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Strawbs is the first studio album by the English band Strawbs. (The Sandy Denny & The Strawbs LP All Our Own Work released in Denmark is generally not counted.)
Not initially issued in the US, US A&M did issue two singles ("Oh How She's Changed" b/w "Or Am I Dreaming", and "The Man Who Called Himself Jesus" b/w "Poor Jimmy Wilson").
All tracks written by Dave Cousins, except where noted.
|1.||"The Man Who Called Himself Jesus"||3:53|
|2.||"That Which Once Was Mine"||2:49|
|3.||"All the Little Ladies"||Cousins, Tony Hooper||2:18|
|4.||"Pieces of 79 and 15"||Cousins, Hooper||3:00|
|5.||"Tell Me What You See In Me"||5:01|
|6.||"Oh How She Changed"||Cousins, Hooper||2:54|
|7.||"Or Am I Dreaming?"||2:25|
|8.||"Where Is This Dream of Your Youth"||3:06|
|9.||"Poor Jimmy Wilson"||2:37|
|10.||"Where Am I? / I'll Show You Where to Sleep"||3:27|
|12.||"Interview / That Which Once Was Mine"||3:41|
|13.||"Poor Jimmy Wilson"||2:28|
These tracks were recorded on January 12, 1969 for John Peel's "Top Gear" radio show on BBC Radio 1.
|United Kingdom||May 1969||A&M Records||stereo LP||AMS 936|
|Canada||1974||A&M Records||stereo 2-LP set with Dragonfly||SP9014||set entitled Early Strawbs|
|South Korea||2000||Si-Wan||CD||SRMC 0088|
|Unknown||Progressive Line||CD||PL 527||bootleg|
|United Kingdom||September 2008||A&M||CD||5302679|
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