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The Incredible String Band Compendium expanded, plus new publication

Alex Neilson, Genesis P Orridge, Wire contributor Adrian Whittaker and others have contributed to a new publication charting the impact of The Incredible String Band. Witches Hats & Painted Chariots includes assessments of each album, plus overviews of the group's side projects and solo works. Whittaker has also published a revised and updated edition of The Incredible String Band Compendium, which includes a foreword by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.