Lay Down with the Strawbs

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Lay Down with the Strawbs
Live album by Strawbs
Released July 2008 (2008-07)
Recorded March 5, 2006 (2006-03-05)
Genre progressive rock
Strawbs chronology
A Taste of Strawbs
(2006) A Taste of Strawbs2006
Lay Down with the Strawbs
(2008)
The Broken Hearted Bride
(2008) The Broken Hearted Bride2008

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.

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Strawbs English rock band

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Contents

Track listing

Disc one

  1. "Lay Down" (Dave Cousins)
  2. "I Only Want My Love to Grow in You" (Cousins, Chas Cronk)
  3. "Shine on Silver Sun" (Cousins)
  4. "Ghosts" (Cousins)
  5. "Remembering/And You and I (When We Were Very Young)" (John Hawken/Cousins)
  6. "Cold Steel" (Dave Lambert)
  7. "Impressions of Southall from the Train/The Life Auction" (Cousins)
  8. "Out in the Cold/Round and Round" (Cousins)
  9. "Just Love" (Lambert)

Disc two

  1. "Autumn" (Cousins)
  2. "Raq's Aswad Drum Solo" (Rod Coombes)
  3. "Hero and Heroine" (Cousins)
  4. "Round and Round (reprise)" (Cousins)
  5. "Part of the Union" (Richard Hudson, John Ford)
  6. "The Man Who Called Himself Jesus" (Cousins)
  7. "Tears and Pavane" (Cousins, Hudson, Ford)
  8. "Kissed by the Sun"
  9. "Heavy Disguise" (Ford)

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.

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Additional personnel

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom July 2008 CD

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