  2. Warm Heart Pastry (6.02)
  3. Beautiful Stranger (7.22)
  4. No Turning Back (3.14)
CD Bonus Tracks
  1. Make No Mistake (3.07)
  2. Lady Wonder (3.20)

All tracks written by Mike Heron

> Folk Music > Records > Robin Williamson & His Merry Band: Journey's Edge

Robin Williamson & His Merry Band: Journey's Edge

Robin Williamson: Journey's Edge (Fledg'ing FLED 3071)

Journey's Edge
Robin Williamson & His Merry Band

Flying Fish Records FF033 (LP, US, 1978);
Edsel Records EDCD 374 (CD, UK, 1993);
Fledg'ling Records FLED 3071 (CD, UK, 2008)

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Produced by Robin Williamson;
Recorded by Avi Keeper at Dick Dalton Recording, Santa Monica, California, in Hanuary 1977;
Tracks 13-16, 21 recorded on Mach 29, 1975;
Tracks 12, 17-20 recorded in 1975;
Mixed by Dirk Dalton;
Mastered at Kendun Studions, Burbank, California, in February 1977;
Cover photo by Herb Dreiwitz;
Original sleeve design by Bruce Bishop

Musicians

Robin Williamson, lead vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, mandocello, bass, finger cymbals, bass drum, sqeak hammer, percussion;
Brian Lambert, acoustic guitar solo;
Sylvia Woods, Celtic harp, pedal harp, harpsichord, glockenspiel, vocals;
Christopher Caswell, wire stung harp, flute, whistles, accordion, concertina, tom toms, gong, snare drum, vocals;
Larry Drummond, mandolin, mandola, acoustic bass guitar, bell tree, vocals;
Jerry McMillan, fiddle, vocals;
John Dare, cello;
Likki (McKechnie) Lambert, vocals;
Gerald Walker, oboe;
Jamie Faunt, bass, fretless bass;
Mark Bensi, drums, cymbals, percussion, strings

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Border Tango (2.42)
  2. The Tune I Hear So Well (4.27)
  3. Red Eye Blues (3.24)
  4. Tomorrow (3.48)
  5. Mythic Times (7.02)
  1. Lullaby for a Rainy Night (4.06)
  2. Rap City Rhapsody (3.36)
  3. The Maharajah of Mogador (2.13)
  4. The Bells (2.53)
  5. Voices of the Barbary Coast (5.14)
  6. Out on the Water (3.25)
Fledg'ling CD Bonus 1975 Recordings
  1. When Winter Comes (2.30)
  2. Old Entertainer (2.31)
  3. The Kid I Never Knew (3.15)
  4. Dark Lady of the Water (5.25)
  5. To Give My Heart to You (2.29)
  6. Be My Friend (2.36)
  7. Precious Blues and Greys (3.58)
  8. Bleeding Again (2.59)
  9. To Give My Heart to You (alternate take) (3.53)
  10. After the Ball (1.39)

All tracks written by Robin Williamson except
Track 21 Charles K. Harris

> Folk Music > Records > Robin Williamson & His Merry Band: American Stonehenge

Robin Williamson & His Merry Band: American Stonehenge

Robin Williamson: American Stonehenge (Criminal STEAL4)

American Stonehenge
Robin Williamson & His Merry Band

Criminal Records STEAL4 (LP, UK, 1978)

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Produced by Robin Williamson;
Recorded at Dirk Dalton Recordings, Santa Monica, California, December 1977;
Mastered at Kendun Studions, Burbank, California, December 1977;
Sleeve design by Robin and Janet Williamson and Bruce Bishop;
Calligraphy by Bruce Bishop;
Photographs by Janet Williamson

Musicians

Robin Williamson, vocals, guitar, percussion, alto flute, hunting horn, swanee whistle, jew's harp, mandolin, mandocello, Glenlivet bottle;
Sylvia Woods, celtic harp, glockenspiel, harpsichord, kazoo, vocals;
Christopher Caswell, flute, metal-strung harp, accordion, jug, cheeks, animal noises, whistle, bagpipes, bodhrán, vocals;
Jerry McMillan, violin, piano, viola, animal noises, vocals

with
Dirk Dalton, bass guitar [2];
Pete Grant, 6-string dobro [2], 10-string dobro [4], banjo [7];
Stu Brotman, bowed bass [7];
Louis Killen, concertina [7]

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Port London Early (3.56)
  2. Pacheco (3.48)
  3. Keepsake (4.24)
  4. Zoo Blues (2.54)
  5. These Islands Green (5.36)
  1. The Man in the Van (4.38)
  2. Sands and the Glass (4.16)
  3. Her Scattered Gold (3.11)
  4. When Evening Shadows Fall (3.21)
  5. Rab's Last Woolen Testament (3.48)

All tracks written by Robin Williamson except
Track 4 words Robin Williamson, Sylvia Woods, Christopher Caswell, Jerry McMillan, music Robin Williamson;
Tune at the end of track 5 Robin Williamson, Christopher Caswell