Pink Floyd and The Incredible String Band.
The Incredible String Band.
Side 2 opens with a most whimsical Heron composition called “This Moment”, lasting a pleasant 6.07 minutes. All four members of the band sing on it, with Mike taking the lead and playing guitar. Robin plays electric guitar and Rose bass. It is all about the uniqueness of the present, and of course there were an infinite number of such moments during the recording of the song in 1970.
Track 2 is the other Williamson song that makes the LP inaccessible, this one also lasting an epic 10.58 minutes. It is titled “When You Find Out Who You Are”, and is again not a bad song, with many variations and agreeable interludes, but again it goes on too long. Robin sings lead and plays guitar, Licorice provides backing vocals and plays drums, Rose plays bass and Mike piano.
The album ends with Track 3, a lovely harmonised Heron song called “Fair As You”. The vocals mainly comprise a wonderful duet by the girls, with Mike contributing the odd balancing burst. Mike plays guitar, Robin gimbri and flute, and the song lasts a most respectable 6.27 minutes. It is a splendid cadence to this rather difficult record.
This is the back cover of the English version, which features the same blurred photo as adorns the front of the USA one:
The back cover of the USA version is this:
All were on more or less the same red Elektra label: