The Incredible String Band pioneered eclectic "world music" on sixties albums such as "The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter", taking in enthusiastic experiments with theatre, film and lifestyles along the way. The ISB remain one of the most revered '70s folk-rock bands - "an inspiration" for Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, admired by artists as diverse as KLF, the Delgados and the Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant. Writers from "Be Glad" magazine present the fruits of a decade of research. The book features interviews with Mike Heron, Robin Williamson and all the ISB key players, as well as a wealth of background information, reminiscence, critical evaluations and arcane trivia.
'For those of us who fell in love with the ISB, there was a feeling of breathing the air of a very expansive imagination again.' Dr Rowan Williams, The Archbishop of Canterbury.