The Canterbury sound is pretty much defined here on Kevin Ayers and the Whole World's 1970 masterpiece. Featuring Robert Wyatt, Lol Coxhill, David Bedford, the folk singer Bridget St. John, and debuting Mike Oldfield, the line-up produced a heady mixture of ideas and experimentation with two distinctive styles emerging. Carefree ballads like “Clarence In Wonderland” and “May I?” abutted the avant garde experimentation of songs like “Reinhardt and Geraldine” and “Underwater”. The album has since gained the reputation of being Kevin Ayers' masterpiece, and rightfully so in my opinion. Enjoy, James.