Live at Nearfest

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Live at NEARFest
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Live album by Strawbs
Released August 2005 (2005-08)
Recorded June 2004 (2004-06)
Genre progressive rock
Label Witchwood
Producer Steve Crimmel
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Live at NEARFest is a live album by Strawbs. It was recorded at NEARFest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on July 11 2004 [2] 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.

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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.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania City in Pennsylvania, United States

Bethlehem is a city in Lehigh and Northampton counties in the Lehigh Valley region of the eastern portion of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 74,982, making it the seventh largest city in Pennsylvania, after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, and Scranton. Of this, 55,639 were in Northampton County, and 19,343 were in Lehigh County.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Out in the Cold" (Dave Cousins) – 3:13
  2. "Round and Round" (Cousins) – 5:31
  3. "Lay Down" (Cousins) – 4:19
  4. "Burning for Me" (Cousins, John Mealing) – 5:55
  5. "New World" (Cousins) – 3:54
  6. "Autumn" – 10:11
    "Heroine's Theme" (John Hawken)
    "Deep Summer Sleep" (Cousins)
    "The Winter Long" (Cousins)
  7. "Remembering/You and I (When We Were Very Young)" (Hawking, Cousins) – 5:37
  8. "Heartbreaker" (Dave Lambert) – 4:40
  9. "This Barren Land" (Cousins) – 4:43
  10. "The River" (Cousins) – 3:02
  11. "Down by the Sea" (Cousins) – 8:37
  12. "Hero and Heroine" (Cousins) – 3:33
  13. "Round and Round" (reprise) (Cousins) – 3:34
  14. "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" (Cousins) – 5:05

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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Recording

Recorded live at the NEARFest festival, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog
WorldwideAugust 2005 Witchwood CD WMCD2026

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References

Notes

  1. https://www.allmusic.com/album/r794931
  2. Insert from CD WMCD2026 Live at Nearfest