LAST UPDATED 5 DEC 2023
MEMORY OF CROPREDY – LIMITED EDITION FULLY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF THE CROPREDY FINALE LINE-UP NEW
L-R: Mauritz Lotz (el gtr), Kevin Gibson (drms), Schalk Joubert (bs), Dave Cousins (vcls, dulcimer, banjo)
As winter approaches in the UK, one memory that lingers for many of us is Dave Cousins' farewell stage performance at Cropredy. As a ‘one and only opportunity’ the Commonwealth Medical Trust (Commat) arranged for a photo of the line-up to mark the occasion.
Should the postal service in your country not be reliable, please contact Commat at email@example.com to discuss other options.
All funds raised, after sending the photos to you, will go towards supporting this worthwhile project, to which Dave is deeply committed.
The form to buy the photo is at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeICc9Si8FwfPm2c-GhqsvP5AA8Wm314IILyIpTN_Z6NpHN1A/viewform. The system accepts various credit cards.
LIVE REVIEWS AND PHOTO GALLERIES - 2016 TO 2023 REINSTATED UPDATED
after a lengthy absence from the site, work has recommenced on reformatting tHe live reviews and photo galleries pages. Just uploaded Jan 2016 to date, more to come. Check out the main Live Reviews page to see the new pages.
STRAWBS SMASH CROPREDY UPDATED
Strawbs wowed the crowd at Cropredy with their final live performance, a tour de force which had the crowd giving a whole-field standing ovation at the end. There's a review and setlist on the Cropredy page and an initial raft of photos. Some more photo galleries added.
Photo: Seth Zworestine
NEW STRAWBS ALBUM - THE MAGIC OF IT ALL
You can order the album from Cherry Red from the Cherry Red website. Purchasers will get signed postcards whilst stocks last. It's also available on Amazon, Ebay and elsewhere (without the postcards ...)
There's a review on Strawbsweb by Dick Greener on the Magic reviews page - feel free to send any reviews comments to Dick Greener
You can read the Cherry Red press release and see the track listing and other info on Strawbsweb on the main Magic page
Two singles have been released as downloads - you can listen to them online at the Cherry Red website via various streaming services (including Spotify and YouTube Music):
Interviews and reviews UPDATED
And there are still videos online of Dave's solo living room performance of two of the new songs on the album, intended to promote the 2022 Chiswick show
NEW MONKS 2CD COMPILATION "NO SHAME" ANNOUNCED
Cherry Red have announced a compilation of the two Monks albums Bad Habits and Suspended Animation, together with bonus tracks many of which have never been released. Whilst a stark departure from Strawbs music, following the hit single "Nice Legs, Never Mind The Face" Hud and John together with vocalist Terry Cassidy produced two commercially successful albums - the first for EMI, and the second for Polydor Canada, which went platinum in that territory.
You can pre-order at: from the Cherry Red website.
CD1 - Bad Habits
CD2 - Suspended Animation