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VARIOUS ARTISTS ALBUMS FEATURING STRAWBS - 1970s

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HEADS IN (A&M, A&M AMLB 1016, 1970)

Heads In cover

An early A&M various artists album, on A&M's mid-price "Mayfair" label - includes "The Battle".

Track listing

  • Strawbs - The Battle
  • Phil Ochs - Ten Cents A Coup
  • Shawn Phillips - Man Hole Covered Wagon
  • Don Preston - Morning Rain
  • The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Train Song

  • Supertramp - Nothing To Show
  • Lee Michaels - Ummm My Lady
  • Brainchild - The Cage
  • Ron Davies - It Ain't Easy
  • Humble Pie - One Eyed Trouser Snake Rumba
  • Come Together cover COME TOGETHER (A&M AMLB 51028, 1971)

    A second A&M various artists album, on A&M's mid-price "Mayfair" label - opens with "Sheep", which must have been a shock for anyone expecting Herb Alpert.

    Track listing

  • Strawbs - Sheep
  • Marc Benno - Stone Cottage
  • Gene Clark - 1975
  • Jericho Jones - Time Is Now
  • Flying Burrito Brothers - White Line Fever
  • Gary Wright - Love To Survive

  • Booker T. & Priscilla - The Indian Song
  • Supertramp - Remember
  • Rita Coolidge - Crazy Love
  • Lee Michaels - Keep The Circle Turning
  • Shawn Phillips - Lookin' Up Lookin' Down
  • Humble Pie - A Song For Jenny
  • AMAZING (A&M Holland, 85 398 XT, 1971 (probably))

    Amazing cover

    Yet another early A&M various artists album, this time from Holland including the Antiques & Curios (1970) version of "Where Is This Dream Of Your Youth". The Gary Wright track appeared on his 1971 album Extraction, so I'm guessing early 1971 for this.

    Track listing

  • Humble Pie - Big Black Dog
  • Scott McKenzie - Going Home Again
  • Lee Michaels - Day Of Change
  • Don Everly - Eyes Of Asia
  • Seatrain - Seatrain
  • Rita Coolidge - Born Under Bad Sign

  • Barry McGuire - South Of The Border
  • Strawbs - Where Is This Dream Of Your Youth
  • Flying Burrito Brothers - Wild Horses
  • Dillard & Clark - Don't Let Me Down
  • Ron Davies - Silent Song Through The Land
  • Gary Wright - Get On The Right Road
  • THINK, POP PROGRESS 71 (Ariola 86 165 XT 1971 (2LP))

    Think Pop Progress 71 cover

    Lavish 4 x LP size foldout with cover band pictures and pictures of album sleeves. Of interest to Strawbs fans, "Where Is This Dream Of Your Youth" (Antiques version), plus a track from Fairweather (featuring Blue Weaver) and "3D Mona Lisa" from Paul Brett, one time Fire member, who also played on Dragonfly.

    Track listing

  • Procol Harum - Whisky Train
  • Gary Wright - Get On the Right Road
  • Black Pearl - Hermit Freak Show
  • The Move - Turkish Tram Conductor Blues

  • Humble Pie - Big Black Dog
  • Supertramp - Nothing to Show
  • Paul Brett - 3D Mona Lisa
  • Fair Weather - You Ain't No Friend
  • Jimi Hendrix - Opening Jam

  • Man - Sudden Life
  • Elton John - Take Me to The Pilot
  • The Falcons - Fire Higher Than The Mountains
  • Titus Groan - Open the Door Homer
  • T. Rex - Jewel

  • Status Quo - Is It Really Me? Gotta Go Home
  • Lee Michaels - What Now America
  • Strawbs - Where Is This Dream of Our Youth
  • SINGLES DIGEST (King Records, DY4701-1)

    Singles Digest 1971 b-side Singles Digest 1971 cover

    Strange bedfellows in this early test pressing of a "singles digest" which A&M's Japanese distributor King Record produced. The Strawbs track here is John Ford's "Thirty Days" released as a single only in Japan.

    Track listing

  • OST - Red Sun
  • OST - Le Petit Matin
  • OST - 13 Jours Enn France
  • OST - Sunrise, Sunset
  • Caudine (sic) Longet - Sunrise, Sunset
  • Mantovani & His Orchestra - Sunrise, Sunset

  • Strawbs - Thirty Days
  • Pop Tops - Oh Lord, Why Lord
  • Dalida - Mary Blue
  • Santi - Danza Napolitana (from Jewels of Madonna)
  • Win & Andrea - Good Morning Asahi Hi
  • THAT LOVIN FEELING (A&M UK, catalog number obscured, 1972? (8-trk))

    Lovin Feeling 8-track

    A recent surprise to find this, an 8-track collection, including Strawbs' "Benedictus". The label lists all the tracks, each with an 8-track catalogue number, so I think this is an early 8-track sampler to promote releases in this new format, all produced in green cases by Precision Tapes in A&M's hehalf.

