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HALCYON DAYS (UK RELEASE)

Halcyon Days (UK) cover

1997 saw A&M release a 2CD retrospective with rarities collection. Featuring various hard to find single B-sides, some Hudson Ford material and two otherwise unreleased tracks, this did rather better than A&M had expected (allegedly outselling the Joan Armatrading retrospective released at more or less the same time) and went a long way towards convincing A&M to go ahead with re-issues of most of the original albums on CD.

The US version of Halcyon Days has a different track selection.

Track by track comparison of contents of the UK and US versions .




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Track listing

  1. Ghosts (Cousins)
  2. On Growing Older (Cousins)
  3. The Man who Called Himself Jesus (Cousins)
  4. Stormy Down (Cousins)
  5. I Turned My Face Into The Wind (Cousins)
  6. Queen of Dreams (Cousins)
  7. Witchwood (Cousins)
  8. Keep the Devil Outside (Hudson/Ford)
  9. The Hangman and the Papist (Cousins)
  10. Benedictus (Cousins)
  11. Golden Salamander (Cousins)
  12. Tokyo Rosie (Cousins)
  13. Hero and Heroine (Cousins)
  14. Hudson Ford: Pick up the Pieces (Hudson/Ford)
  15. Lay Down (Cousins)
  16. Back Side (Cousins)
  17. Out in the Cold (Cousins)
  18. Round and Round (Cousins)
  19. Oh, How She Changed (Cousins/Hooper)

CD 2:

  1. The Battle (Cousins)
  2. Grace Darling (Cousins)
  3. Dave Cousins: Blue Angel (Cousins)
  4. Here it Comes (Cousins)
  5. The Shepherd's Song (Cousins)
  6. We'll Meet Again Sometime (Cousins)
  7. Martin Luther King's Dream (Cousins)
  8. Hudson Ford: Burn Baby Burn (Hudson/Ford)
  9. Shine on Silver Sun (Cousins)
  10. Why And Wherefore (Cousins/Strawbs)
  11. Hudson Ford: Floating in the Wind (Hudson/Ford)
  12. Absent Friend (Cousins)
  13. Part of the Union (Ford/Hudson)
  14. Will Ye Go? (Trad. arr. Strawbs)
  15. The River and Down by the Sea (Cousins)
  16. Tell Me What You See in Me (Cousins)

Versions

Not released on vinyl.

CD: 540 662-2 (A&M, 2CD, 1997).Booklet contains various uncommon black & white photos (Witchwood era band, GNW-era band, Ghosts-era band (on centre spread) and Cousins c. 1972/73 in colour on the back of the booklet. Under the disk tray, there's a photo of Dave Cousins with a 12-string Ovation. Sleeve notes by John Tobler.

The US CD released as Halcyon Days (The A&M Years) has different tracks. Track by track comparison of contents of the UK and US versions .

Some of the same photos are included in both packages, but the ones in the US edition are mainly in colour.

Sleeve Notes

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