From the Witchwood

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From the Witchwood
Studio album by Strawbs
Recorded February-March 1971
Genre Progressive rock, Art rock, Folk rock
Length 38:11
Label A&M
Producer Tony Visconti
Strawbs chronology
Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios
(1970)
From the Witchwood
(1971)
Grave New World
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

From the Witchwood is a studio album by English band Strawbs.

It was recorded at Air Studios, London during February and March 1971 and reached number 39 in the UK Album Charts.[2]

The album is the first and last studio album to feature Rick Wakeman in the band line-up, although he had featured on their previous live release Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios and had also played as a session musician on the 1970 album Dragonfly.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "A Glimpse of Heaven" (Dave Cousins) – 3:50
  2. "Witchwood" (Cousins) – 3:23
  3. "Thirty Days" (John Ford) – 2:52
  4. "Flight" (Richard Hudson) – 4:24
  5. "The Hangman and the Papist" (Cousins) – 4:11

Side two[edit]

  1. "Sheep" (Cousins) – 4:14
  2. "Canon Dale" (Hudson) – 3:46
  3. "The Shepherd's Song" (Cousins) – 4:34
  4. "In Amongst the Roses" (Cousins) – 3:48
  5. "I'll Carry On Beside You" (Cousins) – 3:09

Bonus track[edit]

The A&M "Remasterpieces" CD re-release included the following as a bonus track

  1. "Keep the Devil Outside" (Ford) – 3:02

Personnel[edit]

Recording[edit]

  • Tony Visconti – Producer
  • Bill Price – Engineer
  • Alan Harris – Engineer
  • John Punter – Engineer
  • Chris Michie – Engineer

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom July 1971 (1971-07) A&M stereo LP AMLH 64304
United States July 1971 (1971-07) A&M stereo LP
Denmark Sonet stereo LP D32Y3524
Japan 1987 (1987) A&M/Canyon CD D32Y3578
Worldwide 1998 (1998) A&M CD remastered with bonus track 540 939-2

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From the Witchwood at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  2. ^ UK Top 40 database everyHit.com. Retrieved on December 16, 2008