ROBIN WILLIAMSON & His Merry Band ~ Journey’s Edge FLED 3071

In 1975 as the Incredible String Band dissolved Robin Williamson relocated to Los Angeles. He soon began work recording a tremendous body of new songs and a backlog of material that didn’t fit the repertoire of the late period String Band. These songs hark back to the glory days of the Incredible’s; based around the majestic acoustic ensemble playing of the Merry Band, this long out-of-print album is a highlight of Williamson’s career.

The album marked the beginning of a very creative period for Robin – leading the Merry Band, beginning his interest in the Celtic harp and ancient bardic poetry. Journey’s Edge was released in 1976 on the Flying Fish label in the USA. This deluxe Fledg’ling edition will see the album’s first official European release. With TEN splendid previously unreleased bonus tracks.

“Journey’s Edge is Williamson reaching out to something new, more homespun and more organic and reaching for things older and more philosophical. It looks to the past and it looks to the future.”

Robin Williamson ~ vocals, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, mandocello, percussion
Mark Bensi ~ drums, percussion, strings
Chris Caswell ~ whistles, flute, accordion, concertina, wire strung harp, vocals
Larry Drummond ~ mandolin, mandola, acoustic bass guitar, percussion, vocals
John Fare ~ cello
Jamie Faunt ~ bass guitar, fretless bass, percussion
Brian Lambert ~ acoustic guitar
Likki (McKechnie) Lambert ~ vocals
Jerry McMillan ~ fiddle, vocals
Gerald Walker ~ oboe
Sylvia Woods ~ Celtic harp, harpsichord, pedal harp, glockenspiel, vocals

track list:
1 Border Tango
2 The Tune I Hear So Well
3 Red Eye Blues
4 Tomorrow
5 Mythic Times
6 Lullaby For A Rainy Day
7 Rap City Rhapsody
8 The Maharajah Of Mogador
9 The Bells
10 Voices Of The Barbary Coast
11 Out On The Water
12 When Winter Comes
13 Old Entertainer
14 The Kid I Never Knew
15 Dark Lady Of The Water
16 To Give My Heart To You
17 Be My Friend
18 Precious Blues And Greys
19 Bleeding Again
20 To Give My Heart To You
21 After The Ball

Release date : 7th July 2008
Barcode number : 5020393 307123