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Deadlines Extended Edition 2019

RRP: 17.99
Released June 21, 2019.

A re-mastered 3 disc expanded clamshell Boxed Set Edition comprising 2 CDs & DVD (NTSC / Region Free) of this 1977 Album by the Strawbs

  • Featuring 33 bonus tracks including 11 out-takes from the recording sessions & the previously unreleased 60 minute BBC Radio & TV "Sight & Sound In Concert" performance from February 1978 on both CD & DVD
  • With illustrated booklet with a new essay and fully restored album artwork
  • There's a video on Facebook here.

    To promote the album Strawbs made a memorable appearance on the BBC TV and Radio simulcast programme "Sight & Sound in Concert", aired in February 1978 (featuring recently recruited keyboard player Andy Richards in their ranks) where they performed a blistering 60 minute set of some material from "Deadlines" along with other classics such as 'Lay Down', 'Ghosts', 'Heartbreaker', 'Cut Like a Diamond', 'Round and Round' and 'Hero and Heroine'. This concert appears on both a CD and a DVD (NTSC/Region Free) in this set for the first time, re-mastered from the original BBC tapes.

    Click here for more details.

    50 Years On - UK Acoustic Strawbs gigs for 2019

    Two new gigs to add:

  • 17 Aug - a rare Dave Cousins solo appearance at the Beckenham Bowie Bandstand - more details on the Bandstand's Facebook page. Other guests include Bridget St. John, Keith Christmas.
  • 17 Dec - a Barbican concert with Steeleye Span
  • After the Strawbs 50th anniversary weekend in the US the 50th celebrations continue with a series of acoustic gigs and festival appearances across the UK.

    Friday 7th June - The Exchange, Sturminster Newton, Dorset
    Saturday 8th June - Melksham Assembly Hall, Melksham, Wiltshire
    Sunday 9th June - Robin 2, Bilston
    Saturday 13th July - The Stables, Wavendon
    Saturday 27th July - Chapel Arts Centre, Bath
    Sunday 28th July - The Wharf, Tavistock, Devon
    Sunday 17th August - DAVE COUSINS SOLO Bowie Bandstand, Beckenham
    Friday 20th September - Artrix, Bromsgrove
    Thursday 10th October - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
    Friday 11th October - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle
    Saturday 12th October - Banbury Folk Festival, Banbury
    Friday 15th November - Bude Folk Festival, Penstowe Manor
    Sunday 16th November - Beehive Arts, Honiton, Devon
    Friday 22nd November - Victoria Hall, Settle
    Friday 6th December - St George's Church, Beckenham
    Thursday 17th December - Barbican, London (with Steeleye Span)

    Click here for full details of tickets, venues and maps.

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

    Download full size promotional poster

    50th Anniversary 3 Days Celebration, APRIL 26, 27 & 28 2019

    Photo: Matt Condon

    The Strawbs 50th anniversary weekend was a massive success with people travelling huge distances to be there.

    We'd love to post your photos, reviews, comments and setlists so we can make a permanent record of all the musical delights! Either email them to or pop them on the Strawbs Facebook group and we'll pick them up from there.

    Photo galleries from both days are here with reviews to follow.


    50th Anniversary 3 Days Celebration, APRIL 26, 27 & 28 2019

    UK Music Legends Strawbs 50th Anniversary 3 Days Celebration in Lakewood, NJ - April 26, 27 & 28

    Featuring special guests Tony Visconti, Annie Haslam, Larry Fast and others! Weekend celebration of the first album release by seminal British band.

    In celebration of their 50th anniversary, UK music legends Strawbs, plus a host of guest performers, former Strawbs, and Strawbs-related artists, will be performing at the Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ on April 26-28, 2019!

    Come join a weekend celebration of the first album release by seminal British band Strawbs!

    Strawbs are Britain's most successful international progressive folk-rock band. They are mentioned in the same breath as progressive rock bands Yes, King Crimson and The Moody Blues. Strawbs have a devoted fan base that continues to grow on the strength of their incredible live performances together with their classic albums over the years including "Grave New World", "Bursting at the Seams", "Hero & Heroine" and "Ghosts." The band has achieved sales of over three million albums, seven consecutive Strawbs albums have featured in the US Billboard Top 200 albums.

