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Be Glad: An Incredible String Band Compendium

Be Glad: An Incredible String Band Compendium Artist: Incredible String Band
Author: Whittaker, Adrian

NEW REVISED & UPDATED 2013 EDITION

Cited as an inspiration and a sign by Led Zeppelins Robert Plant, admired by artists as diverse as KLF, Billy Connolly, Paul McCartney, the Delgados and the Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant, the Incredible String Band have always exerted an influence that far outstripped their record sales. From their Edinburgh folk club beginnings to pioneering an eclectic, world music approach on sixties albums such as 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion and The Hangmans Beautiful Daughter, taking in enthusiastic experiments with theatre, film and lifestyles along the way, to a final incarnation as a six-piece folk-rock group, theirs has been a fascinating career. In the first major book about the Incredible String Band, writers from award-winning magazine Be Glad present the fruits of a decade of research. Featuring interviews with Mike Heron, Robin Williamson and all the ISB key players, as well as a wealth of background information, reminiscence, critical evaluations and arcane trivia, this is a book that will delight any reader with more than a passing interest in the ISB.

Pick of 2003 Observer Music Magazine

Something of a luminous rabbit from the top hat of mystery the book fascinates and delights like a lingering glimpse through the keyhole of the door in 'October Song.' Mojo

Chock full of insider knowledge and liberally strewn with photographs and assorted ephemera its hard to put it down File under Essential Reading. BBC Radio 2 Folk website

Full of insights that will cast light on [the ISBs] creative process. Record Collector

Delightfully illuminating Classic Rock

Price: 16.99

ISBN: 9781900924641
Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Pages: 450

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