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I first heard this song in the mid sixties and it made an instant impression, it was on the first album by the Incredible String Band, it is well documented that Dylan himself acknowledged the greatness of this Robin Williamson classic. Take these lines for example :
'The fallen leaves that jewel the ground, they know the art of dying,
and leave with joy their glad gold hearts in scarlet shadows lying'
That is pretty special. It is just a great song. If you want to know more about the Incredible String Band, just click.
They had a few albums in the late sixties which contained some very bizarre stuff indeed and were sometimes referred to as Psychedelic Folk and that sounds about right to me!. They had one of the biggest selling albums of 1968, 'The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter'
The great Mr Bert Jansch did a great version of the song on his album Crimson Moon(2008). Both version are just fabulous and I will leave you to decide which you like best. There is not really too much left to say, just sit back and enjoy!
WEDNESDAY CLUB - The Incredible String Band/Bert Jansch - October Song
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