Ian and Sylvia were the first Canadian folk band to demand international commercial acclaim and status. However, their importance is more far reaching than the popularity their music garnered in the 70s, musically their variety, depth, intelligence, and technical prowess were substantially valuable in shaping the musical landscape. Music critic Richie Unterberger describes the importance of their influence, their unflagging dedication to innovation, writing of them as "inspirations to fellow Canadian singer/songwriters such as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Gordon Lightfoot. . . . they helped expand the range of folk by adding bass (sometimes played by Spike Lee’s father Bill) and mandolin to Ian’s guitar and Sylvia’s autoharp. Just as crucially, they ranged far afield for their repertoire, which encompassed not just traditional folk ballads, but bluegrass, country, spirituals, blues, hillbilly, gospel, and French-Canadian songs."
Vinyl is not free from dust, but is not damaged and has no scratches. Box is steady and able, with some discoloration.
Matrix No. E - 4388 MY - 203