Don't Say Goodbye (album)

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Don't Say Goodbye
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Studio album by
Released1987
Recorded1987
Genre Soft rock
Length41:05
Label Strawberry Hill Productions
EMI Chord
Producer Strawbs
Strawbs chronology
The Best of Strawbs
(1978)
Don't Say Goodbye
(1987)
Preserves Uncanned
(1990)
Professional ratings
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Don't Say Goodbye is the 12th studio album by English band Strawbs.

Album collection of recorded music, words, sounds

An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc (CD), vinyl, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album; this format evolved after 1948 into single vinyl LP records played at ​33 13 rpm. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have mostly focused on CD and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format widely used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s.

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

Strawbs English rock band

Strawbs are an English rock band founded in 1964. Although the band started out as a bluegrass group they eventually moved on to other styles such as folk rock, progressive rock, and (briefly) glam rock.

Contents

Track listing

Side one

  1. "A Boy and his Dog" (Dave Cousins, Chris Parren) – 5:06
  2. "Let it Rain" (Cousins, Chas Cronk, Andy Richards) – 4:55
  3. "We Can Make it Together" (Cousins, Cronk) – 3:33
  4. "Tina Dei Fada" (Richard Hudson) – 3:52
  5. "Big Brother" (Hudson) – 3:05

Side two

  1. "Something for Nothing" (Cousins, Cronk) – 6:35
  2. "Evergreen" (Cousins) – 4:47
  3. "That's When the Crying Starts" (Cousins) – 4:06
  4. "Beat the Retreat" (Cousins) – 5:06

Personnel

Dave Cousins singer, songwriter and musician from England

Dave Cousins is an English singer and songwriter, who has been the leader, singer and most-active songwriter of Strawbs since 1967.

Singing act of producing musical sounds with the voice

Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, jazz, blues, gazal and popular music styles such as pop, rock, electronic dance music and filmi.

Backing vocalist singer who provides vocal harmony with the lead vocalist or other backing vocalists

Backing vocalists or backup singers are singers who provide vocal harmony with the lead vocalist or other backing vocalists. In some cases, a backing vocalist may sing alone as a lead-in to the main vocalist's entry or to sing a counter-melody. Backing vocalists are used in a broad range of popular music, traditional music and world music styles.

Recording

Recorded at E-Zee Studios, London and Southern Music Studios, London.

George "Porky" Peckham is an English record engineer, widely recognised as among the most accomplished in the business. He has been responsible for producing the master discs from which many vinyl records have been pressed over the last 40 years.

Recording history

RegionDateLabelFormatCatalogComment
United Kingdom 1987Strawberry Hill Productions stereo LP TOOTS3
United Kingdom1987EMI Chordstereo LPStrawbs 1
Canada 1987Virginstereo LPVL 3018
Japan 1987Alfastereo LPAL1
1987Chord CD CD009
JapanAlfaCD32XB-253
South Africa EMI Chord DAT STRAWBSDAT1
1998Road Goes on ForeverCDRGF/WC DCD039

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