The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter

1968 studio album by the Incredible String Band / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter is the third album by the Scottish psychedelic folk group, the Incredible String Band (ISB), and was released in March 1968 on Elektra Records (see 1968 in music). It saw the band continuing its development of the elements of psychedelic folk and enlarging on past themes, a process they had begun on their previous album, The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion. Instrumentally, it was the ISB's most complex and experimental album to date, featuring a wide array of exotic instruments. In addition, the album captured the band utilising multi-tracks and overdubbing.[7]

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The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
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ReleasedMarch 1968
RecordedDecember 1967
StudioSound Techniques, London
GenreAcid folk[1]
LabelElektra / WEA
ProducerJoe Boyd
The Incredible String Band chronology
The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
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Pitchfork Media9.0/10[3]
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Upon release, the album peaked at number five on the UK Albums Chart and number 161 on the Billboard Top LP's listings in America, becoming the group's highest charting album in both countries.[8][9] The album brought critical and financial success for the band, including their first solo tour and a Grammy nomination. It was considered their most ambitious work to date and had a large impact on the psychedelic folk genre.[10]