Seminal Acid-Folk

A Listmania! list by Lucian Taylor (West Yorkshire)
 
The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion
1.  The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion by Incredible String Band
The list author says:
  "Fusing folk, world, blues and Celtic influences with a mystic lyrical sensibility. Nobody on this list can match them for diversity, originality and accessibility."
£7.43   Used & New from: £2.48
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Song To Comus - The Complete Collection
2.  Song To Comus - The Complete Collection by Comus
The list author says:
  "Unlike anything you’ve heard before, this is the soundtrack to a witches’ sabbat, to a woodland orgy presided over by the Great God Pan, and far scarier than anything heavy metal has ever produced."
£11.82   Used & New from: £8.49
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

The Wicker Man
3.  The Wicker Man by Emilia Mitiku
The list author says:
  "One of the greatest, indeed bravest film soundtracks ever and an exemplary acid-folk album in its own right, which can also act as the perfect primer to the genre."
£13.55   Used & New from: £5.90
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Moyshe Mcstiff and the Tartan Lancers of the Sacred Heart: Expanded Edition
4.  Moyshe Mcstiff and the Tartan Lancers of the Sacred Heart: Expanded Edition by C.O.B.
The list author says:
  "Although Clive Palmer left the ISB before their greatest work, he could more than hold his own alone. There is a religious, threnodic quality and fragility to C.O.B. which is wholly unique."
£15.83   Used & New from: £4.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Join Us In Our Game
5.  Join Us In Our Game by Mr. Fox
The list author says:
  "Traditional Yorkshire Dales folk music meets the Velvet Underground. Songs such as ‘Mendle’ are every bit as eerie as their subject matter dictates."
£9.14   Used & New from: £3.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

The Garden Of Jane Delawney
6.  The Garden Of Jane Delawney by Trees
The list author says:
  "Where English folk intersects with the San Francisco sound, traditional songs erupt into serpentine modal guitar solos and dancing bass, spiralling ever higher towards transcendence."
£11.18   Used & New from: £3.74
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Heavy Petting [Limited Edition]
7.  Heavy Petting [Limited Edition] by Dr.strangely Strange
The list author says:
  "An Irish counterpart to the Incredible String Band, blending folk, spiritual and country music on songs which effortlessly temper pastoral melancholy with good humour."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Forest / Full Circle
8.  Forest / Full Circle by Forest
The list author says:
  "Incredible String Band imitators certainly, but no less interesting for that. Despite the vocal and melodic similarities, Forest have an eerie quality of their own."
£11.55   Used & New from: £9.42
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Stone Angel
9.  Stone Angel by Stone Angel
The list author says:
  "Distorted guitars vie with fiddles and flutes, whilst haunting vocals sing of the spectral dogs, smugglers and decrepit churchyards of the East Anglican coast."
Used & New from: £50.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Swaddling Songs
10.  Swaddling Songs by Mellow Candle
The list author says:
  "Manages to evoke a truly ethereal, otherworldly atmosphere without ever straying too close to the realms of the fey."
£25.95   Used & New from: £8.72
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Bells Boots and Shambles
11.  Bells Boots and Shambles by Spirogyra
The list author says:
  "The epic tracks offer a compelling fusion of folk and rich orchestral soundscapes. The contrast between the pure female, and the more earthy, but no less English male vocals is especially arresting."
Used & New from: £4.52
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Dreaming With Alice
12.  Dreaming With Alice by Mark Fry
The list author says:
  "Melodically reminiscent of Donovan (and correspondingly twee in places), but married to the chaotic, insistent thrum and electronic techniques of cosmic rock."
£28.95   Used & New from: £13.00
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Fly On Strangewings
13.  Fly On Strangewings by Jade
The list author says:
  "Close to standard folk-rock at times, especially the vocalist’s similarity to Sandy Denny. Despite this, and some over-lush string arrangements, there are fine examples of acid-folk songwriting here."
£18.73
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Hatched
14.  Hatched by Fresh Maggots
The list author says:
  "Some fine original folk songwriting textured with unusual and daring arrangements, including a glut of heavily acidic guitar."
£11.74   Used & New from: £6.93

Sunshine Possibilities
15.  Sunshine Possibilities by The Famous Jug Band
The list author says:
  "Another Clive Palmer vehicle. Not quite as satisfying as COB, but that’s only because very few things are."
Used & New from: £24.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Waters Of Sweet Sorrow
16.  Waters Of Sweet Sorrow by Midwinter
The list author says:
  "A precursor to Stone Angel and perhaps neither as developed or original. Still, there are several strong songs here and the vocals are every bit as otherworldly."
Used & New from: £250.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Just Another Diamond Day
17.  Just Another Diamond Day by Vashti Bunyan
The list author says:
  "Twee at times, and yet these songs possess an unaffected innocence and simplicity reminiscent of nothing less than nursery rhymes."
£10.89   Used & New from: £3.34
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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