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VARIOUS ARTISTS ALBUMS FEATURING STRAWBS - 1980s

Contents
  • The Horn Of Plenty (A&M promotional 4x cassette boxed set, 1982)
  • The Marquee Collection (1958-1983), Volume 4, 1983
  • 44 Rock Classics (4LP set Spain, 1983)
  • Remember 25 Years In Rock (The Greatest Hits from 1958 to 1983)
  • The Great British Rock Invasion, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 ("The Marquee Collection") (3LP), Wizard Records, 1984
  • Hit Action - 50 Great Chart Tracks (3LP, Warwick Records WW 1000)
  • Encore (A&M 837 104-2, 1988 promo)
  • Hit Come Back Vol3 (Polyphon 819 981-1, Germany, 1988)
  • Raised On Rock (Knight Records (France), 1989)
  • Horn Of Plenty cover THE HORN OF PLENTY
    A&M (promotional 4x cassette boxed set, 1982)

    A nicely produced boxed set, for promo purposes, celebrating A&M's 20th anniversary. Includes tracks from other labels such as Island which were licensed to A&M in the US. Strawbs' "Part Of The Union" is the chosen cut, but Sandy Denny's Fairport version of "Who Knows Where The Time Goes" is there as well as Stealers Wheel's hit "Stuck In The Middle", on which Rod Coombes plays drums.

    Track listing

    Programme 1

    1. Herb Alpert - The Lonely Bull
    2. George McCure - Just A Country Boy
    3. Baja Marimba Band - Comin' In Theback Door
    4. Lucille Starr - The French Song
    5. We Five - You Were On My Mind
    6. Chris Montez - The More I See You
    7. Sandpipers - Guantanamera
    8. Claudine Longet - Meditiation
    9. Phil Ochs - Pleasures Of The Barbor
    10. Boyce & Hart - I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight

    Programme 2

    1. Herb Alpert - This Guy's In Love With You
    2. Sergio Mendes And Brasil '66 - The Fool On The Hill
    3. Checkmates Ltd - Black Pearl
    4. Paul Desmond - Summertime
    5. Flying Burrito Broithers - Hot Burrito #2
    6. Burt Bacharach - Make It Easy On Yourself
    7. Wes Montgomery - A Day In The Life
    8. Spooky Tooth - Better By You, Better Than Me
    9. Jimmy Cliff - Wonderful World, Beautiful People

    Programme 3

    1. Fairport Convention - Who Knows Where The Time Goes
    2. Waylon Jennings - Just To Satisfy You
    3. Liza Minelli - Come Saturday Morning
    4. George Benson - Here Comes The Sun
    5. Carpenters (They Long To Be) Close To You
    6. Free - All Right Now
    7. Cat Stevens - Wild World
    8. Lee Michaels - Do You Know What I Mean
    9. Carole King - It's Too Late
    10. Michel Colombier - Earth

    Programme 4

    1. Humble Pie - I Don't Need No Doctor
    2. Paul Williams - We've Only Just Begun
    3. Procol Harum - Conquistador
    4. Lani Hall - Sundown
    5. Valdy - Play Me A Rock And Roll Song
    6. Michael Murphey - Geronimo's Cadillac
    7. Billy Preston - Will It Go Round In Circles
    8. Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You

    Programme 5

    1. Strawbs - Part Of The Union
    2. Shawn Phillips - Hey Miss Lonely
    3. Cheech And Chong - Earache My Eye
    4. Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Jackie Blue
    5. Peter Allen - I Honestly Love You
    6. Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together
    7. Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful
    8. Nils Lofgren - Back It Up
    9. Joan Baez - Diamonds And Rust

    Programme 6

    1. Tube - White Punks On Dope
    2. Chris De Burgh - A Spaceman Came Travelling
    3. Peter Frampton - Show Me The Way
    4. Barry De Vorzon & Perry Botkin Jr. - Nadia's Theme
    5. Joan Armatrading - Love And Affection
    6. Rita Coolidge - Higher And Higher

