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C.O.B.: Moyshe Mcstiff and the Tartan Lancers of the Sacred Heart (2xLP, 1972/Re 2006)

Sunbeam Records SBR2LP5029

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Price: €24.00

180g, deluxe, gatefold reissue, mastered from the original tapes at Abbey Road Studios. Adding 7 bonus tracks to the original release.

Grading cover: NM/NEW | Grading vinyl: NM/NEW

"Clive Palmer is one of the great unsung figures in British folk, and the two albums he made with C.O.B. are two of the most mysterious and moving ever made on this island ... 'Moyshe McStiff...' appeared on the bizarre 'Polydor Folk Mill' imprint in 1972 in an extravagant, fragile and rather kitsch gatefold sleeve depicting St. George slaying the dragon. It too failed to sell, and is now one of the rarest and most prized artefacts of the 'acid-folk' subgenre, selling for around £300 in nice shape." (Head Heritage)

"C.O.B.'s second album was, like its first, a mighty rare and little-heard item, though its reputation eventually rose a slight amount. It's not much different than the debut, either, and can't fail to remind seasoned British folk-rock listeners of a more normal Incredible String Band ... There's a plaintive, almost hymn-like feel to this muted British folk-rock, which is much folkier than rocky. There's also a tinge of acid-folk in the use of some relatively exotic instrumentation." (AllMusic)

C.O.B.: Moyshe Mcstiff

C.O.B.: Moyshe Mcstiff