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EARLY STRAWBS - VERSIONS

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Contents
Vinyl
  • Canadian release
  • Canadian reissue
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    VINYL

    Canadian release

    Vinyl (A&M Canada, 1974): SP 9014 This repackages Dragonfly. The two discs are arranged with a side of Strawbs on one side and a side of Dragonfly on the other so that you can stack the discs on a multi-changer record player, and play one of the albums in sequence, then turn them over and do the same thing with the other album. Oddly, however, side 1 is the first side of Dragonfly, not Strawbs.

    Gatefold, including lyrics sheet; like the first release of Strawbs, the disc is inserted from the middle of the inside rather than the outer edge. The inside of the gatefold includes some early photos of the band circa mid-1969 and very informative sleeve notes by Dave Cousins dated 3 July 1974. There's also an insert which provides the lyrics Dragonfly-style.

    Front and back cover

    Inside spread

    Insert

    Labels - sides 1 and 2

    Labels - sides 3 and 4



    Canadian reissue

    Vinyl (A&M Canada, 1978?): SP 9014. Same outer packaging as initial release (old Milner Road, Agincourt address), but the labels and company inner sleeves use the Scarborough, Ontario address. From the style, probably around 1977/1978.

    No lyrics insert in my copy, not sure whether there was one for the reissue.

    Labels - sides 1 and 2

    Labels - sides 3 and 4



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