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The Incredible String Band - U (1970) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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The Incredible String Band - U (1970) 2CDs [Re-Up]

The Incredible String Band - U (1970) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 555 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 246 Mb
Label: Elektra | # 7559 62761-2 | Time: 01:47:53 | Scans ~ 38 Mb
British Folk, Acid Folk, Psychedelic, British Folk-Rock

U is a double album by The Incredible String Band released in 1970 on Elektra Records. The music on the album is taken from the Incredible String Band's live mixed-media show of the same name, for which the band had just concluded performances when they recorded the album. The "U" show, which involved pantomime-like dancing along with music, had failed financially. Therefore, in an effort to recoup some of the losses, producer Joe Boyd booked the band for a mere two days in a recording studio to record what became a double album's worth of material. Despite the time constraints (literally 48 hours in which band members switched off in shifts between recording and napping) the album still contains (characteristically) rich overdubbing.

Of the records that the Incredible String Band recorded for Elektra, U is easily the strangest – even by the band's standards. The sprawling double album was the musical element of a Robin Williamson theatrical presentation of the same name (with input from Mike Heron), that put the band on a stage with the Stone Monkey troupe, who did dances to these songs, complete with light projections. It played in London and at the Fillmore East in New York before it closed with disastrous financial results. Sans dancers, the group – Williamson, Heron, Licorice McKechnie, and Rose Simpson – went on and completed a limited tour of the West Coast before recording U. They recorded the double album in just two days. Along with their usual wacky and wonderful meld of psychedelic-cum-traditional folk, sitar, tabla, faux raga, and exotic world music aspirations, are songs that encompass blues, singer/songwriter fare, and more. Disc one features a shambolic, yodeling saloon song ("Bad Sadie Lee") offered by cover painting artist Janet Shankman, followed by the dreamy "Queen of Love," which was written by Tom Constanten (more famously a keyboard-playing guest of the Grateful Dead). There are plenty of other things, too, including the beautiful droning guitar and mandolin Baroqueness of "Time" and even rock – check the psych instrumentals "Partial Belated Overtime" and "Bridge Theme." The second disc contains some wonderful vanguard moments in the solo guitar instrumental "Astral Plane Theme," the barrelhouse piano stride of "Robot Blues," and two long Heron pieces. The first is the gorgeous ballad "Light in Time of Darkness." "Rainbow," which closes the record, is a 15-plus-minute exercise in medieval minstrelsy. At the time and given its length, U was a stretch for all but the most adventurous of ISB fans. In the 21st century, it is still somewhat unfocused, but its best material rates with some of the best in the band's catalog.

Review by Thom Jurek, Allmusic.com

The Incredible String Band - U (1970) 2CDs [Re-Up]



Tracklist:

CD1:

01. El Wool Suite (8:35)
02. The Juggler's Song (3:13)
03. Time (4:03)
04. Bad Sadie Lee (3:51)
05. Queen Of Love (8:39)
06. Partial Belated Overture (3:00)
07. Light in Time of Darkness , Glad to See You (10:20)
08. Walking Along With You (4:04)
09. Hirem Pawnitof / Fairie's Hornpipe (6:18)

CD2:

01. Bridge Theme (2:20)
02. Bridge Song (8:53)
03. Astral Plane Theme (4:55)
04. Invocation (4:53)
05. Robot Blues (4:11)
06. Puppet Song (6:17)
07. Cutting The Strings (5:12)
08. I Know You (3:28)
09. Rainbow (15:41)


EAC extraction logfile from 24. August 2007, 18:35 for CD
Incredible String Band / U - A surreal parable in song and dance

Used drive : PLEXTOR DVDR PX-712A Adapter: 0 ID: 1
Read mode : Secure with NO C2, accurate stream, disable cache
Read offset correction : 30
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No

Used output format : Internal WAV Routines
44.100 Hz; 16 Bit; Stereo

Other options :
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Installed external ASPI interface


Track 1
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\01 - El Wool Suite.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:02.00

Peak level 81.0 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 650E53A8
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Copy OK

Track 2
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\02 - The Juggler's Song.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:05.11

Peak level 59.9 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 85DA44E2
Copy CRC 85DA44E2
Copy OK

Track 3
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\03 - Time.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:00.09

Peak level 76.0 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 05118DD3
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Track 4
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\04 - Bad Sadie Lee.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:05.21

Peak level 70.7 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 32CF69B4
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Track 5
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\05 - Queen Of Love.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:03.02

Peak level 62.1 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC A9F5E706
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Track 6
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\06 - Partial Belated Overture.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:02.67

Peak level 59.1 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 25636F2E
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Track 7
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\07 - Light in Time of Darkness , Glad to See You.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:04.34

Peak level 62.6 %
Track quality 99.9 %
Test CRC E8866320
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Track 8
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\08 - Walking Along With You.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:04.24

Peak level 67.8 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 7AB3F19B
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Track 9
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\09 - Hirem Pawnitof , Fairie's Hornpipe.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:05.52

Peak level 69.3 %
Track quality 100.0 %
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No errors occured


