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Dick Greener
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Dick Greener

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Sent: 8 Aug 2006

Dear Strawbs supporter


The vision behind this CD collection is that it will include all the
Strawbs tracks that ought to be in a boxed set, but virtually none of the
versions that even devout fans will currently have in their collection.
Accordingly it is sourced from the Strawbs' own archives and other sources
- unreleased songs, demo versions, alternate mixes, live material, all of
which I know will absolutely delight Strawbs fans everywhere. The release
date is planned for this autumn.

I'd like to invite you to purchase it in advance. Doing so will entitle you
your name included in the booklet accompanying the boxed set as a sponsor
of the collection,
a sponsor's certificate signed by Dave Cousins
a bonus CD5 which will only be available to the first 1000 purchasers.

In order to qualify for this early purchaser offer all you need to do is
place your order by Friday 25th August 2006.

The price of the boxed set is 43.95

Post & packing

UK 3.95
Europe 4.95
Rest of world 6.00




1. Phone 01536 399 000 (+44 1536 399 011) 9am to 5pm UK time (BST) and give
your credit card details

2. Fax your order on 01536 399 012 (+44 1536 399 012) giving your credit
card details including the expiry date and the last three digits of the
security number on the back.

3. Post your order to

Strawbs Boxed Set Pre-release purchase
Witchwood Records
Hamilton House
Earlstrees Ct
Earlstrees Rd
Northants NN17 4HH

Enclosing a cheque in sterling or a postal order issued by a UK Post
Office. Unfortunately we cannot accept any other currencies or postal
orders drawn on any other banks of post offices. All cheques must be
made out to Witchwood Media Ltd

Credit card orders will be charged the amount shown (in ), and your bank
will translate this into your local currency when the amount due hits your
card. For current exchange rates please call your bank. Because this is
a special pre-release offer we will cash cheques and process credit card
payments when we receive them. In the unlikely event of your being
dissatisfied with the boxed set when delivered you may return it within 30
days providing the package is unopened. Your statutory rights are


4. As well as methods 1-3 above, go to and
follow the links to A Taste of Strawbs, and then use your credit card to
place the order.

If you have any other enquiries about purchasing this boxed set please
email us at:

Please note

NB. Unless otherwise advised we will include the name you supply with your
order. If you have a particular nickname you wish to be included you will
need to specify it when you place your order. We reserve the right to
reject nicknames on grounds of taste etc.


The track listing has not been absolutely finalised - we reserve the right
to make changes before release - but we expect it will look substantially
like this:

Disc 1
The grey hawk - Strawberry Hill Boys live recording
The cruel wars - Dave Cousins unreleased recording
You don't think about me - Strawberry Hill Boys demo
Not all the flowers grow - Dave Cousins demo
You keep going your way - Strawberry Hill Boys demo
Fhir a bhata - Sandy Denny - live recording
Nothing else will do - Sandy and the Strawbs
Oh how she changed - Remix 2005
Or am I dreaming - Remix 2005
All the little ladies - alternate mix with spoken word intros
Ah me, ah my - alternate mix
The man who called himself Jesus - alternative mix
The battle - live
It's just love - unreleased Fire recording of Dave Lambert song
Another Day - live
Forever - Dragonfly out-take
Where am I/I'll show you where to sleep - 1970 live track
Canondale - 1971 live track
Sheep - 1971 live version
RMW - 1971 live instrumental track

Disc 2
Tomorrow - 1972 live version
New world - 1972 live version
Here it comes - 1972 live version
See how they run - Cousins and Lambert 1972 home demo
Going home - alternative version with Dave Lambert vocal
The actor - alternative mix
Part of the union - The Brothers original version
The winter and the summer - Dave Lambert home demo
Whichever way the wind blows - previously unreleased version with Dave
Cousins vocal
Suite: Shine on silver sun - 1973 extended version with Cousins, Lambert,
and members of Ten Years After
Out in the cold/Round and round - Dave Cousins acoustic demos
The writing on the wall - Dave Cousins acoustic demo of unreleased song
And wherefore
Ghosts theme - church bells- field recording
Lemon pie - Dave Cousins acoustic demo
Cherie je t'aime - French version of 'Grace Darling'
So shall our love die - Dave Cousins acoustic demo
Still small voice - Dave Cousins acoustic demo
How I need you now - live recording.

Disc 3
The merchant adventurer - Dave Cousins acoustic demo of unreleased song
Blue angel - out take from Deep Cuts sessions
Goodbye - alternate version from Burning For You
Deadly nightshade - Dave Cousins acoustic demo
Sweet voices - outtake from first Deadlines sessions
Midnight - outtake from first Deadlines sessions
Bring out your dead- Dave Cousins acoustic demo (aka The Young Pretender)
Another day without you - demo version
Touch the earth - Lambert and Cronk studio recordings
Armada - Juan Martin & Strawbs 1981 studio recording
A glimpse of heaven- Cousins and Willoughby, live at Sidmouth Folk Fest..
The Hangman And The Papist - Gastank
Martin Luther King's Dream - 1983 Cambridge Folk Fest
Heavy disguise - 1984 rehearsal recording
That's when the crying starts - 1984 live recording
Evergreen - Dave Cousins home demo
Song of a sad little girl - 1988 Wakeman and Cousins live recording

Disc 4
Ringing Down The Years - 1990 Strawbs live recording
Further down the road - Dave Cousins acoustic demo
Heartbreak Hill - 1993 Silver Jubilee tour
File of facts - 1993 Dave Cousins and Don Airey recording
Hero and heroine - Chiswick recording with guest star Ric Sanders
The king - Wakeman and Cousins Hummingbird outtake
Alice's song - 2003 live Acoustic Strawbs recording
McLean Street/ Who knows where the time goes - 2004 live recording
The ten commandments - Dave Lambert & Brian Willoughby
We'll meet again sometime - 2004 Acoustic Strawbs recording
On a night like this - acoustic version
Dragonfly - live 2005 version
Heartbreaker - live 2006 version, Hero and Heroine band
River/Down by the sea - live 2006 version
Here today, gone tomorrow - live 2006 version
The shepherd's song - Dave Cousins and Juan Martin - new recording

Disc 5
Details to be announced, but it will also be made up of unreleased songs,
alternate versions, live material

Having been involved closely with Dave Cousins in helping to put this
together, I'm really really delighted with the results - it's the boxed set
I would always have wanted from the Strawbs. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Please don't hesitate to e-mail me if you want any further information -
but please don't send orders to me.

Best wishes

Director, Witchwood Media Limited

London, UK
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside"