Recollection (Strawbs album)

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Recollection
Strawbs recollection.jpg
Live album by
Released2006
Recorded1970
Genre Progressive folk
Length68:07
Label Witchwood Media
Strawbs chronology
Painted Sky
(2005)
Recollection
(2006)
A Taste of Strawbs
(2006)

Recollection is a live album by Strawbs. The tracks were recorded in 1970 on a tour supporting Roy Harper just prior to the concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall (the recordings from this concert were released as the album Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios ).

Contents

This incarnation of the band had only rehearsed together for a couple of weeks. The recording is the first made with Rick Wakeman, John Ford and Richard Hudson in the line-up and features live re-workings of songs from the Strawbs and Dragonfly albums as well as alternative recordings of some of the Antiques and Curios songs.

Track listing

All tracks written by Dave Cousins unless indicated otherwise

  1. "We'll Meet Again Sometime" – 4:12
  2. "Or Am I Dreaming" – 2:29
  3. "Song of a Sad Little Girl" – 5:29
  4. "That Which Once was Mine" – 3:33
  5. "Fingertips" –6:10
  6. "The Man Who Called Himself Jesus" – 4:35
  7. "Temperament of Mind" (Rick Wakeman) – 5:28
  8. "Josephine, for Better or for Worse" – 3:27
  9. "The Antique Suite" – 12:15
    "The Reaper"
    "We Must Cross the River"
    "Antiques and Curios"
    "Hey It's Been a Long Time"
  10. "The Battle" – 5:52
  11. "Where is This Dream of Your Youth?" – 9:31
  12. "Dance On" (Valerie Murtagh, Elaine Murtagh, Ray Adams) – 2:22

Personnel

Recording

Cover

The photographs used were taken by Van Hallan (1970) from Dave Cousins' own collection and Geraldine Parkinson (2006). Sleeve notes by Dave Cousins.

Release history

RegionDateLabelFormatCatalogComments
United Kingdom 2006Witchwood Media compact disc WMCD 2033Recorded in 1970

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