    Many top musicians have featured in the Strawbs line up over the years, including Sonjia Kristina, Blue Weaver, Don Airey and as well as Rick Wakeman , both his classically trained sons Adam and Oliver have been featured, a certain compliment to the band's talent. After several years of touring in both acoustic and electric lineups, in 2017 Strawbs released "The Ferryman's Curse", their first studio album of original material in eight years. The album returned to the album charts and garnered rave reviews worldwide!

    The current Strawbs line-up comprises David Cousins, lead guitarist Dave Lambert, bass player Chas Cronk, and drummer Tony Fernandez, who recorded and toured together in the 1970s. They are joined by keyboard and guitar virtuoso Dave Bainbridge of Iona - a band who created a mystical blend of rock, folk, Celtic and ambient music - a perfect match for Strawbs.



    STRAWBS (Present)

    David Cousins (1968 - present)
    Dave Lambert (1972 - present)
    Chas Cronk (1973 - present)
    Tony Fernandez (1978 - present)
    Dave Bainbridge (2016 - present)


    STRAWBS (Past)

    Blue Weaver (1971 - 1973) (subject to visas) - Amen Corner, Mott the Hoople, Bee Gees (Played on Saturday Night Fever and the 1970s hits)
    John Ford (1969 - 1973) - Velvet Opera, Hudson Ford (Writer of Strawbs biggest single "Part of the Union")
    John Hawken (1973 - 1976) - Nashville Teens, Renaissance, Illusion
    Brian Willoughby (1978 - 2092) - Mary Hopkin, The Monks, Nanci Griffith


    Tony Visconti - David Bowie, T Rex, Moody Blues, Gentle Giant, Angelique Kidjo
    Annie Haslam - Renaissance
    Larry Fast - Nektar, Synergy, Peter Gabriel
    Eric Bazilian - The Hooters, Joan Osborne
    Wesley Stace - John Wesley Harding, Cabinet of Wonders
    Cathryn Craig - Bill Medley


    Tony Visconti - conducts Strawbs with the Terra Nova Orchestra for the first orchestral performance of "Oh How She Changed", the band's first single, featuring a new Tony Visconti arrangement.

    David Cousins, Blue Weaver, John Ford will play the whole of Strawbs classic album "Grave New World" with Eric Bazilion and narrator Wesley Stace.

    Annie Haslam - sings Sandy Denny's "Who Knows Where The Time Goes" with the Terra Nova Orchestra, featuring a brand new arrangement by Tony Visconti.

    Eric Bazilion - sings "What If God Was One Of Us", the hit he wrote and produced for Joan Osborne, with Strawbs and the Terra Nova Orchestra.

    Sandy Denny and the Strawbs - the classic songs recreated by Annie Haslam and Acoustic Strawbs.

    Larry Fast and David Cousins - Peter Gabriel's synthesizer master and the complete songwriter put a new edge on Strawbs lesser known material.


    Strand Theater
    Center for the Arts
    400 Clifton Avenue
    New Jersey 08701
    Phone: (732) 367-7789

    Historic 1922 theater for the Jersey Shore.
    60 minutes from Newark Airport
    90 minutes from Manhattan


    Friday - 26 April 2018
    Performances 6pm - 10.30pm

    Saturday - 27 April 2018
    Performances 1pm - 10.30pm

    Sunday - 28 April 2018
    Brunch (VIP) 10am - 12 noon


    VIP $300 (sold out)
    All performances plus Sunday brunch with artists

    Weekend $200
    All performances

    Full details and programme on the dedicated 50th Anniversary web site:

    Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US),


    Friday 12 April - YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore NY
    Saturday 13 April - Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair NJ Sunday 14 April - TBA
    Monday 15 April - TBA
    Tuesday 16 April - TBA
    Wednesday 17 April - Lovin Cup, Rochester NY
    Thursday 18 April - TBA
    Friday 19 April - Towne Crier, Beacon NY
    Saturday 20 April - Sellersville Theater, Sellersville PA


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


    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


    News that the fourth Hudson Ford album is now out on CD - Daylight was released by CBS after Hudson Ford parted company with A&M.

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