Strawberry Sampler Number 1

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Strawberry Sampler Number 1
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Studio album by Strawbs
Released 2001
Recorded 1969
Genre Progressive folk
Label Witchwood
Strawbs chronology
Baroque & Roll
(2001) Baroque & Roll2001
Strawberry Sampler Number 1
The Collection
(2002) The Collection2002

Strawberry Sampler Number 1 is a studio album by English band Strawbs. It was originally released as a publisher's demonstration record, intended to advertise Dave Cousins's and Tony Hooper's songs to other artists. Most of the songs were re-recorded by the band on later albums ("Ah Me, Ah My" was used unchanged on the Grave New World album).

Album collection of recorded music, words, sounds

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England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

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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.


The initial white label pressing ran to 99 copies on 12-inch vinyl pressings. There are only two known vinyl copies in existence, making this one of the UK's most collectible records. In November 2012 a copy was auctioned on Ebay and sold for a final bid of £909.88.

Track listing

Side one

  1. "All I Need is You" (Dave Cousins) – 3:07
  2. "Stay Awhile With Me" (Cousins) – 2:41
  3. "Sail Away to the Sea" (Cousins) – 3:28
  4. "Two Weeks Last Summer" (Cousins) – 2:06
  5. "Nothing Else Will Do" (Cousins) - 2:16
  6. "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" (Sandy Denny) – 4:09
  7. "I've Been My Own Worst Friend" (Cousins) – 2:43
  8. "I Turned My Face into the Wind" (Cousins) – 2:41
  9. "On Growing Older" (Cousins) – 2:00

Side two

  1. "And You Need Me" (Cousins) – 3:16
  2. "Ah Me, Ah My" (Tony Hooper) – 1:22
  3. "And You Need Me"/"Josephine for Better or for Worse" (Cousins) – 4:29
  4. "Just the Same in Every Way" (Cousins) – 3:01
  5. "How Everyone But Sam Was a Hypocrite" (Cousins) – 2:47
  6. "Young Again" (Hooper) – 2:56
  7. "Whichever Way the Wind Blows" (Cousins) – 2:52
  8. "Sweetling" (Hooper) – 3:05


The personnel are not listed on the album cover but the following is likely:

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

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Backing vocalist singer who provides vocal harmony with the lead vocalist or other backing vocalists

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Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
1969 Private pressing stereo LP
Worldwide2001 Witchwood Collection CD WC CD2002

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