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STRAWBSWEBNEWS AUGUST 2009 - PART 2

Sent by Dick Greener: 12 Aug 2009


Hi all - more August news as we roll towards the
big event in September - day tickets for Saturday
and Sunday are now available as well as weekend tickets.

More later

DICK

Contents
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* Strawbs 40th Anniversary - Day tickets are now available
* Strawbs 40th Anniversary Weekend - Brass and strings !
* Strawbs 40th Anniversary Weekend - Housekeeping stuff
* Photography
* Don't bring your own food and drink
* Strawbs 40th Anniversary Weekend - Your picture on Strawbsweb
* Dancing To The Devil's Beat/Hampton Court DVD
* Release date
* Prices
* DVD track info
* Wychwood Play Cropredy - 13 August

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STRAWBS 40TH ANNIVERSARY - DAY TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
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Saturday 12th - price 42
Sunday 13th - price 37
Artists playing - details below

Weekend tickets are also still available at 72.

This is an "e-ticketed" event. Please READ THE
INFORMATION by clicking on the tickets link on
the main Twickenham page THEN order your tickets
from Witchwood Records following the link from that page.

12/13 SEPTEMBER 2009
THE LIVE ROOM, TWICKENHAM STADIUM
South Stand, Twickenham Stadium
Rugby Road, Twickenham TW1 1DZ

Saturday 12th September | Ticket price 42
Start time: 2pm | Finish time: 10pm | Check-in: 12 noon
RICK WAKEMAN & DAVID COUSINS - First appearance as a duo in over 20 years
STRAWBS HEARTBREAK HILL LINE-UP - featuring
Andy Richards, Jo Partridge, and Tony Fernandez
JOHN FORD - Strawbs 1970-1973 | Hudson Ford | The Monks
STRAWBS BLUE ANGEL LINE-UP featuring Blue Weaver and Brian Willoughby
CRY NO MORE - Roy Hill and Chas Cronk relive the EMI hits
ZEUS - Dave Lambert's new band with Graeme Taylor, Tom Leary and Jon Davie
DAVID COUSINS AND IAN CUTLER - Strawbs songs with the purple fiddle
Sunday 13th September | Ticket price 37
Start time: 1pm | Finish time: 8 pm | Check-in: 11 am
STRAWBS CURRENT LINE-UP - with David Cousins,
Dave Lambert, Chas Cronk, and Rod Coombes
featuring Oliver Wakeman, Rick's eldest son,
fresh from a US tour with Yes, with the support
of musicians from the Royal Artillery Orchestra
FIRE - 1960s psychedelia from Dave Lambert, Dick Dufall, and Bob Voice
ACOUSTIC STRAWBS - David Cousins, Dave Lambert,
and Chas Cronk with special guest Sonja Kristina
CATHRYN CRAIG AND BRIAN WILLOUGHBY - Nashville
singer songwriter with virtuoso guitarist Brian Willoughby
BLUE ANGEL ORCHESTRA - David Cousins' other
band featuring Ian Cutler from Feast of Fiddles,
Melvin Duffy, Chas Cronk and Chris Hunt
STRAWBERRY FOOLS - The Strawbs fans' own Strawbs tribute band

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STRAWBS 40TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND - BRASS AND STRINGS !
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Dave Cousins has arranged for members of the Band
of the Royal Artillery to play alongside the
current Strawbs line-up on Sunday 13th, conducted
by our old friend Robert Kirby. Should be a
real treat to combine the electronic orchestral
sounds provide by Oliver with the real thing.

Witchwood Media is making a donation to the
charity 'Help for Heroes' which supports service
personnel wounded in current British conflicts.

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STRAWBS 40TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND - HOUSEKEEPING STUFF
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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Please not that, owing to the video filming
requirements there will be NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY
PERMITTED. Photography without flash is fine.

DON'T BRING YOUR OWN FOOD AND DRINK
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Ticket holders will NOT be allowed to bring food
or drink into the venue. There will be hot
food, sandwiches etc in the bar. There is a
restaurant in the Marriott Hotel, 25 yards away
and a good selection of restaurants,pubs,cafes
and food shops in Twickenham town centre which is
15 minutes walk or a short bus ride away.

The show finishes at a reasonable time on both
days so that people still have time to get there
to eat if they choose before they go home.

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STRAWBS 40TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND - YOUR PICTURE ON STRAWBSWEB
==================================================

Ever been at a conference looking for people you
know from e-mail but don't know what they look
like ? Conference badges are helpful, but if
you're short-sighted like me you spend far too
much time gazing at peoples' chests for comfort (yours or theirs!).

So - a new feature on Strawbsweb for the 40th
anniversary, so we can all recognise each other
in September. If you're coming to the
anniversary weekend, send a photograph of
yourself with your name and a short caption to
dick.greener@o2.co.uk, and we'll post it on Strawbsweb.

And, even if you're not able to make it, send us
a pic anyway and we'll post it on the Absent
Friends page, so you can be there in spirit ....

UPDATE
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I'll be adding the first round of pictures
received in the next day or so, including yours if you send it to me!!!

So give it a while then check out your fellow
Strawbs fans at http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/@f/f_fangal.htm.

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DANCING TO THE DEVIL'S BEAT/HAMPTON COURT DVD
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Release date
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Release date for both these titles is now 24th
August. The DVD will include 4 live in the
studio audio tracks with Rick playing alongside
the Acoustic Strawbs - for details see below.

Prices
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The pre-order bundle deal (both for 23) is now
closed and the titles are available separately -
you can order from Witchwood Records using the links below.

Dancing To The Devil's Beat - 12
http://shop.firstandbest.co.uk/wwr/product_info.php?products_id=101

Acoustic Strawbs Live At Hampton Court Palace - 14.99
http://shop.firstandbest.co.uk/wwr/product_info.php?products_id=103

You can hear some previews of tracks from DTTDB
on Strawbsweb at http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/ix_dlds.htm

Cover pictures of the DVD (featuring our own
Chris Parkins' photography) now on Strawbsweb:

http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/@f/f_dvd.htm

DVD track info
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Acoustic Strawbs - video tracks
1. Lay Down
2. New World
3. Shine On Silver Sun
4. Ghosts
5. Midnight Sun
6. A Glimpse Of Heaven
7. Oh How She Changed

Acoustic Strawbs with Rick Wakeman piano (Audio)
8. Witchwood
9. We'll Meet Again Sometime
10. A Glimpse Of Heaven
11. Oh How She Changed

Preview Rick Wakeman, his band, choir, and orchestra
12. Excerpt from 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII'

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WYCHWOOD PLAY CROPREDY - 13 AUGUST
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Longtime Strawbs fan Kevin West and Lyndsay Hempshill are folk duo Wychwood.

They play the Red Lion, Cropredy, 3.30pm on Thursday 13th August.

75 min set to include their lovely version of "Who Knows Where The Time Goes".

See www.MySpace.com/wychwoodmusic.

[ends]

DICK GREENER
STRAWBSWEB- www.strawbsweb.co.uk
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."