Strawbs (album)

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Strawbs
Studio album by Strawbs
Released May 1969
Recorded 1969
Genre Progressive folk
Length 38:04
Label A&M
Producer Gus Dudgeon
Strawbs chronology
Strawbs
(1969)
Strawberry Sampler Number 1
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Uncut 3/5 stars[2]

Strawbs is the debut studio album by English band Strawbs. (The Sandy Denny & The Strawbs LP All Our Own Work released in Denmark is generally not counted.)

Not initially issued in the US, US A&M did issue two singles ("Oh How She's Changed" b/w "Or Am I Dreaming", and "The Man Who Called Himself Jesus" b/w "Poor Jimmy Wilson").

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "The Man Who Called Himself Jesus" (Dave Cousins) – 3:53
  2. "That Which Once Was Mine" (Cousins) – 2:49
  3. "All the Little Ladies" (Cousins, Tony Hooper) – 2:18
  4. "Pieces of 79 and 15" (Cousins, Hooper) – 3:00
  5. "Tell Me What You See in Me" (Cousins) – 5:01
  6. "Oh How She Changed" (Cousins, Hooper) – 2:54

Side two[edit]

  1. "Or Am I Dreaming?" (Cousins) – 2:25
  2. "Where Is This Dream of Your Youth?" (Cousins) – 3:06
  3. "Poor Jimmy Wilson" (Cousins) – 2:37
  4. "Where Am I? / I'll Show You Where to Sleep" (Cousins) – 3:27
  5. "The Battle" (Cousins) – 6:34

Bonus tracks[edit]

The A&M 2008 release also included the following bonus tracks: -

  1. "Interview / That Which Once Was Mine" (Cousins) – 3:41
  2. "Poor Jimmy Wilson" (Cousins) – 2:28
  3. "The Battle" (Cousins) – 6:09

These tracks were recorded on January 12, 1969 (1969-01-12) for John Peel's "Top Gear" radio show on BBC Radio 1

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

A group of Arab musicians also feature on the track "Tell Me What You See in Me".

Recording[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue Comments
United Kingdom May 1969 (1969-05) A&M Records stereo LP AMS 936
Australia 1969 (1969) Festival mono LP AML-33,475
Australia 1969 (1969) Festival stereo LP SAML-33,475
Canada 1974 (1974) A&M Records stereo 2-LP set with Dragonfly SP9014 set entitled Early Strawbs
South Korea 2000 (2000) Si-Wan CD SRMC 0088
Unknown Progressive Line CD PL 527 bootleg
United Kingdom September 2008 (2008-09) A&M CD 5302679

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strawbs (album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  2. ^ Rob Young Uncut magazine, September 2008.