    Difficult to date this - many of the tracks are from an earlier period, newly released on 8-track. The Strawbs track was recorded in 1971 and released as a single in 1971 and on album in Feb 1972. The Humble Pie track comes from a 1972 release and the Frampton's Camel track didn't get released until 1973. My guess is that this was in 1972 and the Frampton release got slightly delayed - by 1973 "Part Of The Union" fever would have set in and I can't see A&M picking "Benedictus" at that point.

    Track listing

    Program A
  • Quincy Jones - Theme From Ironside
  • Burt Bacharach - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
  • The Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You
  • Program B
  • Strawbs - Benedictus
  • Paul Williams - An Old Fashioned Love Song
  • Humble Pie - Hot 'n' Nasty
  • Program C
  • Bill Medley - (You've Lost That) Loving Feeling
  • Herb Alpert - South Of The Border
  • Billy Preston - I Wrote A Simple Song
  • Program D
  • Sergio Mendes - Fool On The Hill
  • The Sandpipers - It's Too Late
  • Frampton's Camel - I Believe (When I Fall In Love With You It Will Be Forever)
  • 10ÈME ANNIVERSAIRE D'A&M RECORDS(LP: A&M, France?, PR 018, 1972)

    10th Anniversary cover

    A French vinyl release - "Part Of The Union" from Strawbs, and, featuring Rod Coombes as part of Stealers Wheel, the opening track from their debut album.

    Track listing

  • Rita Coolidge - Fever
  • Quincy Jones - Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Merry Clayton - Oh No, Not My Baby
  • Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
  • Stealers Wheel - Late Again
  • Strawbs - Part Of The Union
  • Bill Withers - Use Me
  • The Soul Searchers - Think
  • Dennis Coffey - Capricorn Thing
  • Quincy Jones - Smackwater Jack
  • Humble Pie - Get Down To It
  • POP EYE (Ariola 86 267 XBT 1972 (2LP))

     Pop Eye 1 cover

    "Here It Comes", and of course Mungo Jerry, with whom Dave Lambert hooked up to form King Earl Boogie Band later that year.

    Track listing

  • Status Quo - Railroad
  • Strawbs - Here It Comes
  • Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys - Letter to the President
  • Elton John - Tiny Dancer
  • Man - Empty Room

  • Gary Wright and Wonderwheel - I Know
  • Billy Preston - Outa-Space
  • Mungo Jerry - Open Up
  • Dennis Coffey - Taurus
  • Duffy - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

  • T. Rex - Telegram Sam
  • Lee Michaels - Can I Get a Witness
  • Free - Travellin' Man
  • John Kongos - Lift Me From the Ground
  • Paladin - Well We Might

  • Uriah Heep - Traveller in Time
  • Bill Withers - Let It Be
  • Hookfoot - Bluebird
  • Jimmie & Vella - Chick-A-Boom
  • Humble Pie - C'mon Everybody
  • POP EYE (2) (Ariola 86 565 XBT, 1972 (2LP))

     Pop Eye cover

    A second 2LP Pop Eye compilation followed later in 1972 with "Lay Down" featured. Stealers Wheel's "Late Again" includes Rod Coombes, Sutherland Brothers' "Sailing" features John Hawken prominently on keyboards and the two T Rex tracks are of course produced by Tony Visconti. (John Hawken was in Vinegar Joe briefly but is not thought to play on the Vinegar Joe track here.)

    Track listing

  • T. Rex - Metal Guru
  • Elton John - Honky Cat
  • Ricky Shayne - Delta Queen
  • Vinegar Joe - Never Met A Dog (That Took To Me)
  • The Gallery - Nice To Be With You
  • Humble Pie - Hot 'N' Nasty

  • Uriah Heep - Easy Livin'
  • Dennis Coulson, Dixi Dean, Tom McGuinness, Hughie Flint - Lo And Behold
  • Debbie - Everybody Join Hands
  • Chris Andrews - Lazy Days
  • Blue Haze - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • Strawbs - Lay Down

  • Blackfoot Sue - Standing In The Road
  • Bill Withers - Lean On Me
  • Free - A Little Bit Of Love
  • Sutherland Brothers - Sailing
  • Pioneers & Greyhound - Mother And Child Reunion
  • Stealers Wheel - Late Again

  • T. Rex - Children Of The Revolution
  • Bruce Ruffin - Mad About You
  • Hot Butter - Tequila
  • Judge Dread - Big Six
  • Carpenters - Goodbye To Love
  • Billy Preston - Slaughter
  • A&M Singles Digest back cover A&M Singles Digest frontcover A&M SINGLES DIGEST (King Records Japan, 1972 DY-4706-1)

    A 1972 Japanese market sampler for A&M artists (which in America included both Procol Harum and Cat Stevens) as well as Strawbs) - samples single releases, whilst the Sampler below (one number (4706-2) later in the catalogue) covers album tracks. 1972's New World featured here.

