This version is on Bernard Stollman's ESP-Disk and is the same album as Ask the Unicorn, but not titled as such. Should you ask why? I guess not. As fate would have it, after 36 years of general neglect, two CD versions of Askew's classic debut album are released in the same week (the ESP/Abraxas version is ESPCD 1092). This ESP-Disk edition features 3 bonus tracks exclusive to this version, plus a booklet of lyrics not found on the other version. Originally released in 1969 & a pure ESP classic artifact -- this is simple folk music struck by a pure beam of cosmic light -- tremendously "in touch". "A graduate of Yale with a degree in painting and sculpture, the reclusive Ed Askew has won a following throughout the world, despite the lack of promotion and scarcity of his recordings. This intensely private, introspective album challenges conventional structure, while simultaneously reducing the folk form to its most pure and beautiful essence. Askew defies comparison. Digitally remastered." 'Easily one of the most bizarre and wonderful albums ever released by ESP-Disk ... a psychedelic folk masterpiece' -- Stewart Mason, All Music Guide. Track listing: "Fancy That," "Peter and David," "Marigolds," "Mr. Dream," "Red Woman -- Letter to England," "The Garden," "May Blossoms Be Praised,' '9-Song,' 'Love Is Everyone,' 'Ask The Unicorn." Also features three new tracks, selected by Ed Askew: "The Accordian Man," (an WYBC broadcast from 1970), "Green Song," (early 70s unreleased track) and "A Soldier's Song" (new song from 2005).
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