Bursting at the Seams

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For the 2007 Reith lecture by Jeffrey Sachs, see Bursting at the seams (Reith lectures).
Bursting at the Seams
Studio album by Strawbs
Released 1973
Recorded October - December 1972
Genre Progressive rock
Length 40:29
Label A&M, (UK)
Producer Strawbs
Strawbs chronology
Grave New World
(1972)
Bursting at the Seams
(1973)
All Our Own Work
(1973)
Singles from Bursting at the Seams
  1. "Lay Down"
  2. "Part of the Union"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic[1] 4.5/5 stars

Bursting at the Seams is a studio album by English band Strawbs. It contains their two most successful singles and reached number 2 in the UK Album Chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Flying" (Dave Cousins) – 4:49
  2. "Lady Fuschia" (Richard Hudson, John Ford) – 3:59
  3. "Stormy Down" (Cousins) – 2:45
  4. "Down by the Sea" (Cousins) – 6:17
  5. "The River" (Cousins) – 2:21

Side two[edit]

  1. "Part of the Union" (Hudson, Ford) – 2:54
  2. "Tears and Pavan" – 6:35
    "Tears" (Cousins)
    "Pavan" (Cousins, Hudson, Ford)
  3. "The Winter and the Summer" (Dave Lambert) – 4:07
  4. "Lay Down" (Cousins) – 4:31
  5. "Thank You" (Blue Weaver, Cousins) – 2:11

Bonus tracks[edit]

The A&M 1998 remastered CD featured the following as bonus tracks:

  1. "Will You Go" (Traditional)
  2. "Backside" (Cousins, Hudson, Ford, Lambert, Weaver)
  3. "Lay Down" (Single version) (Cousins)

Additionally, tracks 4 & 5 are reversed in order (4) "The River" followed by (5) "Down by the Sea."

Personnel[edit]

Recording[edit]

  • Strawbs – Producers
  • Tom Allom – Engineer

Recorded at Sound Techniques, the Manor and Morgan Studios

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
United Kingdom 1973 (1973) A&M stereo LP AMLH 68144
United States 1973 (1973) A&M stereo LP SP 4383
Germany, Italy 1973 (1973) A&M stereo LP A&M 86 658
Denmark 1973 (1973) Sonet/Dansk Grammafon stereo LP SLPS 1544
United Kingdom 1973 (1973) A&M cassette ZCAM 68144
United States A&M CD 394383-2
Worldwide 1998 (1998) A&M remastered CD (3 bonus tracks) 540 936-2
Japan 2002 (2002) A&M remastered CD (3 bonus tracks) UICY-9215

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bursting at the Seams at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  2. ^ UK Top 40 Hit Database everyHit.com. retrieved on December 16, 2008