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