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STRAWBS LIVE IN CONCERT and BEST OF LIVE - RELEASE 30 OCT 2020

News of a re-issue of the Secret Films/Records Lay Down With The Strawbs CDs and DVD as a 2CD/1DVD package - Strawbs Live In Concert. The recordings were made at the Robin 2 in Bilston in 2006, with the classic Hero And Heroine line-up, plus special guest John Ford.

Released alongside it is a single vinyl LP release Best Of Live, a selection of key tracks from that 2006 Bilston concert.

For track details, click on the links above.


EXTENDED EDITION OF THE BOY IN THE SAILOR SUIT

Cherry Red/Esoteric released a remastered extended edition, with an enhanced collection of bonus material, original artwork and a new essay by Dave Cousins.

Bonus tracks

  • Never Take Sweets From A Stranger (Live, Recorded At Shank Hall, Milwaukee, 18 Mar 2008
  • Skip To My Lou (Live, recorded at Strawbs 40th Anniversary Celebration, Twickenham, 13 Sep 2009)
  • Hellfire Blues (Live, recorded at Strawbs 40th Anniversary Celebration, Twickenham, 13 Sep 2009)
  • More at: Boy In A Sailor Suit extended edition page


    EXTENDED EDITIONS OF BURNING FOR YOU/HEARTBREAK HILL

    5 June 2020


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

    BURNING FOR YOU
    Bonus tracks

  • Joey And Me (1976 Session)
  • Goodbye (Alternate Version)
  • Barcarole (For The Death Of Venice) (Instrumental Version)
  • Heartbreaker
  • More at: Burning For You extended edition page

    HEARTBREAK HILL
    Bonus tracks

  • Bring Out Your Dead (Home Demo)
  • Another Day Without You (Home Demo)
  • Heartbreak Hill (Live At The 40th Anniversary Celebration, Sep 2009)
  • Starting Over (Live At The 40th Anniversary Celebration, Sep 2009)
  • More at: Heartbreak Hill extended edition page


    GIGS 2020

    No news as yet


    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 WITCHWOOD 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


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