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ARTIST
TITLE
The Glen Row Tapes
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
QUAD 004CD QUAD 004CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/26/2007

"In 1977, Mike Heron, formerly of The Incredible String Band and Heron, was still living in the Glen Row Scottish cottage, which had been the Incredible String Band's home and musical headquarter. He recorded a lot of songs between 1977 and 1978, using the home studio located in Glen Row with help from Frank Usher on guitar -- who had also played with Mike on Heron -- and Jon Bavin, the session engineer, on bass and keyboards along with a variety of local drummers. This double CD set contains the complete recordings from these sessions -- known for years between ISB fans as the 'Glen Row Tapes.' These tracks are the fruits of a period when Mike Heron was free from the constraints of having to write songs to fit in with a particular band's repertoire, and so able to explore and experiment with a variety of genres and approaches. The sheer range of material and styles are reminiscent of Dylan's Basement Tapes. Long unavailable, the songs have been lovingly remastered by Quadrant Records from the best available CD, cassette and vinyl sources and provide a unique insight into the Heron creative process. A couple of songs date back to ISB days ' -- 'Sold On Your Love,' which was released on a rare 7" single and a re-working of Liquid Acrobat's 'Red Hair' -- and there's also 'Lost In Space,' which was from the Heron live set. 27 tracks in total, including a song recorded in 2006 specially for this release though probably written around the same time as the other material. It features a 36-page booklet with detailed liner notes and pictures, and comes in nice slipcase."