Sent by Dick Greener, 1 April 2011
A quick Strawbswebnews before I go off on holiday on later today (1 April). Please do support the new CD by ordering from Witchwood Records - there's some great video footage from the Nov 2010 UK tour which you'll be able to download in return.
If there are any problems, please let me know when I'm back on 11th April.
* Strawbs: Hero & Heroine In Ascencia Pre-
ordering now open - closes 4pm 11 April
* John Ford/John Hawken live
* John Ford - Resurrected - The best of
and then some
* Strawbs at the Manor Studios
* Tony Visconti news
STRAWBS: HERO & HEROINE IN ASCENCIA
PRE-ORDERING NOW OPEN
CLOSES 4pm 18 APRIL
The album is now to be released at the end of May in the UK and early June in the US.
There's a taster on the main page at:
NB it's not the final mix.
Available now for pre-ordering on Witchwood Records online shop:
If you order using the online shop before 4pm UK time on Monday 18 April, your name will as usual go into the CD booklet. You will also be able to download some exclusive audience-shot video material, from the live shows on the November UK tour, which captures the power of the current line-up in full live flow.
Price: £12 plus p&p
The video downloads will be made available on or before 11 April.
NB. There will be two downloads, which are non-Hero And Heroine tracks from the November UK tour: "Lay Down" and the beautifully sung "So Close And Yet So Far Away".
The videos will be in FLV format (Flash video) and are in password-protected ZIP files. You can get the password and the location from Witchwood Records when you buy, or from me (when I get back from holiday on 11th April).
If you need some free software to view FLV files, you can download some excellent software, available for both PCs and Macs called Videolan from:
Thanks to Sue Holton for filming them and to Les Cotton (aka Inspector Gadget) for amazing tech support.
CD track list
1. Prologue - Lay A Little Light On Me Autumn
2. Sad Young Man
3. Just Love
4. Shine On Silver Sun
5. Hero And Heroine
6. Midnight Sun
7. Out In The Cold/ Round And Round
8. Lay A Little Light On Me/ Hero's Theme/Round And Round (Reprise)
The tracks are now linked with new instrumental passages to provide continuity and flow.
JOHN FORD/JOHN HAWKEN LIVE
Friday April 8 - 7:30pm
JOHN FORD BAND
Port Washington Public Library
Latham Meeting Room Auditorium.
1 Library Dr.
Port Washington, NY 11050
Thursday, June 2 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
JOHN FORD BAND
Feelin Groovy Concert Series
Gold Hall Hewlett Woodmere Public Library
Tickets can be obtained by contacting HWPL by email: email@example.com
Concert goers MUST have tickets to attend
Saturday, June 4 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm
JOHN FORD & JOHN HAWKEN - TOGETHER!
The Record Collector
358 Farnsworth Ave
Bordentown, NJ 08505
The Living Room Concert Series At The Record Collector is proud to present John Ford and John Hawken - together for an evening of music with each performing a social set. Tickets $15 Advance $20 Door
JOHN FORD - RESURRECTED
THE BEST OF AND THEN SOME
This best of plus collection is to be released shortly - details on how to buy it to follow.
1 Going Back
2 Acoustic Sunrise
3 Perfect Day
5 The Crying Game
6 Strange Universe
7 I'm A Chameleon
8 Kissed By The Sun
9 Don't Blame Me
10 Together Apart
11 Natural High
12 Ball of Flame
13 Love Is A Highway
14 When Did I Ever Let You Down
15 You Can't Keep Me from Singing
16 Big Hit In India
19 Forbidden Planet
20 Whatever Happened To Christmas
Some tracks on YouTube as a taster:
DAVE COUSINS GUITAR FOR SALE
Dave is selling his black Gibson EC10, as used on stage many times in the early 2000s.
He's selling it via Charlie Chandler's Guitar Experience, based in Hampton Wick, just round the corner from Chas's house.
Contact details below in case anyone is interested.
21 High St
Tel +44 (0)20 8973 1441
STRAWBS AT THE MANOR STUDIOS
Advance notice of a radio interview Dave Lambert recorded earlier this week for BBC Oxford about his memories of The Manor Studios and playing in Oxford.
It will go out on Easter Monday (25th April) between 12.00 and 14.00 on a show entitled "Bringing Back The Good Times", presented by Mark Watson, and can be heard at 95.2FM across Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties or at the website:
TONY VISCONTI NEWS
Dave and Tony
As well as lunching with old friend Linda Thompson, Dave Cousins also met up with Tony Visconti, who was busy recording a cover of "Lay Down" by a girl singer called Debbie Clark; there'll be a gospel choir added to it in due course. Sunds great. Photo to follow on Strawbsweb.
May Pang event
Meet May Pang @ PWPL: An Evening with John Lennon's Former Girlfriend with Her New Book "Instamatic Karma"
Tuesday, April 12th at 7:30pm, Lapham Meeting Room Auditorium.
Pang will be speaking about her latest book, Instamatic Karma, an essential biographical reference book, filled with rare photographs of Lennon and his close friends taken by Pang which offers the reader an intimate view into the intriguing, private life of the former Beatle, as well as, an insight into her own personal relationship with him. A not to be missed Topical Tuesdays at PWPL! Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
• Website: http://www.pwpl.org
• Phone: 516-883-4400
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Price: Free
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."