    Track listing

  • Neil Reed - That's What I Want To Be (TOP 1728)
  • BuckWheet (sic) - Siple (sic) Song Of Freedom (TOP 1726)
  • Heritage - We Are Going Down Jordan (TOP 1729)
  • Les Humphries Singers - We Are Going Down Jordan (TOP 1730) (query are both these releases same title?)
  • Linda Jones - Your Precious Love (TOP 1731)
  • Nicola Di Bari - Amici Miei (HIT 2014)
  • Roy Orbison - God Love You (TOP 1724)
  • Bobby Goldsboro - California Wine (HIT 2015)

  • Rita Coolidge - Journey Through The Past (AM 139)
  • The Gallery - Nice To Be With You (AM 140)
  • Jerry Wallace - To Get To You (TOP 1725)
  • Ten Years After - I' (sic) Love To Change The World (CH 1)
  • Tom Jones - The New Young Mexikan (sic) Puppeteer (TOP 1720)
  • Strawbs - New World (AM 135)
  • A&M New LP Digest Vol. 1 back coverA&M New LP Digest Vol. 1 cover A&M NEW LP DIGEST VOL.1 (King Records Japan, 1972 DY-4706-2)

    A 1972 Japanese market sampler for A&M artists (which in America included both Procol Harum and Cat Stevens) as well as Strawbs) features three Strawbs tracks from 1972's Grave New World, with Blue Weaver stepping into Rick Wakeman's shoes, as well as the unmistakeable piano of said recently departed Wakeman on Cat Stevens' beautiful version of "Morning Has Broken". Nicely packaged with 2 pages of sleeve notes in Japanese.

    Track listing

  • Strawbs - New World
  • Strawbs - The Flower And The Young Man
  • Strawbs - Tomorrow
  • Humble Pie - Hot'n'Nasty
  • Humble Pie - You're So Good For Me
  • Humble Pie - C'mon Everybody
  • Lee Michaels - Hold On To Freedom

  • Procol Harum - Conquistador
  • Procol Harum - Whaling Stories
  • Procol Harum - A Salty Dog
  • Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken
  • Cat Stevens - Miles From Nowhere
  • Tom Scott - Lookin' Out For Number Seven
  • Tim Weisberg - Fog And Spice
  • Top Hits International TOP HITS INTERNATIONAL (Ariola, Germany, 1972 86 624 IT)

    A strange mix of the well-known and the arcane. "Lay Down" is the Strawbs cut, but there's also a Visconti-produced T Rex track and a track from Dave Cousins' hero, Lonnie Donegan. Picture on Strawbs on the cover is slightly anachronistic, the Blue Weaver joining pic, including Tony Hooper, rather than Dave Lambert.

    Track listing

  • T. Rex - Children Of The Revolution
  • Roxy Music - Virginia Plain
  • Parchment - Light Up The Fire
  • Proudfoot - Delta Queen
  • Gallery - I Believe In Music
  • Lonnie Donegan - Speak To The Sky

  • Free - Wishing Well
  • Boulevard - Miss Belinda
  • The Hollies - Magic Woman Touch
  • Ricky Shane - Woman
  • Hot Butter - Tequila
  • Strawbs - Lay Down
  • A&M Special Edition Sampler cover A&M SPECIAL EDITION SAMPLER (A&M Presents the Heart of Rock Music)
    (A&M Japan, DY-5208, 1973 ??)

    A nice double album Japanese production - A&M really did these things rather well. The copy I have is a white label so no dates (all the text except the titles are in Japanese), but I guess from the inclusion of the Esperanto track and the Supertramp track, both released in 1973, that it was another 1973 compilation. Only one Strawbs track "Temperament Of Mind".

    Track listing

  • Humble Pie - I'm Ready
  • Humble Pie - Earth And Water Song
  • Gary Wright - Get On The Right Road
  • Gary Wright - Footprint
  • Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends
  • Joe Cocker - Delta Lady

  • The Move - Flowers In The Rain
  • The Move - Curly
  • Procol Harum - A Salty Dog
  • Strawbs - Temperament Of Mind
  • Supertramp - Travelled
  • Esperanto - On Down The Road

  • Nils Lofgren - You're The Weight
  • Flying Burrito Brothers - If You Gotta Go
  • Dillard & Clarke - No Longer A Sweetheart Of Mine
  • Gene Parson - Sleepless Nights
  • Gene Clark - Tear Of Rage

  • Rick Roberts - Westwind
  • Steve Young - Seven Bridges Roads
  • Howdy Moon - Cheyenne Autumn
  • Eggs Over Easy - Party Party
  • King Harvest - Little Bit Like Magic
  • A&M Tenth Anniversary cover A&M - FIRST TEN YEARS, VOL 6 HARD ROCK (2LP: A&M AMW 61/62, Japan, 1973)

    A lavish Japanese production, celebrating A&M's tenth anniversary in early 1973. Four Strawbs tracks ("Part Of The Union" and 3 tracks from and three Rick Wakeman tracks (half of the Six Wives album) make this 2 LP set of interest to Strawbs fans.

    The album sleeve has a cut out to show the band scene, and there's a lavishly illustrated LP sized Japanese language booklet detailing the history of A&M to that date (as far as I can see, sadly, without mentioning Strawbs!) No Obi on my copy, but it seems other volumes had them.

