Pink Floyd and The Incredible String Band.
The Incredible String Band.
This is the first paragraph of the general notes from the USA version, which seems to have been released in 1967, the year after the English one was. These are much less whimsical, and much more business-like:
“It has been an accepted fact in the music world that the pop revolution started in Britain and the folk revolution started in America. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks et al were the acknowledged catalysts in a movement which has enriched popular music beyond the wildest dreams of anyone as recently as 1962. But it was the Americans who were first able to take the “folk revival” out of the realm of imitative traditionalism and eclecticism – Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, Tim Hardin and The Lovin’ Spoonful. And it is rerally just last year, in 1966, that new ideas and approaches have begun to dominate the British folk scene. Bert Jansch, Donovan, John Renbourne and The Watersons have gained fame in Britain and varying degrees of international acclaim. But as 1966 drew to a close, a large number of critics and fans were coming to the conclusion that the the real leaders of the “New Wave” of singers, instrumentalists and songwriters in Britain were The Incredible String Band.”