    Programme 7

    1. Elkie Brooks - Pearl's A Singer
    2. Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23
    3. LTD - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
    4. Paul Winter - Icarus
    5. Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good
    6. Quincy Jones - Stuff Like That
    7. Pablo Cruise - Love Will Find A Way
    8. Gino Vanelli - I Just Wanna Stop
    9. Police - Roxanne
    10. Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him ?
    11. Squeeze - Cool For Cats
    12. Herb Alpert - Rise

    Programme 8

    1. Split Enz - I GotYou
    2. Supertramp - Breakfast In America
    3. Styx - The Best Of Times
    4. Atlantic Starr - When Love Calls
    5. 38 Special - Hold On Loosely
    6. Go-Gos - We Got The Beat
    7. Chas Jankel -Glad To Know You
    8. Human League - Don't You Want Me
    9. Jeffrey Osbourne - I Really Don't Need No Light
    10. Howard Johnson - So Fine
    11. Herb Alpert - Route 101

    Marquee Collection cover THE MARQUEE COLLECTION (1958-1983), VOLUME 4, 1983
    England Records MARC 4 (cassette)

    A celebration of the wide variety of artists who have played at London's Marquee club. Strawbs personnel get three inputs here - "Part Of The Union" from the band and Amen Corner's big hit "(If Paradise Is) Half As Nice" (with Blue Weaver) and Stealers Wheel's "Stuck In The Middle With You" (with Rod Coombes). And finally, a short time after Colin Earl and Paul King split from Mungo Jerry front man Ray Dorsey, our own Dave Lambert joined up with them as the King Earl Boogie Band, from which he then joined Strawbs.

    There are three compilations on this page which are called the Marquee Collection, each of which has some similarity (and some differences) in selection of tracks:

  • 44 Rock Classics (4LP set Spain, 1983)
  • Remember 25 Years In Rock (The Greatest Hits from 1958 to 1983)
  • The Marquee Collection (The Greatest Hits from 1958 to 1983) (only Volume 4 cassette listed)
  • The Great British Invasion (The Marquee Collection) (3LP set)
  • Track listing

    1. Elton John - Rocket Man
    2. Amen Corner - (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice
    3. Troggs - With a Girl Like You
    4. Cat Stevens - Matthew & Son
    5. Status Quo - Pictures Of Matchstick Men
    6. Long John Baldry - Let The Heartaches Begin
    7. Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us
    8. The Move - Flowers In The Rain
    9. Marmalade - Reflections Of My Life
    10. Ronnie Lane - How Come
    11. Slade - Coz I Love You
    12. Toyah - It's A Mystery
    13. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Hold Tight
    14. Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
    15. Hazel O'Connor - Eighth Day
    16. Strawbs - Part Of The Union
    17. The Move - Blackberry Way
    18. Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime
    19. Adam And The Ants - Young Parisians


    44 Hits cover 44 ROCK CLASSICS (Victoria 9054, 4LP set Spain, 1983) (*)

    This is a Spanish compilation, here with 4 LPs worth of material. As well as "Part Of The Union", there's Amen Corner's "If Paradise Was Half As Nice" with Blue Weaver on board and Rod Coombes appears on Stealers Wheel's "Stuck In The Middle With You".

    The discs are listed as "The Marquee Collection Vols 1-4". There are other compilations on this page which are called the Marquee Collection, each of which has some similarity (and some differences) in selection of tracks. This one is the same as the 3LP Great British Invasion (below), but with an additional first disc:

  • 44 Rock Classics (4LP set Spain, 1983)
  • Remember 25 Years In Rock (The Greatest Hits from 1958 to 1983) (3LP set)
  • The Marquee Collection (The Greatest Hits from 1958 to 1983) (only Volume 4 cassette listed)
  • The Great British Invasion (The Marquee Collection) (3LP set)
  • Track listing

    Record 1

    1. Rod Stewart - Maggie May
    2. The Yardbirds - For Your Love
    3. Derek & The Dominos - Layla
    4. Small Faces - Itchycoo Park
    5. The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
    6. Peter Frampton - Show Me The Way
    7. Genesis - I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) (Live)
    8. Chris Farlowe - Out Of Time
    9. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe
    10. Them - Here Comes The Night

    Record 2

    1. Cream - Strange Brew
    2. Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
    3. The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire
    4. Nazareth - Broken Down Angel
    5. Status Quo - Whatever You Want

    6. Ten Years After - Love Like A Man
    7. Back Sabbath - Paranoid
    8. Atomic Rooster - Devil's Answer
    9. Frankie Miller - Darlin'
    10. The Animals - Don't Bring Me Down
    11. Humble Pie - Natural Born Boogie

    Record 3

    1. Genesis - Turn It On Again "Live"
    2. Yardbirds - Shapes Of Things
    3. Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air
    4. The Jam - Sounds Of The Street

    5. Fleetwood Mac - Man Of The World
    6. Moody Blues - Go Now
    7. Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug
    8. Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
    9. Nice - America

    Record 4

    1. Marillion - He Knows You Know "Live"
    2. David Bowie - London Boys
    3. Squeeze - Cool For Cats
    4. Amen Corner - (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice
    5. Cat Stevens - Matthew & Son
    6. Marmalade - Reflections Of My Live
    7. Slade - Coz I Luv You

    8. Toyah - It's A Mystery
    9. Gallagher & Lyle - Heart On My Sleeve
    10. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Hold Tight
    11. Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
    12. Hazel O'Connor - Eighth Day
    13. Strawbs - Part Of The Union
    14. Adam And The Ants- Young Parisians

    Remember 25 Years In Rock cover REMEMBER 25 YEARS IN ROCK (The Greatest Hits from 1958 to 1983) (Victoria 9021/2/3, 3LP set Spain, 1984)

    This is a 3LP Spanish compilation spanning the 60s through to the early 80s (billed as "The Greatest Hits from 1958 to 1983" but I can't see anything earlier that the 60s there. As well as "Part Of The Union", there's Amen Corner's "If Paradise Was Half As Nice" with Blue Weaver on board and Rod Coombes appears on Stealers Wheel's "Stuck In The Middle With You".

    Though it's not referred to on the box, the album labels are titled "The Marquee Collection Vols 1, 2 and 3". There are three compilations on this page which are called the Marquee Collection, each of which has some similarity (and some differences) in selection of tracks:

  • 44 Rock Classics (4LP set Spain, 1983)
  • Remember 25 Years In Rock (The Greatest Hits from 1958 to 1983)
  • The Marquee Collection (The Greatest Hits from 1958 to 1983) (only Volume 4 cassette listed)
  • The Great British Invasion (The Marquee Collection) (3LP set)
  • Track listing

    Record 1

    1. Cream - Strange Brew
    2. Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
    3. The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire
    4. Nazareth - Broken Down Angel
    5. Status Quo - Whatever You Want

    6. Ten Years After - Love Like A Man
    7. Back Sabbath - Paranoid
    8. Atomic Rooster - Devil's Answer
    9. Frankie Miller - Darlin'
    10. The Animals - Don't Bring Me Down
    11. Humble Pie - Natural Born Boogie

    Record 2

    1. Genesis - Turn It On Again "Live"
    2. Yardbirds - Shapes Of Things
    3. Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air
    4. The Jam - Sounds Of The Street

    5. Fleetwood Mac - Man Of The World
    6. Moody Blues - Go Now
    7. Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug
    8. Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
    9. Nice - America

    Record 3

    1. Marillion - He Knows You Know "Live"
    2. David Bowie - London Boys
    3. Squeeze - Cool For Cats
    4. Amen Corner - (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice
    5. Cat Stevens - Matthew & Son
    6. Marmalade - Reflections Of My Live
    7. Slade - Coz I Luv You

    8. Toyah - It's A Mystery
    9. Gallagher & Lyle - Heart On My Sleeve
    10. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Hold Tight
    11. Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
    12. Hazel O'Connor - Eighth Day
    13. Strawbs - Part Of The Union
    14. Adam And The Ants- Young Parisians

    Great British Rock Invasion cover THE GREAT BRITISH ROCK INVASION, VOLUMES 1, 2 & 3 ("The Marquee Collection") (3LP) (Wizard Records (EMI), Take 1, 2, 3, 1984)

    "Part Of The Union" is also on this 3LP compilation, along with with Stealers Wheel's "Stuck In The Middle With You" (Rod Coombes) and "(If Paradise Is) Half As Nice" (Blue Weaver)

    There are three compilations on this page which are called the Marquee Collection, each of which has some similarity (and some differences) in selection of tracks:

