Incredible String Band_The Balmore Tapes_E.C
Incredible String Band
October 1966-February 1967
01 short song
03 join the band
04 can't keep me here
05 let me tell you
07 when the music starts to play #1
08 running around all night
09 see your face & know you
10 alice is a long time gone #1
11 mad hatter's song
12 blues for the muse
13 first girl i loved #1
14 likky's memoir
15 born in your town #1
16 born in your town #2
17 whistle tune
18 born in your town #3
19 flute tune
20 likky's colour song
21 cindy's crying
22 as i roved out one may morning
23 first girl i loved #2
01 every time i hear the sweet birds singing
02 chinese white #1
03 chinese white #2
04 alice is a long time gone #2
05 everything's fine right now
06 when the music starts to play #2
07 discussion #1
08 relax your mind #1 (removed due to offical release) *
09 discussion #2
10 no sleep blues
11 the half-remarkable question #1
12 relax your mind #2 **
13 feet off the floor
01 lover man
02 i ain't going to work tomorrow
03 down on the track
04 more pretty girls than one
05 engine 143
06 the little gypsy girl
07 autoharp doodles
08 wordless song
09 how sweet to be a cloud
10 two guitars #1
11 two guitars #2
12 the half-remarkable question #2
13 the eyes of fate
14 anach cuin
15 a ballynure ballad
16 the month of january
18 the twa sisters
19 the cruel brother
20 george collins
21 sir patrick spens
2-track Recordings: taped by Robin & Mike themselves (or Likky) i presume, as they
rehearse for an upcoming gig, as well as working on songs that would make up their
'5,000 spirits or the layers of the onion' lp.
these are pretty rough, hissy & undecipherable in places, but for the string band fan
they're a must have. i took the liberty of cleaning them up a bit, so if you already
have these, you may be interested in getting this version. to my ear they do sound a
little bit better than before (then again, i would say that).
As with most of my bootlegs, i acquired them from loads of different places such as
blogs, bootleg sites & from purchasing them in shady markets (before i had use of the internet & knew anything about torrents & file sharing) & i really can't tell where
every individual recording came from.
so in advance: a thousand apologies to any of the tapers or individuals who originally placed these recordings up for all of us to lavish our love upon.
thank you very much for sharing, i only mean to do the same & take no credit
for these bootlegs being born into our collective lap.
* this track has been officially released on the Hux label CD `Tricks Of The Senses´ (HUX100).so in keeping with Dime policy i've removed it (sorry folks!)
** this on the other hand (after listening to & checking both the version here & the
HUX100 release) i can therefore confirm, ISN'T the same version that appears on `Tricks
Of The Senses'. so i've re-instated this.
the Hux version is more blythe & a little faster than RYM #2, which is a little more dirge-like. i don't believe this is down to any speed correction issues etc.. as the
voices are quite clearly (to me anyway) the proper timbre/tone of both Robin & Mike's voices at that point in time.
also, Mike harmonises with Robin on the second line of RYM #2 which he doesn't on the Hux.
SORRY TO ALL THOSE WHO DOWNLOADED MY PREVIOUS TORRENT(S) OF THIS BOOTLEG. IT SEEMS THERE WERE PROBLEMS WITH MOST OF THE TRACKS, WHICH WAS HELPFULLY POINTED OUT TO ME. SO I HOPE I'VE GOT IT RIGHT THIS TIME (FINGERS CROSSED).
THANKS TO THE MODERATORS FOR THEIR PATIENCE.