|Studio album by|
|Studio||Ivar Rosenberg Lydteknik, Copenhagen; Morgan Studios, London|
|Genre||Folk, folk rock|
|Encyclopedia of Popular Music|
Dragonfly is the second studio album by English band Strawbs. It contains the lengthy and rather progressive ballad "The Vision of the Lady of the Lake" describing the hardships of a boatman who encounters and battles a variety of mystical creatures on a lake, with a sword that was given to him by the lady of the lake. The album marked the first collaboration of Rick Wakeman with the band, though he only played on one song on this album, piano on The Vision of the Lady of the Lake; he would eventually join them on their next album, Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios , in 1970. Tony Visconti also played flute on two other songs.
All tracks are written by Dave Cousins, except where noted.
|1.||"The Weary Song"||3:50|
|3.||"I Turned My Face Into the Wind"||2:42|
|4.||"Josephine for Better or for Worse"||3:17|
|6.||"'Til the Sun Comes Shining Through"||3:34|
|7.||"Young Again"||Tony Hooper||2:51|
|8.||"The Vision of the Lady of the Lake"||10:44|
|9.||"Close Your Eyes"||Hooper||0:56|
|10.||"We'll Meet Again Some Time" (Recorded at Trident Studios, London, June 1969)||3:13|
|11.||"Forever" (single release)||Cousins, Hooper||3:32|
|12.||"Another Day" (recorded for John Peel's "Top Gear" BBC Radio 1 show, September 7, 1969)||3:03|
|13.||"We'll Meet Again Sometime" (recorded for John Peel's "Top Gear" BBC Radio 1 show, September 7, 1969)||3:09|
Recorded at Rosenberg Lydteknik, Copenhagen with additional work at Morgan Studios, London. Mixed at Trident Studios, London
|United Kingdom||February 1970||A&M||stereo LP||AMS 970|
|Canada||1974||A&M||stereo 2-LP set with Strawbs||SP9014||set entitled Early Strawbs|
|South Korea||1999||Si-Wan||CD||SRMC 0083|
|United Kingdom||September 2008||A&M||CD||5302680||includes 4 bonus tracks|
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