Pink Floyd and The Incredible String Band.
There are seven tracks on the LP, and Syd Barrett actually features on three of them, though he is only evident on one, this being the last track on the album, “Jugband Blues”, a truly amazing song composed by him. I shall return to this most poignant of tracks in due course. It was one of a number of tracks recorded in a session at De Lane Lea studios in Kingsway during 9-12 October 1967, as was “Remember A Day”, which is also on the LP, where the stylish slide guitar solo is played by Syd. The third track on which he appears is the classic “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun”, a live version of which is to be found on “Umma Gumma”. A basic rendition of this had been started in August 1967, but a major reworking of it was commenced on 11 January 1968. Dave Gilmour overdubbed most of the guitar tracks, but “a little bit” of Syd’s playing remains. This therefore represents the only recording which could be said to be of the 5 man group, though the 5 never worked on it together.
This is the back cover of the LP: