Another trip into the studio after the release of Grave New World and the UK-wide tour to promote it, produced an out and out pop single, the precursor of "Lay Down" in many ways. "Here It Comes" was included on the compilations Strawbs By Choice and the UK version of Halcyon Days.
Released in the UK with a straightforward company sleeve only. (There MAY have been promotional copies, but I have never seen one.)
Most likely released to coincide with either the 1972 release of the album Grave New World in Germany, or the festivals/concerts which the band played in continental Europe in the summer of '72.
As above. The photograph (same as used on the German issue and the Japanese "Keep The Devil Outside") has been used the other way round here (ie reversed left to right).
Listed on Festival Records discography
Released in South Africa. My copy came with a plain white sleeve - may have had an A&M company sleeve.
It may not have been in released in US or Canada, but Kenya got in there. My copy came in a plain sleeve. Maybe this is what was behind the song Dave Lambert wrote for Dancing To The Devil's Beat ("The Man Who Would Never Leave Grimsby"):
Got a letter from a boy
From a village in Kenya
He was such a fan
So smitten by the band
They called him the Strawbs Boy
And that made him proud
He would play us loud
In the letter Lucky wrote
That he'd been to Nairobi
Which I found quite sad
Because he said he looked around
But he couldn't see me
With a faith like that
How I wish he had