Strawbs (album)

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Strawbs
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1969
Recorded1969
Genre Progressive folk
Length38:04
Label A&M
Producer Gus Dudgeon
Strawbs chronology
Strawbs
(1969)
Dragonfly
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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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.)

Contents

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").

Track listing

All tracks written by Dave Cousins, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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, Hooper3:00
5."Tell Me What You See In Me" 5:01
6."Oh How She Changed"Cousins, Hooper2:54
Side two
No.TitleLength
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
11."The Battle"6:34
A&M 2008 release bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
12."Interview / That Which Once Was Mine"3:41
13."Poor Jimmy Wilson"2:28
14."The Battle"6:09

These tracks were recorded on January 12, 1969 for John Peel's "Top Gear" radio show on BBC Radio 1.

Personnel

Strawbs
Additional personnel

Recording

Release history

RegionDateLabelFormatCatalogueComments
United Kingdom May 1969 A&M Records stereo LP AMS 936
Australia 1969Festival mono LPAML-33,475
Australia1969Festivalstereo LPSAML-33,475
Canada 1974A&M Recordsstereo 2-LP set with Dragonfly SP9014set entitled Early Strawbs
South Korea 2000Si-Wan CD SRMC 0088
UnknownProgressive LineCDPL 527 bootleg
United KingdomSeptember 2008A&MCD5302679

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References

  1. Strawbs at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  2. Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN   978-0195313734.
  3. Rob Young Uncut magazine, September 2008.
  4. http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/albtrack/strawb/strawb.asp#musicians
  5. http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/albtrack/strawb/strawb.asp