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
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
    "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


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")


  • 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