This incredibly rare debut record predates their more widely-known second album, Mice and Rats in the Loft. The music is superb psych-folk from 1969. Jan Dukes De Grey started out as a duo of two multi-instrumentalists, Michael Bairstow & Derek Noy, who stood midway between Tyrannosaurus Rex & Jethro Tull with very short all-acoustic songs with strange lyrics. Right up there with classics like Comus' First Utterance and Simon Finn's Pass the Distance, Jan Dukes De Grey's LP is a brilliant work of psychedelic folk with a seething undercurrent of tension. Beautifully packaged in the new Akarma DeLuxe triple fold digipack line.