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STRAWBSWEBNEWS - FEBRUARY 2006

Sent: Tue 21 Feb 2006


Hello everyone

There was no Strawbswebnews last month as I was ill, so lots to catch up
on. The Jan/Feb acoustic tour played to large and appreciative
audiences, reviews and pictures on Strawbsweb.

DICK



Contents
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* Roy Hill 24 Feb Date Postponed
* Recollection - Strawbs Live in 1970
* Electric Strawbs Dates in March
* Electric Strawbs Dates in June/Support from Dead Like Harry
* Acoustic Strawbs April/May Dates
* Heartbreak Hill - The Platinum Edition
* The Witchwood Project - Classic Rock Society Sampler
* Brian Willoughby Interview / Craig/Willoughby Tour Dates
* Ocean Orchestra: Songs For The Night Sea Journey


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ROY HILL 24 FEB DATE POSTPONED
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Owing to Roy Hill being unwell, this show, which was scheduled for the
Turks Head on 24 Feb, has been postponed. No replacement date announced as
yet.


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RECOLLECTION - STRAWBS LIVE IN 1970
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Released 6 March 2006 - live in 1970 with Rick Wakeman, Hud and John
joining Dave and Tony Hooper, the line up which produced Antiques And
Curios. Complete with rare photographs of the Wakeman line-up and sleeve
notes from Dave.

We'll Meet Again Sometime (Cousins)
Or Am I Dreaming? (Cousins)
Song Of A Sad Little Girl (Cousins)
That Which Once Was Mine (Cousins)
Fingertips (Cousins)
The Man Who Called Himself Jesus
Temperament Of Mind (Wakeman)
Josephine, For Better Or For Worse (Cousins)
The Antique Suite (Cousins)
i The Reaper
ii We Must Cross The River
iii Antiques And Curios
iv Hey, It's Been A Long Time
The Battle (Cousins)
Where Is This Dream Of Your Youth? (Cousins)
Dance On (Adams, Murtagh, Murtagh)



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ELECTRIC STRAWBS DATES IN MARCH
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Thu 2 Mar - NPL, Teddington
Fri 3 Mar - The Brook, Southampton
Sat 4 Mar - Astor Theatre, Deal
Sun 5 Mar - The Robin, Bilston - this show is being filmed for a DVD release

John Ford is expected to join the band (the Hero And Heroine Line-up) on
all four dates. To be confirmed


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ELECTRIC STRAWBS DATES IN JUNE/SUPPORT FROM DEAD LIKE HARRY
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A further short tour in the UK for this line-up is scheduled for June.

Sun 18 June - Renfrew Ferry, Glasgow
Mon 19 June - Playhouse , Penrith
Tue 20 June - Boardwalk, Sheffield
Wed 21 June - Half Moon, Putney
Thu 22 June - Komedia, Brighton


The Sheffield-based band, Dead Like Harry, will be supporting throughout
the June tour. They did a support slot for the Hero and Heroine line-up
last year at Skegness and by all accounts went down very well with Strawbs
fans. They've also just won the Classic Rock Society's award for 'Best New
Band 2005'.
Find out more about the band and have a listen to some of their music at
myspace.com/deadlikeharrymusic or on the website at www.deadlikeharry.co.uk
(requires Flash player).


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ACOUSTIC STRAWBS APRIL/MAY DATES
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Saturday 1 April 2006
The Arc Theatre, Trowbridge

Saturday 8 April 2006
Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford

Friday 5 May 2006
Festival Of Folk, Picturedrome Cinema, Holmfirth



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HEARTBREAK HILL - THE PLATINUM EDITION
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The cassette and initial CD versions of Heartbreak Hill were taken from the
best sources then available to the band, as the master tapes were
unavailable. However, they have now been retrieved and the album is being
re-issued in all its pristine glory. I've heard one track on The Witchwood
Project CD - "Heartbreak Hill" and it sounds absolutely fabulous. There's
also a bonus track, "Something Or Nothing (The Whiplash Mix)".

Available 10 April 2006.


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THE WITCHWOOD PROJECT - CLASSIC ROCK SOCIETY SAMPLER
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The Witchwood Project is a sampler CD with tracks from past and upcoming
Witchwood Media releases.

As well as a selection of tracks from existing and upcoming Witchwood
releases, there is a previously unreleased/unknown Strawberry Hill Boys
track: "The Happiest Boy In Town" and an Acoustic Strawbs out-take "Simple
Visions".

It'll only be available - when it's released in March - as a free gift when
you subscribe to the excellent Classic Rock Society. For details see the
Classic Rock Society website (www.classicrocksociety.co.uk).

Hurry up and join - you get an excellent rock magazine, in which a Strawbs
double page spread is planned for their March/April issue available soon.

If there's any CDs left, a limited number may be available for sale, but we
can't guarantee numbers.


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BRIAN WILLOUGHBY INTERVIEW / CRAIG/WILLOUGHBY TOUR DATES
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New on Strawbsweb - an interview with Brian, conducted by Lindsay Sorrell.

Details of Brian and Cathryn's Spring tour starting 10 March:

March
Fri 10th Claygate The Foley Arms
Tue 14th Dartford Essex Road Club
Fri 17th Westhoughton Golf Club
Mon 20th Boston The Eagle's Nest
Tue 21st Croxdale Daleside Arms
Wed 22nd Scarborough Scholars
Fri 24th Dalkeith House Concert
Sat 25th Glenfarg Bein Inn
Sun 26th Glasgow State Bar
Fri 31st Richmond, Yorks King's Head

April
Sun 2nd Failsworth Royal Oak, Werneth
Thu 6th Wrexham Nag's Head
Fri 7th Kingswinford The Woodman
Sun 16th Hitchin Sun Inn
Wed 19th Farnham Maltings
Fri 28th Sittingbourne Fulston Manor Performing Arts
Sun 30th Wath-U-Dearne Festival

May
Thu 4th Brinklow - Tump Folk Club...Royal British Legion
Fri 5th Poynton - Porkies Folk Club, British Legion


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OCEAN ORCHESTRA: SONGS FOR THE NIGHT SEA JOURNEY
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Just signed up for Witchwood Media is this stunning album by Jennifer
Cutting's Ocean Orchestra, with special guests including to name but a few,
Maddy Prior, Troy Donockley, Polly Bolton, Tony Cuffe, John Jennings ,
Peter Knight and Dave Mattacks.

For full details, see http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/@f/f_ocean.htm

[ends]

DICK GREENER
London, UK
e-mail: dgreener@ndirect.co.uk
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