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Studio Album, released in 1970

Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1 (53:57)
1. El Wool Suite (8:31)
2. The Juggler's Song (3:13)
3. Time (3:58)
4. Bad Sadie Lee (3:49)
5. Queen of Love (8:37)
6. Partial Belated Overture (2:56)
7. Light in Time of Darkness/Glad to See You (10:16)
8. Walking Along With You (3:59)
9. Hirem Pawnitof/Fairies' Hornpipe (6:20)
10. Bridge Theme (2:18)

Disc 2 (53:10)
11. Bridge Song (8:49)
12. Astral Plane Theme (4:52)
13. Invocation (4:49)
14. Robot Blues (4:09)
15. Puppet Song (6:16)
16. Cutting the Strings (5:10)
17. I Know You (3:24)
18. Rainbow (15:41)

Total time: 107:07

Line-up / Musicians

- Robin Williamson / guitar (2,5,11,12,15,16), 12-string guitar (3), mandolin (2,3,16,18), bass (2,5,8) violin (4,6,9,16,18), flute & guimbri (1,16,18), jew's harp (4), washboard (4), shenai (6,10), soondri (10,18), piano (14), percussion (1), drums (18), vocals
- Mike Heron / guitar (6,8-11,18), sitar (1,16), mandolin (9), piano (4,6,7,18), organ & bass (18), vocals
- Christina "Licorice" McKechnie / spoons (9), drums (10,18), guitar (17), vocals (2,16-18)
- Rose Simpson / guitar & tabla (1), bass (6,7,9-11,18), vocals (4,8,11,18)

With:
- Paul Bradley Couling / vocals (18)
- Malcolm Le Maistre / vocals (18)
- Pete Grant / banjo (4)
- Janet Shankman / harpsichord (5), vocals (4)
- Tom Constanten / arrangements (5)

Releases information

Artwork: Janet Shankman

2xLP Elektra ‎- 2665 001 (1970, UK)

2xCD Elektra ‎- 7559 62761-2 (2002, UK) Remastered by Bill Inglot
2xCD BGO Records ‎- BGOCD1164 (2014, UK) Remastered by Andrew Thompson

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3.79
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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
29%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(52%)
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3 stars This is a decent effort from The Incredible String Band, but not something that is necessary for a collection. The album certainly has it's moments; for instance, the opening instrumental track 'El Wood Suite', though repetitive, features a fantastic combo of sitar and flute, with each getting ... (read more)

Report this review (#1218595) | Posted by waluigithewalrus | Sunday, July 20, 2014 | Review Permanlink

4 stars A bit underestimated and relatively hard to find album. Musically it reaches the level of Hangman..., 5000 Spirits... or The Big Huge however doesn't contain hits as First Girl I Loved. Large instrumentarium and a number of guest musicians. Easily four star album. ... (read more)

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