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This song is 13 minutes of total weirdness. Mike Heron solos on most of it accompanied by kazoo, harpsichord, sitar and a lot of unidentifiable noises. You should look up the lyrics on another site like because they are illustrative of the best of the Incredible String Band's approach to the universe. There are influences of chants, biblical references, apparently stream-of-consciousness strings on cellular life.

Wikipedia declares this song as the centrepiece of the album 'The Hangman's Beautiful… read more

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  • Avatar for Javinry
    A Folk milestone, freaking masterpiece, the atmosphere is unique magical, pure! Genius band I love this album and the 5000 spirits album
  • Avatar for prominence_la
    What a fantastic journey!
  • Avatar for JaredMackie
    phenomenal as is the whole album
  • Avatar for ripple58
    haven't heard this in years. wow 'and fill the air with joyous song' I think this track piqued my interest in medieval music. its ragged but has a certain grandeur
  • Avatar for lupinehorror
    they. don't. write. them. like. that. any. more. splendid.
  • Avatar for mellocone
    not sure, but i suspect i hear some proto-Genesis in here
  • Avatar for mellocone
    thanks,, for running this one by me!
  • Avatar for Aberlass
    Scotland - where musicians are grown from the soil to toil - to turn us all with the natural - feel it - there is a heart beat
  • Avatar for fergalmc
    Made before the age of scientology. Very good!
  • Avatar for bobgreen623
    I'm hearing the original this time, rather than the 'Nebulous Nearness' one, and yes, it is more bonkers than the later one, but utterly delightful

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