STRAWBS: A TASTE OF STRAWBS, 2006
Release date: 13 Nov 2006
A Taste Of Strawbs was the long awaited boxed set from the Strawbs - a mammoth project for Dave Cousins, even with some assistance from me. The vision behind it was to include many of the classic Strawbs songs that ought to be in a Strawbs boxed set, but virtually none of the versions that even devout fans will currently have in their collection. Accordingly it was sourced from the Strawbs' own archives and other sources - unreleased songs, demo versions, alternate mixes, live material. It was an absolute joy to be involved in this process, and I'm truly delighted with the result.
Strictly speaking it's a 4CD boxed set, with an additional loose CD5 thrown in for early purchasers:
CD1 - Eyes Wide Open (1966-1971)
CD2 - Changing Places (1972-1975)
CD3 - Inside Out (1976-1988)
CD4 - Further Down The Road (1990-2006)