End of status report

[CUETools log; Date: 09.04.2017 21:54:37; Version: 2.1.4]
[CTDB TOCID: ze0voWe3EH6Gy6Nb0qXk7B3nOag-] found.
Track | CTDB Status
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3 | (7/7) Accurately ripped
4 | (7/7) Accurately ripped
5 | (7/7) Accurately ripped
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8 | (7/7) Accurately ripped
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[AccurateRip ID: 00118523-00806546-720c3309] found.
Track [ CRC | V2 ] Status
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02 [c13b100b|33b9d58a] (03+08/13) Accurately ripped
03 [4b80fbaf|2746342c] (03+08/13) Accurately ripped
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Track Peak [ CRC32 ] [W/O NULL] [ LOG ]
– 81,0 [E005CCBC] [F24C5E76]
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02 59,9 [85DA44E2] [A4324AE5] CRC32
03 76,0 [05118DD3] [7FB52BFC] CRC32
04 70,7 [32CF69B4] [C610729A] CRC32
05 62,1 [A9F5E706] [7973501B] CRC32
06 59,1 [25636F2E] [E37FD967] CRC32
07 62,6 [E8866320] [4CBDF3A7] CRC32
08 67,8 [7AB3F19B] [19682193] CRC32
09 69,3 [2BD7F20B] [9D5DF146] CRC32

foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2017-04-09 22:17:07

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: The Incredible String Band / U
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
DR11 -1.83 dB -16.67 dB 8:35 01-El Wool Suite
DR11 -4.44 dB -17.24 dB 3:13 02-The Juggler's Song
DR10 -2.38 dB -17.98 dB 4:03 03-Time
DR10 -3.00 dB -16.60 dB 3:51 04-Bad Sadie Lee
DR11 -4.13 dB -19.05 dB 8:39 05-Queen Of Love
DR10 -4.57 dB -16.52 dB 3:00 06-Partial Belated Overture
DR11 -4.06 dB -20.26 dB 10:20 07-Light in Time of Darkness , Glad to See You
DR11 -3.37 dB -17.59 dB 4:04 08-Walking Along With You
DR10 -3.18 dB -16.44 dB 6:18 09-Hirem Pawnitof , Fairie's Hornpipe
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 9
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 819 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================


EAC extraction logfile from 24. August 2007, 20:22 for CD
Incredible String Band / U - cd 2

Used drive : PLEXTOR DVDR PX-712A Adapter: 0 ID: 1
Read mode : Secure with NO C2, accurate stream, disable cache
Read offset correction : 30
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No

Used output format : Internal WAV Routines
44.100 Hz; 16 Bit; Stereo

Other options :
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Installed external ASPI interface


Track 1
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\01 - Bridge Theme.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:02.00

Peak level 63.6 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 1D15BD6B
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Track 2
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\02 - Bridge Song.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:02.00

Peak level 80.4 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC D31195E8
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Track 3
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\03 - Astral Plane Theme.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:03.53

Peak level 52.7 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 851CD532
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Track 4
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\04 - Invocation.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:04.12

Peak level 64.0 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC B0F5D975
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Track 5
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\05 - Robot Blues.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:05.35

Peak level 59.4 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 4AB07524
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Track 6
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\06 - Puppet Song.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:03.52

Peak level 63.4 %
Track quality 99.9 %
Test CRC 50FD8BFA
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Track 7
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\07 - Cutting The Strings.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:02.50

Peak level 63.1 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC F99F1758
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Track 8
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\08 - I Know You.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:03.20

Peak level 53.6 %
Track quality 99.9 %
Test CRC F5ABF17B
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Track 9
Filename C:\Nieuwe map\09 - Rainbow.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:04.35

Peak level 69.4 %
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC A5D51311
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No errors occured


End of status report

[CUETools log; Date: 09.04.2017 21:54:52; Version: 2.1.4]
[CTDB TOCID: rw7bvGGO2gIhE5tKRWwgutZfOqs-] found.
Track | CTDB Status
1 | (6/6) Accurately ripped
2 | (6/6) Accurately ripped
3 | (6/6) Accurately ripped
4 | (6/6) Accurately ripped
5 | (6/6) Accurately ripped
6 | (6/6) Accurately ripped
7 | (6/6) Accurately ripped
8 | (6/6) Accurately ripped
9 | (6/6) Accurately ripped
[AccurateRip ID: 00107d3e-007b2228-650d1609] found.
Track [ CRC | V2 ] Status
01 [70dc3086|60340b90] (03+09/14) Accurately ripped
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Offsetted by -664:
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09 [f9ed3673] (00/14) No match (V2 was not tested)

Track Peak [ CRC32 ] [W/O NULL] [ LOG ]
– 80,4 [67B67EE4] [C400975A]
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03 52,7 [851CD532] [DB3330B5] CRC32
04 64,0 [B0F5D975] [02DF2281] CRC32
05 59,4 [4AB07524] [581E2C26] CRC32
06 63,4 [50FD8BFA] [7EAD3A6A] CRC32
07 63,1 [F99F1758] [6E363EA1] CRC32
08 53,6 [F5ABF17B] [933FE418] CRC32
09 69,4 [A5D51311] [6E169FA7] CRC32

foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2017-04-09 22:17:30

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: The Incredible String Band / U
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
DR10 -3.93 dB -16.01 dB 2:20 01-Bridge Theme
DR11 -1.90 dB -18.01 dB 8:53 02-Bridge Song
DR11 -5.55 dB -21.21 dB 4:55 03-Astral Plane Theme
DR12 -3.87 dB -20.67 dB 4:53 04-Invocation
DR11 -4.52 dB -19.48 dB 4:11 05-Robot Blues
DR10 -3.95 dB -17.67 dB 6:17 06-Puppet Song
DR10 -3.99 dB -17.96 dB 5:12 07-Cutting The Strings
DR14 -5.40 dB -24.74 dB 3:28 08-I Know You
DR12 -3.16 dB -19.99 dB 15:41 09-Rainbow
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 9
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 690 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================

The Incredible String Band - U (1970) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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