The Incredible String Band – The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
Label: Elektra – EUK 258
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono
Style: Folk Rock
Hugely influential, timeless psychedelic folk LP from Scottish outfit The Incredible String Band. At the time, The Hangman's Daughter represented the group's most ambitious outing to date, fusing elements of North Indian, North African and Gospel music with their traditional Celtic roots to advance the psychedelic folk genre further. I'll confess to being a little out of my depth with this stuff, and really only getting to it backwards via David Keenan from the incredible book England's Hidden Reverse as well as Genesis from Throbbing Gristle often referencing it as being of importance to TG and the Industrial genre as a whole. One that only gets better with age and an essential reference point. (Vinyl VG ((a little bit of noise here and there)), Sleeve showing some signs of ageing but clean and intact, UK mono '68 edition).