Pink Floyd and The Incredible String Band.
One thing I forgot to mention in “Meddle” (1) is that the first track begins and ends with the sound of howling winds. This is significant because track 2 on Side 1 is called “Pillow of Winds”. This song could not be more different from the first, however. It is a very soft, gentle, soothing tune, very typical in fact of many of the pieces that would, over the years, follow.
Trak 3 is “Fearless”, a very upbeat song with a relentless riff throughout. Nevertheless, it is still on the “relaxing” side of the band’s repertoire. It is unique, however, as it ends with an utterly faithful recording of the Liverpool Kop (obviously no later than 1971) heartily singing “You’ll never walk alone”, a song from a 1950s musical called “Carousel”, made famous though as a hit single by the Liverpool group Gerry and the Pacemakers in 1963, and very soon thereafter adopted by the Liverpool Football team supporters as their anthem.
Track 4 is “San Tropez”, a slightly jazzy and very laid back thing, but capturing perfectly the feeling people got when sunbathing there on a package holiday with Swan Tours.
As I said before, there are not many verbal features on the cover. This is the back cover: