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Ghosts And Specters cover

The Strawbs took a brief trip to Tokyo in 1975 to appear on a Japanese TV spectacular - apparently the first simultaneous broadcast to all of Japan's islands. The back cover notes this was recorded live at Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan on 13 Apr 1975. Someone was obviously in the audience with a tape recorder. Not particularly good quality, sadly, it suffers quite a bit from audience noise - in Japanese! However it does represent one of the only concerts available from this period, possibly the "He/albtrack/ghosts" band at their height, and includes frequently requested favourite "The Life Auction".

Not really very good quality - for a much better quality version of this see Live In Tokyo DVD.

musicians track listing versions lyrics


Dave Cousins (vcls, gtrs)
Dave Lambert (vcls, gtrs)
John Hawken (kybds)
Chas Cronk (bs, vcls)
Rod Coombes (drms, perc)

Track listing

  1. Round And Round (Cousins)
  2. Autumn (Cousins/Hawken)
  3. Tears And Pavan (Cousins/Ford/Hudson)
  4. Lemon Pie (Cousins)
  5. Remembering (Hawken)
  6. You And I (When We Were Young) (Cousins)
  7. Just Love (Lambert)
  8. introductions
  9. New World (Cousins)
  10. The Life Auction (Cousins)
  11. drum solo
  12. Hero And Heroine (Cousins)
  13. Round And Round (reprise) (Cousins/Hawken)
  14. The River (Cousins)
  15. Down By The Sea (Cousins)
  16. Lay Down (Cousins)


CD: PM032 (Pinnacle). Mock up of Ghosts cover, with "and Specters" written in similar scratchy script. Photo chosen as band shot is from wrong period, however - a photo of the Bursting At The Seams band in full glam regalia around the time of "Part Of The Union"!

For the back cover, see

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