From the Witchwood

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From the Witchwood
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ReleasedJuly 1971
RecordedFebruary–March 1971
Studio Air Studios, London
Genre Progressive rock, art rock, folk rock
Label A&M
Producer Tony Visconti
Strawbs chronology
Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios
From the Witchwood
Grave New World
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From the Witchwood is the fourth album by the English band Strawbs. It was recorded at Air Studios in London during February and March 1971 and reached number 39 in the UK Albums Chart on 17 July 1971. [3]


The album is the third and final album to include Rick Wakeman, including his appearance as a session musician on the 1970 album Dragonfly . The sleeve illustration was "The Vision of St. Jerome", a tapestry from the Spanish Royal Collection.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Dave Cousins, except where noted.

Side one
1."A Glimpse of Heaven" 3:50
2."Witchwood" 3:23
3."Thirty Days" John Ford 2:52
4."Flight" Richard Hudson 4:24
5."The Hangman and the Papist" 4:11
Side two
6."Sheep" 4:14
7."Canon Dale"Hudson3:46
8."The Shepherd's Song" 4:34
9."In Amongst the Roses" 3:48
10."I'll Carry On Beside You" 3:09
Total length:38:11
A&M "Remasterpieces" CD reissue bonus track
11."Keep the Devil Outside"Ford3:02





Release history

United Kingdom July 1971 A&M stereo LP AMLH 64304
United States July 1971A&Mstereo LPSP 4304
Denmark 1971 Sonet stereo LPSLPS 1531
Italy 1971A&Mstereo LPSLAM 64304
Canada 1971A&Mstereo LPSP 4304
New Zealand 1971A&Mstereo LPSAML-934437
Japan 1987A&M/CanyonCDD32Y3578
Russia 1998ArsNovaCDAN99-061
Worldwide1998A&MCD remastered with bonus track540 939-2

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  1. From the Witchwood at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  2. Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN   978-0195313734.
  3. "From the Witchwood". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 13 October 2020.