THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND
1966-1967 - Glasgow, UK
The Balmore Tapes
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1966-10-?? to 1967-02-?? - Glasgow, UK - Balmore - Milngavie - home recordings - aud (184m) (3cd)
Robin Williamson, Mike Heron, Licorice McKechnie

Disc 1:

Session A (Mike solo):
1) Short Song (1:13)
2)
tune (0:43)
3)
Join The Band (Are You Ready) (3:32)
4) Can't Keep Me Here (2:48)
5)
Let Me Tell You (3:02)
6)
tune
(3:23)
7) When The Music Starts To Play #1 (1:38)
8)
Running Around All Night (0:49)

Session B (Robin solo, occasional interpolations from Licorice):
9) See Your Face & Know You (3:15)
10)
Alice Is A Long Time Gone #1 (3:03)

11) Mad Hatter's Song (2:37)
12) Blues For The Muse (4:41)
13)
First Girl I Loved #1 (5:55)
14)
Likky's Memoir (2:21)
15)
Born In Your Town #1 (3:31)
16)
Born In Your Town #2 (4:15)
17)
whistle Tune (1:52)
18)
Born In Your Town #3 (2:40)

19) flute Tune (0:43)
20) Likky's Colour Song (0:23)
Session C (Robin & Likky, Robin & Mike):
21) Cindy's Crying (Bleeker Street Blues) (2:39)
22) As I Roved Out One May Morning (1:25)
24)
First Girl I Loved #2 (5:11)

Disc 2:

1) Every Time I Hear The Sweet Birds Singing (1:39)
2)
Chinese White #1 (Gimbri Song) (1:06)
3)
Chinese White #1 (introduction / Gimbri Song) (3:33)
4) Alice Is A Long Time Gone #2 (3:25)
5)
Everything's Fine Right Now (0:38)
6)
When The Music Starts To Play #2 (with introduction) (5:52)
7)
discussion #1 (4:13)

8) relax your mind #1 (removed due to offical release - Hux label CD "Tricks Of The Senses").
9) discussion #2 (4:25)
10)
No Sleep Blues (6:04)
11)
The Half Remarkable Question #1 (13:24)

Session C (Robin & Mike, Robin solo, Robin & Likky):
12) Relax Your Mind #2 (3:34)
13) Feet Off The Floor (7:40)
14) discussion / instrumental jam (9:23)

Disc 3:

1) Lover Man (2:41)
2)
I Ain't Going To Work Tomorrow (Going To Leave This Country) (2:16)
3)
Down On The Track (2:00)
4) More Pretty Girls Than One (3:14)
5)
Engine 143 (One Hundred Forty Three) (4:26)
6)
The Little Gypsy Girl (2:07)
7)
autoharp doodles (3:04)
8)
Wordless Song (3:59)
9)
How Sweet To Be A Cloud (1:37)
10)
Two Guitars #1 (2:44)

11) Two Guitars #2 (1:39)
12)
The Half Remarkable Question #2 (6:22)
13)
The Eyes Of Fate (1:24)
14)
Anach Cuin (1:20)
15)
A Ballynure Ballad (Ring-a-Doo-a-Daddy-O) (1:46)
16)
The Month Of January (3:38)
17)
tune (1:41)
18)
The Twa Sisters (The Dreadful Wind And Rain) (2:20)

19) The Cruel Brother (3:37)
20) George Collins (0:58)
21)
Sir Patrick Spens (7:11)

Source: "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...".
[Incredible String Band_The Balmore Tapes_E.C] Flac set shared as torrent on Dime by Kingforaday.
No SBE's - TLH analysis - fingerprints (at bottom of info file)

Sessions listed on The Incredible String Band website.
"2-track Recordings: taped by Robin & Mike themselves (or Likky) i presume, as they rehearse for an upcoming gig...".
Complete artwork can be found here.


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