The Complete Strawbs

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The Complete Strawbs
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Live album by Strawbs
Released 2000 (2000)
Recorded 1998 (1998)
Genre Progressive rock
Label Witchwood
Strawbs chronology
Concert Classics
(1999) Concert Classics1999
The Complete Strawbs
(2000)
Baroque & Roll
(2001) Baroque & Roll2001

The Complete Strawbs is a live album by English band Strawbs. It was recorded in 1998 at their 30th anniversary concert at Chiswick House. The concert was also filmed and later was released on DVD. More than four different incarnations of the band performed. Wherever possible, the tracks were performed by the original musicians, although there were exceptions. Keyboard players John Hawken, Andy Richards and Rick Wakeman were unable to attend, but Wakeman's son Adam deputised for them. Original bass player Ron Chesterman and one-time drummer Tony Fernandez were present at the concert but did not perform.

Album collection of recorded music, words, sounds

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

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

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.

Contents

Track listing

All tracks written by Dave Cousins except where stated

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.

CD

  1. "Further Down the Road"
  2. "Grace Darling"
  3. "Ringing Down the Years"
  4. "Beside the Rio Grande"
  5. "Out in the Cold"
  6. "Round and Round"
  7. "Hero and Heroine"
  8. "Witchwood"
  9. "A Glimpse of Heaven"
  10. "Josephine for Better or for Worse"
  11. "Oh How She Changed" (Cousins, Tony Hooper)
  12. "New World"
  13. "The River"
  14. "Down by the Sea"
  15. "Part of the Union" (Richard Hudson, John Ford)

DVD

The DVD listing is the same as the CD listing up to and including track 11. Thereafter the following tracks appear: -

  1. "New World"
  2. "Stormy Down"
  3. "Part of the Union" (Hudson, Ford)
  4. "The River"
  5. "Down by the Sea"

The DVD contains the following bonus features:

Personnel

Track numbers refer to the CD listing

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.

Acoustic guitar type of guitar

An acoustic guitar is a guitar that produces sound acoustically by transmitting the vibration of the strings to the air—as opposed to relying on electronic amplification (see electric guitar). The sound waves from the strings of an acoustic guitar resonate through the guitar's body, creating sound. This typically involves the use of a sound board and a sound box to strengthen the vibrations of the strings. In standard tuning the guitar's six strings are tuned (low to high) E2 A2 D3 G3 B3 E4.

Appalachian dulcimer fretted string instrument of the zither family

The Appalachian dulcimer is a fretted string instrument of the zither family, typically with three or four strings, originally played in the Appalachian region of the United States. The body extends the length of the fingerboard, and its fretting is generally diatonic.

Additional personnel
Ric Sanders British violinist

Richard 'Ric' Sanders is an English violinist who has played in jazz-rock, folk rock, British folk rock and folk groups, including Soft Machine and Fairport Convention.

Violin bowed string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths

The violin, also known informally as a fiddle, is a wooden string instrument in the violin family. Most violins have a hollow wooden body. It is the smallest and highest-pitched instrument in the family in regular use. Smaller violin-type instruments exist, including the violino piccolo and the kit violin, but these are virtually unused. The violin typically has four strings tuned in perfect fifths, and is most commonly played by drawing a bow across its strings, though it can also be played by plucking the strings with the fingers (pizzicato) and by striking the strings with the wooden side of the bow.

Adam Wakeman British musician

Adam Wakeman is an English musician and the current keyboardist and rhythm guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne's band; he also played keyboards and guitar off-stage for Black Sabbath. Other musicians Wakeman has been involved with include Annie Lennox, Travis, the Company of Snakes, Strawbs, Will Young, Victoria Beckham, and Atomic Kitten. Adam has often collaborated with his father, Rick Wakeman, and has released albums with him. In 2006 he created his own band, Headspace.

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 1999 Witchwood CD WCCD2001
United Kingdom2002 Witchwood Media DVD WCDVD2006

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