Monday, January 28, 2008

Strawbs

"A Taste Of Strawbs"

A Taste Of Strawbs is the long awaited boxed set from the Strawbs, released 13 November 2006.

It's been a mammoth project for Dave Cousins, even with some assistance from me. The vision behind it is to include many of the classic Strawbs songs that ought to be in a Strawbs boxed set, but virtually none of the versions that even devout fans will currently have in their collection. Accordingly it is sourced from the Strawbs' own archives and other sources - unreleased songs, demo versions, alternate mixes, live material. It's been an absolute joy to be involved in this process, and I'm truly delighted with the result.

CD1: "Eyes Wide Open" (1966・971): The Strawberry Hill Boys to Sandy Denny and the Strawbs. Then the Strawbs go electric as Rick Wakeman joins the band.

CD2: "Changing Places" (1972・974): High flying singles and albums in the UK and North America.

CD3: "Inside Out" (1975・988): Strawbs go their separate ways for a while, but Wakeman brings them back together. Success at the Cambridge Folk Festival spawns a network TV documentary and concert. Wakeman and Cousins appear together in concert.

CD4 "Further Down The Road" (1990・006): 25th Anniversary tour - Don Airey on keyboards. The Chiswick House concert. Wakeman and Cousins record again. Strawbs Acoustic reinvent the band. Strawbs headline major festivals.

14 Comments:

Anonymous caoimghin said...

Thanks so much, this is the best one yet! I cannot tell you how glad I was to see this.

29 January, 2008 00:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi!!

Excellent blog!!

I'm a great fan of the Strawbs and have been looking for this Box Set: thanks for sharing!

wajorama

29 January, 2008 03:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Lizardson...

Just a couple of days ago I said that you´re A Wizard, A True Star.

But A Wizard, a True Star is only for Todd Rundgren.

I should change my words about you: you are the real genious of the magic lamp, a good djinn from the deserts of the classic 1001 nights.

Thanks, a million thanks. This one deserves eternal gratitude.

What a gift!!!

relayer

29 January, 2008 05:30  
Anonymous arbor said...

thanks so much for this! strawbs are great

29 January, 2008 07:11  
Blogger ianrcarter said...

Wow, what a treat....BUT...is there anyone out there who could provide the recording details for the five CDs - radio broadcast dates, live dates etc? Where they given in the book that came with the boxset?

29 January, 2008 07:34  
Blogger Tim C said...

Wow -- it's Christmas. Thank you very much.

29 January, 2008 08:15  
Blogger Cor said...

Tracklist see

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Taste-Strawbs/dp/B000I6AFQU

29 January, 2008 13:48  
Blogger antonios said...

great blog!can you reupload Bridget St. John - Jumblequeen (1974) and Peter Bellamy - Tell It Like It Was" 1975?please

29 January, 2008 14:33  
Blogger martinw said...

http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/@f/f_taste.htm
gives more info on contents

29 January, 2008 23:37  
Blogger wkc said...

Lizardson

Can't say thanks enough for this wonderful share! Thank you - thank you, thank you

01 February, 2008 06:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi thanks for this but links gone please repost

07 February, 2008 20:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The links was dead. Please could you post it again? Thank you

08 February, 2008 09:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance you could post this one again? Missed it by a day or three. Would love to get the 5th disc.
Thanks.

14 February, 2008 18:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't believe they are going on tour this summer! it's going to be insane! summer 2009! who else is going?!?!?

05 May, 2009 06:35  

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