  • 44 Rock Classics (4LP set Spain, 1983)
  • Remember 25 Years In Rock (The Greatest Hits from 1958 to 1983)
  • The Marquee Collection (The Greatest Hits from 1958 to 1983) (only Volume 4 cassette listed)
  • The Great British Invasion (The Marquee Collection) (3LP set)
  • Track listing

    Side 1

    1. Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
    2. Rod Stewart - Maggie May
    3. The Who - Happy Jack
    4. Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
    5. Deep Purple - Black Night
    6. Small Faces - Itchycoo Park
    7. Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
    8. Yardbirds - Shapes Of Things
    9. Manfred Mann - Pretty Flamingo

    Side 2

    1. Suzi Quatro - Can The Can
    2. The Animals - Don't Bring Me Down
    3. Squeeze - Cool For Cats
    4. Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
    5. Them - Here Comes The Night
    6. Cat Stevens - Matthew And Son
    7. Slade - Coz I Luve You
    8. Chris Farlowe - Out Of Time
    9. David Bowie - London Boys

    Side 3

    1. Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
    2. Derek And The Dominoes - Layla (extended version)
    3. Fleetwood Mac - Man Of The World
    4. Strawbs - Part Of The Union
    5. Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air
    6. Humble Pie - Natural Born Bugie
    7. Marmalade - Reflections Of My Life
    8. Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich - Hold Tight

    Side 4

    1. Peter Frampton - Show Me The Way
    2. The Yardbirds - For Your Love
    3. Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug
    4. Kim Wilde - Kids In America
    5. Moody Blues - Go Now
    6. Status Quo - Whatever You Want
    7. Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
    8. Cream - Strange Brew
    9. Frankie Miller - Darlin'

    Side 5

    1. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe
    2. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    3. Genesis - Turn It On Again
    4. Adam And The Ants - Young Parisians
    5. The Herd - From The Underworld
    6. Gallagher & Lyle - Heart On My Sleeve
    7. Amen Corner - (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice
    8. The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Fire

    Side 6

    1. Ten Years After - Love Like A Man
    2. The Jam - Sounds From The Street
    3. Nazareth - Broken Down Angel
    4. Genesis - I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
    5. Nice - America
    6. Atomic Rooster - The Devil's Answer
    7. Hazel O'Connor - Eighth Day
    8. Toyah - It's A Mystery
    9. Marillion - He Knows You Know


    Warwick Hit Action cover Warwick Hit Action cover HIT ACTION - 50 GREAT CHART TRACKS (3LP, Warwick Records WW 1000)

    Plenty of licensed material from Strawbs' A&M labelmates - Gallagher & Lyle, Elkie Brooks, Hazel O'Connor, Rita Coolidge, Captain Sensible, Styx, Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Peter Frampton, Andy Fairweather-Low (Blue's former colleague from Amen Corner/Fairweather). "Part Of The Union" is featured here as is Stealers Wheel's "Stuck In The Middle" with Rod Coombes on drums.

    Track listing

    Record 1

    1. Wham! - Club Tropicana
    2. Dead Or Alive - That's The Way I Like It
    3. Weather Girls - It's Raining Men
    4. Tight Fit - Fantasy Island
    5. Altered Images - Don't Talk To Me About Love
    6. Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle
    7. Elkie Brooks - Fool if You Think It's Over
    8. Hazel O'Connor - Will You

    9. Herb Alpert - Rise
    10. Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
    11. Paul Young - Wherever I Lay My Hat
    12. Shakin' Stevens - Teardrops
    13. Elkie Brooks - Sunshine After The Rain
    14. Waldo De Los Rios - Mozart Symphony No. 40
    15. Altered Images - Happy Birthday
    16. Captain Sensible - Happy Talk

    Record 2

    1. Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen
    2. Miami Sound Machine - Dr. Beat
    3. Jeffrey Osborne - Stay With Me Tonight
    4. Shakin' Stevens With Bonnie Tyler - A Rockin' Good Way
    5. Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride
    6. Dickies - Banana Splits
    7. Laurie Lingo And The Dipsticks - Convoy G.B.
    8. Styx - Babe
    9. Rita Coolidge - We're All Alone

