The Incredible String Band (sometimes abbreviated as ISB) were a British psychedelic folk band formed by Clive Palmer, Robin Williamson and Mike Heron in Edinburgh in 1966. The band built a considerable following, especially in the British counterculture, notably with their albums The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion, The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, and Wee Tam and the Big Huge
The Incredible String Band (album). The Incredible String Band is the debut album by the band of the same name, released in Britain in 1966 by record label Elektra. It is the only one of the band's albums to feature the original trio line-up with Clive Palmer, Robin Williamson and Mike Heron.
The Incredible String Band. This album was originally issued in the Incredible String Band's native Britain as the first in a two-LP collection with a companion disc entitled The Big Huge. However, stateside distributor Elektra Records decided to present them as two separate works. This version of the ISB includes founding members Robin Williamson (organ, bass, flute, guitar, percussion, piano, violin, drums, harpsichord, kazoo, whistle, sarangui, gimbri, and Irish harp) and Mike Heron (organ, bass, guitar, harmonica, harpsichord, sitar, and washboard) as well as their significant.
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. 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
Wee Tam is a music studio album recording by THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND (Prog Folk/Progressive Rock) released in 1968 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Originally released as a double album Wee Tam & The Big Huge for some reasons gets commercialized as two separate Cds, the first called Wee Tam and the next being The Big Huge. Again the Boyd/Elektra connection is present, the pastoral setting of artwork (both albums photos taken from the same shoot (same clothes) and the group was at its apex. The Incredible String Band. Beyond the See, 02:16. The Yellow Snake, 02:05. Log Cabin Home In the Sky, 04:01. You Get Brighter, 05:46.
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Guitar – Robin*Written-By – Williamson*
Guitar, Lute [Gimbri], Bass, Percussion – Robin*Guitar, Sitar, Bass – Mike*Written-By – Heron*
|A3||Beyond The See
Organ, Harpsichord – Mike*Whistle, Lute [Gimbri], Bass – Robin*Written-By – Heron*
|A4||The Yellow Snake
Guitar, Sarangi – Robin*Sitar – Mike*Written-By – Williamson*
|A5||Log Cabin Home In The Sky
Guitar, Washboard – Mike*Violin – Robin*, Rose*Written-By – Heron*
|B1||You Get Brighter
Guitar – Mike*Harpsichord – Robin*Written-By – Heron*
|B2||The Half-Remarkable Question
Guitar, Percussion – Robin*Sitar – Mike*Written-By – Williamson*
Flute – Robin*Guitar, Organ – Mike*Written-By – Heron*
|B4||Ducks On A Pond
Guitar, Piano, Kazoo, Bass Drum – Robin*Percussion, Harmonica – Mike*Written-By – Williamson*
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra Records
- Copyright (c) – Warlock Music Ltd.
- Manufactured By – Polydor Records Ltd.
- Printed By – Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.
- Made By – Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.
- Published By – Warlock Music Ltd.
- Engineered At – Sound Techniques, London
- Produced At – Witchseason Productions Ltd.
- Engineer – John Wood
- Photography By – Guy Webster
- Producer – Joe Boyd
- Sleeve, Design – Diogenic Attempts Ltd*
NotesRed and black Elektra label.
Comes in laminated sleeve.
Engineering: John Wood, Sound Techniques, London
Recorded: April, June & July 1968
Produced by Joe Boyd, Witchseason Productions Ltd. London
Manufactured by Polydor Records Ltd. London
Printed & made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd. London
Typesetting: James C. Joyce Ltd.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout stamped): EKS 74036 A2
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout stamped): EKS 74036 B1
|EKS 74036||The Incredible String Band||Wee Tam (LP, Album, RE)||Elektra||EKS 74036||UK||1968|
|EKS-74036||The Incredible String Band||Wee Tam (LP, Album, All)||Elektra||EKS-74036||US||1969|
|50-14366||The Incredible String Band||Wee Tam (LP, Album)||Elektra||50-14366||Argentina||1978|
|K 42021||The Incredible String Band||Wee Tam (LP, Album)||Elektra||K 42021||UK||1972|
|EKS 74036||The Incredible String Band||Wee Tam (LP, Album)||Elektra||EKS 74036||New Zealand||1968|