The Best of Strawbs

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The Best of Strawbs
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Compilation album by Strawbs
Released 1978 (1978)
Recorded 1971 - 1975
Genre Folk rock, progressive folk, progressive rock
Label A&M Records
Strawbs chronology
Deadlines
(1978) Deadlines1978
The Best of Strawbs
(1978)
Don't Say Goodbye
(1987) Don't Say Goodbye1987

The Best of Strawbs is a compilation album of songs by Strawbs, with one track from the Dave Cousins solo album Two Weeks Last Summer .

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.

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.

Contents

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Hero and Heroine" (Dave Cousins)
  2. "Tears and Pavan"
    "Tears" (Cousins)
    "Pavan" (Richard Hudson, John Ford, Cousins)
  3. "A Glimpse of Heaven" (Cousins)
  4. "Round and Round" (Cousins)
  5. "New World" (Cousins)

Side two

  1. "Benedictus" (Cousins)
  2. "Shine on Silver Sun" (Cousins)
  3. "To Be Free" (Cousins)
  4. "Where Do You Go (When You Need a Hole to Crawl In)" (Cousins)
  5. "Autumn"
    "Heroine's Theme" (John Hawken)
    "Deep Summer's Sleep" (Cousins)
    "The Winter Long" (Cousins)

Side three

  1. "Don't Try to Change Me" (Dave Lambert)
  2. "Little Sleepy" (Lambert)
  3. "Part of the Union" (Hudson, Ford)
  4. "Song of a Sad Little Girl" (Cousins)
  5. "Down by the Sea" (Cousins)

Side four

  1. "Lay Down" (Cousins)
  2. "Heavy Disguise" (Ford)
  3. "Lemon Pie" (Cousins)
  4. "Blue Angel" (Cousins)
    "Divided"
    "Half Worlds Apart"
    "At Rest"

Personnel

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.

Guitar fretted string instrument

The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings. It is typically played with both hands by strumming or plucking the strings with either a guitar pick or the finger(s)/fingernails of one hand, while simultaneously fretting with the fingers of the other hand. The sound of the vibrating strings is projected either acoustically, by means of the hollow chamber of the guitar, or through an electrical amplifier and a speaker.

Appalachian dulcimer fretted string instrument of the zither family

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Guest musicians

Recording history

Region Date Label Format Catalog Comment
United Kingdom 1978 A&M stereo 2LP AMLM 66005
United States 1978 A&M stereo 2LP SP 6005
Canada 1978 A&M stereo 2LP SP 96005

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