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ACOUSTIC GIGS


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2019

Fri 6th Dec - St George's Church, Beckenham
Sat 7th Dec - Anchor Arts, Wingham
Thu 17th Dec - Barbican, London (with Steeleye Span)
Fri 20 Dec - Trading Boundaries, Fletching

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We'd love to post your photos, reviews, comments and setlists! Either email them to strawbsweb@gmail.com or pop them on the Strawbs Facebook group and we'll pick them up from there.

2020

Fri 10 Jan - Whitty Theatre, Wokingham
Sat 11 Jan - Uxbridge Folk Club, Hillingdon
Fri 7 Feb - Touchline Club, Hockley
Fri 14 Feb - Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton
Wed 4 Mar - Earl Haig Memorial Club, Cardiff
Thu 5 Mar - Public Halls, Harpenden

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EXTENDED EDITIONS OF TWO WEEKS LAST SUMMER/DEEP CUTS

Released 29 Nov 2019.

On 29 November Cherry Red/Esoteric release two remastered extended edition CDs, with an enhanced collection of bonus material, original artwork and a new essay by Dave Cousins.

DAVE COUSINS: TWO WEEKS LAST SUMMER
Bonus tracks

  • The Actor (alternate mix) (Cousins)
  • Ways And Means (alternate take) (Cousins)
  • I've Been My Own Worst Friend (Cousins)
  • See How They Run (1972 demo with Dave Lambert) (Cousins/Lambert)
  • The Rip Off Blues (1972 demo) (Cousins)
  • More at: Two Weeks Last Summer extended edition page

    DEEP CUTS
    Bonus tracks

  • * You Won't See The Light (Lambert)
  • * Charmer (Single Mix)(Cousins/Cronk) (never before released on CD)
  • * Wasting My Time (Edited Version)(Cousins/Cronk)
  • * Blue Angel(Cousins)
  • * Oh So Sleepy(Cousins)
  • * The Merchant Adventurer(Cousins)
  • * Beside The Rio Grande (Spoken Word Version, from CD in the back of DC's out of print lyrics book Secret Stories And Songs)(Cousins)
  • More at: Deep Cuts extended edition page


    OLD WOTCHWOOD RECORDS SITE

    http://www.witchwoodrecords.co.uk/

    Please note that the old URL for the Witchwood Records shop has been acquired by a person or persons trading WR Money And Loans. I am unable to establish who owns and operates this site.

    This activity is nothing at all to do with either Witchwood Media Limited or Hamilton House Limited, the company, now liquidated, formerly owned by Witchwood Media director Tony Attwood.


    NEW BOOK BY NICK AUDE WITH DAVE COUSINS INTERVIEW

    Following on from his majestic tome "Mellotron" (which featured interviews with Strawbs Dave Cousins,, John Hawken, Blue Weaver and the late Robert Kirby), a new volume about singer-songwriters which includes an in-depth interview with Dave.

    Singer-Songwriters, Volume 1 by Nick Awde
    296pp | paperback | 18.99
    ISBN: 9781898948995

    David Cousins (Strawbs), Arlo Guthrie, Iain Matthews, Ralph McTell, Al Stewart, Richard Thompson describe in detail what defines a singer-songwriter and what drives them. They offer their thoughts on the balance between voice and instrument, the relationship between songs and audience, spirituality and society, channelling influences and the context of the politics of the day, while shedding light on the eternal question of which comes first: the words or the music.

    Insight-filled interviews with some of popular music's most influential and enduring talents ? Singer-Songwriters Vol 1 is an in-depth look at the craft, life and times of the singer-songwriter, revealed in the contemporary voices of the groundbreaking generation of British (and one American!) singer-songwriters who came of age through the evolution of folk-based music during the Sixties.

    Order direct at deserthearts.com and support an independent publisher! Also available from all online/bricks & mortar book stores, released February 1st, 2020.

    CONTACT:Orders/press inquiries: Nick Awde - nick@deserthearts.com / +44 (0)7961 154590


    ACOUSTIC STRAWBS - ON THE BLUES CRUISE, 1-8 APR 2020

    Justin Hayward headlines the On The Blues Cruise 2020, scheduled for 1 Apr to 8 Apr - Acoustic Strawbs are on the bill again. Other artists include:
    The Zombies
    Alan Parsons
    Art Garfunkel
    Dave Mason
    Glenn Hughes
    Colin Blunstone
    Al Stewart
    Wishbone Ash
    Jethro Tull's Martin Barre Band
    Focus
    The Orchestra Starring Former Members Of ELO
    Ronnie Spector And The Ronnettes

    Sailing from and returning to Miami April 1-8, 2020, the cruise will visit Philipsburg, St. Maarten and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Island, arguably two of the finest ports in the Caribbean! Plus there's a visit to Norwegian Cruise Line's private island, Great Stirrup Cay, including an "island refresh" update that will be completed prior to our visit.

    There will be three music filled days at seawith the opportunity to hang with fellow cruisers and artists without feeling rushed to get it all in!

    More at: https://onthebluecruise.com/


    50TH ANNIVERSARY


    Photo: Matt Condon

    The big 50th has come and gone (sadly I was unable to attend!) After a successful US tour, the Strasewbs headed to the Strand in Lakewood NJ, to join formre members and guests for a three day golden anniversary celebration.

    Photos, reviews, comments and other goodies are at: the 50th Annniversary page. More stuff om the separate 50th anniversary site at www.strawbs50.com"


    UK ELECTRIC TOUR NOVEMBER 2018


    Photo by Alison Brown - more from Alison at the November tour page.

    The UK electric tour was a great success and some photos and coomments can be found here


    UNIVERSAL JAPAN CD REISSUES, 2018

    A splendid package of LP facsimile CD reissues of all 9 of the A&M Strawbs albums in an attractive slipcase, with all original inserts etc. included, along with a Japanese booklet with sleeve notes and lyrics and mockups of the original Obis on the original Japanese vinyl releases. Very attractive - the track listings are the same as the UK CD releases in 1998 and 2008 (apart from Bursting At The Seams and Hero And Heroine (see the 2018 reissues page for details), though it looks as though the music (or at least the original album tracks) has been re-transferred from analogue master tapes and remastered by Universal Tokyo - reportedly the best sounding Strawbs CDs to date!

    These releases are appearing on Ebay as individual purchases with a very few 9CD promo box sets - snap them up before they go!

    For more details and comments see the 2018 reissues page





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