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Halcyon Days (UK) cover

A&M in the US also decided to release Halcyon Days, but with a different track listing to the UK version. They featured less of the single B-sides, and no Hudson Ford material. The tracks run in chronological order, unlike the UK release.

The UK version of Halcyon Days has a different track selection. See track by track comparison of contents of the UK and US versions .

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Track listing

  1. The Man Who Called Himself Jesus
  2. Where Is This Dream Of Your Youth
  3. The Battle
  4. The Weary Song
  5. I Turned My Face Into The Wind
  6. Forever
  7. Song Of A Sad Little Girl
  8. A Glimpse Of Heaven
  9. Witchwood
  10. Sheep
  11. The Shepherd's Song
  12. The Hangman And The Papist
  13. Benedictus
  14. Queen Of Dreams
  15. Heavy Disguise
  16. New World
  17. Two Weeks Last Summer
  18. Blue Angel
  1. Here It Comes
  2. Part Of The Union
  3. Tears And Pavan
  4. The River
  5. Down By The Sea
  6. Lay Down
  7. Autumn
  8. Hero And Heroine
  9. Midnight Sun
  10. Out In The Cold
  11. Round And Round
  12. Ghosts
  13. Grace Darling
  14. Lemon Pie
  15. To Be Free
  16. Hanging In The Gallery
  17. The Promised Land


Not released on vinyl.

CD: 31454 0951-2 (A&M US, 2CD, 1998).Booklet contains various uncommon photos (Witchwood era band, GNW-era band, Ghosts-era band (on centre spread) and Cousins c. 1972/73 on the back of the booklet. All but the Witchwood-era shot are in colour, unlike the UK edition. In addition there's an early Strawbs b/w photo, and as front inside cover and under the disk tray, a colour shot of the melting strawberry (and bemused stuffed rabbit) which graced the cover of the vinyl, UK only Strawbs By Choice. This also appears as a background image behind John Tobler's adapted version of his sleeve notes for the UK edition, reflecting the different choice of tracks. There are also track details with personnel and cover shots of the original albums. A bit fuller than the UK package.

The UK version of Halcyon Days has different tracks - see track by track comparison of contents of the UK and US versions for information. 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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