    Other known titles in the series include Vol 9 ("Live Recordings" - see below), Vol 5 ("Soft Rock") which features labelmates The Carpenters , The Sandpipers and The Flying Burrito Brothers, amongst others.

    Track listing

  • Humble Pie - C'mon Everybody
  • Humble Pie - 30 Days In The Hole
  • Humble Pie - I Don't Need No Doctor
  • Peter Frampton - Jumping Jack Flash
  • Billy Preston - Outaspace
  • Billy Preston - Music's My Life

  • The Checkmates Ltd featuring Sonny Charles - Proud Mary
  • The Checkmates Ltd featuring Sonny Charles - Black Pearl
  • The Checkmates Ltd featuring Sonny Charles - Love Is All I Haev To Give
  • The Presidents - 5-1015-20 (25-30 Years Of Love)
  • The Presidents - Fiddle De De
  • Blodwyn Pig - Worry

  • Strawbs - Part Of The Union
  • Strawbs - New World
  • Strawbs - The Flower And The Young Man
  • Strawbs - Tomorrow
  • Jim Price - You Got The Power
  • Jim Price - Food For My Soul

  • Rick Wakeman - Jane Seymour
  • Rick Wakeman - Anne of Cleves
  • Rick Wakeman - Catherine Of Aragon
  • Lee Michaels - Do You Know What I Mean
  • Lee Michaels - Can I Get A Witness
  • Lee Michaels - The War
  • A&M - FIRST TEN YEARS, VOL 9 LIVE RECORDINGS (2LP: A&M AMW 67/68, Japan, 1973)

    A&M Tenth Anniversary obi back A&M Tenth Anniversary inner cover

    Same lavish Japanese production as above, the album sleeve has a cut out to show underlying picture of Bacharach. No booklet in my copy, as there was with Vol 6 above. Not one but two Obi's - the left hand Obi extends to the back, the second is a small strip which only goes round the front cover of the gatefold sleeve. However, less for Strawbs fans here - just "Where Is This Dream Of Your Youth" from Antiques And Curios. Inside there's a Strawbs pic (bottom left) of Bursting At The Seams line-up.

    The Burt Bacharach side has recording credits: The Tokyo Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, arranged and conducted by Bacharach, recorded at The Kosei Nenkin Hall, Tokyo, 1 May 1971. Production by Bacharach and Phil Ramone (!). No indication of the source of other recordings (unless they are in the back of Obi text).

    Track listing

    A&M Tenth Anniversary cover
  • Burt Bacharach - Alfie/Do You Know The Way To San Jose
  • Burt Bacharach - Walk On By
  • Burt Bacharach - Promises Promises
  • Burt Bacharach - This Guy's In Love With You
  • Burt Bacharach - Medley:
  • Don't Make Me Over
  • Anyone Who Had a Heart
  • What's New Pussycat
  • Wives And Lovers
  • 24 Hours From Tulsa
  • Burt Bacharach - A House Is Not A Home

  • The Carpenters - Your Wonderful Parade
  • The Sandpipers - The Frnch Song
  • Rita Coolidge - Superstar
  • Procol Harum - Conquistador
  • Procol Harum - Whaling Stories
  • Strawbs - Where Is This Dream Of Yout Youth

  • Sergio Mendez and Brasil '77 - What The World Needs Now/Pretty World
  • Sergio Mendez and Brasil '77 - Day Tripper
  • Sergio Mendez and Brasil '77 - Fool On The Hill
  • Sergio Mendez and Brasil '77 - Mais Que Nada
  • Bossa Rio - Do You Know The Way To San Jose
  • Bossa Rio - Up, Up And Away

  • Liza Minelli - Liza (With A "Z")
  • Liza Minelli - I Will Wait For You
  • Liza Minelli - My Mammy
  • Liza Minelli - Cabaret
  • Humble Pie - Hallelujah (I Love Her So)
  • Humble Pie - I Don't Need No Doctor
  • SINGLES DIGEST (King Records DY-4804-1, Japan, 1973)

    Singles Digest back cover Singles Digest cover Singles Digest lp

    A nice King Records sampler, white typed label with a by-then standard company illustrated front sleeve, with a typed track listing sellotaped to the reverse. Features "Part Of The Union" and Stealers Wheel's "You Put Something Better Inside Me" featuring Rod Coombes.

    Track listing

  • Strawbs - Part Of The Union (from AM 180)
  • Gianni Nazzoro - Hikari Naki Yoake
  • Free - Wishing Well
  • Don McLean - Dreidel
  • Raymond Lefevre Orchestra - Sans Toi Je Suis Seul
  • Lynzey (sic) De Paul - Getting A Drag

  • Kenneth McKellar (OST) - The Great Waltz
  • Angela Landsbury (sic) (OST, Bedknobs & Broomsticks) - The Age Of Not Believing
  • Stealers Wheel - You Put Something Better Inside Me (from AM 176)
  • Quincy Jones - Faraway Forever (Love Theme from The Getaway)
  • Englebert Humperdinck - Only Your Love (Theme From The Valachi Papers)
  • 10CC - Johnny Don't Do It
  • Altec Sampler cover ODYSSEY FROM ALTEC (A&M SP 19009, 1973)

    An A&M artists promotional album for Altec speakers, includes "Part Of The Union" about which the sleeve notes say ....

