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The Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits or The Layers Of The Onion (1967) [2006 Japan (mini LP) CD]

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The Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits or The Layers Of The Onion (1967) [2006 Japan (mini LP) CD]

The Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits or The Layers Of The Onion (1967) [2006 Japan (mini LP) CD]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Scans
319 Mb | 121 Mb | Time: 50:09
Strange Days Records/Warner Music Japan Inc. | POCE-1033 (WQCP-494)
Folk Rock, Psychedelic

The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion is the second LP by The Incredible String Band, released in July 1967. Since recording their debut album the previous year, the original trio had been reduced to two, Mike Heron and Robin Williamson. They recorded The 5000 Spirits… in London in early 1967.

In 1967, Joe Boyd had signed the Incredible String Band, who were then down to Robin Williamson, Mike Heron, and Licorice McKechnie, to Elektra. The 5000 Spirits or Layers of the Onion had been crafted in a cottage in Glasgow, but Boyd wanted a proper recording studio to get it on tape. He chose engineer John Wood's Chelsea studio for the sessions. Recorded on a four-track machine, Boyd and Wood proceeded to capture the very best of the dozens of songs Williamson and Heron brought in. Influenced heavily by the era – this was the summer of love, after all – and North African music due to Williamson’s recent trip to Morocco, the set is one of the most ambitious albums in the band’s catalog. The trio were also accompanied by Danny Thompson on bass on seven tracks, as well as Nazir Jarazbhoy on sitar. The standout tracks include “First Girl I Loved” (later covered by Judy Collins and Jackson Browne), and the cosmic folk-blues “The Mad Hatter’s Song.” On this set, British folk often comes up against against Williamson’s fascination with Middle Eastern sounds – check the bowed gimbri hovering and flitting about the acoustic guitar on “Chinese White,” and the hand drums underscoring the acoustic slide guitar on “The Hedgehog Song.” Thompson’s bass and Williamson’s harmonica are the only elements that keep “Blues for the Muse” on the ground – barely a blues at all because of the way it pushes the 12-bar envelope. The brief “My Name Is Death” begins as a one-chord drone before it moves back to a more formally constructed 18th century traditional song. The meld of all ISB’s influences are heard on “Gently Tender,” a beautiful if somewhat anarchic tune where flutes, acoustic blues, hand drums, bass, gimbri, and sitar are all employed. This set stands as one of the true masterpieces in the group's catalog. ~ Review by Thom Jurek



The Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits or The Layers Of The Onion (1967) [2006 Japan (mini LP) CD]


Track Listing

01. Chinese White (3:40)
02. No Sleep Blues (3:53)
03. Painting Box (4:04)
04. The Mad Hatter's Song (5:40)
05. Little Cloud (4:05)
06. The Eyes Of Fate (4:02)
07. Blues For The Muse (2:49)
08. The Hedgehog's Song (3:30)
09. The First Girl I Loved (4:55)
10. You Know What I Could Be (2:46)
11. My Name Is Death (2:46)
12. Gently Tender (4:49)
13. Way Back In the 1960's (3:10)

Produced by Joe Boyd

The Band

• Robin Williamson - Vocals, guitar, mandolin, oud, bowed and bass gimbri, flute, percussion (drums, rattles)
• Mike Heron - Vocals, guitar, harmonica
• Licorice McKechnie - Vocals, percussion
• Danny Thompson - Double bass
• John Hopkins - Piano
• Soma (Nazir Jairazbhoy) - Sitar, tamboura

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Many thanks to the original uploader: uta5erika5

SEE also:
The Incredible String Band 1968 The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter [2006 Japan (mini LP) CD]
The Incredible String Band 1968 Wee Tam [2006 Japan (mini LP) CD]



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