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Dick Greener
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Sent by Dick Greener, 29 Sep 2014

Hi all
Some interesting album news as well as the usual crop of live items.
* Prognostic - new Witchwood Media Strawbs release
* Dave Cousins book launch
* UK Acoustic dates update
* Canada Acoustic dates
This is a new CD release of prog rock material by the Strawbs, due in October 2014.

In a review in Rolling Stone in 1974, Ken Barnes wrote: "Strawbs moved from folkier days to a lush, stately and mellotron-dominated sound, with similarities to Yes, King Crimson and the Moody Blues. They wrote more compelling songs than the former two, and possessed more lyrical/musical substance than the latter."

"Prognostic" is the album that defines Strawbs once and for all as a prog rock force to be reckoned with. The music is powerful, yet melodic. The lyrics are biting, yet sensitive.
All the tracks have been remastered to bring the disparate tracks together as a satisfying whole.
The release of "Prognostic" ties in with the release of Dave Cousins' autobiography "Exorcising Ghosts" which has committed reviews in Mojo, Classic Rock Prog, Uncut, Record Collector, Shindig, R2 and Froots. The album will receive full PR exposure in the major music press.
Cover image added to the main page.

Track listing:
1. Heartbreak Hill
2. Through Aphrodite's Eyes
3. Something For Nothing
4. Starting Over
5. Deep In The Darkest Night
(featuring Rick Wakeman and German
progmeister Conny Conrad)
Archive Prog
6. The River/Down By The Sea (previously unreleased)
7. Blue Angel (remastered)
8. Tomorrow (remastered)
9. Lay A Little Light On Me/
Hero's Theme/
Round And Round (remastered)
A review of the very enjoyable book launch Dave held at the Astor Theatre in Deal now on the site along with some pictures. Check out:
Do let us have your reviews and comments on the book if you haven’t already - be great to know what you think.
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Dates now up for the remaining gigs of this year - see:
Dates and details now available for the upcoming Canadian tour. Please note a date change from the list previously announced:
The gig previously announced for Sat 25th Oct in Kingston, ON now replaced by a gig on Sun 26th in Waterloo, ON.
Full datelist now looks like this:
Fri 17 Oct - Studio at Hamilton Pl, Hamilton ON
Sat 18 Oct - Peter's Place, Gravenhurst ON
Sun 19 Oct - Schoolhouse, Burnston ON
Mon 20 Oct - Hughs Room, Toronto ON
Tue 21 Oct - Hughs Room, Toronto ON
Wed 22 Oct - Petit Campus, Montreal QC
Fri 24 Oct - Aeolian Hall, London ON
Sun 26 Oct - Princess Cinema, Waterloo, ON
Tue 28 Oct - Festival Place, Edmonton AB
More details at:

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