    "Strawbs combine the rough wit and irreverence of English music hall with today's beat."

    And of course there's Strawbs alumni Rick Wakeman and Sandy Denny as well.

    Track listing

  • Rick Wakeman - Catherine Howard
  • Rita Coolidge - Journey Through The Past
  • Strawbs - Part Of The Union
  • Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Sail Away
  • Sandy Denny - Listen, Listen

  • Joan Armatrading - It Could Have Been Better
  • Cheryl Dilcher - High
  • Lani Hall - Sundown
  • Paul Williams - That's Enough For Me
  • Quincy Jones - Summer In The City
  • Family Portrait cover FAMILY PORTRAIT (A&M Holland, 86 768 XAT, 1973?)

    An A&M promotional disc from Holland, which gives good value to Strawbs fans, including both "Lay Down" and "Part Of The Union" and a track from Stealers' Wheel featuring Rod Coombes.

    Track listing

  • Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Love Story
  • Stealers Wheel - Late Again
  • Burt Bacharach - All Kinds Of People
  • Strawbs - Lay Down
  • Carpenters - Goodbye To Love
  • Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
  • Sandpipers - Just An Old Fashioned Love Song

  • Strawbs - Part Of The Union
  • Blue Haze - Blue Moon
  • Quincy Jones - Smackwater Jack
  • Herb Alpert - Tijuana Taxi
  • Mike D'Abo - Belinda
  • Flying Burrito Brothers - White Line Fever
  • Very Important Pop cover VERY IMPORTANT POP - Directly From The Charts (Ariola 86 877 IT, 1973)

    A German Ariola compilation including both "Part Of The Union" and Stealers' Wheel' "Stuck In The Middle With You" featuring Rod Coombes. And of course, Tony Visconti produce the T Rex track. There's a Vinegar Joe track too, but John Hawken had left the band by then.

    Track listing

  • T. Rex - 20th Century Boy
  • Strawbs - Part Of The Union
  • Uriah Heep - Spider Woman
  • Free - Travellin' in Style
  • Roxy Music - Pyjamarama
  • Humble Pie - Shut Up And Don't Interrupt Me

  • Elton John - Crocodile Rock
  • Cat Stevens - Can't Keep It In
  • The Hollies - Don't Leave The Child Alone
  • Hucklebuck - Paper Plane
  • Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
  • Vinegar Joe - Whole Lotta Shakin'
  • Super 20 International (1974) cover SUPER 20 INTERNATIONAL (Ariola 87 806 IT, 1974)

    A German Ariola compilation including both "Part Of The Union" and Hudson Ford's "Burn Baby Burn" (the only 1974 track, the rest are undated on 1973). There's also Stealers' Wheel's "Star" (but Rod Coombes had left by then). And of course, Tony Visconti produced the T Rex track. The front cover has a colour vignette of Hudson Ford(same sht as used for the insert in Nickelodeon The Strawbs are on the back in black and white - the first Hero And Heroine line-up promo shot, not the "Part Of The Union" line-up.

    Track listing

  • Alvin Stardust - My Coo Ca Choo
  • Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • Marc Bolan And T. Rex - Teenage Dream
  • Uriah Heep - Easy Livin'
  • Hudson-Ford - Burn Baby Burn
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Jerusalem
  • Sahara - Rainbow Rider
  • Roxy Music - Street Life
  • Alex* - Delrue
  • Cat Stevens - Lady D'Arbanville

  • Carpenters - Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
  • Stealers Wheel - Star
  • Stylistics - Rockin' Roll Baby
  • The Hollies - Long Cool Woman
  • Billy Preston - Space Race
  • Emilio José - Soledad
  • Strawbs - Part Of The Union
  • Adriano Celentano - Prisencolinensinainciusol
  • Middle Of The Road - Music Music
  • Ike & Tina Turner - The Hunter
  • Super 20 International (late 1974) cover SUPER 20 INTERNATIONAL (Ariola 88 394 IT, later in 1974?)

    A second German Ariola compilation that year including Hudson Ford's "Floating In The Wind"

    Track listing

  • Elton John - The Bitch Is Back
  • Alvin Stardust - You, You, You
  • Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us
  • Cat Stevens - Oh Very Young
  • Sweet Dreams - Honey Honey
  • The Hollies - Jesus Was A Crossmaker
  • Dominik - Rocket
  • Hudson-Ford - Floating In The Wind
  • Sweet Sensation - Sad Sweet Dreamer
  • George McCrae - Please Help Me Find My Baby

  • Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
  • Billy Preston - Nothing From Nothing
  • Stephanie de Sykes - Born With A Smile On My Face
  • Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New
  • Middle Of The Road - Rockin' Soul
  • Uriah Heep - Something Or Nothing
  • Peter Shelley - Gee Baby
  • The Sweet - Slow Motion
  • Joan Baez - Guantanamera
  • Status Quo - Turn To Stone
  • 25 Super Hits (1974) cover 25 SUPER HITS (88 363 XCT, Ariola Eurodisc Benelux B.V., Holland 1974) (*)

    "Part Of The Union" is the opening track, and Rod Coombes plays on Stealer's Wheel's "Late Again". There's a track from Juicy Lucy, of which Coombes was also a member, but I don't think he played on that. A&M owner, Herb Alpert is featured, as well as labelmate Burt Bacharach's classic "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head".

