The Incredible String Band was founded in Edinburgh in 1965, when Clive Palmer, Robin Williamson and later Mike Heron began a journey which would connect traditional folk music, ragtime and the emerging counterculture / psychedelic scene. Their remarkable early recordings paved the way for what has since become known as ‘World Music’.
Their debut album, first released in 1966 was a turning point album for many – the songs, the notes on the back, the photo on the front, the romance, the strangeness – all appearing as an harbinger of another world. For many fans this beguiling album was the first step in a life-long fascination for all things ISB.
The Fledg’ling edition has been carefully remastered by original producer Joe Boyd and engineer John Wood. Packaged in a stunning digipac with all elements of the original artwork and new sleevenotes from Clive Palmer and Robyn Hitchcock.
1 Maybe Someday
2 October Song
3 When The Music Starts To Play
4 Schaeffer’s Jig
6 The Tree
7 Whistle Tune
8 Dandelion Blues
9 How Happy I Am
10 Empty Pocket Blues
11 Smoke Shovelling Song
12 Can’t Keep Me Here
13 Good As Gone
14 Footsteps Of The Heron
16 Everything’s Fine Right Now
Mike Heron : lead vocal and guitar
Clive Palmer : vocal, guitar, kazoo and banjo
Robin Williamson : lead vocal, violin, guitar, mandolin and whistle
Release date : 29th March 2010
Barcode number : 5020393 307628