    10. T-Rex - Jeepster
    11. Billy Ocean - Loverboy
    12. Roman Holliday - Don't Try To Stop It
    13. Quincy Jones - Ai No Corrida
    14. Gallagher & Lyle - I Wanna Stay With You
    15. Jeffrey Osborne - On The Wings Of Love
    16. Elkie Brooks - Pearl's A Singer
    17. Strawbs - Part Of The Union
    18. Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn

    Record 3

    1. K.C. & The Sunshine Band - Give It Up
    2. Tight Fit - Back To The Sixties
    3. Quincy Jones - Razzamatazz
    4. Peter Frampton - Show Me The Way
    5. Mac & Katie Kissoon - Don't Do It Baby
    6. Andy Fairweather-Low - Wide-Eyed And Legless
    7. Gary Benson - Don't Throw It All Away
    8. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart

    9. Tight Fit - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
    10. Captain Sensible - Glad It's All Over
    11. A Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing
    12. Fiction Factory - (Feels Like) Heaven
    13. Alessi - Oh Lori
    14. Emotions - Best Of My Love
    15. Third World - Dancing On The Floor (Hooked On Love)
    16. Brothers Johnson - Stomp


    Encore cover ENCORE (A&M 837 104-2, 1988 promo)

    "Part Of The Union" also featured here on a wide ranging compilation of A&M artists ranging from the very earliest days of the label (Antonio Carlo Jobim's "Girl From Ipanema") through to relatively recent 80s releases (Roger Hodgson, Neville Brothers).

    Track listing

    1. Annabel Lamb - Riders On The Storm
    2. Joan Armatrading - Me Myself I
    3. Strawbs - Part Of The Union
    4. Dillard & Clark - Train Leaves Here This Mornin'
    5. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Hot Burrito #1
    6. Gene Clark - Spanish Guitar
    7. Gino Vanelli - Crazy Life
    8. Supertramp - Give A Little Bit
    9. Al Green - Going Away
    10. Neville Brothers - The Ten Commandments of Love
    11. Dr John - Wild Honey
    12. The Police - Roxanne
    13. Stewart Copeland - Koteja (Oh Bolilla)
    14. Antonio Carlo Jobim - The Girl From Ipanema
    15. Joan Baez - Jesse
    16. Roger Hodgson - In Jeopardy
    17. Chris De Burgh - If You Really Love Her Let Her Go
    18. Carpenters - Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

    Hit Come back cover HIT COME BACK (Polyphon, Germany, 819 981-1, 1988)

    "Part Of The Union" was reissued as a single in a series of "Hit Come Back" releases, which were then collected up into a number of albums. Volume 3, subtitled "16 Number 1 UK Hits 1969-1977", includes two appearances by Blue Weaver on "Part Of The Union" and Amen Corner's "If Paradise ..."

    Track listing

    1. Amen Corner (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice
    2. Ralph McTell Streets Of London
    3. The New Seekers I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing
    4. Don McLean American Pie (Part One)
    5. Strawbs Part Of The Union
    6. The New Seekers Never Ending Song Of Love
    7. Peter Shelley Gee Baby
    8. Alvin Stardust Jealous Mind
    9. Status Quo Down, Down
    10. ABBA Mamma Mia
    11. Bobby Goldsboro Honey
    12. 10cc I'm Not In Love
    13. Elton John & Kiki Dee Don't Go Breaking My Heart
    14. ABBA Dancing Queen
    15. Donna Summer I Feel Love
    16. Status Quo Rockin' All Over The World

    Raised On Rock cover RAISED ON ROCK (Knight Records, France, RORCD17003, 1989)

    "Part Of The Union" features on this French compilation, one of four similar.

    Track listing

    1. Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
    2. Kinks - Lola
    3. 10 CC - Rubber Bullets
    4. Argent - Hold Your Head Up
    5. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    6. Judas Priest - Take On The World
    7. Peter Frampton - Show Me The Way
    8. Rod Stewart - You Wear It Well
    9. Derek & The Dominos - Layla
    10. The Moody Blues - Question
    11. Mott The Hoople - Roll Away The Stone
    12. Juicy Lucy - Who Do You Love
    13. Nazareth - Bad Bad Boy
    14. Strawbs - Part Of The Union


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