Blue Angel (Strawbs album)

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Blue Angel
Blue angel.jpg
Studio album by Strawbs
Released 2003
Recorded October 2002 (2002-10)
Genre Progressive rock
Length 55:58
Label Witchwood
Producer Dave Cousins, Brian Willoughby, Chas Cronk
Strawbs chronology
Tears and Pavan
(2002)Tears and Pavan2002
Blue Angel
(2003)
Déjà Fou
(2004)Déjà Fou2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic[1] 2.5/5 stars

Blue Angel is a studio album by English band Strawbs. It was the first Strawbs album in 12 years to contain new material and featured several different line-ups of musicians from past Strawbs eras. Welsh folk-singer Mary Hopkin featured on many tracks, continuing a working partnership established by Dave Cousins and Brian Willoughby on their album The Bridge, from which several of the tracks on this album are drawn.

The track "Blue Angel" is a rearrangement of the track which appears on Dave Cousins' first solo album Two Weeks Last Summer. "Lay Down" is a re-recorded version of the hit single from Bursting at the Seams.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blue Angel" (Dave Cousins) – 11:13
    "Divided"
    "Half Worlds Apart"
    "At Rest"
  2. "Oh So Sleepy" (Cousins) – 3:44
  3. "Further Down the Road" (Cousins) – 3:25
  4. "There Will Come the Day" (Cousins, Don Airey) – 6:05
  5. "Strange Day Over the Hill" (Cousins) – 3:56
  6. "Cry No More" (Cousins, Brian Willoughby) – 3:18
  7. "The Plain" (Cousins) – 5:48
  8. "Do You Remember" (Cousins, Willoughby) – 3:12
  9. "Rhythm of the Night" (Cousins) – 3:19
  10. "Morning Glory" (Cousins) – 4:52
  11. "Sealed With a Traitor's Kiss" (Cousins) – 2:57
  12. "Lay Down" (Cousins) – 4:09

Bonus track[edit]

  1. "The King" (Cousins) – 2:38

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Mary Hopkin – vocals (1,3,4,6,8,10,12)
  • Cathryn Craig – vocals (4)
  • Terry Cassidy – vocals (4)
  • Jana Heller – vocals (9)
  • Roy Hill – vocals (9)
  • Tommy Lundy – vocals (9)
  • Maddy Prior – vocals ("The King")
  • Rick Kemp – vocals ("The King")

Recording[edit]

  • Dave Cousins, Brian Willoughby, Chas Cronk – producers
  • Mixed by Dave Cousins and Kenny Denton at KD's Studio, Chiswick, London, October 2002

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 2003 (2003) Witchwood CD WMCD2008

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