Preserves Uncanned

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Preserves Uncanned
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Compilation album by Strawbs
Released 1990 (1990)
Recorded 1966 – 1968
Genre folk rock, progressive folk, bluegrass
Label Dirty Linen
Strawbs chronology
Don't Say Goodbye
Preserves Uncanned
Sandy Denny and the Strawbs

Uncanned Preserves is a compilation album of songs by Strawbs. Some tracks, however, were not released on studio albums. The recordings themselves are demos dating from the mid to late '60's.

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 used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s.

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.


Track listing

Side one

  1. "Coal Creek March" (Dave Cousins)
  2. "Sail Away to the Sea" (Cousins)
  3. "That Which Once Was Mine" (Cousins)
  4. "How Everyone But Sam Was a Hypocrite" (Cousins)
  5. "October to May" (Cousins)
  6. "On My Way" (Cousins)
  7. "All I Need is You" (Cousins)
  8. "Josephine, For Better or for Worse" (Cousins)
  9. "We'll Meet Again Sometime" (Cousins)

Side two

  1. "Spanish is the Loving Tongue" (traditional)
  2. "Handsome Molly" (traditional)
  3. "Hard Times" (Cousins)
  4. "How I Need You" (Cousins)
  5. "The Man Who Called Himself Jesus" (Cousins)
  6. "Pieces of 79 and 15" (Cousins, Tony Hooper)
  7. "Following the Rainbow" (Cousins)
  8. "Always on My Mind" (Hooper)
  9. "Martin Luther King's Dream" (Cousins)
  10. "Bitter Sunshine" (Cousins)

Side three

  1. "All the Little Ladies" (Cousins, Hooper)
  2. "Just the Same in Every Way" (Cousins)
  3. "Strawberry Picking" (Cousins)
  4. "A Good Woman's Love" (traditional)
  5. "The Battle" (Cousins)
  6. "Jenny O'Brien" (Cousins)
  7. "Sweetling" (Hooper)
  8. "Flinthill Special" (traditional)
  9. "The Blantyre Explosion" (traditional)
  10. "Tell Me What You See in Me" (Cousins)

Side four

  1. "Or Am I Dreaming" (Cousins)
  2. "I'll Show You Where to Sleep" (Cousins)
  3. "And You Need Me" (Cousins)
  4. "You Keep Going Your Way" (Cousins)
  5. "Where is This Dream of Your Youth" (Cousins)
  6. "Why" (Cousins)
  7. "Lawrence Brown" (Cousins)
  8. "Wild Strawberries" (Cousins, Hooper)
  9. "Song to Alex" (Cousins, Hooper)


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.

Release history

United States 1990Dirty Linen 2-cassette pack DL101
United Kingdom 1991Road Goes on Forever 2-CD set RGF DCD 003
United Kingdom1991Road Goes on Forever2-cassette packRGF DMC 003

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