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Two Weeks Last Summer front cover

DAVE COUSINS: TWO WEEKS LAST SUMMER, EXTENDED EDITION, 2019

  • newly remastered & expanded edition of the classic 1972 solo album by Strawbs founder Dave Cousins
  • featuring Rick Wakeman, Roger Glover, Jon Hiseman & Miller Anderson
  • remastered from the original master tapes
  • with five bonus tracks
  • fully restored artwork and new essay by Dave Cousins
  • release date 29 Nov 2019
  • Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the classic 1972 solo album by Strawbs founder Dave Cousins, Two Weeks Last Summer.

    Recorded at The Manor studio, Oxfordshire in June 1972, the album followed on the heels of the highly successful Strawbs album Grave New World. With many songs still to record, Dave Cousins chose to record a solo album utilising different musicians.

    An impressive cast of players was drafted for the sessions including former Strawbs member and keyboard player Rick Wakeman, bassist Roger Glover (from Deep Purple), drummer Jon Hiseman (from Colosseum) and guitarist Miller Anderson (from the Keef Hartley Band). The album also saw contributions from future Strawbs member Dave Lambert.

    Two Weeks Last Summer featured a host of wonderful material, including the epic "Blue Angel", the classic title track (later recorded by Sandy Denny/Fotheringay), "We'll Meet Again Sometime", "The Actor" and "Ways And Means". Although failing to chart upon its release, the album is now regarded as a lost classic and worthy of anything Strawbs recorded at the peak of their success.

    This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features five bonus tracks. The release restores the original artwork and includes a new essay by Dave Cousins.

    See also the original album page.



    musicians track listing

    Musicians

    Dave Cousins (vcls, gtrs, pno, "tinklies")
    Dave Lambert (gtrs, vcls)
    Miller Anderson (ld gtrs, slide gtr)
    Jon Hiseman (drms, perc)
    Roger Glover (bs)
    Tom Allom, Rick Wakeman (kybds)
    Dave Lambert, Tom Allom, Tom Newman (bck vcls)

    Track listing

    1. Two Weeks Last Summer (Cousins)
    2. October To May (Cousins)
    3. Blue Angel (Cousins)
    4. That's The Way It Ends (including The World) (Cousins)

    5. The Actor (Cousins)
    6. When You Were A Child (Cousins)
    7. Ways And Means (Cousins)
    8. We'll Meet Again Sometime (Cousins)
    9. Going Home (Cousins)
    10. Bonus tracks on Esoteric release

    11. The Actor (alternate mix) (Cousins)
    12. Ways And Means (alternate take) (Cousins)
    13. I've Been My Own Worst Friend (Cousins)
    14. See How They Run (1972 demo with Dave Lambert) (Cousins/Lambert)
    15. The Rip Off Blues (1972 demo) (Cousins)

    Sleeve Notes

    Produced by Dave Cousins and Tom Allom
    Engineered by Tom Allom
    Recorded Two weeks this summer at The Manor, Kidlington, Oxford June 1972

    Sleeve design
    Art direction Mike Doud
    Cover design Mike Doud and John Kosh

    Other information
    All works written and composed by Dave Cousins
    October to May Is performed with the Kidlington Kossacs
    The World and Are performed with Robert Kirby's Wind Septet
    That's the way it ends

    Miller Anderson appears by courtesy of Decca Records. Roger Glover appears by courtesy of Purple Records. Jon Hiseman appears by courtesy of Bronze Records

    The front cover contains the following verse :

    "I am as the world forever spinning
    Rekindled by the early rising sun
    I am as the road that's ever winding
    A never-ending journey just begun"

    A & M Records Ltd 1-2 St. George Street, London. W1R 9DG. Distributed by Pye Records (Sales) Ltd

    (Information provided from 8 track stereo tape reference Y8AM 68118 and CD)

    Produced by Dave Cousins and Tom Allom

    Engineered by Tom Allom

    Recorded at The Manor, Kidlington, Oxford June 1972

    Other information

    All works written and composed by Dave Cousins

    October to May Is performed with the Kidlington Kossacs

    The World and Are performed with Robert Kirby's Wind Septet
    That's the way it ends

    Going Home acknowledges 'Lampoon'

    All tracks on the 8 track stereo tape are published by Summerland songs
    All tracks on the CD are published by Old School Songs / SGO music

    Tape manufactured and distributed by Precision tapes Ltd. A.T.V.HouseGreat Cumberland Place, London W 1

    Charts

    UK Chart: not placed
    US Chart: released in Canada



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