Mike Heron - Smiling Men With Bad Reputations - String Band - Folk Rock LP

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Mike Heron - Smiling Men With Bad Reputations

Label: Elektra
Catalog#: EKS-74093
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Record is VG+ VG++
Cover close to mint
inside of gatefold has some wear

Country: Canada Issue

Released: 1971
Genre: Folk, World, & Country, Rock
Style: Rock & Roll, Folk Funky Rock


A1 Call Me Diamond 5:15
A2 Flowers Of The Forest 5:44
A3 Audrey 4:09
A4 Brindaban 3:50
A5 Feast Of Stephen 4:37

B1 Spirit Beautiful 5:15
B2 Warm Heart Pastry 6:57
B3 Beautiful Stranger 7:18
B4 No Turning Back

Arranged By - Mike Heron (2) (tracks: A4)
Artwork By - Nigel Waymouth
Backing Vocals - Dr. Strangely Strange (tracks: B1) , Heather Wood (tracks: B1) , Liza Strike (tracks: A5, B2) , Sue & Sunny (tracks: A5, B2)
Bass - Dave Pegg (tracks: A1) , John Cale (tracks: A3, A5) , Rose Simpson (tracks: A2)
Drums - Dave Mattacks (tracks: A2) , Gerry Conway (tracks: A5, B3) , Mike Kowalski (tracks: A1)
Engineer - Roger Mayer
Guitar [Lead] - Richard Thompson (tracks: A2)
Harmonium, Bass - John Cale (tracks: A3)
Instruments - Tommy And The Bijoux (tracks: B2)
Jew's Harp [Moorsing] - P.R. Money (tracks: B1)
Mridangam - P.R. Money (tracks: B1)
Photography - Karl Stoeker
Piano, Guitar, Bass, Viola, Arranged By [Vocals], Backing Vocals - John Cale (tracks: A5)
Piano, Harmonium, Arranged By [Brass] - John Cale (tracks: B3)
Piano, Saxophone [Alto], Arranged By [Horn] - Dudu Pukwana (tracks: A1)
Producer - Joe Boyd
Rhythm Guitar - Simon Nicol (tracks: A1, A5)
Synthesizer [Vcs 3] - Tony Cox (tracks: B3)
Tambura - Vshailendra (tracks: B1)
Veena - Mohana Lakshmipathy (tracks: B1) , Vemu Mukunda (tracks: B1)
Viola - John Cale (tracks: B2)

One Half of the Duo that Essentially was the Incredible String Band. This Solo Album . Features Pete Townshend, John Cale, Jimmy Page, Steve Winwood and Keith Moon Amongst Many Others

Probably every track in turn became my favourite track, and I learned - probably exactly as Mike was learning from John Cale at the time - how a rock song can be arranged. In some people's minds this was the 'rock' intrusion that led eventually to the Ruinous Feud and the end of the String Band, but for me each song was an opening to a new world of instrumentation, feel and to new heroes.
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