    Track listing

  • Strawbs - Part Of The Union
  • James Lloyd - Keep On Smiling
  • Stealers Wheel - Late Again
  • Adriano Celentano - Prisencolinensinainciusol
  • Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Love Story
  • Herb Alpert - Spanish Flea
  • Wally Tax - Miss Wonderfull
  • Middle Of The Road - Samba D'Amour
  • Tony Ronald - Help (Get Me Some Help)
  • Udo Jürgens - Mein Klavier
  • Dalida - Gigi, Der Verliebte (Gigi L'Amoroso)
  • The Herd - From The Underworld
  • Tony Marshall - Schöne Maid
  • Blue Haze - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • Alvin Stardust - My Coo-Ca-Choo
  • Sweet Dreams - Honey Honey
  • Ruud Bos - Killy The Kid
  • Stephanie De Sykes - Born With A Smile On My Face
  • Burt Bacharach - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
  • Peret - Borriquito
  • Debbie - Everybody Join Hands
  • Stylistics - Rockin' Roll Baby
  • Gilbert O'Sullivan - Came To See Me Yesterday
  • Juicy Lucy - Who Do You Love
  • Chris Montez - The More I See You
  • National Lampoon cover cover NATIONAL LAMPOON IN-STORE AIR-PLAY ALBUM FOR APRIL 1974 (National Lampoon, US 1974)

    This is a mix of music, political satire and comedy: "This album features cuts from artists whose albums are advertised in the National Lampoon and is intended for promotional use only. NOT FOR SALE". "Hero And Heroine" is the featured Strawbs track, and Rick Wakeman plays on David Bowie's "Changes".

    Track listing

  • Mary Travers - Circles
  • not listed (from American Graffiti) - Rock Around The Clock
  • David Bowie - Changes
  • Strawbs - Hero And Heroine
  • Nazareth - This Flight Tonight
  • Woody Allen - comedy

  • Johnny Winter - Stone Cowboy
  • not listed - The Missing White House Tapes
  • Maggie Bell - After Midnight
  • not listed - Casablanca
  • Mick Ronson - Love Me Tender
  • Brian Auger - Straight Ahead
  • Harete Later back cover Harete Later cover HARETE LATER (A&M AMN 75, Norway, 1974)

    A Norwegian sampler, with both Hudson Ford's "Free Spirit" and Strawbs' "The Winter Long". With cracking tracks from labelmates Supertramp, Gallagher & Lyle and the Ozarks (all of which are favourites of mine), it's a good buy.

    Track listing

  • Gino Vanelli - People Gotta Move
  • Hudson Ford - Free Spirit
  • Paul Williams - The Family Of Man
  • Andy Fairweather Low - Spider Jivin'
  • Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Look Away
  • Strawbs - The Winter Long

  • Billy Preston - Nothing From Nothing
  • Gallagher & Lyle - Keep The Candle Burning
  • Sam Neely - You Can Have Her
  • Michael D'Abo - Fuel To Burn
  • Nutz - Round And Round
  • Supertramp - Bloody Well Right
  •  Estas Dão Audiência cover ESTAS DÃO AUDIÊNCIA (SDP 590 promo, Odeon, Brazil 1974) (*)

    A Brazilian 1974 promo LP includes "Hold On To Me (The Winter Long)".

    Track listing

  • Three Dog Night - Sitting In Limbo
  • João Nogueira - Batendo A Porta
  • Paul McCartney & Wings - Junior's Farm
  • Simone - Proposta
  • Al Green - Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)
  • Lemos & Debétio - Morro Do Barraco Sem Água

  • Luiz Ayrão - Intrigas E Opiniões
  • Strawbs - Hold On To Me (The Winter Long)
  • Eduardo Gudin - Mordaça
  • The Righteous Brothers - Dream On
  • Maysa - Bloco Da Solidão
  • Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods
  • O Rebu O Rebu O REBU (Som Livre? 404.7055, Brazil, Dec 1974) (*)

    Unusually, a Hudson Ford track from 1973's Nickelodeon features on this Brazilian compilation.

