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The Incredible String Band

The Incredible String Band
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The Incredible String Band (sometimes abbreviated as ISB) were a psychedelic folk band formed in Scotland in 1966 by Robin Williamson and Clive Palmer, who were shortly joined by Mike Heron. The band built a considerable following, especially within the British counterculture, before splitting up in 1974. The group's members are musical pioneers in psychedelic folk and, by integrating a wide variety of traditional music forms and instruments, in the development of world music. The group reformed in 1999 and continued to perform until 2006.
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The Incredible String Band — Hard Rope & Silken Twine The Incredible String Band — Hard Rope & Silken Twine
(BGO BGOCD1093, 1974/2013, CD)
The Incredible String Band — No Ruinous Feud The Incredible String Band — No Ruinous Feud
(Edsel DCD367, 1973/1993, CD)
The Incredible String Band — Earthspan The Incredible String Band — Earthspan
(Edsel EDCD 360, 1972/1998, CD)
The Incredible String Band — Liquid Acrobat as Regards the Air The Incredible String Band — Liquid Acrobat as Regards the Air
(Strange Days Records POCE-1046, 1971/2006, CD)
The Incredible String Band — Be Glad for the Song Has No Ending The Incredible String Band — Be Glad for the Song Has No Ending
(Edsel EDCD564, 1970/1998, CD)
The Incredible String Band — I Looked Up The Incredible String Band — I Looked Up
(BGO BGOCD1166, 1970/2014, CD)
The Incredible String Band — U The Incredible String Band — U
(BGO BGOCD1164, 1970/2014, 2CD)
The Incredible String Band — Changing Horses The Incredible String Band — Changing Horses
(Hannibal HNCD 4439, 1969/2002, CD)
The Incredible String Band — The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter The Incredible String Band — The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
(Fledg'ling Records FLED 3078, 1968/2010, CD)
The Incredible String Band — Wee Tam & The Big Huge The Incredible String Band — Wee Tam & The Big Huge
(BGO BGOCD1191, 1968/2015, 2CD)
The Incredible String Band — The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion The Incredible String Band — The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion
(Fledg'ling Records FLED 3077, 1967/2010, CD)
The Incredible String Band — The Incredible String Band The Incredible String Band — The Incredible String Band
(Fledg'ling Records FLED 3076, 1966/2010, CD)

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