Digitally Remastered 2CD set containing the 56 tracks which made up their first 4 EMI albums - A Drop of the Hard Stuff (aka.Seven Drunken Nights),At It Again (aka.Seven Deadly Sins),More Of The Hard Stuff & Whiskey On A Sunday (a compilation featuring various studio & live tracks).
Collection includes: Sophisticated Beggar (1966); Folkjokeopus (1969); Flat, Baroque and Berserk (1970); Stormcock (1971); Valentine (1974); HQ (1975); Bullinamingvase (1977); The Unknown Soldier (1980); Once (1990); Death or Glory? (1992); The Dream Society (1998); Green Man (2000); Counter Culture (2005); The Death of God (2005); Man & Myth (2013).
First released in 1966, Midnight Man has a slightly more rhythm'n'blues focus than his other Decca albums - as Mr. Graham plays homage to some of his musical heroes. Beautiful playing as always, and a repertoire drawn from the songs of Lalo Schifrin, Herbie Hancock, Lonnie John, Oscar Brown Jr., Blind Willie Johnson and Lennon / McCartney. For this carefully remastered edition Fledg'ling have restored all the elements of the original artwork and added several previously unpublished photographs.
Forget the naff story lines, enjoy the great model work, the special effects of Derek Meddings and the music of Barry Gray. High video bitrate to cope with the grain, all the original bluray audio tracks (commentaries, isolated music etc) and all the extras.
After recording two thoroughly excellent LPs for the Mainstream label, Expressions East and Oud Artistry, John Berberian followed his benefactor, A&R man Peter Spargo, to the notorious Morris Levy's Roulette Records, where he waxed this standout album. Recorded in 1965 or 1966 and released around the same time, Music of the Middle East continues the oud master's progressive interpretations of traditional Armenian, Turkish, Greek, and Arabic material.
…While this album is a tremendous launch pad for potential enthusiasts, be aware that every Incredible String Band recording is also extremely individual and reflects the current membership of the group.