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Wee Tam
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on 17 April 2017
One of the best of I.S.B.
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on 3 May 2017
It's ok
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on 3 August 2016
Although this album, coupled with the Big Huge as a gatefold double, did not chart on release in 1968 when issued after The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, generally regarded as their masterpiece, Wee Tam remains a great album with some of the ISB's best loved songs including Mike Heron's Log Cabin Home In The Sky and still-marvellous, You Get Brighter plus Robin Williamson's rather less immediate but still rewarding, Job's Tears and Ducks On A Pond. This music, together with its three predecessors, was the zenith of 1960s psychedelic folk experimentation and at the time, the ISB were considered hip underground folk of the highest order. However, their success and the durability of their music, is not because they were part of some hippy trend but because they were both very good songwriters and good musicians in their genre. This is why both are still going and Williamson is a national treasure in British folk. If you are interested in 1960s music - especially what was happening besides The Beatles, Stones, Kinks et al - this is extremely evocative and, I believe, highly relevant today (2016) when wyrd and psych folk are re-established and world music has a big following. Some people make comments about how pretentious it all is or that you had to be there (and stoned) but I disagree. The fact that these albums keep getting re-issued, and attracting new fans, is evidence of how good, and original this music is.
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on 12 December 2016
Originally released as a double set with the album "The big huge".
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on 6 February 2014
Probably the best isb album,,, truly enjoyed re-listening to this classic album and I'm definitely going to buy their whole collection on c.d. format. Had this album as an engagement present many, many years ago,,, so glad to get it again on c.d.
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on 17 August 2009
Unique is the only word . Over 40 years have passed and not only does the sheer amazement at the lyrical and musical content never fade but nothing else has ever come on the scene remotely like the Incredibles.Ducks on the Pond goes through so many styles and musical genres in one song that it defies belief. And the rest of the album is one long trip into a mystical and inventive world.
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on 16 May 2007
Buy it with the other half. Essential but get both albums or at least treat them as one, as they were intended - that's 'Wee Tam and the Big Huge'. (Scottish for: ' Little Thomas and the Very Large').
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on 2 August 2000
Terrific - wonderful, bizarre songs totally resonant of their time and still 100% listenable. So, you get a piece of history plus a damn good listen. Make sure you get its companion - The Big Huge. The Incredibles have just reformed I look forward to seeing them again - a great live act.
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on 23 July 2015
Hadn't heard this album for years.. used to have it donkey's years ago on vynal. Sounds every bit as good or better as I remember it was, felt like skipping round the house when i played it - the tracks are just so uplifting.
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on 11 July 2006
Absolutely fantastic. This (along with The Big Huge, the other half) is my favourite album of theirs and favourite by anyone. It's like the songs are sprinkled with pixie dust or something, they have so much life. This is a poor CD release though, the start of 'Air' has been missed off.
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