|Single by Strawbs|
|B-side||"Where Do You Go (When You Need a Hole to Crawl In)"|
|Songwriter(s)||Dave Cousins, John Hawken|
|Strawbs singles chronology|
"Autumn" is a three-part song by English band Strawbs featured on their 1974 album Hero and Heroine . The final part "The Winter Long" was released as a single in 1974 under the title "Hold on to Me (The Winter Long)".
The first part of the three part song is an instrumental written by keyboardist John Hawken. It was later released as a single in the United States due to demand from black radio stations. The music begins with a menacing riff played on a Moog synthesizer, gradually builds to a climax and then segues into the much quieter second part of the song.
"Deep Summer Sleep" is written and sung by Dave Cousins.
The final part of the song is written by Dave Cousins but sung by Dave Lambert. It was released as a single in the UK in 1974. Several overseas releases followed.
|United Kingdom||1974||A&M||7" single||AMS7117|
|Thailand||Cashbox||7" single plus 3 other tracks||KS-271|
The B-side track "Where Do You Go (When You Need a Hole to Crawl In)" is a Dave Cousins composition, featured on the 1974 album Ghosts album.
Bursting at the Seams is the 5th studio album by English band Strawbs. It was the first album to be released after the departure of founder member Tony Hooper and the recruitment of Dave Lambert. It contains their two most successful singles and reached number 2 in the UK Album Chart.
Hero and Heroine is the 6th studio album by English band Strawbs.
Ghosts is the 8th studio album by English band Strawbs.
Deep Cuts is the ninth studio album by English band Strawbs.
"Benedictus" is a song by English band Strawbs featured on their 1972 album Grave New World.
"Lay Down" is a song by English band Strawbs featured on their 1973 album Bursting at the Seams. Their first hit single, it had peaked at No. 12 in the UK Singles Chart late the previous year.
"Part of the Union" is a song by English band Strawbs, featured on their 1973 album Bursting at the Seams and was the band's most successful single, peaking at number 2 in the UK Singles Chart. It also reached number 10 in the Irish Singles Chart.
The Best of Strawbs is a compilation album of songs by Strawbs, with one track from the Dave Cousins solo album Two Weeks Last Summer.
"Shine on Silver Sun" is a song by English band Strawbs featured on their 1974 album Hero and Heroine. It is written by Dave Cousins and was intended as a "come-back" single after the post-"Part of the Union" band split. The single was a minor success peaking at number 34 in the UK Singles Chart.
Strawbs in Concert is a live album by English band Strawbs. The tracks are taken from recordings of two BBC In Concert programmes from 1973 and 1974.
Full Bloom is a live album by Acoustic Strawbs.
Painted Sky is a live album by Acoustic Strawbs.
Live at NEARFest is a live album by Strawbs. It was recorded at NEARFest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on July 11, 2004 and featured the line-up which played together on the albums Hero and Heroine and Ghosts. This line-up had not played together since 1975.
"Hero and Heroine" is a song by English band Strawbs featured on their 1974 album of the same name. It is written by Dave Cousins and has obvious drug allusions, the main reason it didn't get much airplay on BBC radio. The song is in a similar vein to an earlier track "Witchwood" but with rather more obvious allegory.
"Grace Darling" is a song by English band Strawbs, featured on their album Ghosts. The track was recorded in the chapel of the Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey, which the members of the band Genesis had attended in the 1960s, and which Strawbs' producer at the time, Tom Allom, had also attended. According to Dave Cousins, the chapel's pipe organ was used, played by the school organist, Alastair Ross; the band's keyboardist, John Hawken, did not play on the recording, as he was not used to the very noticeable delay that falls between the pressing of a key on a pipe organ and the sounding of the corresponding note. Choral accompaniment was provided by the Choristers from All Saints Church, High Wycombe, including choirboy of great Britain, Matthew Billsborough. Alastair Ross being their Choirmaster.
"The Flower and the Young Man" is a song by English band Strawbs written by Dave Cousins. The track first appeared on the Grave New World album.
"Lemon Pie" is a song by English band Strawbs featured on their 1974 album Ghosts.
"I Only Want My Love to Grow in You" is a song by English band Strawbs featured on their 1976 album Deep Cuts.
"Charmer" is a song by English band Strawbs featured on their 1976 album Deep Cuts.
Lay Down with the Strawbs is a live album by English band Strawbs. It was recorded at Robin 2 in Bilston and features the "Hero and Heroine line-up" of the band with a guest appearance of former member John Ford.