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The Incredible String Band - Wee Tam And The Big Huge album

The Incredible String Band - Wee Tam And The Big Huge album
  • Performer The Incredible String Band
  • Title Wee Tam And The Big Huge
  • Date of release 1976
  • Country UK
  • Style Folk Rock
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  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1619 mb
  • Size FLAC 1320 mb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 986

Wee Tam and the Big Huge is the fourth album by the Scottish psychedelic folk group, the Incredible String Band, released in Europe as both a double LP and separate single LPs in November 1968 by Elektra Records. In the US, however, the two discs were released separately as Wee Tam and The Big Huge. Consisting of a varied selection of songs by Robin Williamson and Mike Heron, with intriguing and poetic lyrics, the album is rich with eclectic and adept instrumentation and arrangements

Originally issued as a double LP set in 1968 in the ., Wee Tam & the Big Huge was split into two LPs for the . market in 1969 to no avail; they still didn't sell. The music on these two albums is ultimately kinder than the Incredible String Band's earlier albums, their self-titled debut, and The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion and The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter. While the bandmembers didn't give up their use of many Eastern string and reed instruments, they did employ more conventional Western folk song structures (somewhat), making the ease-of-listening.

Released on a Red Elektra label with black lettering and Elektra logo. Gatefold sleeve with lyrics printed on the outer sides and photographs in the inner. An insert with a poem of Robin Williamson ("The Head") was included. Cat LP 1 EKS 74036 Cat LP 2 EKS 74037. Engineering: John Wood, Sound Techniques, London Recorded: April, June & July 1968 Produced by Joe Boyd, Witchseason Productions Ltd. London.

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Wee Tam and the Big Huge is the fourth album by the Scottish psychedelic folk group, the Incredible String Band, released in Europe as both a double LP and separate single LPs in November 1968 by Elektra Records. The album is considered by many to be, along with its predecessor The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, the best work the band ever produced. Consisting of a varied selection of songs by Robin Williamson and Mike Heron, with intriguing and poetic lyrics, the album is rich with eclectic and adept instrumentation and arrangements

Wee Tam & The Big Huge. Heron wins 5000 Spirits via "The Hedgehog's Song", a small blues-pop masterpiece, and the fact that the more adventurous Williamson still seems dependent on the facile eccentricity of psychedelia. Nothing, however, was facile about The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter. The band finally earns its name, stuffing complex songs full of dulcimers, gimbris, ouds, and harps.

Tracklist Hide Credits

Wee Tam
A1 Job's Tears
Guitar – Robin*Written-By – Williamson*
6:40
A2 Puppies
Guitar, Performer [Gimbri], Bass, Percussion – Robin*Guitar, Sitar, Bass – Mike*Written-By – Heron*
5:30
A3 Beyond The See
Organ, Harpsichord – Mike*Whistle, Performer [Gimbri], Bass – Robin*Written-By – Heron*
2:16
A4 The Yellow Snake
Guitar, Sarangi – Robin*Sitar – Mike*Written-By – Williamson*
2:04
A5 Log Cabin Home In The Sky
Guitar, Washboard – Mike*Violin – Robin*, Rose*Written-By – Heron*
4:00
B1 You Get Brighter
Guitar – Mike*Harpsichord – Robin*Written-By – Heron*
5:44
B2 The Half-Remarkable Question
Guitar, Percussion – Robin*Sitar – Mike*Written-By – Williamson*
5:01
B3 Air
Flute – Robin*Guitar, Organ – Mike*Written-By – Heron*
3:12
B4 Ducks On A Pond
Guitar, Piano, Kazoo, Bass Drum – Robin*Percussion, Harmonica – Mike*Written-By – Williamson*
9:17
The Big Huge
C1 Maya
Guitar, Bass – Robin*Percussion – Licorice, Rose*Sitar – Mike*Written-By – Williamson*
C2 Greatest Friend
Guitar, Harmonica – Mike*Written-By – Heron*
C3 The Son Of Noah's Brother
Guitar – Robin*Organ – Mike*Written-By – Williamson*
C4 Lordly Nightshade
Guitar, Piano, Drums, Whistle – Robin*Percussion – Mike*Written-By – Williamson*
C5 The Mountain Of God
Organ – Robin*Written-By – Williamson*
D1 Cousin Caterpillar
Bass – Robin*Guitar – Mike*Percussion – Rose*Written-By – Heron*
D2 The Iron Stone
Guitar – Robin*Harp [Irish Harp], Percussion – LicoricePercussion – Rose*Sitar – Mike*Written-By – Williamson*
D3 Douglas Traherne Harding
Guitar – Mike*Violin, Percussion, Whistle – Robin*Written-By – Heron*
D4 The Circle Is Unbroken
Organ – Mike*Whistle, Harp [Irish Harp] – Robin*Written-By – Williamson*

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warlock Music Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Warlock Music Ltd.
  • Printed By – E.J. Day Group
  • Distributed By – Kinney Record Group Ltd.

Credits

  • Design [Sleeve] – Diogenic Attempts Ltd.
  • Engineer – John Wood
  • Executive-Producer [American Production Supervision] – Jac Holzman
  • Photography By – Guy Webster
  • Producer – Joe Boyd

Notes

Two LP pack in two separate sleeves.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side): K 42021 A3
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side): K-42021-B1 EKS 74036 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (C Side): K 42022 A EKS 74037 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (D Side): K 42022 B EKS 74037 B1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
EKL 4036/37 The Incredible String Band Wee Tam & The Big Huge ‎(2xLP, Album, Mono) Elektra EKL 4036/37 UK 1968
EKS 74036/37, EKS 74036, EKS 74037 The Incredible String Band Wee Tam & The Big Huge ‎(2xLP, Album) Elektra, Elektra, Elektra EKS 74036/37, EKS 74036, EKS 74037 UK 1968
FLED 3079 The Incredible String Band Wee Tam & The Big Huge ‎(2xCD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Fledg'ling Records , Carthage Records FLED 3079 Russia 2010
HNCD 4802 The Incredible String Band Wee Tam & The Big Huge ‎(2xCD, Album, RE) Hannibal Records HNCD 4802 US Unknown
EKS 74036/37, EKS 74036, EKS 74037 The Incredible String Band Wee Tam & The Big Huge ‎(2xLP, Album, Sid) Elektra, Elektra, Elektra EKS 74036/37, EKS 74036, EKS 74037 UK 1968