I Looked Up

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I Looked Up
Studio album by The Incredible String Band
Released 1970
Genre Psychedelic folk
Length 41:23
Label Elektra / WEA
Producer Joe Boyd
The Incredible String Band chronology
Changing Horses
I Looked Up
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

I Looked Up is the sixth album by the Incredible String Band. Recorded at a time when the band was busy rehearsing for their ambitious upcoming stage show, U, the album has been described by band member Robin Williamson as a "quickie." The album contains one of Mike Heron's best loved ISB songs, "This Moment", as well as Robin Williamson's most experimental, "Pictures in a Mirror".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Mike Heron except as noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Black Jack Davy"     3:59
2. "The Letter"     3:08
3. "Pictures in a Mirror"   Robin Williamson 10:43
4. "This Moment"     6:07
5. "When You Find Out Who You Are"   Williamson 10:58
6. "Fair As You"     6:27
Total length:

"Black Jack Davy" (then called "Black Jack David") was later once again recorded by the Incredible String Band on their album Earthspan on Island Records in 1972.

Chart Entry
Weeks charted
UK Albums Chart[2] May 5, 1970 30 4
The Billboard 200[3] July 25, 1970 196 2


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Chart Archive - Incredible String Band(Link redirected to OCC website)
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel; Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Albums, 1955-1996; p. 366. ISBN 0898201179