    Track listing

  • Claude-Michel Schönberg - Le Premier Pas
  • Elton John - The Bitch Is Back
  • Velvet Glove - Sweet Was My Rose
  • Daniel Sentacruz Ensemble - Working In The Hacienda
  • I Cugini Di Campagna - Anima Mia
  • Hudson-Ford - I Wanted You
  • Moon Williams - Sticks And Stones

  • Oscar Toney Jr. - Make It Easy On Yourself
  • Miami - Melô Da Noturna (Party Freaks)
  • Jim Weatherly - You Are A Song
  • Lobo - Goodbye Is Just Another Word
  • Al Morrison - Swanee
  • Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '77 - The Trouble With Hello Is Goodbye
  • Stevie Wonder - Bird Of Beauty
  • Golden Hit Parade Box Golden Hit Parade sleeve for 1972-1973 album GOLDEN HIT PARADE (Readers Digest, 1975)

    Eight LP set of greatest hits starting with Volume 1, the Fifties, with each subsequent LP covering a two year span. A patchy collection, some good stuff but some cheesy rubbish as well - volume 8 for 1972-1973 includes "Part Of The Union". For sleeve notes on the Strawbs, click on the thumbnail below.

    Track listing, Vol 8, 1972-1973 only

  • Chicory Tip - Son Of My Father
  • Nilsson - Without You
  • Vicky Leandros - Come What May
  • Elton John - Rocket Man
  • Lieutenant Pigeon - Mouldy Old Dough
  • Peter Skellern - You're A Lady
  • The New Seekers - I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing

  • Strawbs - Part Of The Union
  • Focus - Sylvia
  • Peters And Lee - Welcome Home
  • Carpenters - Yesterday Once More
  • Bobby Pickett And The Crypt Kickers - Monster Mash
  • Sweet - Ballroom Blitz
  • Status Quo - Caroline

  • Summer Spectacular cover A&M SUMMER SPECTACULAR (A&M US, SP 8330, 1975)

    A US A&M in store sampler, which includes a Hudson Ford track from When Worlds Collide.

    Track listing

  • Carpenters - Solitaire
  • Cat Stevens - Two Fine People
  • Joan Baez - Blue Sky
  • Gino Vannelli - Mama Coco
  • Billy Preston - Fancy Lady
  • Captain & Tennille - God Only Knows

  • The Tubes - White Punks On Dope
  • Hummingbird - For The Children's Sake
  • Head East - Never Been Any Reason
  • Pablo Cruise - Island Woman
  • Hudson Ford - Keep On Rolling
  • Bullets cover BULLETS (A&M Israel, SP8371, 1976)

    An Israeli US sampler, which unusually includes "Little Sleepy" from Nomadness. Not the most politically correct album cover in the world ....

    Track listing

  • Carl Graves - Heart Be Still
  • Hustler - Little People
  • Strawbs - Little Sleepy
  • Bazuka - Love Explosion
  • Joan Armatrading - Back To The Night
  • Gino Vannelli - Gettin' High
  • Elkie Brooks - He's A Rebel
  • Chris De Burgh - I'm Going Home

  • Hustler - Break Of Day
  • Elkie Brooks - Tomorrow
  • Andy Fairweather Low - La Booga Rooga
  • Carl Graves - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
  • Gino Vannelli - Mama Coco
  • Firefly - Hey There Little Firefly
  • Shades Of Blu - Bella Mi
  • Paul Williams - The Family Of Man
  • Bozo coverTAKRL ANTHOLOGY BOZO 1 (white label copy, 1976)

    The Strawbs track here is a not terribly high quality live version of "Lay Down", source uncertain, not one I'm familiar with (pretty certain it's not either of the BBC transcription disc recordings in 1973/1974), so it may be something hitherto unreleased. Dave Lambert's vocal very high in the mix, making the chorus a clear duet. From the cymbals, I'm guess it was the Hero And Heroine band on this.

    Sleeve notes run: "Although unfortunately never then issues, this collection was originally prepared in 1976 by the late Dr Terrence H "Telly" Fone. This edition was re-edited by Art Knuvo and Deek Kibard from the Doctor's original manuscripts and re-recorded and mastered from the original tapes by Sparko Time. Thanks to Roy N Oak for the cover..."

    Track listing

  • Bruce Springsteen - The Fever
  • Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Long May You Run
  • Jimi Hendrix And His Band Of Gypsies - Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne
  • Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Deadly Jaws
  • The Rutles - Get Up And Go
  • The Beatles - No Pakistanis

  • Brian Eno - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  • Gentle Giant - The Runaway
  • Strawbs - Lay Down
  • The Mushroom Tabernacle Choir - The Twelve Drugs Of Christmas
  • Jackson Browne - You Just Want Heavy (You Don't Want Me)
  • Little Feat - All That You Dream
  • Groucho Marx - Hooray For Captain Spaulding
  • Instant Replay cover INSTANT REPLAY (Polydor Super 2480 426, UK 1977)

    Just the 1976 nearly-was hit "I Only Want My Love To Grow In You" on this UK sampler release. On my copy someone has typed the track listing onto the white inner sleeve ...

