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The Incredible String Band: Be Glad For The Song Has No Ending [DVD]
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Profile of late-Sixties psychedelic performance folksters The Incredible String Band, originally made for the BBC 'Omnibus' programme but never broadcast and given an independent cinema release instead. The Incredible String Band were highly regarded by artists ranging from the Rolling Stones (who tried, unsuccessfully, to sign them to their label) to Bob Dylan, and are shown here both in performance and behind the scenes.
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For the rest, the DVD is great for nostalgia buffs and really gives a feel of what the late 60s were like at the 'hippy' end of the spectrum, but the DVD is rather bad value - only about 40 mins and crying out for some decent 'extras'.
If you already have the first 6 or 7 albums, buy this as a bonus: otherwise your money is better spent on the music.
Be warned that this film is a very hippy artefact, replete with much long hair adorning both men and women, many strange and flowered costumes, much fey dialogue, peace and love. Personally, having been 14 in 1967, I love all this stuff. In my youth, I longed to hitchhike to Scotland and join the Incredible String Band in the Edinburgh idyll this film so lovingly documents (actually, I think it's mostly filmed in Wales, but I'd heard they came from Edinburgh so that's where I wanted to go). Seeing Mike and Robin, Rose and Licorice and their friends looning through the heather in fairytale dress making mystical gestures reminds me why I had that dream. The whole atmosphere of the film sings of the blissful possibilities we all believed in then. Cynicism had no place in the ISB universe, nor has it any place in this review. Oh yes, and the musical sections are great, there are bucket-loads of wonderful, whacky humour on display and the whole thing is a joyous reminder of wonderful times and of a truly great, truly original, truly incredible string band.
No: this is a wonderfuly imagistic 'portrait' of the band. The first part features interviews with Heron and Williamson (remarkable flashes of youthful wisdom). The second part features a mythological fable with Herne The Hunter, dolmens, and beautiful hippygirls. Evocative images bypass rational thought and connect directly to ones emotions and higher self. This is a wonderfully Pagan xperience. Magick in every sense of the word!