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is a Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios live album by English band Strawbs recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on 11 July 1970. The album reached number 27 in the UK Album Charts. [2 ]
The band line-up had changed dramatically from that of the previous album,
. Only founder-members Dragonfly Dave Cousins and Tony Hooper remained, double bass player Ron Chesterman and cellist Claire Deniz being replaced by rhythm section John Ford and Richard Hudson. Rick Wakeman also became a full-time member. Thus the band changed from being a folk quartet to a rock quintet.
The concert was instrumental in bringing Rick Wakeman's virtuosity to the attention of the music media, who prophesied super-stardom for the keyboard player.
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Track listing [ edit ]
Although this album was recorded live, none of the tracks on the original vinyl pressing were released on any studio album except for "Where is This Dream of Your Youth", originally released as a track on
"Martin Luther King's Dream" (Dave Cousins) – 2:53
"The Antique Suite" (Cousins) – 12:12
"We Must Cross the River"
"Antiques and Curios"
"Hey It's Been a Long Time"
"Temperament of Mind" (Rick Wakeman) – 4:50
"Fingertips" (Cousins) – 6:14
"Song of a Sad Little Girl" (Cousins) – 5:28
"Where Is This Dream of Your Youth" (Cousins) – 9:07
The following tracks are offered as bonus tracks on the A&M re-issue CD.
"The Vision of the Lady of the Lake" (Cousins) – 10:03
"We'll Meet Again Sometime" (Cousins) – 4:17
Forever" (Cousins, Tony Hooper) – 3:32
"Forever" is a studio track and was released as a single in 1970. All other tracks were taken from the concert recording.
Personnel [ edit ]
Dave Cousins – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, dulcimer
Tony Hooper – vocals, acoustic guitar, tambourine
Rick Wakeman – piano, organ, harpsichord, celeste
John Ford – vocals, bass guitar
Richard Hudson – vocals, congas, percussion, sitar
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