    Track listing

  • Paul Nicholas - Grandma's Party
  • Rubettes - Baby I Know
  • Yvonne Elliman - Love Me
  • The Fatback Band - Double Dutch
  • Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots - Disco Duck
  • Chris Rainbow - Living In The World Today
  • Barclay James Harvest - Rock 'N' Roll Star
  • Lynsey De Paul & Mike Moran - Rock Bottom

  • Bryan Ferry - Tokyo Joe
  • Clodagh Rodgers - Save Me
  • The Ritchie Family - The Best Disco In Town
  • Atlanta Rhythm Section - So In To You
  • James Brown - Bodyheat
  • Strawbs - I Only Want My Love To Grow In You
  • Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene (Part 4)
  • The Jam - In The City
  • 20 Super Hits Originais cover 20 SUPER HITS ORIGINAIS (Polystar 9199 140, Brazil 1977)

    "So Close And Yet So Far Away" is the Strawbs selection on this Brazilian hits album - was "So Close" a hit in Brazil? Quite a few albums released in Brazil including Deep Cuts. Released in 1977 - there's a little sticker on the back "1877-1977 - 100 Anos de Som Gravado" (100 Years of Recorded Sound).

    Track listing

  • The Stylistics - I'm Coming Home
  • Nazareth - I Don't Want (To Go On Without You)
  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Hold Back The Water
  • Left Side - Mamma Mia (Everytime I See Ye)
  • 10CC - The Things We Do For Love
  • Barry White - Don't Make Me Wait Too Long
  • Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots* - Disco Duck
  • Heatwave - Boogie Nights
  • Gloria Gaynor - Why Should I Pay
  • Ferre Grignard - Ring, Ring, I've Got To Sing

  • Julie Covington - Don't Cry For Me Argentina
  • Bee Gees - Love So Right
  • Kenny Nolan - I Like Dreamin'
  • Sylvia - L.A. Sunshine
  • Van McCoy - Good Night, Baby
  • Strawbs - So Close And Yet So Far Away
  • Mungo Jerry - Hello Nadine
  • Tony Joe White - Susie-Q
  • Paul Mauriat - If You Leave Me Now
  • Zamfir- Été D'Amour
  • Foreplay cover FOREPLAY (A&M US, A&M SP 19009, 1978)

    A US A&M "pre-release sampler" in a blue card sleeve, which includes two Strawbs tracks "Round And Round" and "Lay Down" (both taken from the Best Of album and two tracks from Stealers Wheel featuring Rod Coombes.

    Track listing

  • Cockrell & Santos - I'm In Love With You/I Tried It All
  • Gato Barbieri - Evil Eyes
  • Elkie Brooks - Since You Went Away/Learn To Love
  • Atlantic Starr - With Your Love I Come Alive/Stand Up
  • White Mansions (Various Artists) - Dixie Hold On/Bad Man

  • The Brothers Johnson - Ain't We Funkin' Now
  • Captain & Tennille - You Need A Woman Tonight/Good Enough
  • Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You/Late Again
  • Strawbs - Round And Round/Lay Down
  • Arista AOR Sampler cover ARIST AOR SAMPLER, ARISTA US, Arista ALS 06, 1978

    A promo album for Arista's 1978 roster.

    Track listing

  • Patti Smith - Because The Night
  • Patti Smith - Privilege (Set Me Free)
  • Strawbs - Joey And Me
  • Strawbs - I Don't Wanna Talk About It
  • John Miles - I Have Never Been In Love Before
  • John Miles - No Hard Feelings

  • Ian Dury - Sex And Drugs And Rock'n'Roll
  • Ian Dury - Wake Up And Make Love To Me
  • Nick Lowe/Stiffs Live - I Knew The Bride
  • Elvis Costello/Stiffs Live - Miracle Man
  • Lou Reed - Gimme Some Good Times
  • Lou Reed - Street Hassle

  • Outlaws - Holiday
  • Outlaws - Hurry Sundown
  • Kevin Lamb - You're On The Wrong Track
  • Dickey Betts & Great Southern - Good Time Feeling
  • Dickey Betts & Great Southern - Atlanta's Burning Down

  • Arista AOR Sampler back cover
  • Loudon Wainwright III - Watch Me Rock I'm Over Thirty
  • Loudon Wainwright III - Natural Disaster
  • Jerry Garcia Band - Rubin And Cherise
  • Jerry Garcia Band - Gomorrah

  • Arista AOR Sampler detail

    Maxell Sampler cover MAXELL ROCK SAMPLER, RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS, DPL 1-0400, 1979

    Maxell sampler detail

    An RCA promotional album for Maxell tape products, which includes "Deadly Nightshade" licensed in from Arista.

    To see sleeve notes, click on thumbnail to right.

    Track listing

  • Triumph - Blinding Light Show/Moonchild
  • Starbuck - It Feels So Good
  • The Strawbs - Deadly Nightshade
  • Rufus/Chaka Khan - Take Time

  • Odyssey - Easy Come Easy Go/Hold Da Mota Down
  • Omaha Sheriff - What's It All For
  • Daryl Hall And John Oates - August Day
  • Harvey Mason - Sho Nuff Groove
  • The Alan Parsons Project - Genesis Chapter 1, Verse 32
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