During the compilation of A Taste Of Strawbs, we unearthed many tapes to do with the making of Deadlines. There were many acoustic demos of Deadlines songs by Dave, often with Chas in support (two made it onto Taste - "Deadly Nightshade" and Time And Life"). There are six on here. There's also a full band demo of "Sealed With A Traitor's Kiss". There's also the outtake "Midnight" (also on Taste), and to round off the package, three production mixes from the first recorded version of Deadlines from the Dublin sessions.
For a piece by Dave Cousins on the making of Deadlines, and a preview by Dick Greener, check out the reviews page.
Released - 29 October 2012
Dave Cousins (vcls, ac gtrs)
Dave Lambert (vcls, el/ac gtrs)
Chas Cronk (bs, ac gtrs, vcls)
Robert Kirby (el pno, gr pno, Mell, org, autoharp)
John Mealing (polymoog, gr pno, minimoog, harpsichord)
Tony Fernandez (drms, tamb, tymp, bells)
Dave Cousins - Acoustic demos
Dublin sessions - Production mixes